Ruby convertible earrings

Rubies are among diamonds and sapphires as one of the most precious gems in the world. Rubies have a universal meaning of power, passion, and good fortune. As July’s birthstone, the ruby is meant to enhance the beauty and confidence of those who wear it.
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Also known as the King of Gems, rubies have been used as a symbol of royalty through the ages. They have emblazoned crowns, rings, earrings, and necklaces of history’s most powerful figures. Today, the ruby is meant to place the same regal value on those lucky enough to possess one.

Believed to imbue confidence, the ruby can boost a woman’s self-image and attract admiration. For this reason, ruby gemstone earrings are designed to bring out the fire and passion in a woman’s eyes. Also often used as a symbol of the heart, a ruby necklace is a popular choice to represent romance and commitment. In addition to July’s birthstone, the Ruby Anniversary celebrates 40 years of marriage.

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At Nina Nguyen Designs, our patent-pending Ruby Gold Convertible Earrings Set is the gift that keeps on giving. The pieces of this ruby jewelry set can be transformed for multiple-use styling. The gold and ruby earrings can be converted into different styles of earrings as well as into a pendant that can be worn on a necklace or used as a charm.
Our ruby gemstone collection includes rings, necklaces, and earrings in many different designs. Nina Nguyen Designs also offers different pendant frames that can encase different gemstones, allowing you to switch red rubies for blue, turquoise, aquamarine and more gemstones. The ability to mix and match makes our jewelry collection all the more valuable.

This combination is comprised of three different pairs as follow:

Lace Pave Diamond Gold Hoops
Mia Ruby Gold Jackets
Angel’s Wings Tourmaline Gold Jackets

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Nguyen’s latest design was recently awarded a patent pending status which covers an element in the new earring collection and allows these pieces to be transformed for multiple-use, convertible styling. Earrings featured in the collection can individually be turned into a pendant and worn on a necklace, or used as a charm.

Rubilicious – July birthstone

Rubies are among diamonds and sapphires as one of the most precious gems in the world. Rubies have a universal meaning of power, passion, and good fortune. As July’s birthstone, the ruby is meant to enhance the beauty and confidence of those who wear it.

Also known as the King of Gems, rubies have been used as a symbol of royalty through the ages. They have emblazoned crowns, rings, earrings, and necklaces of history’s most powerful figures. Today, the ruby is meant to place the same regal value on those lucky enough to possess one.

 

Believed to imbue confidence, the ruby can boost a woman’s self-image and attract admiration. For this reason, ruby gemstone earrings are designed to bring out the fire and passion in a woman’s eyes. Also often used as a symbol of the heart, a ruby necklace is a popular choice to represent romance and commitment. In addition to July’s birthstone, the Ruby Anniversary celebrates 40 years of marriage.

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Nina Nguyen Ruby Combo earrings

At Nina Nguyen Designs, our patent-pending Ruby Gold Convertible Earrings Set is the gift that keeps on giving. The pieces of this ruby jewelry set can be transformed for multiple-use styling. The gold and ruby earrings can be converted into different styles of earrings as well as into a pendant that can be worn on a necklace or used as a charm.

Our ruby gemstone collection includes rings, necklaces, and earrings in many different designs. Nina Nguyen Designs also offers different pendant frames that can encase different gemstones, allowing you to switch red rubies for blue, turquoise, aquamarine and more gemstones. The ability to mix and match makes our jewelry collection all the more valuable.

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Nina Nguyen Ruby designs

The inspiration behind the Luxury award winning piece

Have you seen the industry’s news lately? We are honored and proud that one of our convertible earrings,Heavenly Turquoise has won the Luxury by JCK Design Award.

The Luxury Design Awards were created to honor designers and jewelry brands who break the boundaries of innovation and originality while celebrating imagination and excellence in craftsmanship.

Read more on this article and check out other winners here

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Your Summer Medley convertible earrings are here

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Mixed metals, saturated colors and organic, natural colors make the seamless transition from summer to fall with designer Nina Nguyen’s latest earring collection. Nguyen has managed to capture the latest trends, blend them with her signature style and create a winning combination for who are looking for the summer sizzling style.

This combination is comprised of five different pairs as follow:
Florentine Gold Hoops
Mia Gold Studs
Mia Gold Jackets
Chloe Gold Jackets
Lilly Gold Jackets

Nguyen’s latest design was recently awarded a patent pending status which covers an element in the new earring collection and allows these pieces to be transformed for multiple-use, convertible styling. Earrings featured in the collection can individually be turned into a pendant and worn on a necklace, or used as a charm.

Make these convertible designs your stable summer accessories.

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Treasure hunt

For Indianapolis jeweler Lynn Andalman of Windsor Jewelry, finding a new line was hit or miss—until she started to sell jewelry from designer Nina Nguyen.

Amidst all the beautifully wrought pendants, necklaces and rings spread out over miles of show space, Lynn Andalman, owner of Windsor Jewelry, goes show shopping and plays a little game with her buyers called “Find a Designer.” It’s similar to hide and seek—without the hiding part. And most times, the buyers discover a true treasure. At the Smart Show in Chicago five years ago, that treasure was the colorful, oh-so-easy to wear collections from Colorado-based designer Nina Nguyen.

