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Six Gift Ideas to Thrill Those Significant Mothers in Your Customers’ Lives

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On just about any day of the year moms give much more than they receive. Mother’s Day is a chance to turn the tables. It’s impossible to repay any mother for all she’s done, but paying attention to finding a gift that’s just right for her is a good place to start.

Jewelry gifts for Valentine's Day 2016

1. CHRYSALIS

BRACELET: Roses bangle in watermelon quartz and rhodium-plated brass

TELL ’EM THIS: It’s a no-pressure charm bracelet. A few extra elements can be added along the way, but it already looks like a personalized piece. The petal pink quartz beads are said to bring out romantic impulses to encourage a Valentine’s Day state of mind all year long.

WHO’S IT FOR?: Lovers of gemstone lore

MSRP: $49

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+44-1823-698-898 | chrysalis.us


2. NOT JUST ANY OLD DAY

necklace Your Special Day key calendar necklace with an antique brass finish and Swarovski crystal

TELL ’EM THIS: Choose a date that has significance to your mom, and this pendant will mark it with crystal to highlight the special occasion. It’s a great gift any time but particularly for someone who’s recently made a major achievement.

WHO’S IT FOR?: Moms who have hit a major milestone

MSRP: $49.99

(352) 633-5426 | notjustanyoldday.com

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3. STULLER

NECKLACE: 14K yellow gold Be Posh 17.5-inch bar necklace

TELL ’EM THIS: Even a simple note can make a great Mother’s Day gift … especially when it’s engraved on a gold necklace. A message in your very own handwriting feels extra heartfelt, and it shows you made an effort to create a personalized gift.

WHO’S IT FOR?: Anyone who prizes customized keepsakes

MSRP: $672

(800) 877-7777 | stuller.com


4. GLAMFIT JEWELRY BY LIBERTY

BRACELET: Sterling silver fitness bracelet

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TELL ’EM THIS: Plenty of women want to wear a fitness tracker to keep tabs on their health goals, and there’s no need to resort to the rubbery bracelets that usually do the job. No one will know this pretty sterling bracelet conceals a battery and monitors activity and sleep quality.

WHO’S IT FOR?: Fashionable fitness fiends

MSRP: $210

(800) 634-2244 | glamfitjewelry.com


5. REMBRANDT CHARMS

BRACELET: Sterling silver charm and open cable link classic charm bracelet

TELL ’EM THIS: If she’s been talking about getting a charm bracelet, why not give her a head start? The elegant silver links add polish to every outfit. A new mom will love this. She’ll add charms to mark occasions as they arise.

WHO’S IT FOR?: Budding jewelry collectors

MSRP: Bracelet, $100; Charm, $25

(800) 828-7840 | rembrandtcharms.com


6. ARIVA

RING: Sterling silver floral ring

TELL ’EM THIS: The floral pattern of this ring is beautifully detailed, but its low profile and smooth contours won’t snag on clothing. She can wear it all the time without worry. Roses and their entwined vines are classic symbols for love and affection.

WHO’S IT FOR?: Low-maintenance fashionistas

MSRP: $120

(800) 722-7028 | arivafinejewelry.com


This article originally appeared in the January 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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Six Shiny Symbols of Love for This Valentine’s Day

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They say it’s the thought that counts, but we all know that if the thought involves jewelry, everyone’s going to have a happier Feb. 14. Don’t mess around with heart-shaped balloons or sign-wielding teddy bears: Go straight for the shiny stuff.

1. JUST JULES

NECKLACE: 14K gold locket

TELL ’EM THIS: This locket is the perfect way to show the center of your universe that she makes your world go ’round. If your love is a Game of Thrones fan, this celestial style can also be a reference to everyone’s favorite Dothraki term of endearment.

WHO’S IT FOR?: The mother of your dragons

MSRP: $1,100

(480) 860-6211 | justjules.com


2. SPLENDID MUSIC BOX

TREASURE CHEST: Handmade Italian music box with jewelry compartment.

