Rose Gold Jewelry

23 Jan

Rose gold or pink gold jewelry has gained much popularity over the past few years. So, what is rose gold? It is a warm, pink-toned metal that results when copper is alloyed with yellow gold. Soft and feminine, rose gold is all the rage and is still very much “in” according to celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss. Rose gold jewelry is still popping up on the hands of celebrities and it’s adorning the runways. Subtle and versatile, it mixes well with other metals and compliments nearly every skin tone. Seemingly a new trend, rose gold’s roots are in Russia. Also called Russian gold, rose gold was created when Czar Nicholas II ordered a necklace made to mimic the color of a scarf dropped by a princess at a ball. Who knew men paid that much attention to accessories? But, we’re glad he did or we wouldn’t have this beautiful pink-toned metal. If you want to browse more of this lovely hue, check out some of our favorite Adorn512 pieces, great for Valentine’s Day, Bridesmaids and Mother’s Day. Check out the Valentine’s Day gift section for a sweet selection of heart warming hearts in rose gold, gold and sterling silver!

 

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Black Friday Jewelry Sale – 30% Off Personalized Jewelry

29 Nov

gold-handstamped-black-friday-30-adorn512 Announcing adorn512′s Black Friday Jewelry Sale, our biggest discount yet! Select from our most popular pieces of jewelry. Custom order your gifts today and save 30% with code BLACKFRIDAY30. The code can be used at adorn512.com or at our Etsy store. The discount can be applied to any purchase of personalized jewelry including our new 14K solid gold, rose gold and sterling silver initial necklaces. Customize yours with a letter or two, a name or an “I heart you” statement by adding a 14K gold, rose gold or silver heart charm. Browse our personalized jewelry section to see our selection of dainty hand stamped pendants and mommy jewelry. Today is a great opportunity to create unique gifts for your friends and family at a great price. All of our personalized necklaces come ready to give in a cute, petite, cork-top gift bottle.

Adorn512 Personalized Gifts for Holiday 2013

26 Nov

Looking for personalized gifts for Holiday 2013? Adorn512 welcomes new sterling silver, 14K gold and 14K rose gold initial necklaces to its jewelry collection in time for 2013 Holiday gift-giving. These letter necklaces have the same look and minimalistic urban simplicity as Adorn’s other pieces and the added benefit of being made from solid 14K yellow or 14K rose gold. Sterling silver letters and chains also are available. Mix metals, if you want. These necklaces are fully customizable, from one simple initial to several letters to create a name or statement of love.  Hearts also can be added to your gift. Adorn512 offers custom hand stamped necklaces in sterling, yellow and rose gold filled, too. Whatever your price point or personalization needs, Adorn512 will work with you to create the perfect gift. Customized jewelry starts at $25. Necklaces are made in the materials, metals and lengths you specify and make great gifts for mothers, grandmothers, teachers, friends and daughters. There is something for everyone… children and adults. Order your customized gifts before December 1st and use code PREHOLIDAY to receive 20% off of your order of $50 or more. Necklaces come ready to give in an adorable cork-top gift bottle. Order soon to ensure delivery before the Christmas rush!

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Jane necklace in 14K solid gold letters.

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Adorn512 cork-top gift bottle.

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R hearts G custom rose gold and sterling heart necklace.

Let’s Get Nautical – 4th of July Style

27 Jun

Ah, the Fourth of July! It’s that early summer holiday we spend cooking out with family, relaxing by the pool or better yet, in a boat on the lake celebrating with friends. If you’re lucky enough to have a huge lakefront with a sandy beach and extravagant fireworks display as we do in Chicago, that’s about as good as it gets. But wherever you may live in America, it’s the perfect day to express your patriotism and wear a little red, white and blue. The key to pulling this off without looking like Old Glory is to add subtle touches of color in just the right amount. Nautical-style clothing provides a great base for a sophisticated, classic look. Nautical fashion trends have been on the uptick for the past few years and are still afloat. Bold stripes are a huge trend this year and the 4th of July is one of those days when wearing stripes fits perfectly. Navy and white broad stripes with a small red or gold accessory (bracelet, necklace, clutch) really tap into the Fourth of July vibe. If you are invited to a fabulous lakeside soiree or boat bash this 4th of July, will you dress the part and include some nautical accessories? Here are a few ideas, accessories and fashion pieces that might lend inspiration.

