Stack Studs Like a Pro

27 Aug

Dana Rebecca Designs How to Layer Earrings Kristyn Kylie Gemstone Studs

Multiple piercings and layered earrings are having a major moment and we can’t help gushing each time we see a perfectly curated stack in our Instagram feed. Dressed up or down, don’t be afraid to mix metals and get creative. When putting together your look, try a combination of dainty studs and delicate huggies or adding a playful pop of color to make it your own. Our newly added Kristyn Kylie gemstone studs have quickly become our favorite go-to. Designed in a boomerang shape, the unique mix of gold and sapphires is a fun alternative to your everyday studs. What’s your favorite way to stack your sparkle?

Dana Rebecca Designs How to Layer Earrings Kristyn Kylie Gemstone Studs

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From Yoga to the Red Carpet

25 Aug

Charlize Theron Dana Rebecca Earrings Diamond Huggies

Your jewelry should make you feel as comfortable as your favorite t-shirt and as amazing as your little black dress. We’re always humbled to see celebrities in our jewels day in and day out but nothing makes us happier than seeing the DRD girl truly living in them. From yoga class to the red carpet, our versatile pieces go where you go. Meet Charlize’s new go-to earring, our newly added Sarah Leah huggie. Designed to sit up against the ear hugging the lobe, the central triangular cutout adds an edgy twist, taking any and every look  to the next level. A sure-fire hit, you won’t want to take them off!

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Shop Our New Must-Haves

20 Aug

Dana Rebecca Designs Fine Jewelry New Arrivals Rose Gold Jewelry Geometric Diamond Jewelry

We’re currently all about playing with different textures and shapes, finding creative and edgy new ways to layer and keeping our jewels fresh from season to season. Create a look that’s uniquely yours with our delicate and geometric pieces for an effortlessly cool look. From dainty gemstone studs to sandblasted pendants made for easy layering, there’s something for everyone. Treat yourself to a new piece – you deserve it!

Dana Rebecca Designs Fine Jewelry New Arrivals

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

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Jewelry Care at Home

13 Aug

Dana Rebecca Designs How to Clean Jewelry

Cleaning jewelry finds itself towards the bottom of everyone’s to-do list but we have an easy and simple at home solution to keep your diamonds shining bright — dish soap! Mix 1 teaspoon of dish soap + 1 quart of warm water in a bowl and place your jewelry in, allowing it to soak for 10-15 minutes. Remove any buildup by gently rubbing with a soft bristle toothbrush. Rinse and dry using a towel or polishing cloth, and you’ll be happy you did so!

To further extend the life of your jewelry, we recommend these few tips & tricks:

  • Take your jewelry off before your daily beauty rituals (shower, perfume, etc.)
  • Leave your jewelry at home when heading to your next yoga or spin class.
  • Do not wear your jewelry to the beach or pool to avoid exposure to harsh chemicals.
  • Exposure to makeup, oil, and dyes can diminish the sparkle of your jewelry.
  • Your jewels need their beauty sleep, too. Before bedtime, lay your jewelry out flat.
  • For necklaces, clasp the necklace when removing it to ensure the chain does not tangle or knot.

Traveling with your jewelry? Check out our tips!

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Office Favorites: Kelsey

6 Aug

Dana Rebecca Designs 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 shipping & logistics manager, Kelsey, is giving us major ear envy with her perfectly curated ear cuff. Mixing classic pieces with an edgy twist, she pairs our Jennifer Yamina hexagon stud and huggie hoop with a sleek Sylvie Rose bar earring.

Dana Rebecca Designs Kelsey Pedigo How to Stack Earrings

A cool alternative to your everyday studs! Shifting toward delicate pairings and studs of all sizes, eye-catching combinations are the ‘it’ go-to accessory. Play with different shapes and textures to create a unique and unexpected stack. GET THE LOOK below!

Dana Rebecca Designs How to Stack Earrings

Left to right: Jennifer Yamina Earring | Jennifer Yamina Huggies | Sylvie Rose Bar Earring

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Currently Coveting Cutouts

4 Aug

Dana Rebecca Designs Cutout Jewelry Trend

This season we’re all about playing up linear cuts, geometric designs and showing a flash of flesh for added drama. Laser cut patterns and little glimpses of skin have marked their staying power on the runways and we’re adding to the balance of edgy and feminine with our coveted cutout pieces. From delicate studs to architecturally intricate rings with peek-a-boo windows, these striking conversation starters will add a high dose of interest to everyday looks. We’ve rounded up our favorite additions to take your jewelry game to the next level – check them out below!

Dana Rebecca Designs Cutout Jewelry Trend

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Get Lollapalooza Ready!

