Rare Gems of India

screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-33-29-pmI first spied Heather Asbury’s jaw dropping jewelry on a trip to Dallas, TX. A favorite boutique had samples of her monogramed cuffs, and I have had them on the brain ever since. Heather imports her precious and semi-precious stones from all over the world and designs bespoke pieces that are truly heirloom.

With a background in couture fashion at Emanuel Ungaro and Neiman Marcus, and award winning interior designs with Asbury Designs, Heather simply has an eye and instinct for beautiful things. What began as a personal shopping expedition in India for rare gems has resulted in a passion for creating stunning jewelry through her company, Rare Gems of India.

I’m particularly drawn to her monogramed cuffs, dog tags and lockets, although she has rings, earrings and bangles that can be purchased without any personalization. These are special pieces, so the prices reflect that. I think her work speaks for itself.screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-33-36-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-33-42-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-34-07-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-34-18-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-34-26-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-35-44-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-35-55-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-36-17-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-36-30-pmTo have Heather design something just for you, contact her here.

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Erika Jack – Bespoke Stationnaire

It was Love at first sight! 
Searching for some holiday gift tags, I stumbled upon Erika Jack and her stunning “print meets calligraphy” graphic design style.
After graduating from the University of Nebraska, Erika put her degrees in Interior Design and Graphic Design to use by joining a Residential design firm, that also specialized in event planning. 
Then, due to a job opportunity for her husband in Charlottesville, VA, Erika found herself in a new town looking for a job.
Her realtor, knowing her background, took her by the “shelter mag favorite” And George shop, where Erika met one of the owners, Jan Roden. Erika soon had a job working on the company’s web page and designing print materials for the And George furniture line.
Every now and then, Erika would dabble in making invitations for co-owner, Christy Ford’s parties. One day, Christy (whose daughter is named Tulip….not kidding!) suggested that Erika try her hand at a line of stationery….and the rest is beautifully written history.
You can find Erika’s work exclusively at And George

From logos and gift tags to save the dates and wedding invitations…Erika can do it all. Look at Erika’s work which was recently highlighted in Southern Living Weddings

Wanting something special that you don’t see on the And George website? Contact Erika directly for custom work at erika@erikajack.com.

Here’s what she did for me!

And, because I want to share the Love…..I’m giving away one set of Erika’s “Love” gift tags
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Winner announced on Monday, with a flourish! 

The Printery at Half Price

has just announced 
Engraved Dies & Plates are half-price
Now until March 31st
If you’ve ever wanted to splurge on elegant, customized stationery….this is the perfect opportunity. For information: 516.922.3250 or info@i-printery.com.
Do you still write handwritten notes…or do you prefer to press SEND?