TELL ’EM THIS: This beautiful box is perfect for the jewelry lover who prefers to pick out her own pretties. Up the ante by tucking in a love letter that won’t be revealed until your Valentine opens the lid to hear the music box’s tune.

WHO’S IT FOR?: Collectors who need a storage upgrade

MSRP: $399

(212) 532-9304 | splendidmusicbox.com


3. SETHI COUTURE

NECKLACE: 18K white gold with diamonds.

TELL ’EM THIS: Valentine’s Day is about love — but who says it can’t be a little bit about lust, too? This sexy, sophisticated rose-cut diamond necklace will show your one-and-only that you haven’t forgotten she has a spicy side — and that you appreciate her all the more because of it.

WHO’S IT FOR?: The one who knows how to rock a red dress.

MSRP: $1,430

(415) 863-1475 | sethicouture.com


4. BELLE ÉTOILE

BRACELET: Rhodiumplated sterling silver with enamel and pave stones.

TELL ’EM THIS: Enamel is back in a big way, and this bright bracelet makes it easy to see why. The cupids keep this one Valentine-appropriate without being too overthe-top.

WHO’S IT FOR?: The color addict.

MSRP: $295

(877) 838-6728 | belleetoilejewelry.com


5. KC DESIGNS

BRACELET: C14K white, rose, or yellow gold with diamonds (0.19 TCW).

TELL ’EM THIS: This flexible bracelet’s chic, diamond-strewn design makes it a stylish treat that your special someone will be thrilled to wear every day of the week. Comfortable + Beautiful = V-Day Home Run.

WHO’S IT FOR?: The no-nonsense fashionista.

MSRP: $1,275

(800) 552-3790 | kcdesignsnyc.com


6. MARIA KOVADI

RINGS: B18K rose, white, or yellow gold with sapphires, diamonds, or emeralds.

TELL ’EM THIS: Sure, you could get your Valentine just one of these bold, gorgeous rings — but if you nab all three, not only will you be the coolest couple around, you’ll also be under constant orders to smooch your sweetie, posthaste. There’s really no downside.

WHO’S IT FOR?: Bossy typography enthusiasts.

MSRP: $1,675 (Kiss), $2,250 (Me), $1,930 (Quick)

 

+44 20 8003 5885 | kovadi.com


This article originally appeared in the November 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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Six Gift Ideas You Can Suggest for Those Buying for Business Clients

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Giving gifts to clients and business associates requires a delicate balance. The ideal present is friendly, but not too personal — functional, but not dull. Any of these options will be a memorable way to seal a business relationship, and without burdening the balance sheet.

1. SWAROVSKI

CATEGORY: USB crystalline memory stick

TELL ’EM THIS: It’s always a treat to take something utilitarian and give it a sense of fun. These portable, bedazzled USB sticks hold tons of data, but are as much fun as a frivolous accessory.

WHO’S IT FOR: Sparkle aficionados

MSRP: $59 each

(888) 207-9873 | swarovski.com


2. NATICO ORIGINALS

CATEGORY: Matte silver decision maker

TELL ’EM THIS: Think of this little gadget as the contemporary answer to the Magic 8 Ball. It’s a fun desktop toy for moments when it’s tough to figure out what to do. Spin the dial and it will offer advice with options like, “pass the buck” or “sit on it.”

WHO’S IT FOR: Indecisive associates

MSRP: $25

(212) 685-5308 | natico.com


3. SWEDA USA

CATEGORY: Mini digital photo frame

TELL ’EM THIS: Sure, a smartphone holds hundreds of pictures — that doesn’t stop anyone from wanting photos of friends and family on display. This digital frame can display up to 30 images. You can add your logo to the front of the frame, too.

WHO’S IT FOR: Photo gazers

MSRP: $29.99

(626) 357-9999 | swedausa.com


4. EXUVIUS

CATEGORY: Titanium multi-tool collar stays

TELL ’EM THIS: MacGyver would have had a field day with these collar stays. Yes, they keep a collar upright, but they’re also tools that can open a bottle, turn a screw or cut a thread.

