Silpada Jewelry is unique handcrafted jewelry accented with gemstones, coral, pearl, leather, and other natural materials. It is consistently featured on models in magazines such as Lucky, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, In Style and Redbook. The various designs and pieces, from elegant to funky, attract a full spectrum of customers. Many of the designs are exclusive to Silpada.
Silpada Designer jewelry also comes with a lifetime guarantee. Customers buy with confidence knowing the customer’s satisfaction is guaranteed and is the company’s number one priority. If you change your mind about a certain piece, you may return or exchange it within 60 days of purchase. Silpada Designs offers a lifetime replacement guarantee for any item that breaks due to manufacturer’s defect. It does not cover normal wear and tears however.
Silpada jewelry comes in many shapes and styles. The striking earrings are versatile, fashionable and accentuate any outfit. Classic designs such as sterling silver hoops are available in various sizes or for a more sophisticated look, the intertwined hoops are a perfect choice. Fun designs are available such as martini and wine glasses. The drop and dangle earrings are elegant or you can opt for simple but striking studs.
The necklaces are equally as beautiful and also come in a wide range of styles. From the contemporary look found in the strand necklaces to the more formal look, you get with the chokers. There is a Silpada necklace for every type of neckline. The bold, more dramatic pieces may have larger stones on multiple strands drawing attention to the face and neckline. Silpada also offers simpler, delicate pieces to be worn with jeans and a t-shirt. Customers also like to layer pieces to create their own fashion statement.
Silpada bracelets are definite conversation starters. People will want to know where you purchased your bracelet every time you wear it. Each piece is quality handcrafted like all Silpada jewelry. The beaded bracelets are available in different sized beads as well as a variety of shimmering colors. The sterling silver charm bracelets add style to basic outfits while the cuff bracelets are bold and daring. These would be great for an upscale dinner or a night out dancing. The Silpada bangles look fabulous when layered and create a very distinctive look. An intriguing look can be accomplished because of the variety of materials, colors, and textures.
Our hands are noticed by other people, even when we do not think they are. Why not accent your hands with a gorgeous Silpada ring? The lustrous sterling silver rings are made in a hammered or shiny texture. Rings can also be accented by stones such as onyx, freshwater pearl, amethyst or smoky quartz. A popular style is the stackable rings, which are timeless silver rings to be worn together on one finger.
Silpada also carries pendants, watches, and belts. Like the other designer jewelry, these pieces are stylish and affordably priced. Silpada jewelry is easily one of the most popular and most talked about designs in the industry today.
Designer Boutique Style Jewelry to Wear or Sell
Stella & Dot, one of the hottest designer jewelry companies around, is definitely a company geared toward the needs of today’s modern woman. Based in San Francisco, they sell designer jewelry through at home “trunk shows” that are hosted by independent stylists. The stylists also sell online via their own Stella & Dot websites.
The jewelry is good quality, boutique-style jewelry and has been featured in various style magazines and television shows, such as Gossip Girl. Their social shopping concept, which features a combination of personal service, social media and e-commerce have been talked about on The Today Show as well as by the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. They have been lauded for their ability to create the perfect home based business for modern women and to serve the needs of busy women who are looking to find the perfect jewelry solutions quickly and effortlessly. Their Astor 5 Strand Necklace, pictured below, retails for $158:
Founded by Jessica Herrin, Stella & Dot is the realization of her vision of wanting to help women achieve success through a rewarding career. She knew it would take offering an irresistible product as well as outstanding personal service to rise to the top of the heap of home-based business available to women.
The inspiration for their jewelry designs comes from places such as fashion runways, architecture and the design world in general. With the belief that women are seeking to live bold and joyful lives, Stella and Dot’s designers have come up with a beautiful and bold selection of jewelry with enough diversity of size, color, and texture that there is something for everyone in their collections.
For a design to eventually become a Stella and Dot piece it must pass several criteria, such as being stylish and wearable, as well as versatile. It must also have that “wow” factor so that it becomes one of those irresistible “must-have” pieces that women fall in love with immediately.
Business Model: By Women, For Women
By utilizing the living rooms of their independent stylists as showrooms and also using the internet to sell their pieces, and by scouring the world for direct sources of gems and other materials, Stella and Dot are able to offer excellent quality jewelry at a price point that most women can afford. They are designed to work with casual as well as formal and business attire. Any woman can expect to go from simple to stylish in a flash with Stella & Dot jewelry.
Buying Stella and Dot jewelry is easy – women can attend trunk parties in the living rooms of stylists or of friends, or they can buy jewelry online. Buying online is fast and very convenient, although you will be required to create an account before you go through checkout. This actually makes things more convenient the next time though, because you can then create a wishlist that can be shared with friends and family, track your purchases, and get personalized recommendations based on the pieces you have purchased in the past. Your personal stylist will receive credit for anything purchased online, provided she has subscribed to Stella & Dot’s website plan for stylists.
The various collections available include necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, brooches, and charms. There is even a darling collection of girl’s jewelry featuring acrylic beads, grosgrain ribbon, and enameled pieces. The Kristin Pearl Bracelet shown below has a matching pink enameled daisy ring that my own Kristin would have loved when she was little. Talk about feeling just like Mommy!
All Stella &Dot pieces (not including girls jewelry) are designed with sterling silver or 14K vermeil over sterling silver, and genuine gemstones such as labradorite, quartz, and turquoise or pressed cut glass. Most pieces are nickel and lead-free, also. They will be labeled as such if they are. One unique feature of many of their rings is an internal size adjuster, so you can be sure that every ring in their collection will fit you, and you don’t have to worry about getting the wrong size and then having to return the ring.
