skip to navigation

Free shipping on jewelry orders over $50 with code: free

Artfully ElegantArtfully Elegant — Handmade Jewelry & Handcrafted Gifts

Toll Free: 855-278-3851

Blog

Blog

Mother’s Day Is Almost Here

Mother's Day is 11 days away, so it's time to get your orders placed! Check out some of our gift suggestions below! Perennial favorite Figs & Ginger is always a great choice for moms. You can choose one to four baby birds, but the great…

--Continue Reading--

Mother’s Day is 11 days away, so it’s time to get your orders placed! Check out some of our gift suggestions below!

  • Perennial favorite Figs & Ginger is always a great choice for moms. You can choose one to four baby birds, but the great thing is that you can add on babies for each addition to the family as they come. The Momma and Babies on a Branch is a great choice, but you can also get the family necklace. The Dads are included in that one too!
  • You can’t go wrong with Kathy Bransfield. Kathy is our most popular artist and has designs perfect for any special woman in your life. Check out the My Mother or Grandmas. Dancer is our newest design, so maybe that will be the perfect necklace for your mom.
  • We’ve also got some great options from Dogeared. I’ve got the Gold Mom Star in stock now, plus more of the Silver Mom Star arriving early next week. I’ve also got some brand new Mom specific designs and some other new necklaces arriving then too. I’ll get them up on the site immediately, so check Facebook for the latest updates.

Order soon to ensure delivery in time for Mother’s Day!

Permalink to this article --Done Reading--

Jamie & Becky

I work with plenty of clients looking for the perfect engagement ring for their significant other. I spend a lot of time with them in person, over the phone, and through email learning about them and their soon-to-be fiances. I try to understand their personalities,…

--Continue Reading--

I work with plenty of clients looking for the perfect engagement ring for their significant other. I spend a lot of time with them in person, over the phone, and through email learning about them and their soon-to-be fiances. I try to understand their personalities, their tastes, what exactly is they’re looking for in the ring and then we work together to find “the one.” Jamie and Becky’s story is one I won’t ever forget. Jamie came to me looking for the perfect ring for her partner, Becky. In one of the very first emails we exchanged, Jamie said to me that Becky was one of the most incredible women she has ever known and deserved a ring to match. After a lot of searching, she finally decided on the Ice Blue Pave Solitaire from Anne Sportun. It’s just the right amount of sparkle, but the blue diamond sets it off and takes it to that really special level. I sent the ring off to Jamie and then figured I wouldn’t hear from her again until sometime in May, when she planned on proposing. Well, Jamie sent me an email on Monday and I guess she couldn’t wait! Jamie had the ring for a few weeks and it was burning a hole in her pocket. On March 31st, she decided she couldn’t wait any longer and eventually decided to do it the next day on April Fool’s Day, something Becky would never expect. They went to dinner that night at the same place they’d had their second date. They’d had a great dinner that night and walked along the river afterward. In that moment, Jamie realized Becky was someone different, someone special. Later after they’d been dating a while, Jamie knew she would propose there, along the river, bringing it all back to the date that changed everything. After their dinner on the 1st, they walked down to the river and Jamie proposed to Becky, who said yes through many tears. But then Becky surprised Jamie too. Becky had decided to have a ring made for Jamie and she would give it to her whenever Jamie proposed. On March 31st, the same day Jamie decided she couldn’t wait any longer, Becky had cut a hole in the lining of her purse for the ring, so she’d have it on her and ready no matter what. She pulled it out and then it was Jamie’s turn to be completely shocked. Even better, and independent of each other, the two of them managed to pick rings that are perfectly complementary to each other. Becky had Jamie’s ring designed by a local jeweler and it has 2 blue diamonds in the center with white diamonds the rest of the way around. It’s a perfect match to Becky’s Sportun ring and both rings clearly suit the two of them. From all of us at Artfully Elegant, I just want to extend our congratulations and the biggest amount of best wishes to Jamie and Becky. Rori got goosebumps when I told her the story and even Ranjeet cracked a smile. Their story completely made my day and probably my week and possibly my month. They’re clearly both so happy and in love with each other. I wish you two nothing but happiness for the rest of your lives. Congratulations again.

