Wear the Rainbow
Happy Beads are fun acrylic beads with Swarovski crystal accents. They’re every bit as cute and colorful as jellybeans, but with zero calories or risk of cavities! They make an excellent gift for the Easter Bunny to hide in fashionistas’ baskets. That elusive rabbit could combine large and small Happy Beads in alternating colors, create an entire rainbow of beads, or string some...
"Will this tarnish?"
“Will this tarnish?” is a question frequently asked about jewelry before a purchase is considered. Funny, no one asks, “Will these jeans get dirty?” or “Will these shoes get scuffed?”. At least, not that we’ve heard of from any of our clothing or shoe store friends. Yes, sterling silver will tarnish given the right conditions. And yes, it can be...
"In the Nick of Time" Sale!
Shop Silver Linings online from Monday, December 12 - Friday, December 16, and receive 20% off plus free ground shipping. We’ll announce our voucher code on Facebook Monday morning. Click here to “like” us, so as not to miss out.
Last night in St. Michaels, Maryland, the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce held their awards ceremony and dinner at the lovely Harbortowne Golf Resort and Conference Center. The Chamber honored several business leaders in our community, including Aida Leisure, owner of Silver Linings. Aida was accompanied by almost all Silver Linings’ staff members. The faces you see below are the ones...
This month’s special is a buy 3, get 1 free offer! Are you unfamiliar with Kameleon Jewelry? If so, take a look at our last post. We explain the concept of interchangeable jewelry, as well as link to Silver Linings, where you can browse our selection. This offer is only good through October, so head over to our Kameleon collection and take advantage of this great deal!
If you’ve visited either of our store locations in the past year, you’ve probably been introduced to Kameleon, the interchangeable jewelry system. If not, here’s a quick overview of one of our most successful lines. Kameleon offers a collection of sterling silver “base jewelry”, which includes rings, bracelets, pendants, and pins. The center stones, or JewelPops,...
Autumn is upon us, so we’ve grouped our fall colored stones together for easy seasonal accessorizing. We’re calling them Harvest Hues, and here’s a sampling. Click the photos for more details on each piece. The above stones are amber, carnelian, and rutilated quartz. Click Harvest Hues to view the entire collection.
September is half over and we’ve completely forgotten to share our web special with our blog readers! Remember the amazing glass pieces we posted about a few weeks ago? Among that group is our bestselling Glass Wave Pendant, shown above on a snake chain. A sterling silver curve cradles the deep blue wave, which turns white its frothy tips. For every Glass Wave Pendant purchased in the...
Have you heard? Lockets are hot for fall! We’ve just received a limited batch of gorgeous, engravable, keepsake sterling silver lockets. Each locket has a tiny freshwater pearl, which dangles just above the jump ring. Another sweet detail is the figaro chain, which is adjustable. Just clip the clasp anywhere on the chain to customize the length. We think they’re the perfect...
It’s amazing what can be created with an ordinary, everyday material like glass. These incredibly hand-carved pieces of glass make beautiful jewelry. The play of light almost creates the feel of movement beneath the glass. Each piece is backed entirely in sterling silver. Silver Linings is offering a small selection of these amazing pieces. Click here to view the collection.
Atocha Coin Pendants
Have you ever heard the story of the Atocha? In 1622, the Spanish galleon Atocha was destroyed on a coral reef by a massive hurricane near Key West, Florida. The ship was carrying a treasure trove of gold and silver bars, and emeralds. Miraculously, after 15 years of searching, treasure hunter Mel Fisher discovered the wreck and began to bring Atocha’s precious cargo to the surface....
We’re compiling a great collection of nautical and aquatic themed jewelry in our Oceanic Collection. We’ve started off with some really pretty two toned pieces crafted from sterling silver and 22k gold. Several of the pieces also include gemstones, such as aqua, blue topaz, or pearls. This fabulous cuff is a combination of undersea creatures, gemstones, brushed sterling silver,...
