Jewelry Gift Guide picks from Dallas Single Mom

I’m actually writing this for an audience of one. Somebody asked about what I would want for Christmas so I decided to blog about and put up a few of favorite pieces or designs that I like. I’m a Taurus Rising, Sun Sign Sagittarius with a Jupiter in Leo. I like classy but bold pieces. I have nice hands so I love cocktail rings and bracelets. Surprisingly I don’t have bracelets on this particular list. Tell me your favorite pieces from this list.

Laguna Pearl – 8.5-9.0mm Hanadama Akoya Pearl Stud Earrings – White – Round

Laguna Pearl - 8.5-9.0mm Hanadama Akoya Pearl Stud Earrings


Laguna Pearl – 8.5-9.0mm Hanadama Akoya Pearl Stud Earrings

This past summer I broke the back of one of my pearl earrings. Apparently my daughter locked the bathroom door in one our hotel room in San Antonio and I tried to unlock it using the back end of one of my pearl earrings. I tried to Macgyver my way out of it and it didn’t work. So I lost one earring. I’m looking for a replacement pair

Laguna Pearl – 8.5-9.0mm Hanadama Akoya Pearl Stud Earrings – White – Round – $429.00, Free shipping – Available at Laguna Pearl

 

David Yurman – Women’s Cable Wrap Ring, Blue Topaz 16mm

David Yurman - Women's Cable Wrap Ring, Blue Topaz 16mm


David Yurman – Women’s Cable Wrap Ring, Blue Topaz 16mm

I love this designer and specifically blue topaz cocktail rings. My last ring the stone fell out and I have no plans to put it back together. So I’m also looking for a replacement. This style is unique and the shape is different. If I was a solitaire I’d be a blue topaz one.

David Yurman – Women’s Cable Wrap Ring, Blue Topaz 16mm – $1950.00, Free shipping – Available at David Yurman

 

Alex Woo – “Little Signs Animals” Silver Horse Pendant Necklace

Alex Woo -


Alex Woo – “Little Signs Animals” Silver Horse Pendant Necklace

I love anything related to my astrological sign. I’m a sun sign Sagittarius and my Chinese astrological sign is the horse. These pendants from Alex Woo are a favorite of mine and this one encompasses both signs of mine perfectly.

Alex Woo – “Little Signs Animals” Silver Horse Pendant Necklace – $198.00, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

Alex and Ani – December Birthstone Charm Bangle Bracelet – Silver

Alex and Ani - December Birthstone Charm Bangle Bracelet - Silver


Alex and Ani – December Birthstone Charm Bangle Bracelet – Silver

I have mentioned Alex and Ani before but I love following them all over social media. This Rhode Island based jewelry designer has the most positive and uplifting messages. Check out this birthstone charm that I absolutely love. You can find these on Amazon but also at Nordstrom.

Alex and Ani – December Birthstone Charm Bangle Bracelet – Silver – $27.29, 4.98 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

Kendra Scott – Deily Drop Earrings, Mother-of-Pearl – Kendra Scott – White

Kendra Scott - Deily Drop Earrings, Mother-of-Pearl - Kendra Scott - White


Kendra Scott – Deily Drop Earrings, Mother-of-Pearl – Kendra Scott – White

I mentioned this Austin based designer before. You will see her earrings all over Dallas-Fort Worth since ladies love them so much. On another post showing off the Little Black Dress I showed off the black pave design by Kendra Scott. This pair is mother of pearl. Gives it a more classic and elegant look – definitely one of my favorites.

Kendra Scott – Deily Drop Earrings, Mother-of-Pearl – Kendra Scott – White – $75.00, 10.50 shipping – Available at Neiman Marcus

 

Alexis Bittar – Rocky Link Bib Necklace – Alexis Bittar – Gold

Alexis Bittar - Rocky Link Bib Necklace - Alexis Bittar - Gold


Alexis Bittar – Rocky Link Bib Necklace – Alexis Bittar – Gold

This one deserves an honorable mention from me. I love bib necklaces. Especially ones that are chunky like this bold gold or metallic design or something with a lot of color. Men like a woman’s neck area so it draws their attention there. And that is scientifically proven.

Alexis Bittar – Rocky Link Bib Necklace – Alexis Bittar – Gold – $311.00, Free shipping – Available at Neiman Marcus

 

Kate Spade – New York Seaport Button Earrings – Gold-Cream

Kate Spade - New York Seaport Button Earrings - Gold-Cream


Kate Spade – New York Seaport Button Earrings – Gold-Cream

As I was perusing pearl earrings I saw these beauties. This pair also deserves an honorable mention in my book.

