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!
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 month of September, we will include a free 20” snake chain!
So, what are you waiting for? Surf on over to Silver Linings and catch a wave of your very own.
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 place to store photos of your most special friends and family members. We used photos of a few of Silver Linings’ furry friends as examples. Above are Yohan and Oscar, below are Florian and Dhani.
Next are Elmer and Clark.
And finally, Carmela and Georgia. (They are girly girls!)
Which animal couple is your favorite?
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.
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, and 22k gold.
Click here to view the entire collection, as well as other ocean themed sterling silver jewelry.
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 piece is a recreation of a past masterpiece, such as Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus.
Here are a few of our favorite hair styles from the Fine Art Miniatures collection. If you try any of these styles, please share photographs with us and we’ll post them on our blog.
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 peridot hue is dark olive green, although peridot may vary from yellow to brownish green.
Whatever the color, peridot mixes beautifully with other gemstones, as demonstrated in our Multi Gem Chandelier Earrings.
Mined for thousands of years, legend has it that peridot was one of Cleopatra’s favorite gemstones. We think she’d love our Lounging Cat Pin/Pendant carved from prehistoric walrus tusk, and punctuated with a single peridot.
Incredibly, peridot is the only gemstone found in meteorites, which makes this precious stone extra special. Our Deep Space Pendant pays tribute to peridot’s planetary connection.
The world’s largest cut peridot is kept at the Smithsonian Institute and weighs a whopping 310 carats. Our peridot are a tad more reasonable in size and price. Visit Silver Linings’ gemstone collection to admire more pieces featuring this eye-catching stone.
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. She’s the founder and director of the non profit organization BAWA - Bali Animal Welfare Association. BAWA is dedicated to improving the lives of animals in Bali through education, spaying and neutering, adoption programs and street-feeding.
Why Bali? Janice has lived here for over 30 years and has supported local animal welfare projects for the past 10. In fact, Janice often supports BAWA programs with her own resources. BAWA has an extensive website that we encourage you to visit.
Silver Linings staff members are also dedicated to animals and their well being. Several of us have adopted pets from local shelters and we support our local animal rescue organizations.
Thank you Janice, for your hard work with BAWA, as well as your gorgeous jewelry!