30 Jul

Dana Rebecca Designs Lollapalooza Music Festival Outfit Ideas

Kathryn Lynn Necklace | Wool Fedora | Lindsay Allison Ring | Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish | Saint Laurent Booties | Denim Dress | Wildfox Sunglasses | Jennifer Yamina Huggies | Jerome Dreyfuss Crossbody

Festival season has arrived and we know everyone is on the hunt for the perfect pieces for Lollapalooza – because let’s face it, it’s never just about the music. Dedicating your look to neutral warm pieces and mixing with different textures keeps things minimal and interesting. We paired this Current Elliott denim dress with the “it” shoe of the season, Saint Laurent suede booties, our Kathryn Lynn Bar Necklace and Jennifer Yamina Diamond Huggies. A large fedora and leather fringe bag add the final touches to this chic festival ensemble.

Who are you looking forward to see during Lolla? Let us know and share your festival looks with us by tagging #Danarebecca!

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DRD BRIDE: Leslie Fogel

28 Jul

Dana Rebecca Bride Leslie Fogel Chicago Wedding

THE COUPLE: Larry and I both went to the University of Michigan but he was a few years older than I, so we did not know each other very well at school (outside of the fact that I knew he was an identical twin!). A year after I graduated college one of my best friends from U of M was in town for her older brother’s birthday party – which coincidentally Larry was also at (he was home for winter break from law school). We started talking that night and continued to keep in touch when he went back to school in Madison that semester. When he was back in Chicago for the summer, we decided to make things official. We did long distance (or mid-distance as we like to call it since Chicago/Madison really aren’t that far) for 2 years before he graduated and moved back to Chicago.

Dana Rebecca Bride Leslie Fogel Chicago Wedding

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Leslie Fogel Chicago Wedding Bridal Jewelry

THE PARTY: Our venue was a blank slate so we got to customize the space which was exactly what I wanted. As the venue was all-white, I wanted to keep a clean, sleek and sophisticated look, but with pops of color. We used a bright pink as an accent color to bring the room to life alongside lucite candles, oversized lamps and underlit boxwood topiaries. Our band, Larry King Orchestra, kept the dance floor jam packed all night. People were dancing up a storm so the late-night treat of Lou Malnati’s pizza was a hit! I couldn’t have dreamed of a better night.

Dana Rebecca Bride Leslie Fogel Chicago Wedding Bridal Jewelry

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: I fell in love with my Amsale dress the second I saw it. It was classic but with an edge and fit the vibe of our venue so well. As the dress was a statement, I wanted to keep everything else classic and chose a classic gold strap sandal by Joie and jewelry by DRD and Alexis Bittar to complement the dress. I wanted to feel like myself on the big day so kept my hair in loose natural waves.

Dana Rebecca Bride Leslie Fogel Chicago Wedding Bridal Jewelry

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

I wanted to select pieces I knew I would wear beyond the wedding. The Anna Beth earrings are beautiful, yet also classic enough to wear every day (which I do!).

Dana Rebecca Bride Leslie Fogel Chicago Wedding Bridal Jewelry
TELL US YOUR PLANS FOR YOUR DRD PIECES AFTER THE WEDDING.

I wear my Sophia Ryan gold band regularly sandwiched between two eternity bands. I love the mix of metals, people always complement me on my ring stack!

NEXT PIECE ON YOUR WISH LIST?

I am loving the Sylvie Rose by the Yard necklace! Seems like the perfect layering piece – or I would love to add another bridal eternity band to the collection!

Photos by Robyn Rachel Photography

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What to Wear: Wedding Guest

16 Jul

Dana Rebecca Designs what to wear to a wedding

1. Anna Beth Studs 2. Self Portrait Dress 3. Edie Parker Clutch 4 & 5. Jennifer Yamina Rings 6. Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandal 7. Essie Sheer Nail Polish 8. Nars Blush in Orgasm

With wedding season in full swing, the dilemma on what to wear has begun to plague us. This neutral look with a pop of color will leave you feeling nothing less than fabulous. The romantic mood of the lace and touches of bright pastels are a guaranteed hit, including accents of glam with our Jennifer Yamina rings and Anna Beth studs to complete the look. Keep your look sweet and subtle with a nude mani and cheeks to match!

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Dana Rebecca Internship

14 Jul

Dana Rebecca Designs Internship Fine Jewelry Fashion Intern Chicago

Join our team! We are always looking for driven and passionate interns to participate in our internship program. The program is specifically designed to introduce students and recent graduates to showroom operations, in the area of fashion and lifestyle. We are now accepting applications to fill two internship roles in our Chicago office.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be a student or recent college graduate. This is an unpaid internship but interns may receive credit if an agreement is made between Dana Rebecca Designs and the college or university. Interns are expected to work a minimum of three days a week from the hours of 9AM to 5PM during the three month internship.

