Our New Wish List Feature & A Druzy Giveaway!

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Watch this fun video and follow J’Adorn on Instagram!  We are so excited about this giveaway contest AND about our new Wish List feature… and, free standard US shipping on EVERY order!

You’ve got from now until Thursday (1/31/19) at midnight to build your Wish List on our site with all your favorite pieces and then brag about it in your InstaStory.

We chose the Champagne and Gold Druzy Earrings as our giveaway grand prize because they have been a staple of the J’Adorn brand for several years.  Lightweight, super sparkly… and one of Designer Ali’s go-to favorites for daily wear.

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Remember….

  • Make your profile public

  • Tag @jadorndesigns in your Instagram Story

  • Screen shots, gifs, stickers… fun and personality!

  • Tell us what you love and why

  • We’ll pick a winner based on your creativity 

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These beauties, our best selling Champagne and Gold Druzy Earrings, could be YOURS!

Take a closer look at this giveaway prize here in the Jewelry Shop and start picking out all the outfits* you’ll want to wear them with.

(*hint: it’s basically ANY outfit… these neutral sparklers look good with everything!)

We will be sharing highlights from our favorite stories in OUR story all through the week and announce the winner of the giveaway on Friday.

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Botanical Earrings for a Baltimore Bride

What goes better with nuptials than botanicals?

Nothing… the answer is nothing.  That’s why so much of our bridal jewelry incorporates elements from nature.  And the way these botanical designs come together in precious metals and sparkling gems always leaves us swooning when we see them on real-life brides!

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Bride Lauren totally captured our vintage-loving hearts with her wedding day look.  However, what really gave us all the feels was that our Blushing Bride Earrings were the crowing jewel (pun intended) to her bridal ensemble.

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Here’s what Bride Lauren had to say about her look and the significance of the earrings:

These earrings were the hardest-to-find piece of my wardrobe for that day, and pretty much the last thing I bought. I had a beautiful necklace of my mother’s that was a gift from my father, but I needed to find just the right earrings to match — I stumbled upon these and fell in love. The perfect combination and the final piece of my puzzle!

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What could be better for a wedding day than a something old – something new, modern take on vintage style that’s packed with sentimental details?

And those beautiful watercolor botanical elements on her wedding stationery have us dreaming of spring and blossoms and sunbeams.  

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Also, we couldn’t be happier about the way yellow gold is making a real comeback in fine jewelry!

White gold and platinum have been the standard for well over a decade, and rose gold has definitely been having a moment the past few years. Yellow gold has seemed like a rarity.  

But, no more!  We are seeing a resurgence and we can’t get enough!

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In case you were wondering about the Blushing Leaves Earring deets….
  • Swarovski pearls
  • blush crystal stone
  • gold plated metals
  • sterling silver posts
And, of course, we’re a custom jeweler.  So, if you’ve got an idea to take these earrings and really make them uniquely yours, just ask!

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Finally, can we all just take a moment and gawk at this stunning bridal bouquet?  Somehow, it is both wild and understated and we just can’t get over it!

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Congratulations on your beautiful day, Lauren!  We hope it was everything you dreamed it would be.  And we are so honored to have played a small part in its perfection.

// Wedding day photography by Urban Row Photography

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New Year, New Pantone, New Possibilities

Here at J’Adorn Designs, one of our favorite New Year traditions is the announcement of the Pantone Color Of The Year.

The new year is a time to embrace certain rituals and traditions of looking back and looking forward.  Last week, we reminisced about our favorite editorial collaborations of 2018.  But this week is about anticipating all that is to come in 2019!

2018 was royally vibrant with Ultra Violet.  But this year, we are so excited about LIVING CORAL!

“An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”

Pantone 2019 Living Coral

The warm, playful beachy vibes in Living Coral are GIVING US LIFE.  And we are so ready to fast forward to summer.  Or, at least to hop on a plane and jet set to the Caribbean!

However, it’s the meaning behind the color that really has us dreaming about all the potential 2019 holds.

Pantone 2019 Living Coral

This year, Pantone is seeking to capture the real-life warmth of human connection and intimacy with their 2019 choice.  Here’s what they have to say about Living Coral:

“In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.”

 

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Ummm… did they just say: PLAYFUL EXPRESSION?!

Pantone, we must be vibing on the same frequency because Playful Expression is our middle name!  Well, at least  it’s the middle name we’d give ourselves.  Especially when we’re talking TASSELS and GEMSTONES.

And, “enabling connection and intimacy” is basically our mission statement with every special piece we make here at J’Adorn Designs!