We came across a great article on BellaSugar today about using Renaissance art as inspiration for styling hair. It immediately reminded us of our Fine Art Miniatures jewelry. Fine Art Miniatures are pendants, rings, and bracelets hand-painted by Russian artisans on onyx, carnelian, or mother of pearl. The paintings are highlighted with touches of 14k gold and finished in sterling silver. Each...
August Birthstone: Peridot
Happy Birthday August babies! Your birthstone is the brilliant and vivid peridot. Peridot are often mistaken for emeralds, but it’s really not hard to tell the difference. Emeralds are a very deep, almost blue green, while peridot is in the olive green family. The intensity of the green in a peridot is dependent on the amount of iron in the crystal structure. The most sought after...
For the month of August, Silver Linings is giving away a free can of Old Bay seafood seasoning with every purchase made online. Many of our local customers already know and love Old Bay. But since the launch of our website, we have new customers from other parts of country who have never seen the iconic yellow, red and blue can. We wanted to share with them the distinctive spice that has become a...
This week we added a Faith section to our website, where we’ll offer saint medals and cross pendants. Our crosses range from simple to ornate, modern to medieval. We’ve tried to offer a cross for every style. Please visit our Faith collection on Silver Linings’ website for a closer look. We will continue adding to this section with more symbols from other religions,...
Janice Girardi & BAWA
Silver Linings has carried jewelry designer Janice Girardi’s jewelry for years. Her collections “blend modern flair and ancient drama into striking combinations of precious metals, gemstones, and freshwater pearls.” Janice uses “fair trade practices ensuring environmental and social responsibilities.” But jewelry isn’t Janice’s only passion....
We get so excited when a really beautiful collection arrives, and this one is no exception. Suitable for men or women, these pieces have a rustic, worn look, featuring vintage style designs. These sterling silver medals, which come with coordinating chains, each represent an different saint or virtue. A few of the medals feature gemstones set in 14k gold, adding a touch of color. If these...
Meet Silver Linings staff member Cathi! Cathi has been at our St. Michaels store for years and is known for her friendly chattiness. She has a soft spot for animals and is mom to several rescues. If you’re in the market for a new pet, talk to Cathi! Cathi’s favorite Silver Linings piece are our Large Firework Earrings. Cathi says, “I’m always looking for something...
Coming Soon: Monogram Pendants & Engravable...
Prediction: Monograms pendants and engravable lockets are going to be HOT this fall. Monogram pendants are a sweet way for a bride to show off her new initials, or a classy gift for a professional woman beginning a new job. Available with one, two or three letters, you might choose to wear the initials of your sweetheart, or show your hometown pride by wearing the abbreviation of your favorite...
More Fine Art Miniatures
We did a mini-update to our Fine Art Miniatures today and wanted to share our favorites with you here. Painted on a slice of onyx, the detail work on the rooster’s feathers are amazing. There are many, many equestrians (horse people) in the Easton and St. Michaels area, so we always make sure to buy horse related jewelry when we find it. This horse bracelet is a stunning statement piece!...
An Armful of Sterling
Sometimes, when a new batch of jewelry arrives, we can’t help but play a little! Laura’s modeling those gorgeous bracelets we mentioned yesterday. They’re making their way to our website today, so keep your eyes on our New Arrivals. These beauties are heirloom quality pieces that have the potential to be passed down from generation to generation. Timeless, substantial and...
Jewelry Care: Cuff Bracelets
What’s the first thing you do when you try on a cuff bracelet? You squeeze it, right? That’s what most of our customers do at home and in our stores. What they don’t realize is that cuff bracelets should never be squeezed. Not only does it weaken the metal, it could cause stones to simple pop out of their settings. Sadly, we’ve had a few customers come to us recently...
Coming Soon: Sterling Classics
We were blown away today when a new batch of sterling silver bracelets arrived. The craftsmanship, quality and sheer weight of each piece is amazing. These pieces have the potential to be passed down from generation to generation. We’re working on getting them on the Silver Linings shop this week to share with all of you, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek. A few of the...