Kate Spade – New York Seaport Button Earrings – Gold-Cream – $33.60, 4.98 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

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Raymond Lee Jewelers Hosts Mother’s Day Facebook Contest for a Special Lady to Win Free 14 Karat White Gold Diamond Circle Pendant and Chain Worth $2,495

515b15712836c-promo-entryBOCA RATON, Fla., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — To celebrate amazing women and all they do in the lives of their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc., Raymond Lee Jewelers is hosting a Mother’s Day Facebook contest, April 12–May 12. Through the contest, one entrant will win a free 14 karat white gold diamond circle pendant and chain worth $2,495 from the Boca Raton jeweler, which has been serving the South Florida community for 30 years. The beautiful piece signifies the never ending love between a mother and child.

Facebook users are invited to post photos of themselves with the woman they are nominating, plus the reason why she is a gem, on Raymond Lee Jeweler’s Facebook page, The photo that gets the most votes will win the pendant and chain, with a total diamond weight of 1.20 carats. Entrants are encouraged to campaign to family and friends to vote for their photo. Each Facebook user is allowed one vote per day throughout the contest. The winner will be announced/notified on May 12.

Entrants must be U.S. residents. Facebook is not affiliated with nor is a sponsor of this promotion. Alternate method of entry available. For more information and rules about the Facebook giveaway, visit http://raymondleejewelers.net/blog.

“With this contest, we are pleased to celebrate all mothers, as well as help our winner give a special woman in his/her life an extraordinary Mother’s Day gift,” said Jeff Josephson, president and owner of Raymond Lee Jewelers. “We’re very grateful to the South Florida community for supporting our business for the past three decades, and our contests such as this are our way of saying ‘thank you.”

To learn more about Raymond Lee Jewelers, please visit www.raymondleejewelers.net or call 561-750-7808.

About Raymond Lee Jewelers
Established in 1983, Raymond Lee Jewelers is South Florida’s most trusted jewelry sales and service center. It carries an extensive collection of designer jewelry, vintage jewelry, GIA certified diamonds and luxury timepieces. Raymond Lee Jewelers provides professional jewelry and watch repair services, as well as professional jewelry customizations. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located at 22191 Powerline Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433, at the southwest corner of Palmetto Park and Powerline Road in the Palms Plaza. By-appointment stores are located in Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. For more information, visitwww.raymondleejewelers.net or call 561-750-7808 or 1-800-329-GEMS.

Commemorating special dates with customized jewelry from Not Just Any Old Day

A date can mean more to mom and grandma then just a passing time.  Commemorate special dates such as birthdays, anniversaries, or any other special occasion with a customized inscribed calendar jewel piece from Not Just Any Old Day

TREASURE YOUR MOTHER!

Mothers everywhere cherish certain events and dates in their lives forever, especially the birth of a child. The remembrance of these special occasions always bring smiles and happiness! Now new moms can keep these special dates close to their heart with a calendar key necklace or calendar bracelet from Not Just Any Old Day featuring a beautiful inscribed calendar marked with the special date and stone of your choosing. Choose from sterling silver, 14 kt. gold, or gold/silver or brass plated.  I especially like the detail of this line as well as the commemorative graduation line.


Not Just Any Old Day Jewelry Celebrities have been lining up to commemorate their special dates with Not Just Any Old Day including Tori Spelling, Courtney Cox, Kelly Preston, Ella Bleu Travolta, Morgan Fairchild, Vivica Fox, Scott and Renee Baio, Marilu Henner, Deidra Hall, Vern Troyer and Antonio Sabato, Jr.


"YOUR SPECIAL DAY" CALENDAR KEY WITH SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL
Michele Esposito founded Not Just Any Old Day…It’s YOUR Special Day at the end of 2007 after searching for weeks for the perfect gift to commemorate a special day in her fiance’s life. She recalled a calendar charm that her Grandfather (who was a jeweler) had made into a necklace for her Grandmother to mark their wedding anniversary. The necklace was such a special treasure to her grandmother, and Michele wanted to find something similar that was meaningful and unique to give to her man. She solved her dilemma by designing her own calendar charm and making it into a key ring for her fiance. Friends asked if Michele could make their birthday months into Calendar necklaces, and soon Michele’s original Calendar Datesake Jewelry and Gift Collection came into being. See the complete jewelry, charms and gift selection at  http://notjustanyoldday.com/store/index.php.

