Sofia Vergara Loves Her DRD

16 Apr

Sofia Vergara in Dana Rebecca Jewelry Bracelets MTV Movie Awards

From the MTV Movie Awards to an appearance on The Ellen Show, Sofia Vergara, alongside co-star Reese Witherspoon, had a whirlwind week promoting her upcoming movie, Hot Pursuit (hitting theaters May 8th.) While the two kept us laughing non-stop on Ellen, we also couldn’t help smiling from ear to ear over the high amount of DRD love from Sofia. Kicking off the Movie Awards, she sparkled in a blue bandage dress, sleek blowout and berry lip, paired with our one-of-a-kind Courtney Lauren square bangle and Melissa Louise sapphire bangle.

Sofia Vergara in Dana Rebecca Jewelry Diamond Initial Cuff

Keeping the DRD bling going, Sofia brought the laughs to Ellen keeping her love on her arm, rocking a custom initial cuff with initials “JS”. A modern way to wear a sentimental piece, this cuff can be customized with your spouse’s, kid’s or your own initials. (Or a little bit of both, as seen on Sofia, wearing her own plus fiancé Joe Manganiello’s initial.)

Like what you see? Browse all bracelets on our website.

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Refresh Your Spring Looks

14 Apr

Dana Rebecca Designs Spring Jewelry

Sigh of relief all around if you have endured what feels like the longest winter, ever. We’re sure everyone could use a little refresher this Spring and an easy way to do just that is by switching up your jewels. We introduced you to our fresh blooms a few weeks back & have a few more favorites to throw into the mix. This Spring we are all about playing with shapes, stacking delicate and geometric pieces to create a cool, effortless look.

Dana Rebecca Designs Spring Jewelry

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DRD Bride: Hillary Lev

7 Apr

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Hillary Lev Bridal Jewelry

THE COUPLEIn October of 2010, my girlfriend invited me to a casino-themed charity event for Children’s Memorial Hospital. Little did I know, meeting my future husband would be the best bet of the night. After a night of games, laughs, and bidding for children, we arranged to have our first date the following week. After three blissful years of dating, we planned a trip to Nicaragua and on the morning of our departure, Jason got down on one knee and proposed! He whisked me away on a romantic getaway to celebrate our engagement and I have been on cloud 9 ever since!

THE PARTYThis may sound alarming, but I did not want a wedding! I wanted to elope and thought Nicaragua would be perfect. Unfortunately my husband-to-be was not on board! Thus, we came up with the idea of a surprise wedding! We let our immediate family in on the secret, but told the rest of our family and friends that we were getting married in a family only ceremony on November 29th and a week later December 6th would be our reception. Now this was an incredibly difficult secret to keep, but we had repeated the story so many times that I even began to believe our own lie!

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Hillary Lev Bridal Jewelry

Needless to say our 200 guests were in complete shock after a slideshow and a previously recorded piece from Jason and I announcing that we did not wed the week prior because we wanted our friends and family present! Immediately following, the chuppah and rabbi came on stage and we walked down and said I do, while our friends and family watched in awe! I wanted a space that kept my guests on the dance floor all night while sipping on cocktails and enjoying great food! We chose 1st Ward inside the Chop Shop in Bucktown for our venue. We had lounge furniture throughout, purple and silver lighting, candles in crystals vases, and party favors such at “I love Lev” sunglasses to set the mood! To keep the party alive we hired Matt Roan who played all of our requests until 2 a.m.!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: I knew my strapless dress with lace detail was the one I was meant to wear when I put it on at Palazzo Bridal. I loved how the dress was elegant and timeless and would allow me to show off my dance moves! The satin belt, Manolo Blahnik peep toe shoes, and Dana Rebecca Jessica Leigh Teardrop Earrings made me feel like the ultimate bride on my special day!

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Hillary Lev Bridal Jewelry

WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR IN YOUR WEDDING JEWELRY AND HOW DID DRD FIT THAT VISION?

I wanted to wear one piece of jewelry that would accentuate my features and be noticed through my long, dark hair. My Jessica Leigh Teardrops were the perfect piece and fit my vision of beauty and elegance.

WE KNOW A BRIDE’S FOCUS IS ON THE SPECIAL DAY. TELL US YOUR PLANS FOR YOUR DRD PIECES AFTER THE WEDDING.

My Jessica Leigh Teardrop Earrings are a timeless staple and I love wearing them for a night out on the town with my husband or for a special occasion! But, I still love and wear my first piece of DRD, my Rima Naya Earrings that Jason bought me when we were dating!