WHO’S IT FOR: Well dressed adventure seekers

MSRP: $50

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5. KATE SPADE

CATEGORY: Silver-plated business card holder

TELL ’EM THIS: It’s a digital world, but every businessperson still carries cards. An elegant case to store them is preferable to rummaging through pockets to find one. A cheeky engraving that reads “let’s do lunch,” shows a sense of humor.

WHO’S IT FOR: A polished pro

MSRP: $20

(866) 999-5283 | katespade.com


6. A GIFT PERSONALIZED

CATEGORY: Carbon fiber rollerball pen

TELL ’EM THIS: Stumped for what to give? No one will ever be disappointed by a well-appointed pen. It’s composed of ultra light carbon fiber, so that it’s not a chore to carry around. Engrave the recipient’s name so it doesn’t feel nondescript.

WHO’S IT FOR: Anyone. It’s a one size fits all solution.

MSRP: $25.99

(800) 972-3691 | jdsmarketing.net

This article originally appeared in the May 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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Six Thoughtful Jewelry Gift Ideas for New Parents

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Expectant parents have their hands full preparing for the arrival of an infant. Suddenly, they’re inundated with researching car seats and babyproofing every fathomable surface. Welcoming a new member to the family requires more than necessities, though. Family and friends have the luxury of giving thoughtful mementos to celebrate the occasion.

1. KRYSALIIS

RATTLE: Sterling silver heart rattle

TELL ’EM THIS: This gorgeous gift probably shouldn’t linger in a crib, but it’s a precious keepsake for special moments, like a christening or family portrait. Without a doubt, it will be passed down through generations. Engrave it with a name or birthdate for a personal touch.

WHO’S IT FOR: Heirloom enthusiasts

MSRP: $119.99

(888) 579-7254 | krysaliis.com


2. SCOSHA

BRACELET: Open baby cuff in sterling silver with sapphires

TELL ’EM THIS: You know what they say: “Kids grow up so fast.” This silver birthstone bracelet can adjust to growth spurts — for a while, at least. When squeezed closed completely the cuff will fit a newborn, and it expands to tween size.

WHO’S IT FOR: Petite, pre-teen people

MSRP: $135

(718) 387-4618 | scosha.com


3. ALEX MARSHALL STUDIOS

FRAME: Ceramic bunny photo frame

TELL ’EM THIS: Yes, most parents will have tons of pictures of their new baby stored on smartphones, but how many have they bothered to print out? An adorable frame is extra incentive to give a favorite photo a permanent home.

WHO’S IT FOR: Instagram obsessives

MSRP: $53

(530) 824-3800 | alexmarshallstudios.com


4. REED & BARTON

SNOW GLOBE: Sweet Dreams silver-plated snow globe

TELL ’EM THIS: Winding this musical gift plays perfect bedtime tune Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Even when silent the adorable snow globe makes a pretty decoration, plus the gender neutral colors will suit the nursery of a girl or boy

WHO’S IT FOR: Lullaby lovers

MSRP: $60

(800) 223-4311 | reedandbarton.com


5. KIDDIE KRAFT BY MARATHON

JEWELRY SET: Bezelset matching earrings and pendant in sterling silver and cubic zirconia (also available in 14K)

TELL ’EM THIS: Little ones are even more fascinated by color and sparkle than grown-ups. This matched set of jewelry is the perfect scale for junior collectors.

WHO’S IT FOR: Colorcoordinated kiddies

MSRP: $90

(800) 451-1515 | marathon-co.com


6. WOODBURY PEWTER

BABY CUP: Pewter teddy bear cup

TELL ’EM THIS: Mealtime with a little kid can be a messy, decidedly unglamorous affair. Upgrade the daily dining routine with a beautiful pewter cup. It’s never too early to give eating a sense of occasion.

WHO’S IT FOR: Budding foodies

MSRP: $22.50

(800) 648-2014 | woodburypewter.com

This article originally appeared in the April 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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