Personalize Your Gift

18 Nov

Dana Rebecca Designs Custom Initial Jewelry

Jump start your holiday shopping with our custom initial jewelry! Whether worn alone or stacked with additional pieces, the simplicity of a personal touch appeals to anyone looking for a fresh take on initial jewelry. Jewelry holds a rare, intrinsic sentiment that is hard to duplicate with any other gift. Order our custom initial cuff or ring now to receive in time for the holidays! A classic concept with just the right amount of edge. Having trouble deciding which initials to get? We’ve put together a few ideas to get you started:

SPOUSE: Get your significant others initials, or the first letter of each of your names. An understated way to show your love!

KIDS: Whether you’re looking for a suitable ‘push present’ or just want to spoil yourself, our custom cuff is the perfect keepsake of your child’s initials and can be worn with both casual and dressy attire – practical for a mom on the go!

YOUR OWN: Let’s face it! We all love a good monogrammed piece. Proudly show your own initials, layered with other cuffs.

XO: Can’t commit to any initials? Sold at Bloomingdales and some of our other retailers, this simple diamond XO is sure to turn heads!

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DRD Bride: Annie Showalter

13 Nov

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Annie Showalter

A love story close to our hearts! Get a sneak peek into our Account Executive Annie’s Chicago bash, filled with fun, non-stop laughter and jams provided by The Gold Coast All Stars. Definitely one for the books!

THE COUPLE: Adam and I are from the same hometown. He is 5 years older and I always had a crush on him growing up. When I was 19, (finally old enough), we reconnected one afternoon. I was going to hang out with mutual friends and he was grilling in his backyard in a white tee and the coolest pair of Dior sunglasses I’ve ever seen. I immediately tried on his sunglasses and asked if I could borrow them. I gave him my number and we went on our first date 2 days later. The rest is history!

THE PARTY: Our ceremony was at St. Clement in Lincoln Park. We had a traditional Catholic ceremony, followed by a reception at the Chicago Illuminating Company in the South Loop. Our venue was an old lighting warehouse turned event space. The space was the perfect blank canvas! Our colors were blush and champagne with a hint of navy. We wanted our theme to be very soft and elegant with some earthy details on the tables like driftwood and votive candles.

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Annie Showalter

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Annie Showalter

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: I found the “Sofia” dress by Matthew Christopher at my first appointment and knew it was the dress I would walk down the aisle in. The underlining was a subtle champagne color, so gold shoes were the way to go. I found the Marilyn Monroe peep toe slingback and have worn them many times since my wedding day. I accessorized with pink quartz Anna Beth earrings for an elegant, easy touch and I was thrilled when my wedding day gift from Adam also came in a DRD box. Per my grandmother’s request, I also added in a fun hairpiece from BHLDN for an extra special detail.

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Annie Showalter


I wanted earrings that enhanced my own features instead of competing with them. Also, it was important for them to be something I could easily wear again. My initial cuff was a surprise day-of wedding gift from my husband with both of our first initials, A & A. I kept my Cartier Love bracelet that my dad bought me when I was 18 as my “something old”, as I never take it off.


I wear my initial cuff everyday paired with my Cartier love bracelet! I also wear my Anna Beth earrings with anything from a T-shirt and jeans to an evening dress. They are the perfect neutral studs to transition from day to night.

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Annie Showalter

Photos by Ryan Timm Photography

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How to Wear: Luxe Layers

12 Nov

Dana Rebecca Designs How to Layer Necklaces

It’s no secret – we love to layer, and we’ve made it easy by offering many of our necklaces in 16 and 18 inch chain lengths. (Simply choose from the drop-down menu on the product page.) Pair one of our classic mini necklaces with a second dainty diamond piece in a different length for a lovely layered look. Unexpected pairings of pendants and mixed metals create an unusual, stylized statement. Tell us in the comments below which layering combination is your go-to!

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Share How You Wear!

6 Nov

Dana Rebecca Designs 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. 

Left to right: Nothing better than receiving a DRD box! Remy Solon agrees! | Jena Gambaccini of ChiCityFashion adds a healthy dose of gold to her all black ensemble with our Sylvie Rose Long Bar Ring with black diamonds – a fashion-lover’s ideal statement ring! | A cool ring made for a cool girl! Eva Daiberl, creative behind Miss Renaissance, packs a punch with this yellow gold stunner. “Watch out Chicago – this ring is as dangerous as it is beautiful!” | Molly nails the layered look with our go-to Lauren Joy Mini Necklace. A delicate piece we’re never without!