Permalink to this article --Done Reading--

New Jewelry Artist – Amy Peters’ Studio

We have lots of new jewelry in the shop and online, including Amy Peters of Amy Peter' Studio. I'm really excited about Amy's jewelry. It's inscribed inspirational jewelry, but it's short and sweet and to the point. If you're looking for a quick gift with…

--Continue Reading--

We have lots of new jewelry in the shop and online, including Amy Peters of Amy Peter’ Studio. I’m really excited about Amy’s jewelry. It’s inscribed inspirational jewelry, but it’s short and sweet and to the point. If you’re looking for a quick gift with a simple sentiment, Amy is definitely the way to go. I think my favorite is the Life is a Journey necklace that’s pictured, but Sweet Pea is also very, well, sweet. Her bracelets are also very beautiful. Check out the Within You bracelet. On one side, it’s a simple heart and on the other side it says “You already have it within you.” It’s perfect when you need a little extra encouragement for yourself, but maybe don’t want everyone to see it. All of Amy’s jewelry is made with sterling silver that’s been given a matte finish, so they’re very wearable and perfect for everyday. The best part is probably the price – all of the necklaces are less than $50 and the bracelets are only $60 each. That’s a steal for handmade jewelry!

Permalink to this article --Done Reading--

Todd Reed Trunk Show

Artfully Elegant, in conjunction with Lehigh Valley Style Magazine, is very pleased to announce our trunk show with Todd Reed. On Saturday, May 14th, Todd Reed's wholesale manager and long time colleague, Kim Carpenter, will be on hand at Artfully Elegant with over 300 pieces…

--Continue Reading--

Artfully Elegant, in conjunction with Lehigh Valley Style Magazine, is very pleased to announce our trunk show with Todd Reed. On Saturday, May 14th, Todd Reed’s wholesale manager and long time colleague, Kim Carpenter, will be on hand at Artfully Elegant with over 300 pieces never before seen in our gallery. In addition to completed designs from all of their collections, Kim is going to bring a variety of loose diamonds you can design a custom ring around or put them in a setting of your choice. Been lusting after a Todd Reed design to call your own? Now is the best time to make it a reality. Kim and our staff will be in the gallery throughout the day, but the real fun is from 5-9pm that night. Joining with the lovely ladies at Style and playing on Todd’s theme of “Raw Diamonds, Raw Elegance,” we will feature sushi from Kome, Japanese beer from Kirin Ichiban, and champagne for all to enjoy. This should be a wonderful evening of jewelry and revelry. Put it on your calendars now because this is not to be missed! Check back here for updates, follow us on Twitter, or friend us on Facebook.

Permalink to this article --Done Reading--

Introducing Dogeared Jewelry

The newest artist to join the Artfully Elegant collection is Dogeared Jewelry. Created by Marcia Maizel-Clarke in 1991 in California, each charm is handmade and placed on a variety of silk threads and chains. With their wish necklaces and bracelets, you put it on and…

--Continue Reading--

The newest artist to join the Artfully Elegant collection is Dogeared Jewelry. Created by Marcia Maizel-Clarke in 1991 in California, each charm is handmade and placed on a variety of silk threads and chains. With their wish necklaces and bracelets, you put it on and make a wish. When it wears off, your wish should come true. The wish necklaces come on a variety of colored silk thread. The wish bracelets are on irish linen, a waxed cotton cord. You can wear them, as Dogeared suggests, or you could take them on and off is you wish. I ordered a huge range, so we have lots of great options. I love the Wish Big necklace, the I Am Lucky Horseshoe that’s pictured, and the Key to Success. All of their necklaces have great messages that go along with them, so they’re great as gifts or a pick-me-up for yourself. Look for the bracelets on the site soon! Their more “permanent” necklaces are the reminder necklaces. They’re the same charms as the wish series, just on solid sterling silver or gold-dipped chains. They’re a great for layering and mixing with other designers, like Laurel Denise. I think my favorite is Love Potion, but the north star in the Mom necklace is super cute too. Plus we have that one in silver and gold. The best thing about these is that the wish necklaces and bracelets are only $25 and most of the others are under $50. They’re a steal for handmade jewelry!

