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Pretties for the sweaty ones.

Pretties for the sweaty ones.

We all have one (some of us may be one!). That buddy/relative/loved one who is always hitting the gym. Or the court. Or the "barre". Or the mat. Or the bike. Or that weird drumming class that's supposed to be killer for your core. Or maybe attempting aerial yoga. Or like, basically whatever and wherever because she loves to move and get real sweaty. 

 

But don't get it twisted. Just because they love to get their sweat on doesn't mean they don't want to wear pretties whilst doing it! You know what's great about our jewelry and that sweaty Betty lifestyle? Our jewelry is made to be lived in. Sweat in it, shower in it, play in it...whatever. It's the real deal and handle it all. 

 

As someone who lives life as the sweaty friend, I have included some of my personal favorite day to day pieces here, here, here, and here. These babies look as good on the court as they do off, and won't get in the way when trying to smash a ball/swim laps/drop it like it's hot/max out in the weight room...whatever. 

 

So take a peek and keep these in mind for the ones on your list who are perpetually in motion. 

 

Stay sweaty. 

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The Mountain Mama

The Mountain Mama

Does this get up look familiar? 

That friend/sister/cousin/mom/colleague that is like, ALWAYS itching to get outside? You know, that one? Well guess what! We've got the pretties for her, too. Just cause she knows where all the good hot springs are and dresses "adventure ready" doesn't mean she wouldn't like to rock some adorable jewels while she does all the things. 

Try thesethese, this, or maybe this as a starting point, but don't let our suggestions limit you. We have a TON of mountain mama approved adornments for you to peruse, so enjoy!  

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We've got a wishlist, baby!

Yes! Just in time for the holiday crazies, we have added a wishlist to make shopping (for you or by you!) just a little bit easier. Items can be added to your wish list from either the quick view page or the full listing (there's a little heart you click when in quick view, and an "add to wishlist" button in the full listings), and the you access the wishlist by clicking the "wishlist" button on the left of the page. Once a wish list is created, it can easily be shared by clicking on the "share wishlist" button. Yay! 

Watch the video below to see how it's done! 

 

 

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How to layer necklaces...and not lose your mind.

How to layer necklaces...and not lose your mind.

We've all been there. You see a beautiful gal in some Instagram ad with the perfect combination of layered, delicate goodness around her neck and feel inspired AF. So you pick out your favorite 2 or 3 necklaces and throw them on, feeling creative, proud, and super pretty. Until you feel like you're being choked to death because your exquisite ensemble has become a hot, tangled mess. While layered necklace perfection is still of on the horizon somewhere, we have found a few ways to make it a whole lot easier. 

First off, through much trial and error, we have found that necklaces with a "fixed" focal point (the charm doesn't move freely along the chain) tend to layer more easily. My guess is that the less movement there is overall among the necklaces, the less opportunity to take the train to tangle town. 

Second, it seems as though layering necklaces that have different styles and weights of chain results in less tangling. 

Third, and maybe this goes without saying, but you want to use necklaces that are different lengths, or at least clasped to result in them being different lengths. 

Finally, investing in a little multi strand clasp thingy (we now sell one here) is super helpful. It takes some getting used to, and keeping the necklaces organized while you hook them up can be tedious, but IT WORKS LIKE A CHARM. I've been wearing mine to make sure it was worth it, and trust me, it is. Even when working out, I can still be that super hot layered necklace lady, and so can you. 

Be well. 

Jamison

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What is gold filled, anyway?

What is gold filled, anyway?

Okay guys, this one's gonna be a little more in depth than some, but it's for good reason. We get asked, often, what gold filled is. Some people just want the short, to the point definition, while others are looking to get a little more down and dirty with the details. What I'm going to do here is give you both, and explain to you why it matters. 

Simply put, gold filled doesn't turn, rub off, and you can treat it like your solid 14k. It is considered a lifetime gold product. 

It is a thick layer (20 percent) of solid 14k gold that has been heat bonded to a base metal (think brass, copper etc). It is both the thickness of the layer and the process of heat bonding (as opposed to electro plating aka 'gold dipped' which we will tackle in another post regarding vermeil) that makes it last so much longer than other types of "solid gold alternatives". 

So, again, the reason we offer gold filled is that in the hierarchy of gold materials, it comes in second only to solid gold. Yes, we could use solid gold instead, but then we would have to charge a butt ton more for our work, and where's the fun in that? 

Be well.

Jamison 

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Determining Your Ring Size at Home

Determining Your Ring Size at Home

Under normal circumstances, it's pretty easy to get your ring sized. Go to a local jeweler | jewelry booth at the farmer's market | jeweler at an art festival etc, and ask to get your finger sized. We pull out our handy dandy ring sizer (unless we can't find it because our kid things they are just the most fun to play with), and bada bing, you know what size you need. 

Needless to say, today things are a little bit...different. Good news is that we found a great little "how to" situation here, that should be all you need. 

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Yes, we can help with that.

Yes, we can help with that.

It's a sad, yet familiar scene. You're putting the finishing touches on your totally bad-assical, inside out congruent ootd, and reach for the finishing touch; a little ear candy. BUT...one is missing. You look everywhere, and find a lot of other shiz (dust balls, expired winning scratch ticket, the credit card you thought you had cut up after doing a Dave Ramsey course) but no earrings. 

Fear not my friends! If the earrings in question were made by us, all you have to do is send us an email. More likely than not I will simply ask you to send us the surviving pretty so that the match can be perfection, and viola! You have a perfect pair again. 

We only charge for half of the original pair, because we love you like that. And we aren't turds. 

Be well, 

Jamison

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