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Gold anchor nautical necklace by adorn512

Nautical Boyleg Sailor Maillot

Nautical Striped Boyleg Suit by Asos

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Nautical Nails

 

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Navy striped shift dress: matchesfashion.com

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Brass whale nautical bracelet. www.adorn512.com

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Anchor strap flats: morpheusboutique.com

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Alloy apparel nautical striped tote.

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J crew factory navy anchor mini skirt.

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Gold star midi rings adorn512.

We found so many great pieces. Which nautical accessory or piece of clothing is your favorite? Do you have any 4th of July fashion ideas to share? Please leave us a note in the comments. We would love to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Right Now: Midi Rings

16 Jun

MIDI RINGS, A SUMMER ACCESSORY CRAZE

Stacking accessories are all the rage. The latest on the scene are the delicate little fingertip rings known as “midis.” Midi rings or knuckle rings, as they’re sometimes called, are tiny, stackable rings worn between the knuckle and fingertip. Following the layering fashion trends that started with clothing and necklaces, midi rings build on bracelet layering, bringing stacked accessories all the way to the fingertips. Midi rings are popping up in all styles and colors: from colorful stones to silver, rose gold and gold. Some are adorned with bling and some are sleek and minimalistic. These little gems are so cute to wear and can add a whole new dimension to your accessory arsenal.

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Adorn512 Midi Ring Collection

 

WAYS TO WEAR MIDI RINGS

In order to rock this trend best, a great manicure is a must. Midi rings accentuate colorful nail polish and look stylish paired with a chunky statement ring on one finger. Some people prefer wearing several simple bands together on one or two fingers. And we’ve seen these rings stacked anywhere from the finger tip to just above the knuckle. They come in a variety of sizes, (we offer size 3 for smaller fingers and size 4 for medium to larger finger tips). Choosing the right size is important. Just make sure the ring doesn’t fit over your knuckle and it doesn’t easily slip up off of your fingertip, and your midi is here to stay. Wearing midi rings takes a few hours to get used to, but once you do, you’ll grow attached to the cool, polished look it gives your hands. I’ve heard people say they feel naked without their midis!

Rachel Camp was kind enough to lend us a hand and put on some our midi rings for a photo op. I love her chunky, mixed-metal statement ring and it pairs great with  the gold start and silver chevron midi rings (as well as our dainty beaded bracelet.) The infinity symbol midi and cross are a soft pink gold.

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A chunky statement ring worn with delicate midis.

Midi rings come in many styles and colors. You can view our new collection here. We have new styles coming in all the time, but if there’s something you’d like us to find for you, let us know.

These sweet, sparkly midi rings are a bit on the dressy side, but can be worn everyday to add a special touch to a simple casual outfit.

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Rhinestone encrusted rose gold infinity midi ring. So sweet!

Rose gold sideways cross midi ring

Rose gold sideways cross midi ring.

Rose gold or silver bow tie midi ring.

Rose gold or silver bow tie midi ring.

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Gold or silver love midi rings. Love!

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Sleek silver chevron midi ring. Mixes so well!

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Gold star midi rings with large or small stars. Wear them together!

 

What do you think about layering and stacking accessories? What’s your favorite accessory trend this year? Do you like midi rings? Do you think we’ll be seeing more of them this summer? Please tell us!

 

 

Arm Parties: Then and Now

11 Jun

The stacked bracelet trend has been building for the past few years. I have to admit, it’s taken a while for me to embrace it fully. Lately I find myself enjoying the opportunity to adorn my forearms in different colors and textures.  Last night an image of Madonna circa 1984 flashed through my mind and it made me think about how this trend started in the first place. The style of the 80′s certainly was unique in many ways. I can’t remember another modern era where such an eclectic mixture of colors and textures converged: blacks and neons, rubber, lace and feathers, masculine and feminine, Warhol meets Mozart. However, the black and chain metal arm parties of the 80′s still were not as much fun as the ones today.