Permalink to this article --Done Reading--

Pave Diamond Medallion Ring

I know I was poetic about Anne Sportun's pave diamond rings a lot on here, but that's because they're awesome. This new one, the Pave Diamond Medallion, is no exception. Ranjeet and I ordered it when we saw the always lovely Barb and Suzanne at…

--Continue Reading--

I know I was poetic about Anne Sportun’s pave diamond rings a lot on here, but that’s because they’re awesome. This new one, the Pave Diamond Medallion, is no exception. Ranjeet and I ordered it when we saw the always lovely Barb and Suzanne at the New York Gift Fair at the end of January. Now that it’s here in the shop I can’t stop trying it on! It’s great size for one – about 14mm in diameter or a little more than a half inch. I always say the great thing about pave rings is the sparkle. Lots of smaller diamonds combined produce a whole lot of sparkle that you just can’t get one from huge stone. While this is a great picture, the ring must be seen in person (and tried on) to be truly appreciated. We also have some a new pair of earrings and two necklaces from Anne. We went with a sapphire theme for this set, so they all work together nicely or on their own. The earrings, em1065, are really cute and super affordable for solid gold and sapphires. The n1165 is a great necklace – the graduated rondelles of sapphire really pop and make a statement on the delicate chain. We also got a wonderful double strand of sapphires. Look for that on the site shortly!

Permalink to this article --Done Reading--

New Artists Coming to Artfully Elegant

Ranjeet and I spent the day in New York City at the New York International Gift Fair on Monday. The NYIGF is basically a huge trade show full of a variety of artists. Lots of our artists attend, so it was great to catch up…

--Continue Reading--

Ranjeet and I spent the day in New York City at the New York International Gift Fair on Monday. The NYIGF is basically a huge trade show full of a variety of artists. Lots of our artists attend, so it was great to catch up with them, plus we added a couple of new artists to our collection. Here’s a quick rundown of all that went on:

  • We placed some quick reorders with Stephen Estelle, Veto, and Laurel Denise. We added a few necklaces and earrings to Stephen’s collection, which is new for us. I sold our last leather bracelet from Veto on Friday, so I added a bunch more. Laurel Denise basically sold out at Christmas TWICE, so a reorder was necessary. She’s making these really cute wrap bracelets/long necklaces, so we’re trying a bunch of them.
  • We’ve also got some new watches coming from Projects and more railroad birds from Stiles in Clay. Projects has a lot of new styles, so check back for those.
  • We spent a solid hour with Barb and Suzanne from Anne Sportun. They were wonderful as always and we really picked out some wonderful new jewelry. We’re adding 2 men’s bands. We’ve always focused on the women’s engagement and wedding rings, so we figure the men should get a chance to have an Anne Sportun. We’re also bringing in a few lovely sapphire necklaces and a pair of earrings. Plus, we’ve got 2 new engagement rings, one of which is a one of a kind. I am very excited for it all to arrive!
  • We added 3 new artists as well! Amy Peters of Amy Peters’ Studio creates beautiful necklaces, rings, and bracelets with tiny inspirational quotes with her signature touches. These are super affordable and delicate. If you like Kathy Bransfield, you’ll love Amy Peters!
  • We haven’t had a new artist of the non-jewelry variety in awhile, so we’re happy to add Debra Dresler of Stroke of Art. Debra make clocks from old cameras, ViewMasters, and rotary telephones. These are, in a word, awesome. Look for a dedicated post when they arrive in the gallery.
  • Last, but not least, I am really excited to announce Dogeared as our newest designer. Created by Marcia Maizel-Clarke in California in 1991, Dogeared features delicate sterling silver and gold-dipped charms on chains or nylon thread. We grabbed a bunch of necklaces and bracelets from their “Wish” line. You put the necklace (on thread) on and make a wish. When it wears off, your wish should come true. Most of them retail for $50 or under (less for those on thread), so they are easy to grab for gifts for a friend or for yourself.