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Living Coral feels like a day on the beach with your besties.  Fruity drinks, straw hats, oversized sunnies, loose braids and vibrant tassel earrings.

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We love the way aquas, blues and greens compliment Living Coral and help it pop.  So, if you’re wearing a coral swimsuit or sundress, pair it with our blue-hue tassels for a playful expression of your own!

But, if you’re wanting a Living Coral look that’s a bit more refined, we say:

GIVE US ALL THE GOLD!

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Rose Gold has been in the spotlight for a few years now, and we’re certainly not ready to see her go.  However, yellow gold is the perfect warm metallic to compliment Pantone’s 2019 choice.

And if yellow gold is what you want, yellow gold is what we’ve got!

And lots of it, too.  Beyond our Gold Leaves and Pearl Necklace and our Pink Crystal Spike Necklace we’ve got warm golds in just about any way you’d want to wear them.

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In addition to Living Coral, we are forecasting the 2019 trend of HAIR ADORNMENTS!  Not just for bridal wear, we are seeing an increased demand for beautiful hairpins and combs to be worn day-to-day.

(And especially you babes with the mermaid hair!  Twist up all those stunning colors and add some sparkle.)

So, fill your wardrobe with Living Coral and then swing by the Jewelry Shop and stock up on all the warm golds and playful tassels your little heart can handle.  We’ll just be here, in a coral daze, waiting for beach weather!

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Best Fashion & Jewelry Collaborations of 2018

This season has us reflecting on the past year.  And, what a great year its been!  We had so many opportunities to collaborate with other local creatives.
Scroll on for a look back at five of our very favorite editorial collaborations from 2018 with a style tip to take away from each one!

(also, be sure to follow the links to get to the full-posts of any of these glimpses that catch your eye!)


1. Modern Much Ado About Nothing

This editorial shoot was like something right out of a (midsummer night’s) dream.  And we never wanted to wake up from it!

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The style elements for this look centered on the marriage of vintage and modern. Our jewelry added lovely flourishes of botanical and feminine details amidst an industrial setting. 

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Initially, Photographer Katherine Callahan dreamed up this Modern Much Ado About Nothing wedding style idea after she rescued a beautiful edition of Shakespeare’s works from a garage sale. (And we’ve got a beautiful photo of the book in our original post.)

Inspired by the juxtaposition of elements from this shoot, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Add delicate botanical details to soften a harder industrial setting


2. Rose Gold & Baby Goats

This was quite possibly our CUTEST collaboration of 2018.

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The style elements for this bridal style emphasized the warmest tones, crowned by the bride’s red hair and rose gold accessories. And the soft pink and white color palette was the perfect accent. (But did you even notice it next to the baby goats?)

We learned in 2018 that ROSE GOLD is here to stay.
What may have started as a trend is now firmly planted in our hearts.  And this year, we were thrilled to add the warm metal color to our selection of hair adornments.
Our rose gold hairpin with freshwater pearls and paper millinery flower was quintessential to this look!

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This collaboration was featured earlier this year on the Annapolis Wedding Blog.  Of course, we felt very honored to be in the mix of local vendors and artisans… and baby goats!
Inspired by the warmth and pure JOY of this collaboration, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Accent your complexion with your accessories!

(*no goats were harmed in the making of this editorial… just snuggled a whole bunch!)

3. A Very Baltimore Bachelorette Party

Featured by Baltimore Bride, this bachelorette party collaboration showcases the best of 2018’s fashion trends in a love letter to the city of Baltimore.

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The style elements for this collaboration centered on a youthful exploration of Baltimore. The bridal party chose jumpers over dresses for their traipsing about the city – a practical choice for summer on the Chesapeake Bay.

However, one of our favorite (& most unique) features of this collaboration is that they used our (custom made) Pink Druzy Ring as an alternative to the traditional diamond engagement ring.

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Bright colors, playful styles and ALL THE ROMPERS!  This feature is definitely one for all you fashion lovers.  If you need a winter dose of summer style, be sure to check out our original post for all the stunning shots.

Inspired by the fun, laughter and CONFIDENCE this collaboration exuded, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

The bride doesn’t have to wear white to stand out at her bachelorette party (…and also, #rompers4lyfe)


4. Springtime Bridal Style Among the Cherry Blossoms

We’ve mentioned that in 2018 we saw a growing demand for hair adornments (a trend we don’t see fading away any time soon), and the delicate floral focus of this collaboration called for our Dusty Blue and Opal Bridal Headpiece.

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It’s no surprise that the style elements for this look centered on the early spring bloom of the cherry blossoms in our native state of Maryland. From the bride’s floral inspired accessories to the botanical lace of her dusty blue wedding dress, it’s all about the flowers! 

