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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Shine on, February babies!

10 Feb

Dana Rebecca Designs February Birthstone Amethyst Jewelry

We’re here to celebrate you, February babies! This is your month and what better way to make it all about you than to shine bright in your birthstone, amethyst! A meditative and calming stone, this beautiful violet quartz is believed to provide calm, balance, patience and peace. Symbolizing protection and spiritual growth, amethyst makes for the perfect gift! Warm up the winter month by adding a small dose of the gem with our Jennifer Yamina necklace and studs or go bold with our Lindsay Allison Cuff Earrings. Each will add a luxurious touch, helping you shine throughout the year!

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Lauren Joy Necklace Sizes

5 Feb

Dana Rebecca Designs Lauren Joy Necklace Sizes Dainty Diamond Jewelry

Every woman needs a staple piece of jewelry in her collection and our Lauren Joy necklaces are just that! Available in four different sizes – mini, medium, large and extra large – there’s more than enough sparkle for everyone. This classic round pavé diamond disc pendant will lend a healthy dose of diamonds to any look, whether you’re looking for a dainty day-to-day piece or something to light up the room at your next special occasion.

A piece all of our clients simply “live in,” our best-selling Lauren Joy Mini (5 millimeters in diameter) can be worn alone for a small touch of glam or layered with other delicate chains for a more dramatic look. The Lauren Joy Medium (8 millimeters in diameter) and Large (10 millimeters in diameter) necklaces are definitely more noticeable but still works as an everyday piece regardless of size. While the Mini to Large options are a flat disc, our Extra Large is a dome-shaped design and packs a punch! Featuring the same size pendant as the Large but with larger diamonds, it is the perfect necklace to take your evening looks to the next level.

Which size is your go-to? Shop all Lauren Joy Necklaces here.

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You’re a gem! Treat yourself.

3 Feb

Dana Rebecca Designs Valentine's Day Gift Guide Jewelry

Whether you plan on treating yourself to something you’ve had your eye on for quite some time or dropping a few not-so-subtle hints to your significant other, we have you covered! After all, you deserve it. Create your wish list directly on our site and get what you really want. And if you want our input, we didn’t leave you hanging. We’ve put together a list of our favorite picks to get you started. Don’t forget to share the love on our Instagram with #DanaRebecca. 

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Say Hello to Marsala!

29 Jan

Pantone Color of the Year Marsala Dana Rebecca Designs Gemstone Jewelry

Say hello to the Pantone Color of the Year 2015, marsala! This earthy wine reddish-brown is perfect for every look from dusk until dinner. Jewels are a great way to incorporate deep neutrals, like marsala, into your everyday ensemble. Our Cynthia Rose Hoops add a pop of color and are a fresh take on a hoop earring – an unexpected but beautiful touch. For more earthy options, choose from our Lindsay Allison Stud Earrings available in rhodolite garnet featuring a purple hue or the smoky quartz in a gorgeous chocolate brown. Both versions of this simplistic yet stunning earring can add a small touch of color to your look.

Pantone Color of the Year Marsala Dana Rebecca Designs Gemstone Jewelry

In addition to jewels, add some marsala with a deep, bold lip. Pick a pinky brown for easy day looks and a red wine hue to add a little drama for the evening.

Dana Rebecca Designs Pantone Color of the Year Marsala Gemstone Jewelry

1. Bite Beauty: Luminous Creme Lipstick in Musk | 2. NARS: Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bahama | 3. Bobbi Brown: Lip Color in Rum Raisin | 4. Yves Saint Laurent: Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in 29 Rose Forreau

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SHARE HOW YOU WEAR!

27 Jan

Dana Rebecca Instagram Favorites Jewelry Photos

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: Well played, boyfriend! Victoria had one sparkly Christmas! | We love a good red carpet sneak peek! Kelly Osbourne dripping in DRD at the SAG Awards, styled by the fabulous Caley Rinker. | This layered look is a go-to. “When I come to work I wear zero makeup and zero jewelry, except for these 2 babies. #nevertakethemoff.” | Diamond studs take a new form with our geometric designs. Take a look over at London Jewelers!

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

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Happy Birthday, January Babies!

15 Jan

Dana Rebecca Designs January Birthstone Garnet

Happy birthday, January babies! It’s your shining moment. In contrast to the cold month, January’s warm and bright birthstone, garnet, is believed to light up the night and protect its owner during travel. Garnet’s mystical powers also symbolize eternal friendship and loyalty, making it a great gift for anyone! Derived from the word “granatum” meaning pomegranate, the gemstone can be found in a variety of shades ranging from black to vibrant red’s and green’s. The gem’s faceted surface reflects light from all angles, creating a polished finish and eye-catching effect. Warm up your look by trying our Jennifer Yamina necklace or studs to add a delicate but luxurious accent or the Lindsay Allison Cuff Earring for an edgy statement.

