We've taken a peek into the inventory of some of our favorite jewelry vendors to see what gifts are new, shiny, and going to make your partner swoon this Valentine's Day. Mark Poulin's Little Sloth Necklace (shown above) is like a hug in jewelry form. And that's not all Mark has in the way of ultra-adorable animal whimsies. He's got dinosaurs, hearts, kitties, cupcakes, robots… it's a circus that will make your heart grow three sizes.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of jewelry posts.
Valentine's Day is a heady time for lusty lovers of velvet boxes filled with shiny gems (and also candy!). Even if you're not a fan of Valentine's Day, you can't deny that it's a super-nice excuse to spoil your sweetie. Thankfully, longtime sponsors and friends of the Empire, Brilliant Earth, are here to show us some of the sparkly-y goodness that will melt any heart this Valentine's Day.
Nei and Mike eloped in Las Vegas and then got weddinged three months later. Since Nei hails from Cambodia they each donned wedding wear from the country as a nod to her family's origins. Nei actually wore two incredible glittery dresses (one red, and one silver) and two tiaras — talk about bling! The couple and their family created nearly every detail, including the bouquets, red paper cranes (they had 500!), and tree branch centerpieces. The pair finished up the night by diving face-first into their three-tiered red wedding cake, which might be one of the fastest ways to eat wedding cake ever.
As some of you may recall, that guy I married does not wear a wedding ring. He gave it a shot for a while and HATED IT — it was too hard, the metal got too cold, and he felt it was too uncomfortable when he played guitar. I get it! That's why I got all super-stoked over our new ring sponsor QALO Ring.
Looking for an awesome necklace to compliment an event as awesome as your wedding? Our sponsor Love Capsule Jewelry provides, well, capsule jewelry that just may do the trip. These capsule necklaces can be personalized with handwritten love notes (or filthy story… whatever you're into *wink wink*), tucked inside the capsule pendant, and worn all day during your wedding. These pieces are as meaningful inside as they are purty on the outside…
As a teenager, designer/goldsmith Miranda would tear apart her collection of junky plastic jewelery and reassemble the pieces in a way that she liked better. That kind of "not going to settle for anything but awesome" attitude is why House on Hudson can make y'all some superb wedding and engagement rings. And House on Hudson's special discount is why you're going to be able to actually save money on custom-made wedding rings.
Our sponsor Isabel Rucker lives and runs her jewelry business in a small town in Wyoming's Rocky Mountains. Being close to nature continually feeds her creativity and desire to be environmentally-friendly. That's why her shop, Isabel Jewelry provides hammered rings made of 100% recycled yellow, rose and white 14K gold, and sterling silver. If you're looking for one-of-a-kind, hand-made wedding bands with an eco-twist, you're gonna want to peep these bands for three reasons…