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Hillary Lev Bridal Jewelry

Photos by Fred Fox Photography

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Share the Love

1 Apr

Dana Rebecca Jewelry Instagram Favorites

Want to know an easy way to make our day? There is nothing we love more than receiving snapshots from our customers wearing their DRD! Whether opening a gift for the first time or showing us how you layer your pieces, each photo gives our jewels a new look and personality. Get creative & show us the love!

Left to right: Our best selling necklace, the Sylvie Rose Mini Bar, snapped by Rachel. We guarantee you won’t want to take it off! | Good vibes only! Monika Dixon takes her Buddha necklace to Malibu Beach – because he deserves a vacation too, right? | The team behind Monica & Andy talks business + “mommy life” with Dana. Read the full interview on their blog! | Alli keeps it simple by pairing a Sylvie Rose Bar Ring with a Lauren Joy Medium Disc Ring – our go-to stacking options! [More ways we like to layers ours here.]

Share how you wear on our Instagram using #DanaRebecca and we’ll feature more of our favorites!

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Fresh Blooms for Spring

26 Mar

Dana Rebecca Designs New Arrivals Spring Jewelry Delicate Diamond Rings

With Spring finally upon us – & if you’re on the East Coast or Midwest, you’ll understand what a true relief that is – it’s time to give your looks a little refresher. We’ve launched a number of new products the past month and we want to make sure you aren’t missing out on any of the fun! Here are a few highlights to get the ideas rolling:

SOPHIA RYAN STACKING RINGSThe beauty lies in the endless stacking possibilities! Available in 4 different shapes, the staggered design creates a cool & luxurious feel. Wear them with complementary rings or solo for a more minimalistic approach. (The circle eternity band is a regular in Dana’s Spring stack!)

JENNIFER YAMINAOur geometric and bright collection just got sweet & delicate new additions to the family! Whether it’s the dainty cuff, bar necklace effortlessly worn with any look, or luxe cutout rings, you won’t want to take them off.

KATHRYN LYNNDrawing inspiration from traditional aztec patterns, the mosaic triangular design boasts a cool, laid-back vibe.

Did something sparkly catch your eye? Let us know what’s on your radar by tweeting us @DanaRebecca.

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Office Favorites: Gabriela

24 Mar

Dana Rebecca Designs Customer Favorites Gabriela How to stack earrings

Time to get to know the team behind DRD + find out which pieces we’re currently loving! With new pieces coming in weekly, we’re always thinking of fun & creative ways to stack our jewels. Our senior account executive, Gabriela, makes the case for more is more by stacking our triangle Emily Sarah Studs with a Sylvie Rose Bar. She got a second piercing last Fall just so she could wear the bar studs – talk about a true #DRDgirl!

Dana Rebecca Designs Office Favorites Gabriela McCallister-Castillo How to stack earrings

From cuffs and luxe drop earrings to stacked studs, eye-catching earrings are the perfect accessory. Making the case for more is better, Gabriela stacks her go-to studs with other complementary designs, placing major emphasis on the ear. Dressed up or down, she isn’t afraid to mix metals and get creative. Mix and match any of our dainty or statement designsGET THE LOOK below!

Dana Rebecca Designs Office Favorites Gabriela how to stack earrings

Emily Sarah Diamond Triangle Studs | Sylvie Rose Diamond Bar Earrings

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Dana’s Monica & Andy Feature

19 Mar

Dana Rebecca Designs Dana Gordon Motherhood Advice for New Moms

Get ready for a big dose of cuteness on the Monica and Andy blog! Yes, we’re talking about you, Miss Poppy Rae. You’ll get a peek into Dana’s life and home as she talks work/life balance, advice for new moms, and designing the highly anticipated Poppy Rae collection. If you’re not already familiar with the local brand, M&A aspires to create thoughtful and livable products for children – not to mention their adorable and eco-friendly designs. All of the products are designed and approved by moms, for moms (does it get more assuring than that?) Head over to their blog for the full interview + more photos!

Dana Rebecca Designs Dana Gordon Motherhood Advice for New Moms

Photos by Simply by Suzy

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How To: Lauren Joy Medium Ring

12 Mar

Dana Rebecca Designs How to Stack the Lauren Joy Medium Ring Stacking

If you like it then you better put a ring on it – or better yet, put a few on it! It’s time to change up the way you wear your rings. The stacking possibilities are endless and this is especially true with our go-to stacker, the Lauren Joy Medium Ring. Combining two or three rings can give your looks a fresh new take. Adorned with a timeless round pavé disc, the medium-sized ring will lend a dose of sparkle. Pair with any of our delicate diamond bands for an effortlessly cool look & let your hands do the talking. We reach for our Sophia Ryan Infinity Band, Wavy Eternity BandCurve Bar Ring, or Sylvie Rose Bar Rings as the perfect complement. Have fun, mix metals & get creative!

