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

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

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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How To Layer Your Necklaces

16 Sep

Dana Rebecca Designs How To Layer Your Necklaces

With mixed prints making their mark on the runway, who says you can’t do the same with your jewelry? Unexpected pairings of mixed metals and pendants create a modern, fresh look. Dana has made it her mission to design pieces that can be worn and loved each day – not sitting in a box reserved for a special occasion. While some may be hesitant to wear their bold pieces during the day, we love the mix of a striking piece paired with a delicate chain necklace. A cool & soft combo we have been reaching for lately is our Pink Sapphire Jennifer Ann pendant, layered with a Sylvie Rose Long Bar in rose gold. Just the right amount of sparkle for daytime looks and an easy transition to evening. What are some of your layering secrets?

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NYFW Street Style to Steal

9 Sep

Dana Rebecca Designs NYFW Street Style

Let’s face it – the best and most talked about part of NYFW is what everyone attending is wearing to the shows. The city that never sleeps holds true to its title as fashionistas alike swarm the city from show to show. The killer street style off the runway did not disappoint this year and has featured a few prominent trends – our favorite being the return to flat shoes. The juxtaposition of a polished outfit mixed with an athletic shoe or masculine oxford has given this Fashion Week a whole new look & something we thought we’d never see: comfort. Because who really ever survived a full week in 6 inch heels? Another trend leading the pack is menswear. Whether it’s a tuxedo styled blazer in a bright color or paired with a feminine dress, the key to mastering this trend is to keep it minimalistic. We’ve gathered some of our favorite get-up’s from NYFW so far. With a few more days left to go, we can’t wait to see more street style looks we want to steal!

Dana Rebecca Designs NYFW Street Style

Which looks and trends do you have your eye on?

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Join the DRD Team!

4 Sep

Dana Rebecca Designs Job Openings

We’re hiring! Dana Rebecca Designs, a fashion forward luxury jewelry company designed by Dana Gordon, is seeking a Shipping & Logistics Manager and a Controller / Accountant in the Chicago showroom to support the organization through the next phase of its growth.

Dana Rebecca Designs Job Opening Shipping Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION: This person will be a critical part of the team working closely with the Founder/CEO and sales team to ensure all wholesale customer orders are fulfilled in a timely and accurate manner and all customer requirements are met. The shipping and logistics manager will have primary day-to-day responsibility for managing all inbound and outbound logistics, including:  managing suppliers, ordering and receiving of product, inventory management, and packing. The ideal candidate is comfortable working with small growing companies and building the accounting and reporting systems needed to support growth.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of 5 years of shipping management experience, including some luxury goods or luxury retail experience
  • Ability to manage international suppliers
  • Experience working with large, high-end department stores, including managing the: packaging, labeling, and EDI requirements (specifically GSX – Active Catalog and Vendor Portal)
  • Experience building and maintaining account customer profiles to ensure that all shipping/tagging/payment, etc, directions are understood and followed
  • Ability to work closely with the sales team to establish production schedules and ordering / re-ordering protocol and processes
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with online e-commerce and POS systems is strongly preferred
  • Experience working in the jewelry and/or luxury business is a plus

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.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required; CPA is a plus

Dana Rebecca Designs Job Opening Controller Accountant

DESCRIPTION: This person will be a critical part of the management team working extensively with the founder and CEO. The controller will have primary day-to-day responsibility for managing and controlling all financial related activities of the company, including:  accounting, finance, forecasting, and tax compliance. The ideal candidate is comfortable working with small growing companies and building the accounting and reporting systems needed to support growth.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of 5 years of accounting; preferably managing the books of a small business Strong cash management skills, especially inventory management
  • Experience managing banking and third-party accountant relationships
  • Ability to lead the implementation of new accounting systems
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to create forecasts and reports
  • Experience with online ecommerce and POS systems is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with and ability to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Experience with a growing, luxury brand is a plus

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.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required; CPA is a plus

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to Info@danarebeccadesigns.com.

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Nikki Reed’s Emmy Look

2 Sep

Nikki Reed Emmys Dana Rebecca Designs

We’re still basking in the Emmy’s fashion fever! Nikki Reed hit the red carpet at the 2014 Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in LA wearing a teal Versace Fall 2014 dress. The added drama of the plunging neckline, cut-out’s, and side split created a head-turning look. A metallic Jimmy Choo clutch, side swept wavy locks, and our Lauren Joy studs finished off the look. Stacked side to side, Nikki rocked our LJ Large studs in black rhodium paired with Medium studs in white gold. These timeless pave studs will give every look that extra wow factor.

What did you think of Nikki’s red carpet look?

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Karl Lagerfeld in DRD

28 Aug

Karl Lagerfeld in Dana Rebecca Designs

What do you get when Moda Operandi teams up with Vogue.com to reimagine chic faces as their latest fine jewelry trunk show brands? A Karl Lagerfeld Dana Rebecca dream – something we thought we’d never see! Alongside familiar fashion faces such as Diana Vreeland and Grace Coddington, Karl was decked out in DRD bling, with our Carly Michelle black diamond rings & Sylvie Rose bar studs as his signature shades. “We were looking for creative ways to highlight fine jewelry and I wanted to push the parameters of how we could represent the pieces from trunk shoes and take it further,” said Moda’s associate art director, Christopher Reidy. This mix of fine jewelry and florals easily made our day!

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Push Present Gift Ideas

26 Aug

Dana Rebecca Designs Push Present Gift Ideas

There’s something special about a Push Present that is different from other milestone gifts. It should be sentimental, symbolic, and a gift that is worn with love on a daily basis. We’re big believers in custom Push Presents that represent the little one. Whether you plan on having one child or a soccer team of kiddos, the gift should be special for the birth of each child. We’re here to help you find the perfect keepsake!

  • INITIAL CUFF: Wearing your new baby’s initials on your arm will bring you smiles each day.
  • CARLY MICHELLE BRACELET: Pink for a girl or blue for a boy, you can engrave your little one’s initials or just the birth date to remember that very special day.
  • MELISSA LOUISE BANDS: Pink, blue, or even yellow if you plan on waiting to find out the sex. This is the perfect ring to wear on its own or stack with your engagement ring to symbolize your growing family.
  • ANNA BETH STUDS: An everyday adornment, our classic stud or starburst shape are available in an array of colors.
  • MARGO ASHLEY STUDSA sweet & delicate diamond touch to celebrate your new bundle of joy.
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