THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME

May 7th, 2014 / by Lori / no comments / permalink

So often we go through life without even thinking about how our dear Mothers have formed us as people. So we asked our LOVElies what the one most important thing that their Mom taught them as a child that still resonates with them as adults, and what Love token they would happily bestow on them for it…


Lori and her Mother, Nina
“When you’re in a bad mood, dance it out.”

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The perfect Mother’s Day gift: Vintage Opal Nest Ring
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Victoria and her Mother, Colleen
“You have to work for everything you want.”

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The perfect Mother’s Day gift: Figue Noir Classic Candle
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Kinga and her Mother, Grazyna
“You’ve made your bed, so lay in it.”

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The perfect Mother’s Day gift: Single Long Quill Necklace
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Colin and his Mother, Sophia
“Eat your veggies.”

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The perfect Mother’s Day gift: Aluminum Double Timer
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Zoe and her Mother
“Courageously pursue your heart’s desires and celebrate life by embracing all that it has to offer.”

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The perfect Mother’s Day gift: Beaded Lips Pin
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Love Adorned in The Wall Street Journal

January 13th, 2014 / by Kali Hays / no comments / permalink

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We were in great company over the weekend in the Wall Street Journal culture piece on the revival of the general store. It’s a new year, so why not come by and discover a new “need” or two?

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Hasami Japan Porcelain Mug $40

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Jen Pearson Apothecary Match Bottle $35

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Polly Wales 18k gold and Burmese Ruby Ring $4,100

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Sanchez & Calderon Tassel Pouch $225

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What Mom Really Wants

May 7th, 2013 / by Andrea Duchon / no comments / permalink

At Love Adorned, we’ve been on the look out for the perfect Mother’s Day gifts for our dear ol’ mums. And with only — days left until the clock strikes MOM, we thought we’d
share our picks with you. Not that you’ve procrastinated on getting a gift or anything. We would never think that about you.

Lauren Wolf Rose Gold Band with Black Diamonds

Lauren Wolf Rose Gold Band with Black Diamonds

Kali: I’m getting my mom the Lauren Wolf rose gold band with black diamonds. I chose to get it as a starter ring that I can add to over time, with other bands/rings in
other metals if she wants. It’s a tall order gift, but alas, I didn’t get her anything for her birthday in February, so I feel like she deserves something extra fancy.

Upstate Silk Shibori Scarf

Upstate Silk Shibori Scarf

Miranda: I bought my mom the Indigo Hajime Upstate Scarf. I already gave it to her because I wanted her to be able to use it for the winter-to-spring transition. She’s been
wrapped up in it since the day I gave it to her – she loves it!

Michele Quan Ceramic Birhouse

Michele Quan Ceramic Birhouse

 

Lily: I think one of the Michelle Quan birdhouses would be perfect for a Mother’s Day gift. The textures and color in her ceramics would look beautiful hanging from an
oak tree somewhere in the Oregon woods. Soon enough it would be full of finches, bluebirds, sparrows, and wrens. The birds would fight over who gets to make a nest in the home. [IN STORE ONLY]

Lou Zeldis Gold and Pebble Earrings

Lou Zeldis Gold and Pebble Earrings

Ally: I’m getting my mom a pair of dangling Lou Zeldis pebble earrings. Not only are they beautiful, but my mom also loves Lou’s story. He was a good friend of Lori’s who
traveled the world collecting pebbles and rocks from beaches and streets to create his treasures. He liked to say it was his way of turning the mundane and forgotten into something special.

Polly Wales Cognac Diamond Ring

Polly Wales Cognac Diamond Ring

Vincent: My mom has always asked me for a 3-stone ring that includes the birthstones of her three children. After all these years, I’m finally taking the plunge this Mother’s Day. I’m only slightly annoyed that April’s birthstone is a diamond. I have my brother to thank for the extra cost.

Lori: For her birthday in January, I got my mom her first iPhone. After a glass of wine at her birthday dinner, she defiantly declared: “What the hell am I going to do with this thing, Lori?!”

Stained Glass Feathers

Stained Glass Feathers

Fast forward five months later and she loves the thing – she’s texting photos to her granddaughters, speaking in text code, and yes…even stalking Instagram. When we
put the stained glass feathers in the window of the store, she saw them on the Love Adorned Instagram feed and promptly called me to say that they’re the most beautiful things she’d ever seen. BAM! Makes my job easy. Happy Mother’s Day! [IN STORE ONLY]

Handmade Mother's Day

Handmade Mother’s Day

Nina: I always draw my mom an original card and make sure to call her first thing.

