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March 16, 1990 | JOHN MORELL, John Morell is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
Raoul Sosa carved surfboards out of Popsicle sticks when he was 12. It was hardly a formal education for a budding jewelry designer, but it did keep him busy. Since then, Sosa, 39, has caused a stir in the jewelry world with his collection of distinctive rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants that combine unusual colors--like purple and green--and stones--both flat and faceted. In Sosa's Santa Fe, N.M., studio are trays of stones that he describes as "palettes of colors.
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March 16, 1990 | JOHN MORELL, John Morell is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
Raoul Sosa carved surfboards out of Popsicle sticks when he was 12. It was hardly a formal education for a budding jewelry designer, but it did keep him busy. Since then, Sosa, 39, has caused a stir in the jewelry world with his collection of distinctive rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants that combine unusual colors--like purple and green--and stones--both flat and faceted. In Sosa's Santa Fe, N.M., studio are trays of stones that he describes as "palettes of colors.
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October 16, 1990 | KATHRYN BOLD, Kathryn Bold is a regular contributor to Orange County View.
Peer at the colorful wonders inside the Zia Jewelry Co., and one knows what owner Ron Cohan means when he calls this "daring jewelry." Here one finds gold rings and pendants by Raoul Sosa inlaid with startling combinations of fiery opals, blue lapis, turquoise and purple sugalite. "When people walk up to the case, their mouths drop open," says Cohan, owner of Zia Jewelry Co. in San Juan Capistrano. "They've never seen gems in these combinations."
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September 4, 1992 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Western wear has spread across all lines of fashion faster than a prairie fire. City folk started going wild for the West in the spring, after influential designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Isaac Mizrahi and Marc Jacobs offered a fashion roundup of gingham checks, fringed leather and chambray. A posse of imitators quickly followed with their own versions of Western-influenced fashions in all prices and categories--men's, women's, children's, even cowboy duds for babies.
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