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

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Citrine’s Shining Moment

4 Nov

November birthstone citrine dana rebecca designs

November babies, it’s your time to shine! Fitting right in with Fall’s warm trend, November’s birthstone, citrine, can be found in a variety of shades ranging from a pastel yellow to a deep orange. Known as the “healing quartz,” it is believed to support vitality and health and bring energy to the wearer. Symbolizing strength and hope, citrine jewelry makes the perfect gift for anyone, no matter what the occasion! The gem’s faceted surface reflects light from all angles and creates a polished finish to everyday outfits. Try our  Jennifer Yamina necklace or studs to add a delicate but luxurious accent or the Lindsay Allison drop earring for an edgy statement.

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Cynthia Rose Exclusive Offer

30 Oct

Dana Rebecca Designs Discount Cynthia Rose Exclusive Offer

Brighten up your wardrobe by adding a little sparkle! For a limited time only, treat yourself to an exclusive offer on our new Cynthia Rose collection. Complete with geometric pendants and studs, these contemporary additions are subtle enough for everyday wear. The 16 inch chain makes the necklace impressive as a stand-alone piece but also makes a stunning statement when layered with other delicate chains. Choose from white, yellow, or rose gold and use code CYNTHIAROSEBLOG to receive 15% off. Offer valid until midnight CST, November 6, 2014.

Dana Rebecca Designs Discount Cynthia Rose Exclusive Offer

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Fall’s Jewel Tone Palette

28 Oct

Fall Jewel Tones

The temps may be dropping, but we’re experiencing a warming trend with rich, bold jewel tones! Ruby, garnet, citrine, sapphire, emerald, and amethyst are welcome alternatives to the basic black and gray hues often donned during cooler months. If going bold is a big step for you, start small with our autumn-appropriate accessories. Our Jennifer Yamina necklaces in various gemstones and richly colored studs add a delicate but luxurious accent to your fall ensemble.

Will you be adding jewel tones to your Fall wardrobe? Let us know in the comments below!

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Long Bar: Dressy to Casual

21 Oct

Dana Rebecca Designs Long Bar Necklace

Our coveted Sylvie Rose bar collection is the essence of the brand’s luxuriously classic aesthetic. Never reserved just for special occasions, the beauty of our dainty pieces lies in their wearable nature and multi-functional use. Our best-selling Long Bar Necklace is a celebrity favorite, seen most recently on Chrissy Teigen and Vanessa Hudgens. Truly showcasing the necklace’s day-to-night use, these two beauties put their own twist on the classic piece. Vanessa Hudgens attended Global Green USA’s 10th Anniversary Gorgeous & Green Gala in San Francisco in a stunning Diane von Furstenberg satin wrap dress. Styled with layered gold accessories, the look was perfected with Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals. To celebrate the grand opening of UNIQLO in Los Angeles, Chrissy Teigen, alongside many familiar faces, opted for a casual yet chic look. She dressed up her crisp white button-down and skinny jeans with delicate jewelry and metallic heels. From gala’s to laid-back looks, both stunned in our Long Bar Necklace.

Who wore it better – Vanessa Hudgens or Chrissy Teigen?

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Layering Season is Here!

17 Oct

Dana Rebecca Designs fall outfit

Cashmere Cardigan | Skinny Jeans | Epaulette Top | Cashmere Scarf | Floppy Hat | Chloe Satchel | Ankle Booties | Sophia Ryan Wavy Rings | Lauren Joy Disc Rings | Rachel Beth Studs

Our longtime favorite mantra: layer, layer, layer! Fall holds a special place in our heart because we get to take our extreme love for layering to a whole new level – and we’re not just talking about your jewels. Work with existing pieces in your wardrobe and throw a jacket and/or your favorite tights into the mix. (Recycling is always a plus in our book!) Change up your everyday look with bold and complementary hues. Fall jewel tones like burgundy and deep greens add a touch of vibrance to an otherwise ordinary outfit. Play up your cool weather pieces by adding fun accessories in all the right places. Whether it’s a pop of color with your handbag, a menswear-inspired flair with a pair of oxfords, or a perfectly curated ring stack, it’s all in the details!

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Lauren Conrad’s Bridesmaid Gifts

14 Oct

Lauren Conrad Necklace Dana Rebecca Designs

Surrounded by 10 very special ladies at her side, Lauren Conrad said “I do” to William Tell. From the bachelorette party to the bridal shower, these girls planned and celebrated with her for months. So, how did she show them her appreciation? From our Sylvie Rose necklace to wear on the wedding day to a romper and robe for getting ready, Lauren dishes on the package she put together for each of her bridesmaids on her blog (full article here). 

