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Stylish Jewelry Storage

In search of stylish ways to store my own collection of Crystal Allure Designs, I came across this fabulous jewelry box at Belle Boutique Personalized Gifts.

Brown Damask Fabric Jewelry Box
Even Bling needs a home! Our fun jewelry boxes look great in that college dorm room or on that distressed dresser. Pull-out tray gives easy access to large pieces. Top is monogrammable! This is a great way to give your bridesmaids' the jewelry for the ceremony!

3 H x 10 L x 8 D
Removable Tray

Bali Beaded Smoky Quartz Gemstone Necklace and Bracelet

Although it was difficult to let go of the "old" website design and store functionality, I am very happy to announce the newly redesigned site is up and running. Don't forget to sign up to the newsletter for exclusive discounts and the official announcement of the new design.

Along with the new, more chic and sophisticated web design comes new jewelry designs too! Just listed are the following:
Bali Beaded Smoky Quartz Gemstone Necklace (N053)
Bali Beaded Smoky Quartz Gemstone Necklace (N053)

Deliciously rich smoky quartz lantern-shaped gemstones are subtly complemented by .925 Bali and goldfill accents in this stunning beaded necklace. Finished with a goldfill heart clasp. Measures 18".
Bali Beaded Smoky Quartz Gemstone Bracelet (B109)
Bali Beaded Smoky Quartz Gemstone Bracelet (B109)

Deliciously rich lantern-shaped smoky quartz gemstones are subtly complemented by sterling silver bali and goldfill accents in this handmade beaded bracelet. Finished with a goldfill heart clasp. Measures 7-3/4".

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May Birthstone -Emerald

Happy Birthday May Ladies!

The month of May was named after the Roman goddess, Maia, who was the goddess of spring and growth. Which makes your birthstone very appropriate for spring -the emerald. Emerald is the Modern and Traditional birthstone for May and symbolic of good fortune. It is the only stone, beside Topaz, that is listed in all of the ancient birthstone tables. Genuine emeralds are found in very light to very dark green.

Extremely rare and expensive, crystal and green cubic zirconia are common substitutes for genuine emeralds. Crystal Allure provides you that affordable alternative with these lovely crystal birthstone earrings.
May Birthstone Earrings -Stacked Emerald Swarovski Crystal Earrings (E044)
May Birthstone Earrings
Stacked Emerald Swarovski Crystal Earrings (E044)

Emerald is also the suggested anniversary gift for both the 20th and 35th anniversaries and as an alternate stone for the 55th wedding anniversary.

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Mother's Day is May 11th!

Tick-Tock; Tick-Tock...

Only a few days left to get your special Mother's Day order in for it to arrive in time to give mom her gift! I think we would all agree, each of our mom's are one of a kind -and her jewelry should be too!

Even though time has run out to get a custom mothers bracelet created, there are still many other handmade beaded bracelets that mom would love. You can still send mom to our website to check out our mothers bracelets to choose her early Christmas gift!

Give Mom the Gift of Custom Mother's Bracelets by Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Creations

If needed, your order can be shipped directly to mom, just indicate her shipping address at checkout.

Advertising Your Jewelry: Interesting Statistics

A field sales executive from HER Magazine Rochester (NY) provided me these interesting statistics:

· Did you know that in the past 12 months over 41,678 of working women age 25 -49 in the Rochester area purchased costume jewelry?

· Most working women will definitely try to find a place to purchase this type of jewelry from as it is primarily used to accessorize with business outfits at work.

Although Crystal Allure Designs handcrafted jewelry is artisan (bridge) jewelry, for those just starting out in the jewelry business this is generally the market they will and can reach.

For a more complete description of the three categories of jewelry design (fine, bridge and costume) check out the "jewelry styles defined" article.

Happy reading!