Dana Rebecca Jewelry Internship Social Media Chicago

DESCRIPTION: This is an opportunity for a charismatic and detail-oriented person to receive hands on experience, while our small staff allows you to see all aspects of the company: sales, e-commerce, PR pulls, and private clients. Duties include: assisting with online orders, merchandising showroom cases, organizing shipping supplies, preparing orders for department store accounts, and administrative tasks as needed.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to Lauren at lauren@danarebeccadesigns.com.

Dana Rebecca Jewelry Internship Social Media Chicago

DESCRIPTION: This individual will work closely with the Director of Social Media to bring the brand personality to life across multiple social media channels. The social media intern will be responsible for blog content creation and conceptualizing ideas/graphics for posts. Duties include: researching new platforms and trends, assisting with contests/promotions, writing product descriptions and photographing new pieces, and continuously brainstorming new ways to style and showcase the products while delivering a consistent “voice” to our audience.

DESIRED SKILLS: We’re seeking a self-starter ready to “roll up your sleeves” in an entrepreneurial setting, with strong interpersonal skills and a creative drive. Previous social media, photography, and Photoshop experience is a plus.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume, cover letter and one writing sample to Merisa at merisa@danarebeccadesigns.com.

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HOW TO: Emily Sarah Bands

7 Jul

Dana Rebecca Designs How to stack rings

Creating a lust-worthy ring ensemble is essential when it comes to stacking rings. Pairing unique and striking designs is a must! Our Emily Sarah Eternity Band can hold its own if worn alone or double the impact by interlocking two bands. This striking conversation starter will add a high dose of luxury to everyday looks. Pair with any of our delicate diamond bands for an effortlessly cool look & a great way to up your ring routine. The Melissa Louise Eternity Band and Sophia Ryan Stacking Bands add our signature detail and act as the perfect accent. Do not shy away from mixing metals! Take a look at some of our favorite looks below for inspiration. The possibilities are endless!

Dana Rebecca Designs How to stack rings

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Star-Studded Fourth

30 Jun

Dana Rebecca Designs 4th of July Outfit Ideas

The Fourth of July is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year – synonymous with burgers and popsicles while the festivity requires celebrations outdoors, soaking up the summer sun and enjoying a cold beverage with family and friends. For all your patriotic activities, we have your perfect ensemble. A mixed patterned dress and espadrille sandals paired with our Aria Selene triangle necklace and Julianne Himiko studs make for a festive look. Whether you are going to be sitting on the grass by the lake, hanging out at the beach or enjoying an old fashioned BBQ, we hope you have a safe and happy Fourth!

1. Felt Hat 2. Floral Shirtdress 3. Aria Selene Necklace 4. Prada Sunglasses 5. Zimmerman Sandals 6. Chloe Shoulder Bag 7. Julianne Himiko Studs 8. Chanel Polish in Laque Rouge

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Shop Office Favorites

23 Jun

Dana Rebecca Office Favorites

If you follow along on our Instagram, you know we’re big fans of a good stacking situation. With new pieces coming in weekly, we’re always thinking of fun and creative ways to layer our jewels. Office fun fact: We all just got our 2nd ear piercing recently to add more DRD to our own personal collections! (Talk about dedication, right?) We’ve rounded up a few office favorites for you to shop directly below! What’s your favorite combination?

Dana Rebecca Office Favorites Diamond Jewelry

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Must Read: InStyle July Issue

16 Jun

Zoe Saldana Instyle Summer Trends Rose Gold Jewelry Trend

Have you picked up the July issue of InStyle? If you haven’t heard by now, it’s rosé season (& we’re not just talking about champagne!) The #yeswayrose hashtag has taken over Instagram and InStyle has taken note, highlighting out-of-the-box rosé-inspired pieces to add to your looks now. Making the list in their “What’s Now: Pink Party” piece is our Aria Selene Multi Band Ring, perfect for everyday wear. Designed in an organic shape, the natural movement makes this ring a must-have luxurious accent.

InStyle Summer Trends Rose Gold Jewelry Trend Lauren Conrad Bridesmaid Gift

Aside from rosé season, it’s also wedding season & Lauren Conrad spills her secrets for staying calm as the big day approaches, dishing advice on personal touches to no-fail gifts for bridesmaids. From our Sylvie Rose necklace to wear on the wedding day to a romper and robe for getting ready, Lauren put together the perfect bridesmaid package for each of her ladies!

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