Marion Fasel is a leading jewelry and watch expert and historian. She has covered high-end luxury jewelry, mass-market brands and the engagement ring and wedding jewelry categories for InStyle since launching the award winning coverage for the magazine in 1996. Her monthly trend pages, interviews with jewelry-loving celebrities, and contributions to the We’re Obsessed section of InStyle.com and InStyle Tumblr showcase her knowledge of the market, eye for style and passion for all things jewelry.
Marion has co-authored five books including Bejeweled: Great Designers, Celebrity Style, With This Ring: The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Jewelry and Hollywood Jewels: Movies, Jewelry, Stars.
Product and image development, niche marketing and trend analysis are Marion’s additional areas of expertise. She acts as a consultant for premiere jewelry designers and major brands.
Marion has received numerous industry honors over the years, among them: The Contemporary Design Group’s Best Designer Advocate (2007), The Jewelry Information Center’s Gem Award for Excellence in Magazines (2003) and the Women’s Jewelry Association Award for Excellence in Editorial (2001).
What Else She Shared… More With Marion Fasel
WYSK:What is the most interesting item in your handbag right now?
MF: My dog, Hunter. He travels in my handbag.
WYSK:What gadget or technology can you not live without to do what you do?
MF: People have remarked that I am amazingly tech oriented. For someone in the luxury field, I love it. So, I really can’t live without my ipad, my iphone and my computer. I use all three all the time.
WYSK:What is the last book you read?
MF: The last book I read for pleasure is called Moby Duck. It was about a guy who tried to find rubber ducks that fell off of a container ship, which apparently happens all the time. But, he made it into this epic story like Moby Dick. It really taught about the environment and all kinds of things that are going on in the world today.
WYSK:What is your biggest pet peeve?
MF: Unfortunately, I think I have a few pet peeves, but they usually involve people who don’t have enthusiasm for what they do or interest. So, if I’m working with people like that it drives me to distraction.
WYSK:What is your favorite indulgence?
MF: Lately, it has been food. I’ve been indulging in raw food and a lot of juices because I think they make you feel really good.