“There’s nothing I love more than rose gold. I fell in love with this dainty necklace by Dana Rebecca a while ago, so I gave one to each of my bridesmaids. They loved the necklace so much that all of my ‘maids ended up wearing it to the wedding.”

There’s nothing more special than adding a personal touch to thank your bridal party. Lauren has been a long-time DRD supporter and we’re so happy she chose DRD to be a part of her big day!

Dana Rebecca Designs Lauren Conrad's Bridesmaid Gifts Wedding

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Fall Layering

7 Oct

Fall Layering Dana Rebecca Designs

Autumn is our favorite time of the year! (and not just for the Pumpkin Spice Lattes). With the temps dropping, it’s all about piling on the layering. To play up the seasonal hues, try a pop of color with our Lindsay Allison statement earrings, or add just a hint of sparkle on top of your cool weather pieces with our Allison Joy bar necklace. Whether we’re pairing sweaters with scarves or creating the perfect ring stack, we say the more the merrier.

Your turn to dish! What’s your favorite part about Fall?

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Everyday Sparkle

30 Sep

Dana Rebecca Designs Everyday Diamond Stud

Simple yet eye-catching earrings are the perfect accessories: dressed up or down, worn alone, or even paired with other complimentary designs. Whether you find yourself loving a classic disc shape like our Lauren Joy or a fresh geometric style like our new Jennifer Yamina or Emily Sarah, each pair is unique and will transition from season-to-season. DRD studs are available in diamonds and other gemstones set in white, rose, or yellow golds and black rhodium. Mix and match our dainty or statement designs to emulate the trend that has undoubtedly introduced a whole new way to accessorize!

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DRD Bride: Sabrina Strelitz Weiss

23 Sep

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Sabrina Strelitz

As a stylist and former accessories editor at InStyle, it’s easy to see why Sabrina’s big day was nothing short of perfection.

THE COUPLE: We met in college at GWU in D.C.  One of his good friends from home was my next door neighbor in our dorm freshman year and we all became very good friends. We started dating after we all graduated and I was living in NY working for InStyle and he was in Providence working for his family business. We dated long distance for about 4 years before we became engaged and I moved to Rhode Island.

THE PARTY: We had about 160 ppl at our wedding, which was at a saltwater farm overlooking the bay in Bristol, RI. Our Black Tie reception was in a beautiful Sperry sailcloth tent which has almost a 1920’s circus feel. We had lanterns of all types hanging from the tent ceiling and long farm tables covered in candlelight, beachwood vines, mercury glass and flowers. Our head table was covered in hydrangeas that flowed off the table onto the floor. We had a live band and everyone danced all night. Toward the end of the night, everyone enjoyed our dessert bar which had all types of candy, momofuku milk bar truffles, churros, cotton candy and more treats.

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Sabrina Strelitz

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Sabrina Strelitz

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: My dress was one of the first things I did, even before booking the venue. Its called the “Esther” dress and it was A-line, had layers and layers of lace, and a delicate cowl neck. My shoes were black and white lace peep-toe booties from Chanel – not your traditional bridal shoe but I feel like you have to have fun with your shoes. (Since nobody really sees them, they’re basically for you!) I wore gold Dana Rebecca Shonna Drew drop earrings, which definitely made the look. My bouquet was all whites and greens, very subtle and elegant. It was wrapped in a piece of lace from my mom’s wedding dress which I loved.

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Sabrina Strelitz Wedding

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Sabrina Strelitz


I wanted a vintage yet modern/classic look that would be timeless as I look back at my wedding day each year. Dana Rebecca was the exact right fit for this!

Photos by Corbin Gurkin

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Gwen Stefani’s Cool Girl Style

18 Sep

Dana Rebecca Designs Lauren Joy Studs Gwen Stefani Style

Gwen Stefani is the ultimate cool girl & one of Hollywood’s hottest moms. What’s her secret? She gets acupuncture treatments almost every day, and has been doing so since before the birth of her son Apollo. While we like to think we pull off “running errands” effortlessly, Gwen takes casual glam to a new level as she steps out to her appointment. And, we love how affordable her style is! What could easily be mistaken for high-end, she rocked a $78 Aqua black and white mesh sweater, balancing cold-weather comfort with style. She vamped up her casual look with a pair of boyfriend jeans, black and white strappy heels and a metallic silver clutch, both from her own L.A.M.B collection. Gwen finished off her sporty rocker look with our Lauren Joy Medium Studs, in black rhodium & black diamonds – adding just the right amount of edge to any outfit.

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