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Monday, July 21, 2008

Jewelry Palooza

Jewelry Showcase ~ Featuring Jewelry Designers & Stores Owned by Women



MILAN DESIGN JEWELRY





Lena Gott created Milan Jewelry Design in 2004. What started as a line appropriate for office wear, quickly turned into a bridal favorite. Milan Jewelry now designs jewelry exclusively for special events, including weddings and proms.


Brides and bridesmaids are welcome to browse the entire catalog (see link below) or contact Lena directly for suggestions. Here are a few ideas:


For a formal wedding, she recommends the following pieces:
Serena Necklace and Earrings set
Bella Chandelier Necklace and Earrings set
Leilei Bracelet
Grace Necklace and Bracelet set
Larissa Necklace paired with Cecilia Earrings







Grace Necklace & Bracelet

For a more casual wedding, she recommends the following pieces:
Melody Necklace and Earrings set
Marianna Necklace and set
Carlie Necklace and Anklet set







Melody Necklace & Earrings


A few designs work equally as well for formal and casual affairs.
Adrianna Necklace and Earrings (best selling set!)
Hannah bracelet
Dot Necklace and Bracelet set






Adrianna Necklace

The neat thing about Milan Jewelry is that the pieces are meant to be mixed and matched. The entire bridal party can wear a variety of designs and still coordinate well together.


For example, a bride might prefer the Larissa Necklace for herself because it has the most sparkle and substance, then outfit her bridesmaids in the smaller proportioned Bella Chandelier Necklace and Cecilia Earrings. The flower girl could then wear the coordinating Hannah Bracelet or Callie Earrings and the mother of the bride would look lovely in the Dot Necklace and Bracelet set. The entire bridal party would be appropriately adorned with coordinating, yet not exactly matching pieces. Notice that this example doesn’t include exact matching sets for earrings and necklaces, either. This is because although most necklaces have an exactly matching bracelet or earrings, brides like to mix up the combinations.


Some people prefer larger necklaces with smaller earrings, and some people prefer earring and bracelet sets instead of necklaces. For example, many bridesmaids order the Cecilia Earrings to compliment the Bella Chandelier Necklace instead of the matching Bella Chandelier Earrings. Another unique pairings is the Leilei Bracelet with the Adrianna Necklace.






Bella Chandelier Necklace & Cecilia Earrings


If a bride isn’t sure which pieces work well together, Lena would be happy to make recommendations based on the dresses the bride or bridesmaids will be wearing as well as bridal party preferences. Some wedding parties are outfitted in a dress style that allows for mixed and matched tops and bottoms; now the jewelry can be mixed and matched as well!

To see the entire Milan Design Jewelry collection and take advantage of free shipping and 10% off a purchase of $150 and more, visit: Milan Jewelry Design on SHOP.com.




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THE PRETTY PEACOCK


Customized/personalized jewelry created from fine and sterling silver is my passion. Creating treasured heirlooms with loved ones' names, dates, quotes, quips...anything personal and/or deeply meaningful to an individual or their recipient is why I love what I do - it makes me feel emotionally connected to my pieces. I grew up in an East Indian household and the Indian culture is so vibrant and festive, yet always has an atmosphere of elegance and grace surrounding it. I try and emulate that same emotion in my jewelry.




Visit The Pretty Peacock online at: theprettypeacock.etsy.com and at www.trunkt.org/theprettypeacock



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LIA SOPHIA JEWELRY



Lia Sophia has been around for over 30 years, we're formerly known as Lady Remington. We offer high-quality, designer-inspired fashion jewelry at affordable prices. All our jewelry is backed up by our unbeatable Lifetime Replacement Guarantee! We offer monthly specials, as well as our every day Customer Save Plan: buy 2 at regular price, get the 3rd at 50% off - your most expensive items are 50% off!







Our jewelry is electroplated in either rhodium (a member of the platinum family) or 24-22k gold. Our jewelry is made up of cut crystals, czs, genuine turquoise, mother-of-pearl, fresh water pearls, genuine abalone, and more.






Lia Sophia just made their big screen debut in the Sex and the City Movie! Our jewelry has been in several magazines, including Marieclaire and Cosmopolitan. Celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Eva Longoria love Lia Sophia. We specialize in doing home parties, however catalog or online parties are available. My average hostess gets about $600 worth of jewelry for only $60.



Even if you choose not to host a party, or do not attend a party, you can always place an order online through my website: www.liasophia.com/cathyt . Through my website you can also view our entire catalog! Our special for July is: Buy 1 at regular price, get 2 at 50% off.




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MYSWEETYROOM JEWELRY


Welcome to Kelly's Mysweetyroom Jewelry Online Store







http://mysweetyroom.webs.com/ (homepage)
http://mysweetyroom.etsy.com/ (etsy marketplace)

The most breathtaking thing in the lives of women is jewelry. We guarantee that all Fine & Diamond Jewelry on mysweetyroom.webs.com is of the highest quality, and we provide personal care ensuring each item meets your satisfaction. Mysweetyroom.webs.com Jewelry and gifts design comes from the showcases in Asia and some items are from Greece, Italy and Switzerland, etc. Many are unique and individual. The selections represent a variety of international styles.











Thank you very much for choosing Mysweetyroom Jewelers, your hometown jewelry store on the Internet!




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TOTAL DELIGHTS ~ Handcrafted Jewelry


Debbie and Diane are self-taught jewelry artists who together built a totally delightful website of handcrafted jewelry.





The Total Delights website is an online jewelry store filled with all sorts of handcrafted bead jewelry of any type imaginable. Top notch work with quality materials such as lots of Swarovski crystals, semi-precious and precious gemstones and Sterling silver wire and clasps. With jewelry categories such as necklaces, bracelets and pendants, a section for holiday jewelry, teen jewelry and even jewelry to raise awareness.







The website is easy to explore and shop on, photos of every jewelry piece offered, there are plenty of explanations and descriptions of each piece. Most are one of a kind, no cookie cutter designs there. The properties and powers believed to held by different gemstones, are easy to find on each page as well as a special page dedicated to gemstone meanings. A “Sold Gallery” with customer raves and photos of pieces sold in the past. When done shopping and looking around you can visit their blog that has regular updates and their newest creations, plus great info on jewelry, the care of, and hints and tips for picking the right piece. There is also a monthly contest with a beautiful piece of jewelry to be won, simply enter on the contest page.





Please shop around and buy something if it catches your eye… You never know… that beautiful piece of bead jewelry you saw today might be in the “Sold Gallery” tomorrow! See you at The Total Delights website




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3 comments:

The Muse said...

This is a very in depth review of several fine jewelry boutiques and designers. To bring them to such a well addressed forum is a pleasure to see.

I enjoyed it!

Sugar and Sprouts said...

OOOh, pretty jewelry! I love some of the pieces!

Angel said...

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