Meet Silver Linings staff member Laura! Laura has been an avid photographer since she was 9 years old and formally studied graphic design and photography in New Zealand. She has two tabby cats and more houseplants than she can count. Laura spends most of her days photographing jewelry, updating Silver Linings’ website with new items, fulfilling web orders, creating ads, posting to...
Fine Art Miniatures
Last week we gave you a sneak peek into our newest online collection. We’re happy to announce that our Fine Art Miniatures are online today! You may recognize some of these images because they are reproductions of past masterpieces. Meticulously hand painted by Russian artisans, each piece is painted on either mother of pearl, onyx or carnelian. They are all one-of-a-kind. Next, 14k...
Meet Silver Linings staff member Ken! You could call Ken a handy-man, but he’s so much more. From changing light bulbs and painting buildings, to checking in inventory and delivery jewelry to our stores, he does it all. Ken also works at our local libraries and helps friends and neighbors whenever they call on him. This photo was taken over the weekend at the St. Michaels FarmFresh...
For the month of July, Silver Linings is giving away one of our adorable rhinestone tee shirts with every purchase over $100. Thanks to Callie for modeling! Do you notice the little Maryland crab at the bottom? Too cute! So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to something sparkly, colorful, simple, or bold - and get a free tee to add to your collection.
Meet Silver Linings staff member Ellie! You may have bumped into her on the streets on St. Michaels, running between DBS and Silver Linings. Ellie’s running a little slower these days as she’s expecting a baby boy next month! Ellie’s favorite piece of Silver Linings jewelry is an Asian inspired cuff bracelet, available in St. Michaels. Click here to view a very similar cuff on...
Coming Soon: Fine Art Miniatures
How about a sneak peek at what’s to come on www.silverliningsmd.com? Visitors to our brick and mortar stores will recognized these pieces immediately. We’ve carried them for years, and very soon they’ll be available online. These hand painted reproductions of fine art masterpieces, by artists such as Mucha, are made in Russia by amazingly talented artists. Each pendant, bracelet...
Baby Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab
They’ve arrived! The miniature version of our popular sterling silver and enamel blue crab pendants are now on our website. Click here to shop for either of our crab pendants.
Silver Linings on Facebook
Silver Linings has been on Facebook for just over a year now. We update our feed 1-3 times a day with new items, website updates, and even contests and giveaways. Our 500th fan won this cute, sparkly Silver Linings tee. You never know what we’ll be giving away next! Click here to “Like” Silver Linings.
Meet Silver Linings staff member, Callie! When she’s not taking classes, Callie is usually in our St. Michaels store, or in our main office checking in new merchandise. Her favorite piece of Silver Linings jewelry is a rectangular abalone pendant with a bezel set amethyst, available in St. Michaels Callie says, “I like this piece because it has so many colors, especially when it...
Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Pendant
Our Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Pendant is finally back in stock! This bestseller was made exclusively for us in rhodium plated sterling silver (so it will never tarnish) and enamel. Why a blue crab? Silver Linings was “born” 10 years ago in St. Michaels, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. Blue crabs are iconic to the area and loved by all. These pendants are a great way for our...
Right now on our website, www.silverliningsmd.com, we’re featuring the jewelry of Bijou Graphique. What sets this line apart from our others, is the use of illustrations. The artists have mixed fine art with sterling silver and Swarovski crystals, so each piece of jewelry is a little work of art. Bijou Graphique jewelry is inspired by animals and nature. Dog and cat owners are...
Meet Silver Linings staff member, Sarah! During the school year, Sarah teaches in Cambridge, but she’s spending her summer vacation with us. Her favorite piece of Silver Linings jewelry is this fabulous turquoise necklace, which is available in St. Michaels and on our website. Sarah says, “This is one of my favorite necklaces to wear! I love the different shades of blue and green....
Welcome to Silver Linings' Jewelry Blog
Hello, and thanks for stopping by! This blog is maintained by Silver Linings, a sterling silver and gemstone jewelry store located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and online at www.silverliningsmd.com. In early 2000, Aida Leisure opened Silver Linings of St. Michaels, MD. Aida has extensive experience in the jewelry industry and is the owner of DBS Jewelers, one of the premier fine jewelry...