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DRD Bride: Nicole Shamis

13 Jan

Dana Rebecca Designs Nicole Shamis Bridal Jewelry

THE COUPLE: Ben and I met through mutual friends. My best friend was dating (and is now married to) Ben’s roommate. We were always around each other and realized we got along really well. Ben took me on our first date to La Madia, which is where we celebrated our engagement with our families three years later!

THE PARTY: Our wedding was at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. The ballroom had a vintage glamour vibe that was just perfect for what we envisioned for our big day. The chuppah held three chandeliers and was draped in gray to match the bridesmaid’s dresses. We had a lot of mercury glass accents throughout the space and pops of soft pink. My favorite parts were the personal accents, like the wedding photos we had of family members on the place card table. The music and guests really made the party. We had the Larry King Orchestra, who were amazing, and our friends and family danced all night long. We had just under 300 people at the wedding. Ben is from Ohio and my Mom is originally from New York which meant a lot of travel for our guests. We are so appreciative that they made the trip just to celebrate with us!

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Nicole Shamis Bridal Jewelry

Dana Rebecca Designs Nicole Shamis Bridal Jewelry

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: As soon as I put on the Monique Llhulier Crème Brulee dress in the honey color, I knew it was my wedding dress. It had the exact old world glamorous feel that I was looking for. I wore metallic Jimmy Choo slingback shoes, which went perfectly with the honey color of the dress. I wore my grandmother’s pearl and diamond bangle as my “something old” and the Anna Beth pink quartz earrings to add a timeless elegance to the look. The earrings were the inspiration for the color palette of the flowers at the wedding.

Dana Rebecca Designs Nicole Shamis Bridal Jewelry

Dana Rebecca Designs Nicole Shamis Bridal Jewelry

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

When I went to look for wedding jewelry, everyone pushed me towards dangly earrings, but I knew that just wasn’t me. I absolutely love the uncomplicated beauty of the Anna Beth pink quartz earrings. They are timeless, elegant and easy – exactly what I wanted for my wedding day.

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

I wear my Anna Beth pink quartz earrings all the time. They go with everything! They can be worn daily to work or for a formal occasion. They are the absolute best choice that I could have made for my wedding day and everyday after.

Dana Rebecca Designs Nicole Shamis Bridal Jewelry

Photos by Jai Girard

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Jewelry Resolutions to Keep

7 Jan

Dana Rebecca Designs New Year Jewelry Resolutions

It’s that time of year! Feeling motivated and determined to stay on course, but, let’s be honest – how many New Year’s resolutions have you kept past January? We’re with you. With 365 new days to make and stick to goals, we’re making one easy for you: taking better care of your jewelry! DRD pieces are meant to be worn, loved and shared each day – not placed in a box, waiting for a special occasion. To extend the life of your jewelry, please follow these few easy tips & tricks:

  • Take off your jewelry before your daily rituals such as: showering, lotion, perfume, etc.
  • Leave your jewelry at home before engaging in strenuous activities such as working out.
  • Do not wear your jewelry to the beach or the 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 assure the chain does not tangle or knot.

Traveling with your jewelry? Check out our tips!

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DRD Best of 2014

31 Dec

Dana Rebecca Designs Jewelry Best of 2014 Happy New Year

We are so grateful for all of our success in 2014 and thankful for your love & support this year. From expanding the DRD team to welcoming a new baby into the world, Lauren Conrad breaking the internet to Angeline Jolie living in her Lauren Joy Medium Studs, it’s been quite the ride! And now, a fresh 365 days to play with. Wishing you a prosperous (and sparkly) New Year. Cheers!

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What To Wear New Year’s Eve

23 Dec

Dana Rebecca Designs New Year's Eve Outfit

Faux Fur Jacket | Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick | YSL Metallic Shoulder Bag | Jennifer Yamina Gemstone Necklace | Sylvie by the Yard Necklace | Jaclyn Leigh Ring | Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandal | Burgundy Jumpsuit

If there’s one night to pull out all the stops & bring out the sparkles, it’s New Year’s Eve! Whether you’re planning a night out, dinner with friends, or something in between, there is no such thing as overdressing for the occasion.The unofficial metallic party dress is an almost-required go-to but we suggest trying one of our favorite new party pieces, the jumpsuit, for a festive twist. Add an extra luxe touch to the plunging neckline of this burgundy gem by layering our Jennifer Yamina necklace with the delicate & versatile Sylvie by the Yard. Finish the look off with a bold lip!

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