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Often we are defined not just by where we have been but also by where we are going. But with the way things are as of late...where exactly are we going? Usually we work very hard to build a solid foundation and hope to find…

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Often we are defined not just by where we have been but also by where we are going. But with the way things are as of late…where exactly are we going? Usually we work very hard to build a solid foundation and hope to find a best friend in a lover along the way. We share our time with them. We share our hearts with them. And we share our souls with them. All in the hopes to one day be able to make a promise to spend the rest of our lives with them. Over the years I have been honored to have played a small role in helping many couples fulfill the promise of lifelong love with one another. However when I see what is happening in the world today I get a sense that these promises are being forced to wait it out before they can be made.

There isn’t much I can do to help any of us get past the uncertainty that we are all dealing with nowadays. But since our need to express our promise of love to one another will always remain the same, I do believe that I can try to make things a little easier. So in an effort to help make that promise more doable, I have temporarily reduced our bridal collection of in-stock Todd Reed rings. I’ve also offered various payment over time options so you won’t feel stressed with the immediate cost of a high valued purchase. At a time in our lives when promising our heart to one another is most needed, the last hurdle you should have to deal with is affordability.

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Wear your Affirmations

Empowered Script Necklace

Seldomly do we come across a jewelry design that is so simple and yet alluring at the same time. But the Empowered lines of bracelets and necklaces by Maya J manage to do both. Beautifully designed, each bracelet and necklace bring to light the affirmations…

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Seldomly do we come across a jewelry design that is so simple and yet alluring at the same time. But the Empowered lines of bracelets and necklaces by Maya J manage to do both. Beautifully designed, each bracelet and necklace bring to light the affirmations we hold so dearly in our hearts and minds.

These script necklaces and bracelets are the perfect gift. And at $35 each, how could anyone go wrong? It’s probably why Oprah made it one of  Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2018!

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Ahh to be in LOVE

One of the best things about doing what I do is that I often get to play a role in one of the most important parts of almost any love story. Allow me to explain. In any love story you have a simple premise; someone...finds…

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One of the best things about doing what I do is that I often get to play a role in one of the most important parts of almost any love story. Allow me to explain. In any love story you have a simple premise; someone…finds someone else…and eventually they fall deeply in love. They promise to spend a long life hand in hand and usually end up creating and forever adding to what becomes a wonderful family. A family whose members will often end up starting the very same cycle of life all over again in the decades that follow. All in all, that is how most love is found, grown, and shared.

When I reflect back upon my years in this business I find myself in awe at the amount of people whose lives have been affected by something small that we did. You see, no matter who plays the leads in the love story, there almost always comes a point in time when someone feels the need to show someone else just how much they love them. And this is where we come in. We have sold hundreds upon hundreds of engagement rings and wedding bands to lovers over the years. And these people wear our rings daily. They use these rings as a constant reminder of the love they have and of the love they will continue to build. They use these rings to share their love of each other with the rest of the world. Families are formed. Families are grown. And when it’s time to do so, the next generation creates families of their own.

In some small way…we get to say that we played a role in this huge part of life and love. A part for which I am eternally grateful. Here’s a few pictures of just some of the rings that managed to star in these small roles over the past year.

Most of these pictures are of works created by Todd Pownell, Todd reed, and Chris Ploof. If you’d like to see more of what we have in our current collection, then visit our Engagement Ring and Wedding Band pages. In the meantime…keep finding, building, and sharing your love.

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Wishes & Wishpapers

Matte Grass Agate Bracelet by Wishbeads

How often do we find ourselves wishing and hoping for something? A wish for a change in our day to day lives. We wish for changes in our jobs, our relationships or even just changes in ourselves. While I am fairly certain that a wish…

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How often do we find ourselves wishing and hoping for something? A wish for a change in our day to day lives. We wish for changes in our jobs, our relationships or even just changes in ourselves. While I am fairly certain that a wish is nothing more than a expression of our desires, I am also fairly certain that given the right amount of intention and energy, that wish very well might come true. Keeping it alive in our thoughts on a day to day basis is truly the only way that we can actually make anything come true.

The beauty of one of our newest collections is that its entire purpose is to make it possible to bring the wish with you wherever you go. Each of Wishbeads bracelets are made of semi-precious stones that are believed to carry with them healing properties to help with anything we may need in our lives. The bracelets are made with stones of Labradorite for Clarity, Lapis for Intention, Jasper for Grounding, Agate for Centering, Amethyst for Intuition, and Lava for Calming, And the best part is that each of the bracelets have a clasp that unscrews to hold a small rolled up Wishpaper that allows you to write a wish upon it.

Carrying a wish or an intention with you from day to day makes it that much more likely that you will be able to transform hope into a reality. Check out the entire collection of Wishbeads here!

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The Gift of Giving

Todd Pownell Pear Shaped Engagement Ring 4

I love my daughter. Correction...I adore my daughter. So when it came time to see if I could better her overall experience at her montessori school, I jumped at the chance. Every year, Jarrow Montessori holds a gala with proceeds going towards benefitting its financial…

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I love my daughter. Correction…I adore my daughter. So when it came time to see if I could better her overall experience at her montessori school, I jumped at the chance. Every year, Jarrow Montessori holds a gala with proceeds going towards benefitting its financial aid program. What I love about the program is how it helps to broaden the experience of each student by diversifying the student body as a whole. Since 1964, Jarrow Montessori has strived to have a student body that was representative of the Boulder community as a whole. As a matter of fact, Jarrow’s current student body consists of families hailing from 19 different countries (including the United States) from varying socioeconomic statuses. In keeping with the tradition, programs such as Jarrow’s financial aid program help to solidify that its student body will always strive to be representative of the Boulder community as a whole.