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“We found Nina and we’ve been carrying her line ever since,” says Andalman, who along with her husband, Greg Bires, has owned the 100-year old business located in downtown Indianapolis since 1998. “Her collection is fun to wear. Fun to put together. It’s just plain fun.”

With vibrant gemstones, freshwater pearls and brilliant diamonds all set in warm metals ranging from 18K recycled gold to vermeil and oxidized sterling silver, Nina Nguyen’s jewelry is fun indeed. Designed to be mixed, matched and collected, Andalman says her customers have fallen in love with the line, so much so that she’s considerably upped her orders each year. She also organizes one to two annual trunk show for the brand—with Nina in attendance.

Andalman says her top sellers are part of Nguyen’s patent-pending Interchangeable Earring Collection, featuring hoops, studs and jackets that can be mixed and matched with ease to create multiple styles. One look Andalman just loves comes from attaching the jackets to a long, shimmering strand, such as one made of small, shimmering pyrite beads. “Because Nina’s jewelry is so stunning and collectible, women can just keep adding over the years. They keep coming back for more—and so do their husbands.”

Nguyen’s eye for design is keen yet her jewelry is relaxed and natural—a reasonable progression for Nguyen, whose family comes from a jewelry making background in Vietnam. Born in the highlands region of Vietnam, she came to the United States at the age of 12, worked in finance and decided to focus on jewelry design after a meditative 10-week trip to India. Today, she observes fair trade principles when buying gems and diamonds. Her jewelry is also priced for inclusion—prices are accessible, ranging from $75 to $5,000.

For more information about the Nina Nguyen collections, visit the website at www.nina-nguyen.com

Article published by Instore Magazine

The Allure of Aquamarine

As we near the beginning of March, the days are getting a little longer and warmer, giving us a peek that spring is on its way. Here at Nina Nguyen Designs, we think March’s serene birthstone, aquamarine, is perfectly suited for this seasonal transition.

The word aquamarine comes from the Latin words “aqua” (meaning water) and “marina” (meaning sea), and is reminiscent of the vibrancy and iridescence of the ocean. Like seawater, an aquamarine can flaunt shades from the palest green to a dark, deeply saturated blue. Nina Nguyen Designs’ is proud to offer a fresh and beautiful take on aquamarine that is a muted, milky light blue with a truly organic feel. All of our aquamarine jewelry also features the charming and antique appeal of rose-cut stones. The rose-cut pattern is named after the flower, which it is said to resemble. With a flat base and dome-shaped top, this stone actually “rose” to popularity during the Victorian era.

Visit our website today and shop our stunning aquamarine bangles, rings, necklaces and interchangeable earrings that can be put into different frames or transformed into pendants. With eye-catching translucency and delightful sparkle, it’s hard to beat Nina Nguyen Designs’ aquamarine collection that is uniquely handcrafted with delicate details.

Nina Nguyen Designs’ Adorn Silver Ring in druzy aquamarine.

Did you know aquamarine is a symbol of youth, hope, health and fidelity? It is the birthstone of March, but you’ll want to wear versatile aquamarine all year-long.

All About That Texture: Have You Met Florentine?

Here at Nina Nguyen Designs, each piece of jewelry is handcrafted with a unique combination of colors, various shapes, innovative cuts, sizes and texture. Texture, particularly, is an essential element that helps to truly personalize our creations.

Meet Florentine, Nina Nguyen Designs’ signature hand-hammered texture that Nina spent an entire summer creating and perfecting through a series of trial and error. Inspiration for the striking texture, which features a crisscross motif and satin-like sheen, comes from a trip she took along the Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam. She passed through small craft villages where she observed artisans weaving bamboo baskets, and from that moment was determined to create a truly innovative pattern for her jewelry designs that incorporated a basketweave-like appearance.

While cruising along Southeast Asia’s Mekong River, Nina Nguyen passed through craft villages where she observed artisans weaving bamboo baskets. This was her inspiration for Florentine, which has a basketweave-like pattern.

“I love the way the hammer cuts through the surface of the metal, leaving the perfect texture that has a soft finish that’s not quite matte and not quite glossy – for a luxe look with handcrafted flare,” said Nina Nguyen. “In the process, I went through so many hammering techniques, and a basket-full of hammers, to design this perfect pattern that cuts through metal a certain way. I’m over the moon that I could incorporate my labor of love into my designs.”

You can view all of the Nina Nguyen Designs’ pieces featuring the exclusive Florentine pattern on her website. Beautifully textured earrings, rings and bangles—as well as a stunning necklace that’s in the works—are topped off with exquisite black oxidation, high-quality sustainable diamonds, ethically sourced gemstones bordered with 18k recycled gold, and more.

Florentine is the perfect texture that has a soft, satin finish. It is incorporated on Nina Nguyen Designs’ interchangeable earrings that can be turned into a pendant or used as a charm

“I’m so proud to say that our jewelry is not only unique and stylish, but that its beauty goes well beyond aesthetics,” said Nina.