It seems were in a new age of bracelet embracement. We’re seeing large-faced watches layered with chunky mixed-metal bracelets along with leather, woven nylon cord bracelets and neon brights. When it comes to arm parties, no one is excluded. Everyone is invited. Maybe this is a political statement disguised as trendy fashion? So, if you’re feeling it, feel free to mix white leather, colorful glass beads, rose gold, copper spikes, sterling silver cuffs and a vintage brass name bracelet. You can create your own little fashion microcosm where diversity reigns. It’s a beautiful thing.

Check out our gallery of arm parties, then & now. Tell us which ones you like best and what kinds of bracelets you like to mix.

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Chunky, eclectic neons for an industrial sized party.

Great mixture of textiles, cool and stylish.

Great mixture of textiles, cool and stylish. I love the chunky turquoise rings!

Southwestern party. Organic materials and earthy tones.

Southwestern party. Organic materials and earthy tones.

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Invite some love to the party.  Adorn512 Love bracelets.

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Adorn512 Taupe and gold shimmer cuff.

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Adorn512 Tri-color “bling” bracelets.

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Adorn512 Vintage gold locket bracelet.

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Adorn512 Beaded sparkle wrap bracelet. A party in itself.

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Adorn512 Brass retro name bracelet. Circa 1978.

Adorn512 joins Shop For Hope Event to benefit Noah’s Hope Fund

28 May

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Please join Adorn512 and Neemies for this fun and meaningful event at Evelyn Jane Boutique in Downers Grove on June 13, 2013.

Create Your Own Mantra Jewelry Contest

21 May

Join our “Create your own Mantra Jewelry” contest and win a necklace hand stamped with your favorite quote or phrase. Maybe it’s that saying that helps you make it through the day, or just makes your day a little nicer. Think of positive words that act as a stress-buster, making you feel like every little thing is gonna be alright. Or, words of strength and encouragement that motivate you to move mountains. Those are the phrases we love! And what’s even better is if they are short and sweet enough to fit on a pendant like the ones we created below.

Visit the Adorn512 Facebook page, like our page and post your mantra.  We only ask that it is a positive mantra and that it can fit on a pendant like the hand stamped ones below (three to four words max). Be creative! The mantra receiving the most “likes” will win. The contest begins now and you may enter as many times as you like before May 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM (CDT). So, give us your best mantra and you could win the mantra jewelry you create.

Custom Hand Stamped Mantra Jewelry

“Be Kind to Yourself” Mantra Jewelry Hand Stamped Necklace.

Hand Stamped Gold Triangle Focus on the Good Mantra Necklace Adorn512

“Focus on the Good” Gold Triangle Mantra Necklace by Adorn512.

Hand Stamped Silver Tag Let It Be Mantra Necklace Adorn512

“Let It Be” Mantra Necklace by Adorn512.

Hand Stamped Silver Mantra Jewelry Think Abundantly by Adorn512

“Think Abundantly” Custom Mantra Necklace by Adorn512.

Do What You Love Rose Gold Mantra Necklace Adorn512

“Do What You Love” Rose Gold Mantra Necklace by Adorn512

Simply Perfect 2013 Graduation Jewelry Gifts

19 May

Searching for a unique 2013 graduation jewelry gift? Any graduate would love one of these simple, beautiful hand stamped necklaces. This is a great alternative to giving a gift card or cash that might not stand out as memorable in the long run. Create something unique for your graduate by including her initial and a crystal celebrating a birth month, school color or favorite gemstone. Add a charm, pearl or customized pendant with a favorite quote or saying to make a one-of-a-kind gift. Shop more personalized, hand stamped 2013 graduation jewelry gifts at Adorn512.com. There are many options available for customizing and creating a perfect graduation gift.

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Mother Knows Best Contest

6 May

This week we’re paying tribute to the most important and often least recognized member of the family, mom. Of the thousands of things moms have done for us, a mom’s wisdom is one we carry with us for a lifetime. Often we hand down this wisdom to our own children. In honor of Mother’s Day, we are giving away a custom, hand stamped mother-child necklace. This keepsake can include up to four names (two on each disc) and four crystal birthstones. One winner will be selected on Monday after Mother’s Day. To enter, please visit our Adorn512 Facebook page and “like” it, post your mom’s most valuable advice, and share the contest with your friends. We will contact the winner via Facebook on Monday, 13th.

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Share your mom’s best advice!