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Jessica of Bows & Sequins

10 Mar

Jessica Sturdy Bows and Sequins Dana Rebecca Designs Blogger Spotlight

Once a month we highlight one of our favorite bloggers! Meet Jessica Sturdy, the creative mind behind Bows & Sequins, a twenty-something living in New York City by way of the Midwest. On her blog, you’ll find perfectly polished personal style posts, her two cents on beauty products + other tidbits from life in NYC (with her blogger bestie, and previous DRD feature, Hallie of Corals + Cognacs.) Get to know Jessica as she shares her current obsessions, quirkiest habits & advice for aspiring bloggers with us.

BEST FASHION FIND: There’s so better feeling than finding something you’ve been lusting after on sale. My Red Valentino dress and By Malene Birger leopard coat come to mind!

CAN’T GET THROUGH A DAY WITHOUT: A workout and my morning cup of coffee.

GO-TO OUTFIT: Other than jeans, I absolutely hate wearing pants. You can usually find me in a skirt or dress!

Jessica Sturdy Bows and Sequins Dana Rebecca Designs Blogger Spotlight

QUIRKIEST HABIT: I always have multiple water bottles in my purse.

CURRENTLY OBSESSING OVER: Rattan everything. I just bought a rattan desk chair, a pair of woven flats, and a structured clutch for summer! Oh, and white marble, too. I am re-doing my living room and found a vintage marble-top brass coffee table. In love!

RECENT SPLURGE: A flight to Europe! I’m visiting London and Paris at the end of this month. I can’t wait!

Jessica Sturdy Bows and Sequins Dana Rebecca Designs Blogger Spotlight

ADVICE FOR ASPIRING BLOGGERS: Be prepared to be patient and persistent! It’s a lot of work and success definitely doesn’t happen over night. And stay authentic! There are so many bloggers out there now, but there’s only one you. So stick to your own point of view, and don’t be a cookie cutter copy of another blog!

FAVORITE HANGOUTS IN THE CITY: I love working from the Ace Hotel lobby during the week between meetings!

BEST KEPT BEAUTY SECRET: Moisturize. And then moisturize again! It’s so important to keep your skin hydrated.

Jessica Sturdy Bows and Sequins Dana Rebecca Designs Blogger Spotlight

MUST-OWN JEWELRY: Monogrammed and initial pieces – they’re one of a kind!

FAVORITE DRD PIECE & WHY: Margo Ashley Rose Gold Bow Earrings – I mean, how could I not pick a bow piece? #namesake. Bows aside, I am obsessed with the initial rings. They’re the perfect gift to give and receive!

Jessica Sturdy Bows and Sequins Dana Rebecca Designs Blogger Spotlight

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DRD Bride: Rachel Gershman

3 Mar

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Rachel Gershman Bridal Jewelry

THE COUPLERyan and I met in Boston a little over 5 years ago. I sent him a Facebook friend request, thinking I knew him from summer camp.  It turned out he wasn’t who I thought he was and I was extremely embarrassed. We then realized we happened to live around the corner from each other and after chatting online, we finally decided to meet for a drink. We hit it off right away and we’ve been together ever since!

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Rachel Gershman Bridal Jewelry

THE PARTY: We got married at the Four Seasons in Boston, which is my hometown and close to where we used to live in the city. We wanted the wedding to feel elegant, glamorous and modern at the same time and knew right away the Four Seasons would capture that. We had our first look on its grand staircase overlooking the Boston Common. Our centerpieces and chuppah were decorated with orchids, roses and hydrangeas along with candles, which complemented our plum, charcoal and silver color scheme. It was really important to us to have a fantastic band and for everyone to be on the dance floor the entire night, and that’s exactly what happened! As a fun touch, our 180 guests were treated to an ice cream sundae bar, chicken tenders and french fries as a late night snack.

Dana Rebecca Designs Rachel Gershman Bridal Jewelry

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: I had a picture of a dress in my head and felt I’d know “the one” once I tried it on. After a long weekend of dress shopping, I chose the fit and flair gown I had always imaged by Kelly Faetanini. I kept my accessories simple and glamorous with white gold Jessica Leigh earrings. They perfectly matched my Jimmy Choo slingback shoes and the beading in my dress. My florist added crystal pieces to my bouquet of white roses to tie everything together.

Dana Rebecca Designs Rachel Gershman Bridal Jewelry

Dana Rebecca Designs Rachel Gershman Bridal Jewelry

Dana Rebecca Designs Rachel Gershman Bridal Jewelry

WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR IN YOUR WEDDING JEWELRY AND HOW DID DRD FIT THAT VISION?