Along with their own team of talented designers, Stella and Dot have teamed up with jewelry designers such as Lizzie Fortunato, Maya Brenner, and Nancy Liebowitz to infuse their pieces with fresh, amazing styles. The Leona Pendant Necklace below was designed in collaboration with Nancy Liebowitz and features a hand cut Labradorite stone measuring approximately 2″ x 1″, with a 30″ chain:
One of my personal favorites is beautiful After the Rain bracelet. The bracelet is $79 and stretches to accommodate most wrist sizes. A coordinating brooch and ring are also available in this design. This bracelet could be worn with jeans and a sweater or a business suit and look awesome either way!
The Business Opportunity
Stella & Dot offers women the opportunity to start and grow their own jewelry business as an independent stylist. For $199, a starter kit can be purchased that includes sample jewelry, training guides, and materials to help you succeed. A social media guide is included to help jumpstart your business. Additional samples can be purchased for up to 50% off at signup.
Earnings for personal stylists range from 25-30% of sales, and there is a 50% discount for samples. There are no quotas, or credit card fees. For those who sign up other stylists, there is a commission of up to 18% offered on the sales of those stylists.
A website is also offered to independent stylists. As of this writing, the first 30 days is being offered for free, and then charges of $99/year or $33/3 months apply.
The Long and Short of It
If you are looking for quality, stylish, boutique jewelry at an affordable price, then Stella and Dot deserve a look. You will find many coordinating pieces as well as a small collection of handbags available to browse online or at a trunk show given by one of their independent stylists. For any woman looking to start a business with minimal investment, their plan and start-up costs are very reasonable. As with anything, the number of rewards reaped will be equal to the amount of effort put in.
Retired Designer Jewelry
Silpada jewelry, including Retired Silpada jewelry, is very popular with women from a variety of backgrounds. Much of Silpada’s popularity stems from the quality of the pieces, as well as the surprising affordability of all Silpada pieces. The company that markets this jewelry is called Silpada Designs. Silpada Designs produces a wide array of jewelry pieces and fashion accessories, but the company specializes in selling sterling silver designer jewelry.
Many women enjoy purchasing new Silpada pieces but many others actually prefer Retired Silpada items. The available Silpada items change frequently, which is why many favorite designs end up in the Silpada retired collection. Retired jewelry pieces are often more difficult to find that the newer jewelry, but certain unique designs are well worth the effort of locating.
Silpada jewelry is fashionable but also designed to last years. The designs are classic, meaning that they need not be discarded a year after their purchase. They have a timeless quality that makes the pieces appropriate for wear no matter what the current fashion trends are. The handcrafted jewelry sold by Silpada is not only timeless in design, but it is also of such a high quality that it will last for years.
There are a variety of retired Silpada pieces that are in high demand. One such piece is the beautiful Silpada sterling silver and turquoise charm necklace. This Silpada necklace features a 19-inch long sterling silver chain with a sturdy Lobster clasp and a lovely sterling silver pendant. The pendant consists of a large textured circle, made of sterling silver. Attached to the circle are several charms. Some of these are crafted from sterling silver and shaped like leaves. The largest charm is made from turquoise. The final charm attached to the lovely pendant is made from two freshwater pearls, crystal, and sterling silver.
Another Retired Silpada piece that is very popular with Silpada customers is the unique Citrine CZ pendant and pin combo piece. This Silpada piece can be worn as both a pendant and a brooch! It is a larger pendant, measuring almost 3 inches in length and slightly over two inches in width. The pendant is oxidized, giving it a gorgeous antique appearance, making it ideal for use as an antique brooch. The Citrine CZ provides any outfit with a perfect combination of shimmer and subtlety.
The most sought-after Silpada pieces tend to be necklaces and pendants such as those described above. However, other Retired Silpada items have also achieved a high level of popularity. These include retired freshwater pearl earrings, sterling silver cuff bracelets, wood, and turquoise bracelets and necklaces, and fancy Silpada cocktail rings.
All Silpada jewelry is stunning and fashionable, whether it is made from sterling silver, turquoise, mother of pearl, onyx or any other metal or gemstone. The care and expertise that goes into the construction of Silpada jewelry are unmatched. Perhaps this explains the high demand for Retired Silpada jewelry. After all, all Silpada pieces, both new and retired, are distinguishable by their elegance and impressive craftsmanship. If you are looking for the perfect accent to your outfit, consider investing in Retired Silpada Jewelry.
Alan K. – Murano Millefiori jewelry designer
Alan K. is the famous Murano Millefiori jewelry designer, the mastermind behind the silver designer jewelry collection from Silver Jewelry.
Alan Koulian was introduced to the jewelry industry during his early ages in the Middle East and he learned many of the secrets of the jewelry business. Always interested to make improvements, he continued to study at jewelry art schools in France, then he went to work for various companies as a jewelry designer in Cyprus and Monaco. Alan K.’s career has taken him all around the world and he was very much appreciated as an expert on the art of jewelry making.
Falling in love with Venetian Murano glass jewelry. As anyone who visits Venice and loves arts, Alan K. didn’t miss the famous art glassmaking island of Murano. He was amazed and inspired by its artists in his future work. Maybe the most important experience he had was the big opportunity to work with one of the oldest and best factories from Murano that had been around for over a century, since the 1890s. This is how he fell in love with Venetian Murano glass jewelry and, in 1997, he started to create his own jewelry pieces using Murano glass and Sterling silver.
Venetian Murano glass jewelry in Singapore
Women adore his originality and quality designs making his collections their favorites when looking for exquisite silver jewelry or gifts. Alan K.’s signature can be found on silver Murano bracelets, silver Murano pendants and pins, silver Murano earrings and silver Murano rings.