This year, Artfully Elegant was able to donate a few pieces of jewelry to the gala to help raise monies for its financial aid program. As it turns out we ended up helping to raise near $2000 for the cause. Which is what The Gift of Giving means. The handmade jewelry included pieces by Kathy Bransfield, Christina Kober, and Hilary Hachey. But the piece that truly got all of the attention was a gorgeous ring by renowned artist, Todd Pownell.

The R119 Inverted Diamond Ring was a huge hit at the gala and I couldn’t be happier. I am glad that I was able play a small role in furthering Jarrow’s focus of providing its students with the opportunity to experience a diverse student body. Who knows…maybe this experience will ensure that Artfully Elegant will continue to donate to Jarrow Montessori for many more years to come.

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De Stijl of Vanessa Gade

Piet Mondrian was a pioneer of the abstract art movement. He brought to the world a manner of expression that until then it had not truly ever experienced. Known for his mastery of a style he aptly termed De Stijl, he refined his artistry to only…

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Piet Mondrian was a pioneer of the abstract art movement. He brought to the world a manner of expression that until then it had not truly ever experienced. Known for his mastery of a style he aptly termed De Stijl, he refined his artistry to only include primary colors and clean straight lines.

When I first came across Vanessa Gade’s beautifully crafted handmade jewelry, I was immediately struck by her ability to own her style while simultaneously paying homage to De Stijl. Her work is refined, organic, and simply put, captivating. As a wearer you will find yourself fascinated by the juxtaposition of lines of gold and the space created between them. Priced with the wearer in mind, our Vanessa Gade collection is meant to stun the viewer while giving the impression that it is still completely accessible. To put it bluntly, you’ll find that her jewelry can be worn whether in a pair of jeans or in a little black dress.

Our personal favorite, is wonderfully titled Mondrian. Check it out, I’m sure you’ll agree.

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Black Diamonds fit for a Queen!

3.73 Carat Black Diamonds fit for a Queen

Just look at these Black Diamonds fit for a Queen. They're 3.73 carats each! They're enormous. And to top it off, they're as black as the night over the Indian Ocean. Honestly, these rings are simply fantastic. Todd Reed has truly raised the bar when…

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Just look at these Black Diamonds fit for a Queen. They’re 3.73 carats each! They’re enormous. And to top it off, they’re as black as the night over the Indian Ocean. Honestly, these rings are simply fantastic. Todd Reed has truly raised the bar when it comes to designing jewelry with natural colored diamonds. A pioneer in the handmade jewelry marketplace, his engagement rings and wedding bands are always on point and exuding luxuriousness. Having had the opportunity to design this pair of incredible rings, I can tell you that nothing prepares you for actually seeing them on your finger for the first time. Imagine being the person who gets to wear one of these gorgeous rings as a symbol of their love for their partner. What an amazing story they tell! These two rings are truly captivating, and we’re humbled to have them in our collection.

Black Diamonds fit for a Queen

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The organic styles of Todd Pownell

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Our Todd Pownell ring sales have been on fire lately! And why wouldn't they be? Each piece looks like it's been forged in a lava pit high atop a Hawaiian mountain. They have a unique ability of appealing to both the hardened mountaineer and the refined executive…

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Our Todd Pownell ring sales have been on fire lately! And why wouldn’t they be? Each piece looks like it’s been forged in a lava pit high atop a Hawaiian mountain. They have a unique ability of appealing to both the hardened mountaineer and the refined executive all at the same time.

 

Perhaps nothing draws Todd Pownell‘s clients more than his signature technique of setting the rings’ diamonds upside down. The beauty of the normally unseen side of a cut diamond is stunning. The closeness of the diamond’s angles couldn’t be more evident. Light seems to dance off the diamond with each and every subtle movement of the hand. Making his rings the center of attention no matter when and where they are worn. #ToddPownell

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Jennifer Dawes: Delicate and Bold

Jennifer Dawes Delicate and Bold Oval White Diamond Ring

We are extremely excited to announce the addition of Jennifer Dawes to our collection of engagement rings. Her work is soft, delicate, bold and artistic. And no one can make that combination work better than her. Jennifer's rings have diamonds with playful hues and gold…

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We are extremely excited to announce the addition of Jennifer Dawes to our collection of engagement rings. Her work is soft, delicate, bold and artistic. And no one can make that combination work better than her. Jennifer’s rings have diamonds with playful hues and gold bands with subtly warm finishes. As a result, Jennifer Dawe’s delicate and bold rings mange to be both fun and approachable.

If you’re looking to experience the beauty of boldly designed and delicately finished engagement rings, then visit our collection of Jennifer Dawes rings today. #JenniferDawes

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I’ll Be There

I'll Be There Blog

It reads simply: “If it hurts too much to look back, but you’re too scared to look ahead, just look beside you and I’ll Be There” At times I find myself intrigued with how one particular piece seems to grab a hold over people's hearts…

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It reads simply:

“If it hurts too much to look back, but you’re too scared to look ahead, just look beside you and I’ll Be There”

At times I find myself intrigued with how one particular piece seems to grab a hold over people’s hearts more than any other. Over the past summer, we sold more Kathy Bransfield’s I’ll Be There necklaces than any other piece we have in our collection. Yes it is a beautiful necklace with both color and shape designed to catch the eye, but I am sure that the reason for its popularity is much deeper than that.

The necklace’s sentiment is meticulous in its simplicity. I’ll Be There. No matter what you are going through, I’ll Be There. If you need a friend and feel that you are all alone, then I’ll Be There. And what an wonderful way to get that expression across? In today’s world of selfishness, as we all experience a shift away from a community of friends, family, neighbors and colleagues, art like this is essential to letting people know that we still care. No matter what life is throwing their way…we will always be there to help see them through.

 

I’ll Be There!

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