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15 GIFTS MADE FOR MOM

Shopping, Family, JewelryCourtney Jones
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It’s closing in on May 12th… aka Mother’s Day. You’re welcome. So, tell us, do you know what you are getting for mom?! Well, we have put together a little gift guide to help you out. Once again, you’re welcome. We are here for you.

1. Infinity Ring by Sookyung

A Mom’s love lasts forever, and this ring is the perfect way to commemorate that! Made with solid 925 sterling silver, this ring will be one to last forever. Handcrafted by local jewelry artist Sookyung Augustin, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

$95.00, Available Online & In Store

$95.00, Available Online & In Store

$39.00, Available Online & In Store

$39.00, Available Online & In Store

2. Pearl Necklace

So simple and so perfect! With an adjustable chain, this piece can be worn with any neckline- the perfect versatile piece for Mom! Handmade by local jewelry artist Samantha McIntosh in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

3. 14k Petite Leaf Studs

Every Mom needs that pair of earrings that will complete any outfit AND last through daily wear! These petite leaves are just that. Handmade with 14K gold and 925 sterling silver, by jewelry artist Laurel Karnecki.

$58.00, Available Online & In Store

$58.00, Available Online & In Store

$195.00, Available In Store

$195.00, Available In Store

4. 14k Gold Circle Ring

Super simple and petite, this circle ring is an amazing way to help Mom show off her sparkle! Handmade with solid 14k yellow gold, this ring is not only a functional design for mom to wear every day, but it is also one that will last for decades. Made by local jewelry artist Sarah King in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

5. Trinket Ring Dish

The best ring dish to hold ALL THE RINGS… I mean come on! This is the perfect gift for Mom. Handmade by local ceramicist Hillary Dragon in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

$24.00, Available In Store

$24.00, Available In Store

$29.00, Available In Store

$29.00, Available In Store

6. Custom Stamped Jewelry

We offer custom stamping on our simple pendant necklaces and bracelets here at Dime & Regal- what a great gift for Mom! Get initials or names stamped on your custom piece. Pendants are handmade by local jewelry artist Samantha McIntosh in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

7. Quartz Necklace

Simple & elegant… exactly what Mom needs! This beautiful piece is handmade with argentium silver and rutilated quartz. Made by local jewelry artist Jennifer Surine in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

$95.00, Available In Store

$95.00, Available In Store

$4.00, Available Online & In Store

$4.00, Available Online & In Store

8. “You’re a Gem” Card

Sometimes Mom just needs a few words… and this little gem of a card is the perfect way to send your love! This amethyst card is illustrated by local artist & painter Laurel Dugan, in Grand Rapids, Michigan , USA.

9. Lady Boss Candle

Candles are such great gift, especially one made for a Lady Boss! This candle has notes of amber, rose, sandalwood and bourbon- the perfect combo for Mom. Hand poured by Sable Candle Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

$30.00, Available Online & In Store

$30.00, Available Online & In Store

$15.00, Available In Store

$15.00, Available In Store

10. Plants

Plants are a great way to bring in new growth, life, and nurturing into the home… plus they are much easier to take care of than kids! Pick out a small baby cactus, succulent, or fiddle fig for Mom. All of our plants are sourced from a local green house in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

11. Lady Planter

After you have picked out your plant for Mom, don’t forget to add one of our special lady planters! We have so many to choose from, a little bit for everyone ;) These beauties are handmade by Hillary Dragon in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

$30.00, Available In Store

$30.00, Available In Store

$12.00, Available Online & In Store

$12.00, Available Online & In Store

12. “Love Her But Leave Her Wild” Print

This amazing print by Emily Bode is the perfect way to remind Mom of how special she is… each and every wild part of her!

13. Wildflowers, in towel form.

Flowers are always a great gift for Mom… but how about flowers in a functional form?! This cute tea towel is covered with wildflowers all hand-illustrated by local artist Krista Pischner in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

$15.00, Available Online & In Store

$15.00, Available Online & In Store

$3.00, Available In Store

$3.00, Available In Store

14. Card, and coffee.

Sometimes Mom just needs a few words of love and encouragement… and a large cup of coffee. This cute little coffee plant card is the PERFECT way to connect over the good stuff! Take Mom out, grab some coffee, and simply share with her how much she means to you.

15. Time.

Sometimes shopping for Mom is hard… but guess what, more than anything she loves spending time with you (most likely, we actually don’t know your Mom…) Either way, we have created an event where you can give her a day full of celebration, shopping, good food, and most of all, TIME.

Stay tuned for our next blog about what Moms truly want for Mother’s Day!!

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Find all of these items at our storefront on Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids, or shop online at: https://www.dimeandregal.com


BUYING JEWELRY FOR YOUR VALENTINE...

Shopping, JewelryCourtney Jones

Ok, let’s talk about Valentine’s Day stress. Because it is a thing. A very real thing. Have you ever gone into a store looking for the perfect gift, fully aware of the fine line you are walking? Your thoughts consumed with whether or not they will they like it, if it's their style, and most importantly… will they actually wear it? Well, stop stressing. We can help.

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Picking out jewelry for a loved one is actually quite the intimate process between two people. Because jewelry is worn on the body, it is often used as a way to share identity, style, and personality- which is why the process is a bit stressful at times. Because of this, we have come up with a few ways to help you find the perfect gift:

  1. Metal Type: This is a big one, but luckily usually very apparent. Just take note if they wear gold, rose gold, or silver more often.

  2. Size: Yes. Size Matters. A LOT. So just simply take note if they wear delicate jewelry or something a bit more bold.

  3. Design: This takes a bit more to notice, but your partner will be sure to be impressed if you do! Try to notice if the pieces have complicated design elements (stones, multiple connection points, etched patterns, etc) or a more simple taste. Because this tip is a bit more complicated, here are some photos to help you distinguish:

Detailed Design | by Laurel Karnecki Fine Jewelry

Detailed Design | by Laurel Karnecki Fine Jewelry

Simple Design | by Samantha McIntosh Jewelry

Simple Design | by Samantha McIntosh Jewelry

The necklace by Laurel Karnecki has a few different components that make it more detailed. For one, it has a stone. This automatically adds more detail. Second it has multiple bails (chain hooks) that loop around the stone…. thus more complicated. The necklace by Samantha McIntosh has a simple chain with one tube pendant. Just try to think about how ornate a piece is and then tie that back to your partner’s taste.

Well, those are our tips & tricks to the jewelry buying this valentines day! Hope it helps. And if not, don’t worry, we have a great exchange policy ;)