Certainly, when floral elements take center stage, there’s no need to over-style.  We love how the little details enhance the natural beauty captured by these photos.

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These pastels and petals have us swooning as we eagerly await Spring’s return.

Keep an eye out for hair adornments to make a big impact in 2019 (and beyond).  And, mark our words, this won’t just be bridal trend!
Inspired by the soft and delicate features of this collaboration, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Take advantage of your hair vine’s flexibility to help it stand out (and up) from your thick hair


5. Boho Bachelorette Party

Finally, it may be the middle of winter, but we’re all about the warm look of this styled boho bachelorette party! It was featured on The Mid-Atlantic Bride.

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Laid back and easy, this glamping inspired editorial made us want to pitch a tent, kick off our shoes and relax.  Also, we LOVED the Blue Photo Bus.  We’ll take one for our next bash, please!

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In this style feature, our nature-inspired jewelry enhances the hippie chic style.  Skip on over to the original post for close ups on all the colorful gemstone goodness.

Inspired by the relaxed elegance of this collaboration, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Even a casual weekend getaway to nature can be stylish. Also, jewelry makes the BEST bridesmaids’ gift!


So, that’s our 2018 Featured Collaborations Roundup!

We are looking back on this year with the warmest memories and looking forward to 2019 with aspirations for beauty and joy… and HAIR ADORNMENTS!

You know that’s our prediction for 2019 style.

What are yours?  What would you like to see in the Jewelry Shop to style your new year?

For a complete list of all the Collaborators involved in each editorial, click through to the original posts.  The full list, with links, are at the bottom of each.

 

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Winter Tassel Wonderland

Dashing through the snow, with a tassel on each ear!

We didn’t think it was fair to let summer have all the tassel fun, so we combined all the best, most refined, fall and winter hues with the playfulness and bouncy joy of tassels.

Move over, Jingle Bells, there’s a new cheerful accessory this season!

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We launched our first tassel collection this past spring (which has now been restocked in our shop and ready for any of your warm weather vacations).  Immediately, we knew we needed to follow it up with a Winter Tassel Collection full of chic and sophisticated hues.

And, at only $45 per pair, they are going to be everyone’s favorite holiday gift to give and receive!

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We debuted this collection at our Holiday Trunk Show and Shop Small Weekend celebration.
These Black and White Tiered Tassel Earrings are, so far, the clear customer favorite.

It’s easy to fall for ombre.  As a neutral, they will pair well with just about every outfit.  We can’t wait to wear them to all our holiday soirees!

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If color is more your thing, we’ve got you covered!

These Blush Tassel Earrings feature two semiprecious gemstones in maroon and grey jasper.  And like all the earrings in this collection, they are hung on gold plated earwires.  So, no sensitivity issues here! 

This Millennial favorite is the perfect “wear all year” color.  They’ll be a great transition piece come springtime.

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One of our favorite features of the Tassel Jewelry is the big impact it makes without the big pull on your ears.  The cotton is so lightweight. You’ll totally forget you’re wearing them at all.

(Except that, really, you won’t because everyone will be complimenting you on them all day long!)

All the color, all the fun, all the “pop” without any of the sore, itchy end-of-day ears.  They might just be the holy grail of earrings!

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First of all, whoever said yellow is (only) a summer color is WRONG.
Our Mustard Yellow and Grey Tassel Earrings were another fan-favorite over their debut weekend.  And we think they look especially lovely on our brunette babes.  

The rich yellow cotton brings the fun, while the black and grey semiprecious labradorite stones keep them polished.

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J’Adorn Designer Ali has been wearing these chic Solid Black Tiered Tassel Earrings for several weeks as she was creating the collection. They are a stunning and sophisticated dress-up / dress-down piece that get all the compliments.

So in review, our Tassel Earrings feature:
  • Lightweight Cotton for comfortable all-day wear
  • Gold Plated Earwires for even the most sensitive ears
  • Semiprecious Gemstones on the non-tiered tassels
  • ALL THE COLORS! Seriously, it’s like a rainbow in the shop!
  • $45 Price Tag so that you can gift one to yourself, too

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Whatever your color preference, we’ve got a tassel for you.  We’ve only given you a glimpse of the color options here on the blog and can’t wait to see which tassel (or, tassels) you’ll fall for!

Grab your gift list, check it twice and shimmy on over to the shop.  Load up your cart (read: sleigh) with this year’s happiest, most fun gift!

Happy Tassels For All, And For All, A Good Buy!

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