I’ll announce each new arrival here, so check back often!

Permalink to this article --Done Reading--

Gorgeous New Rings from Todd Reed

We recently added some new engagement rings from Todd Reed to our collection and I have a new favorite Reed ring. The r405 in palladium pictured at right is an absolute gorgeous, stunning ring. It's a .80 ct fancy white diamond, surrounded by raw cubes…

--Continue Reading--

We recently added some new engagement rings from Todd Reed to our collection and I have a new favorite Reed ring. The r405 in palladium pictured at right is an absolute gorgeous, stunning ring. It’s a .80 ct fancy white diamond, surrounded by raw cubes on the setting and the band and interspersed with 7 brilliant cut diamonds to add a little extra pizazz. The center stone, like many of the other stones Todd uses, is difficult to categorize in one color. It’s a clearish, white stone with a subtle hue of tan, pink, and orange, with darker inclusions of browns. I know I just named around 8 different colors, but see it in person and you’ll know what I mean. I could gush over this ring for days. It is truly beautiful. Of course, it pairs perfectly with the r400-hb in palladium. We also added 2 new rings in the solitaire r480 and r481 styles. The r480 is a fabulous, pinkish orange stone that pairs perfectly with the silvery palladium. The r481 in yellow gold has a great deep reddish brown stone. This version of the r481 has a thinner 2mm wide band, which makes it very delicate, yet still makes a statement like all other Todd Reed rings. We will be seeing everyone from Todd Reed at the upcoming Rosen Show in Philly, so I’m sure we’ll find lots of other rings to fall in love with from them!

Permalink to this article --Done Reading--

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

It seems like the holidays just ended, but we're already preparing for Valentine's Day in a few weeks. We've got a ton of great ideas for you right here, plus a bunch more under $100. One popular choice is Me & Ro. I've been taking…

--Continue Reading--

It seems like the holidays just ended, but we’re already preparing for Valentine’s Day in a few weeks. We’ve got a ton of great ideas for you right here, plus a bunch more under $100. One popular choice is Me & Ro. I’ve been taking phone orders for weeks now and lots is already sold from our order arriving late next week. I can’t wait to have the Heart & Flame necklace back in stock, plus we’re trying out the Heart & Sword necklace this time around. I might have added an extra of that one to the order for myself. Look for updated stock from Me & Ro late next week. As always, we’ve got our old standbys that fly out the door every holiday. Kathy Bransfield remains our best seller. If you need a fun gift try You Are Loved or I Love You Braille. Need a gift for your mom or grandma? Try the ones specifically made just for them – My Mother and Grandma. Fair warning, we sold out of our stock of Grandma necklaces within a week at Christmas. Need a gift for a special guy? Check out our gift ideas for men. We’ve got lots of watches, plus some cool dog tags and rings.

Permalink to this article --Done Reading--

New Jewelry from Anne Sportun

During the holidays, we had an absolute run on Anne Sportun jewelry. From necklaces and earrings to diamond rings, we ended the season with a very pared down case from Anne. Rest assured, we are restocking as we speak. Our best sellers recently were the…

--Continue Reading--

During the holidays, we had an absolute run on Anne Sportun jewelry. From necklaces and earrings to diamond rings, we ended the season with a very pared down case from Anne. Rest assured, we are restocking as we speak. Our best sellers recently were the pave rings. We sold both the yellow and white gold versions of the Pave Disc ring, plus a yellow gold pebble band. Our customers are in love with Anne’s pave rings, so we are responding. We’re restocking the pebble band in yellow gold, plus we’re adding the Pave Oval ring in white gold, pictured. I love the shape on this ring. I think it adds a really elegant touch to it, plus it’s something a little different and we’re always looking to try something new. We will be meeting with all of our favorite people from Anne Sportun at the NY Gift Fair at the end of the month. We’re going to take a look at some of Anne’s bands for men, which will be new territory for us. I’m sure we’ll fall in love with lots of new beautiful jewelry at the show, so check back later and see what we’ve picked out!

Permalink to this article --Done Reading--
Close