Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

Three Days Until Valentine’s Day

Three Days Until Valentine’s Day

Only three days left until Valentine’s Day. Baubles are always a welcome gift. It’s time to add some jewels to your wardrobe and what better way than with a sale! Use coupon code SAVE10 and take 10% off any order of our entire collection of vintage and antique jewelry. I have listed some wonderful, unusual pieces.

If you have a special request, please use our Personal Shopper form or e-mail me directly at jaynee@graciousgems.com.

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

The Final Layer – Why Accessorizing Your Outfit is Important

The Final Layer – Why Accessorizing Your Outfit is Important

Have you ever walked into a room and noticed something missing? You admire the room, with its generous proportions, comfortable and stylish seating and colorful rug. So what’s wrong? It’s the final layer that so many people forget; the artwork, the vases, the books, something interesting on the coffee table and of course, flowers. It creates the ambience, the drama, the individuality of your home. Many people forget this layer and the outcome is a perfectly utilitarian room that serves a purpose. But is it fun?

There is a definite correlation between designing a room and deciding what to wear for the day.
I constantly see people dressed appropriately, but with not much flare. What’s missing is the jewelry. Just one piece of vintage or antique jewelry can make an outfit. It can make an outfit interesting, show your individuality, and allow your creativity to shine. An amazing cocktail ring in a vibrant color, an unusual brooch, or a big chunky cuff can all make your outfit pop.

Take a look at our new offerings and please remember, Valentine’s Day is 10 days away.
Our sale continues!

Lockets and the Heart

Lockets and the Heart

Lockets first became popular during the Victorian era and were meant to be worn next to the heart of its owner, either via a long chain or clipped to the front of one’s dress with a pin. They were often given as condolences to those who had lost a loved one. In times of war, soldiers left a lock of their hair for their sweethearts which was placed into a locket upon news of their death.

I find old lockets to be fascinating. When you open the locket, many times you will find a photograph of someone’s love. I’m always curious to know the story behind the photographs. Sometimes there will be a man dressed in a sailor’s uniform, sometimes a baby, sometimes an older person, sometimes a first love. It’s easy to see that the locket was a very special piece of jewelry to its owner, incredibly personal and a wonderful gift to receive.

Valentine’s Day Sale!

Valentine’s Day Sale!

It’s time to add some jewels to your wardrobe and what better way than with a sale! Use coupon code SAVE10 and take 10% off any order of our entire collection of vintage and antique jewelry. I will be adding new pieces so please check back each day.

If you have a special request, please use our Personal Shopper form or e-mail me directly at jaynee@graciousgems.com.

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

BONNE SAINT VALENTIN

BONNE SAINT VALENTIN

The subject of love is close to our hearts. Here are some of my favorite quotes from famous people that gracefully express their feelings about love. Don’t forget to celebrate your romantic soul on this special day with someone you love, someone you admire, someone you are friends with. Bonne Saint Valentin!

Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.
Zelda Fitzgerald

Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be.
Robert Browning

A lady of forty-seven who had been married twenty-seven years and has six children knows what love really is and once described it for me like this: “Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.”
James Thurber

Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There’s too much fraternizing with the enemy.
Henry Kissinger

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
Unknown

When there is love there is life.
Gandhi

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!
Lucy Van Pelt
In Peanuts, by Charles M. Schultz

There is time for work and time for love. That leaves no other time.
Coco Chanel

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain
and bought jewelry.
Rita Rudner

Do you have any special plans for Valentine’s Day? I would love to hear from you. In the meantime, I have some wonderful new items that I have just posted. Enjoy.