So the moral of the story here is, it doesn’t matter if you’re getting mom the most expensive gift, or the most original. At the end of it all – JUST CALL YOUR MOTHER ALREADY!

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Red, Rogge, Rosso, Rojo, Rauður, Rood, Rød…

February 8th, 2013 / by Vincent / no comments / permalink

Happy Valentines Day Lovers

Happy Valentines Day Lovers

“Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation…even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.” -Leonardo da Vinci

Blood contains a protein called hemoglobin. Hemoglobin, which contains iron, is found in red blood cells and is the ingredient that makes our blood red. Red, the color of blood and fire, represents life and vitality. Red also signifies the color of the sun: a symbol of energy, radiating its vitalizing life-force. Let your love be strong like iron, run red throughout your body, radiate outward and NEVER grow stagnant. Wear it on your sleeve…or your neck or your ears or fingers…Happy Valentines Day Lovers!!!

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Love Holiday Gift Guide: JEWELRY

December 17th, 2012 / by Vincent / no comments / permalink

Putting on the glitz

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

We understand how important it is to find that perfect gift. A token that illustrates how much we care for and know that special someone. Given all the choices you have, we put a lot of love and energy into curating the most unique assortment of timeless jewels to adorn that special someone on your list.  Don’t fret, we are here to help…Our assortment ranges from $50 and goes up from there. But to be honest, you’re running out of time, so hop to it Skippy…

 

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Polly Wales

September 12th, 2012 / by Paul / one comment / permalink

Beautiful Gems from Polly Wales

Polly Wales, our favorite designer from across the pond, dropped off some beautiful jewels last week. New stones like cut white sapphires, grey diamonds and tourmaline find their way into Polly’s completely original and organic designs. She uses a lost wax technique to set her stones in place around a band, allowing them to shift and settle as the gold takes place of the wax. Each piece is truly a one of a kind treasure. Come and see the unique selections at each of our locations.

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Diamonds

April 19th, 2012 / by Paul / one comment / permalink

Diamond Rings by Katie Finn

It’s that time of year when love is in the air and people have diamonds on the mind. Whether you’re looking for an engagement ring or some personal bling, as Lori says, there is nothing like when the right diamond catches the light in your eye and sparkles. There’s something magical about these stones. Katie Finn’s rings, pictured above, have those perfectly clear and sparkly diamonds that make elegant and simple engagement rings or great diamond stacking pieces. We have a great selection and really interesting diamond pieces from our other artists as well; come by the store or check them out online.

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The Wedding Band

January 20th, 2012 / by Paul / one comment / permalink

Polly Wales Gold Bands with Gemstones

We all know a great engagement ring is, traditionally, a show stealer. Let’s not forget about the wedding day though, when couples exchange a simple Wedding Band to symbolize their eternal commitment to one another. Women are usually encouraged to wear their more understated wedding band with their engagement ring as a set, which can make it tough to match for a girl with good taste. There are lots of bands at the shop that may fit the bill though, whether your looking for the classic Eternity Band or an alternative option. This one is forever, so take the time to find a ring that speaks to you and sparkles just the way you like it. Check them out in store or online.

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Engagement Rings

August 10th, 2011 / by Lori / 3 comments / permalink

Vintage Engagement Rings

Vintage Engagement Rings

Sometimes summer love lasts a lifetime. We know this, because tons of people as of late have been coming in asking about our engagement ring selection. Luckily, we have a bunch of beautiful ones. We are always getting in new vintage pieces and our designers are hard at work to supply us with special pieces you can only find at Love, Adorned. So come on in and check out our current selection, but if you’re not quite ready to take that plunge don’t worry, because when you are ready we’ve got your back.

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Polly Wales

March 24th, 2011 / by Paul / 4 comments / permalink

Ships Ring with Large Tourmaline and Sapphires, 9k Gold

Ships Ring with Large Tourmaline and Sapphires, 9k Gold

THIS JUST IN: A selection of rings from British designer Polly Wales. These rings are amazing experiments in metalwork, as Wales explores the process of lost wax casting. This involves taking a wax mold and pressing gems into it, then replacing the wax with gold during the casting process. As the stones set in place the wax leaves remnants of any activity that occurred, like fingerprints and shifted stones; perfect imperfections that make each piece special. This sense of singularity, both timeless and unique, also makes them an exceptional option for wedding or engagement bands.

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