I fell in love with the Jessica Leigh earrings as soon as I got engaged. I knew I wanted to wear a timeless piece that felt romantic with the right amount of sparkle. Ryan surprised me with them as a wedding gift (maybe after a couple subtle hints) and I love how they completed my look. I also gave my bridesmaids the Sylvie Rose necklace in rose gold. The girls looked amazing in them!

WE KNOW A BRIDE’S FOCUS IS ON THE SPECIAL DAY. TELL US YOUR PLANS FOR YOUR DRD PIECES AFTER THE WEDDING.

My Jessica Leigh earrings are now my go-to jewelry for every special occasion. When I put them on they immediately bring me back to the feeling I had on our wedding day.

Dana Rebecca Designs Rachel Gershman Bridal Jewelry Earrings

Photos by Click Imagery

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Hiring an Office Assistant

26 Feb

Dana Rebecca Designs Chicago Office Assistant Job

We’re hiring! Dana Rebecca Designs, a fashion forward luxury jewelry company designed by Dana Gordon, is seeking a full time Office Assistant for our Chicago showroom.

DESCRIPTION: This person will be a critical part of the team working closely with the Founder and sales team to ensure all customer requirements are met. The assistant will have primary day-to-day responsibility for inventory management and production scheduling. This is a hands-on role and an exciting opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing luxury brand.

REQUIREMENTS: Previous office-based clerical or secretarial experience is required. Flexibility, independent problem solving abilities and excellent communication skills will be key characteristics of a successful candidate.

ADDITIONAL ATTRIBUTES: We’re seeking a self-starter ready to “roll up your sleeves” in an entrepreneurial setting, someone who can solve problems & work with the team independently, is comfortable working in a growing, family-run business, and has strong interpersonal and communication skills.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@danarebeccadesigns.com.

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Office Favorites: Lauren

24 Feb

Dana Rebecca Designs Office Favorites Lauren Uretz how to stack rings

Time to get to know the team behind DRD + find out which pieces we’re currently loving! With new pieces coming in weekly, we’re always thinking of fun & creative ways to stack our jewels. Our office manager, Lauren, creates the perfect rose gold sandwich, pairing a moonstone Emma Harper ring with an Allison Joy and a bridal band.

Dana Rebecca Designs Office Manager Lauren Uretz How to Stack Rings

Known for promoting clarity of the mind and balancing energies, the reflective moonstone center serves as a unique conversation piece. The geometric eternity band is juxtaposed with a romantic bridal band, adding a splash of drama to the moonstone anchor. GET THE LOOK below!

Dana Rebecca Designs Lauren Uretz How to Stack Rings

Left to right: Allison Joy Eternity Band | Emma Harper Moonstone Ring | Bridal Band

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What to Wear to an Oscars Party

19 Feb

Dana Rebecca Designs What to Wear to an Oscars Party

Sequined Blazer | Camisole Top | Lisa Michelle Drop Earrings | Gold Diamond Band | Jennifer Yamina Ring | Edie Parker Envelope Clutch | Tuxedo Leggings | Essie “A-List” Polish | IRO Black Tassel Booties

As awards season comes to an end this weekend, the best is saved for last. If you’re a devoted Oscars lover like us, chances are you have a viewing party planned for Sunday. Whether it’s a glam soirée or a low-key evening at home with friends, we have the perfect outfit to help you dress for the big night. Pair black tuxedo pants with a silk cami and a bold, sequined blazer. A fitting night to rock some serious sparkle, make a statement with our three-tier Lisa Michelle Drop Earrings, best worn with your hair pulled back, and a few gold rings to play up the glitzy vibe. Bring the look to life and add a pop of color with the appropriately themed Edie Parker envelope clutch & A-List nails!

We can’t wait! Let us know your favorite looks of the night by following our live red carpet tweets on Sunday @DanaRebecca.

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Get Organized!

17 Feb

Dana Rebecca Designs Jewelry Storage Ideas

Need ideas for storing or organizing your jewels? We’ve put together a few of our favorite ways to showcase your necklaces, rings, and other delicate gems in an easy-to-find fashion. Drawer organizers are the perfect solution if you are limited on space. They provide easy access to your jewels while keeping them orderly. Small dishes or glass boxes add a fun decorative touch and are a great way to keep your everyday pieces beautifully displayed. If you’re an avid jewelry collector like us, opt for a jewelry box or armoire as a secondary storage space for the pieces you may not be reaching for every day. Choose from a variety of styles to fit with your decor!

Fun tipHere’s a trick to make sure your necklaces don’t get tangled when storing!

Dana Rebecca Designs Jewelry Storage ideas

1. Mirrored Storage Tray 2. Glass Display Box 3. Jewelry Tray Organizers 4. Black Jewelry Armoire 5. Trinket Dish

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