Good morning everyone! It is Monday, May 2nd and you know what that means? Mother's Day is just six days away! Not sure how any of YOU feel, but for this mama Mother's Day is the most important day of the year. We mothers work incredibly hard - 24/7 all year long - and it is a day to honor that devotion, dedication and love. Yes, those handmade gifts are priceless (and are still proudly displayed in my home), but, let's face it - those cannot be worn. How about a little jewel or trinket to make it extra special? As you know Citrine carries of variety of designers with unique styles - for the very reason that each woman has an individual taste and lifestyle. We are here today to help you match the perfect gift for your special mother. Keep in mind there is lots more both in-store and online!:
For the Classic Mom: Not too adventurous with fashion, and prefers the beautiful basics - jewels that are easy to wear with most anything. This beautiful pair of Ray Griffiths' pearl drop earrings fits this bill perfectly, as it's an updated version of the classic pearl earring.
For the Hipster Mom: Loves her cozy jeans, flowy tops and stacks loads of bracelets up her arms. Has a more relaxed approach to fashion. Anything from Rebecca Lankford Designs will do - she loves to layer necklaces and bracelets and often uses leather and suede as a basis for her designs.
For the Mom Who Has Everything: Impossible to buy for - we feel your pain. Not to worry - anything one-of-a-kind will do. Both Lauren K Fine Jewelry and Stephanie Albertson are pros at this. Lauren has a wide selection of gorgeous "slice" necklaces, like the blue sapphire with pave diamonds featured, and Stephanie has designed a new flower-shaped, detachable pendant in 22kt gold and opals - both gorgeous!
For the Mom Who Likes Dainty Jewelry: She is simple in dress and fashion. Doesn't like a lot of fussy things and barely has time to change her clothes - let alone her jewelry. Never fear, our new jewels from Astley Clarke, in 14kt yellow and rose gold, are perfect for her! Small in scale and great for everyday.
For the Mom Who Likes a Bit of Drama: Generally she prefers larger pieces - perhaps just one necklace or bracelet that will make a big impact. Catherine Page's chandelier earrings or Gillian Julius' multi strand leather bracelet with silver plated tubes are ideal. The best news? Both are easy on your wallet.
Come see us or give us a call this week and we can help you select the perfect gift that suits your special mom!
Hands down, we think the Jewelry by Cari charm necklaces make the BEST personalized Mother's Day gift. All of their charms are hand crafted in solid 14kt yellow or pink gold or sterling silver and can be hand stamped with virtually anything that fits. Monogram, names of grandchildren or children, phrases, special dates, you name it! In honor of Mother's Day, they are running a special promotion and will include a tiny white diamond in every charm ordered. Deadline to order is this coming Monday, April 25th. Come in and we would be happy to work with you to create the perfect necklace!
Stephanie Albertson never ceases to amaze us with her stunning jewels and color combinations, and this season is no exception. Together we have curated a new collection that is based on blues, greens and unique opals - all set in her warm, brushed 22kt gold. Following her enthusiastic lead about opals, we have brought in several new opal pieces for Spring. Exclusively for Citrine, she has created one-of-a- kind opal earrings and an opal "flower"pendant. As with most of her pendants, this flower can be worn on any one of her mixed metal, gold or rhodium silver chains. Also new? Small teardrop peridot cabachon earrings, colored gemstone pendants in greens and blues and a new, small gold layering "enoki" necklace.
So excited about the gorgeous new jewels we just got in from Lauren K Fine Jewelry. Given the soon-to-be sunny and warmer weather (we hope!), we decided to move away from the grays and bring in a more neutral/softer palate of jewels. Pink sapphire and 18kt rose gold pieces, coupled with her opal slice necklace and cocktail ring, simply radiate sunshine and bring a smile to our faces. We feel certain that the new, stunning moonstone necklace and cabachon earrings won't last long. Lastly, be sure to stop in and try on the the teardrop shaped, tanzanite cocktail ring...simply to-die-for!
We have always been BIG fans of Jemma Wynne's gorgeous line of 18kt yellow gold open cuff bangles. Stack them together, wear them next to your watch - the possibilities are endless. Not only are they easy to wear, but they are also finely crafted with beautiful gemstones and diamonds. Now the two designers are branching out and adding some contemporary and modern pieces to their collection. Like a dutiful fan, we are following suit and bringing in their cool alternative, 18kt yellow gold Prive "coil" hoop, Prive 18kt gold ring with double pearl element, and one-of-a-kind Revival necklace with a single diamond trillion and blackened pave diamond border. So many more great options will be in store and online shortly so be sure to take a look!
We were so fortunate to have Fran Cookson, Head of Communications at Astley Clarke in London, make her first visit to our boutique yesterday! She is currently in the United States visiting several key retailers that carry the line and to showcase new pieces in the collection. She was absolutely adorable - and it was so educational for our staff to hear about all of the exciting developments first hand! Their ever popular Biography bracelets - with gemstones and charms - are now going to have an adjustable element to fit a wrist of any size! They have also expanded this collection to include a additional varieties of woven bracelets and wrap bracelets to keep up with the increased demand for fabulous stacking bracelets at affordable prices! In addition to continuing to sell them individually, Citrine will begin to start sell recommended stacks - therefore taking the guess work out of it for you. Fran also gave us a first look at their Fall 2016 "Interstellar" collection which we think is out of this world. (Sorry, that was just too easy). The pieces are made in 14kt yellow or rose gold and have gorgeous blue sapphire gems set with an "hombre" look - where the color moves from light to dark. They incorporate this look in necklaces and stacking bands that we know you will love. Lastly, they are adding beautiful gemstones to the center of their "halo" rings and producing them in a larger or smaller size - so you will have colorful ring options depending upon your personal preference.
Below is a shot of the new gemstone rings coming this Fall.
Just in time for Easter, we have received an amazing ship of gorgeous dyed exotic skin wrap bracelets from Leighelena Jewelry. All with their signature gold plated jigsaw buckle, they come in yummy colors such as pale green, soft brown and textured blues and black, to name a few. That perfect "little something" for an Easter basket!
We are all big Adele fans - for a multitude of reasons - did you see her in the video with Ellen DeGeneres at Jamba Juice?? A must watch! Our friends at Astley Clarke, London were beyond thrilled when she turned up to an event wearing the mini icon aura studs - also a best seller at Citrine.