Jun 1 2012

GEM BAR by Erin Gallagher: Gift Picks for Grads


Erin Gallagher’s Jewelry is a local Chicago jewelry designer that we’re kind of obsessed with. This site has a GEM BAR, where customers choose and mix and match chains and stones and get to let their creative juices flow.  Pieces can be customized to reflect school colors, birthstones, favorite stones.  Totally unique, totally meaningful. Lots of gift ideas under $100. Hand-made in Chicago.

—–> Featured on TV w/ TGI: Top Gift Picks for Dads and Grads.


Sep 21 2010

i heart illinois necklace

If you love Chicago … flaunt it.

These custom state necklaces are from a local Chicago Etsy designer.

She can personalize it for any state you’d like with a heart on the city that you love.

Have a few places close to heart?  Try the layered look with your home town, new town, college town, etc.




Apr 16 2010

Heart and Stone Personalized Charms

Heart and Stone is a jewelry line that will customize necklaces with charms that have engraved names, intials, dates, birthstones, charms or a combo like the necklace to the left.

It’s a great gift to personalize for Mother’s Day with something personalized about you and your siblings.

They also have cute engraved stackable rings.



Apr 10 2010

Dogeared Necklaces – Great for any occasion imaginable

Dogeared has great jewelry designs (the necklaces are my fav) for pretty much any occasion you can think of.

Great Valentine’s Day options, mother’s day, bridesmaids, best friends.  They have something for everyone and all pretty reasonable price points too.



Apr 5 2010

Personalized Jewelry with the Name Of Your Kids

Isabella Grace has some really cute personalized jewelry, great for Moms.

This name tag necklace has been worn by lots of Hollywood moms with their crazy baby names, like Everleigh, engraved.

Looks great layered.

Check out the site for other personalized jewelry ideas too!

Enter celeb15 for 15% discount!


Apr 5 2010

Always Have A Date On Your Arm

An adorable gift for a new mom.

The calendar necklace from dalla nonna has the designers signature calendar with a little stone which you can put on any date you’d like (birthday, anniversary, etc)
The design is a fun mix of new and old styles.
They also have wrap bracelets with the same signature calendar and then you can pick whichever color leather wrap you’d like. 

Apr 5 2010

Gift For A New Beginning

This Odin collection from Goddaughters is a great gift to give someone embarking on a new beginning in their life.

Odin is an ancient Nordic symbol for the unknown. It represents both endings and beginnings and a new chapter in someone’s life. 

It’s a wonderful and special gift for a daughter on graduation, they have cuff links and rings for men too.

Around $300


Mar 28 2010

Love, Beverly Hills

Jewelry and travel … two of most women’s favorite things.

This Limited Edition Love necklace was designed by local Beverly Hills artist Zina Sherman in conjunction with Beverly Hills Conferences and Tourism Bureau.

This is a great family Mother’s Day gift.  Give your mom this necklace combined with a family trip to Beverly Hills and you’ll have a very happy mother!



Mar 10 2010

Kimberly Nicole Jewelry

Give a handmade piece of jewelry by Kimberly Nicole Jewelry. 

I absolutely love how she showcases her designs.  Jewelry, bracelets and necklaces are all beautifully displayed and photographed on different plants and flowers.  Her jewelry is just as creative as her displays and photographs. Fun to browse through her photos even if you aren’t in the market for any jewelry.

Email kimberly@kimberlynicoledesigns.com for prices and more info.


Feb 9 2010

Combining Jewelry and Travels

Jill Golden’s Flutter NYC has some really trendy and unique jewelry designs all inspired by her travels – hence, Flutter.

She has designs and collections themed around different cities across the world, Barcelona, Capri, Mallorca, Buenos Aires Etc.
She’s orginially from Michigan too!

Lots of fun stuff to browse through.




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