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Simple keepsakes for mom’s lifetime of memories with Isabella Grace jewelry

The style and elegance of Isabelle Grace jewelry will create special memories for moms everywhere even celebrity moms.

Isabelle Grace Jewelry has an assortment of handmade pieces special for Mother’s Day. Give your mom something she’ll love to wear everyday with these personalized pieces. Customize them with her children’s initials, birthdays, or special sayings a gift she will love to wear for many occasions. All pieces are handcrafted with nothing but love and a number of items can be made extra special for the extraordinary woman in your life with personalized engravings and stones. Isabelle Grace Jewelry shows mom you appreciate her hard work, yet still find her beautiful.  I can attest that myself and my  own mother love custom jewelry.  It’s very special to have something from your children that you can wear close to your heart.

Great gifts for Mom Left to Right: Hello Sunshine Necklace ($130), Bella Vita ($255), Little Love Necklace ($85).




Below Left to Right: Tall Script Tag Necklace ($185) is Kelly Preston’s special Mother’s Day gift with her thee kids names: Jett, Benjamin and Ella. 
Mini Vermeils ($55) are also great Mother’s Day gifts like this one which is sported by popstar Victoria Beckham.


Other celeb moms who love Isabelle Grace Jewelry include Jenna Fischer, Courtney Mazza, Katherine Heigl, Tori Spelling, and Camilla Alves! For more personalized ideas for mom visit www.isabellegracejewelry.com

The Leap Year: Every 4 years, on February 29th, Women can Propose

(PRWEB) February 21, 2012

The tradition has it that many centuries ago, people from Ireland were telling a pretty interesting tale, the one of St Bridget striking a deal with dear old St Patrick to allow women to propose to their men one day every four years, on the "leap day", February 29th. A first step to a better balance between men and women's traditional roles. In TourClaire Europe's page about Irish traditions and legends it says, "
The right of every women to propose on 29th February each leap year, goes back many hundreds of years to when the leap year day had no recognition in English law (the day was 'lept over' and ignored, hence the term 'leap year'). It was considered, therefore, that as the day had no legal status, it was reasonable to assume that traditions also had no status. Consequently, women who were concerned about being 'left on the shelf' took advantage of this anomaly and proposed to the man they wished to marry. It was also thought that since the leap year day corrected the discrepancy between the calendar year of 365 days and the time taken for the Earth to complete one orbit of the sun (365 days and 6 hours), it was an opportunity for women to correct a tradition that was one-sided and unjust.
To celebrate this romantic tale, and propose rightly to a man, Natacha Langerman suggests natural color diamonds, as clear diamonds might be a bit intimidating for a man! Historically, natural color diamonds have been prized above all others and loved especially by men! The dark blue Hope diamond, once belonged to Louis XIV, and in 13th century France it was forbidden for women to even wear diamonds, by royal decree. With over 300 hues (Olive, Mint, Gray, Burgundy, Saffron, Indigo…) it's very easy to find the right color stone matching the future groom favorite football team! Plus, over the last 25 years, the demand for color diamonds went up and prices have sky-rocketed, natural color diamonds are a worthwhile investment due to increased rarity, a nice way for him to recognize a savvy woman in his fiancé! Natacha Langerman collection of simple and masculine rings makes diamonds men's best friends again.But don't forget, don't give him a ring without buying one for yourself! ###  

Diamonds OR Cubic Zirconia?

I thought I’d share with you all a fun infographic from The Diamond Lining. This company will purchase and sell your diamond jewelry fast and easy over the Internet.

So if you are Roy Williams’ (ex Dallas Cowboys football player) ex-fiancee and you have a diamond you need to trade for cash, than this is the place to look to.

If you need extra money for the holidays, for college books or for whatever reason, this is the site to check out.

Their infographic below provides great information about diamonds, the real stuff.

Amazing Diamond Facts
Courtesy of The Diamond Lining: The best place to Sell a Diamond Ring

What is interesting is that I also read a press release about a retailer that has seen sales of fake diamonds or cubic zirconia go up. Birkat Elyon a retailer of the fake diamonds is seeing an increase in sales and cubic zirconia being a 2011 popular holiday gift.

That way you can get the much needed money you need, but still flash some bling with cubic zirconia. Just a thought. I can say from personal experience I get more compliments on my fake jewelry than I do on the real stuff!