Why Our 2019 Holiday Party is Very, Very Special This Year

 

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We’re excited to be hosting an invite-only holiday party in our brand new showroom later this month! We’re going all out—but not in a Champagne-and-caviar kind of way (although there will be lots of delicious things to eat and drink).

This year, there will be a charitable element to the festivities. We feel so blessed, and want to do our part to offer help to others in a meaningful way.

While there are so many causes worthy of our support, we wanted to give back to the local Denver community, specifically the city’s homeless population.

“Homelessness is such a major problem in Denver,” says Nina. “I walk to work every day and usually pass a few tents along the way. It’s such a sad sight to see especially knowing that we live in the wealthiest country in the world. Why can’t we take care of our own citizens? I’ve personally helped a few homeless people to get back on their feet, and wish I could do more.”

We really like and respect the work that many of our local non-profits and food pantries are doing, so here’s what we have planned for our party guests:

  • The option to purchase raffle tickets to win a gift card from a local salon or restaurant, with all proceeds to be donated to the local charity partner or partners
  • A chance to bid via silent auction on six Nina Nguyen jewelry items – 100 percent of proceeds to be donated
  • Wine, beer, and charcuterie

We’re also asking guests to donate a food item upon arrival—this part is really important because you can have a roof over your head but still be “food insecure” (that literally means constantly worrying about having enough food to feed your family).

And “elves” will be circulating to collect monetary donations throughout the night.

If there’s a local Denver organization you can vouch for and think we should know about, let us know in the comments.

Meanwhile, happy holidays to all our fans, followers, and customers! We urge you to consider those less fortunate in your own communities this holiday season— and to seek out ways to help wherever you can.

Here are a few national organizations to get you started:

Feeding America’s Hungry Children 

Feeding America

The World’s Big Sleepout

National Coalition for the Homeless

Vietnam “Trip of a Lifetime”

We have incredible news to share with you! This year, we’re rewarding one of our retail partner’s sales associates with a once-in-a-lifetime, 10-day trip to Vietnam as part of our annual holiday sales incentive program.

Epic, right? It’s definitely the biggest holiday sales incentive reward Nina Nguyen Designs has ever offered.

Actually, it might be the most lavish sales incentive ever offered by any jewelry industry professional ever in history.

No one does this! But we are.

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For the month of December, participating associates can log any sales of Nina Nguyen pieces here [link]. The person with the highest sales figures wins round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, most meals and a tour of the country’s must-see destinations and attractions—with Nina, the ultimate insider, as your personal tour guide.

The trip is scheduled for March 2020.

“I wanted to share this part of my heritage and a place that continues to be very inspiring and special to me, with one of our top-performing brand advocates,” says Nina. “Plus, I figured after the holidays, they’re really going to need a relaxing, fun-filled vacation!”

And that’s just what we have planned. Here’s a rundown of the itinerary, a perfect mix of exploring, shopping, eating, and just generally experiencing the best of this exotic, beautiful country in all its multi-faceted splendor.

Bring your appetite—and a swimsuit!

STOP 1: HO CHI MINH CITY

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Also known as Saigon, your first stop takes you to Vietnam’s biggest city in grand style. You’ll spend days visiting temples, parks, and gardens, shopping the markets, and at night, we’ll be sipping cocktails in some world-class luxury hotspots. We’ll make sure you get to visit the War Remnants Museum, an attraction of interest to many Americans if you want to check it out, but the highlight of our time here will be sampling the street fare; it’s basically, Pho Heaven!

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STOP 2: HOI AN & DA NANG

Nina’s getting a silk dress custom made with a local tailor near this super charming and colorful destination’s world-famous Silk Village and you should, too (or a suit as the case may be, or perhaps it’s just a tie and pocket square). This is one of the most touristy but cool things to do here, the perfect souvenir, with so many fabrics to choose from and your garment is completely made to measure. We can also head to the Cham Islands for seafood and snorkeling and visit the beautiful My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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In nearby Da Nang, you’ll find French Colonial architectural attractions, tranquil beaches, and national parks. We’re staying at Furama Resort Danang, a five-start resort in Danang City, where you’ll get plenty of hang time by the pool and incredible beach.

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STOP 3: HANOI

It’s the city capital, and there’s shopping, street food, and lots of local flavors. We can build a day around whatever you want to experience more of, whether it’s history and culture, more food (yes!), or souvenir shopping. If you want to spa it up (always a fun thing to here), we can make sure to allot some time to do that. You deserve to be pampered!

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If you’re up for it, we can also devote a day to visiting the Hue Imperial Palace, (a.k.a., Hue Imperial City), which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a three-hour bus ride from Danang, but the site is unforgettable and kind of a must-do for first-time travelers.

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We’ll be announcing the “Trip of A Lifetime” winner (read: sales savant!) on Jan 10 so stay tuned for details.

If you’re a sales associate at one of our retail partners and want to participate in the program, contact us here

Sending lots of love, luck, and gratitude your way. Happy Holidays!

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The Nina Stack on Downtown Denver Lifestyle Magazine

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Take one look at Nina Nguyen’s handcrafted jewelry, and you’ll be sold. The stackable pieces have made Nina famous and helped make her business the success it is today. But the road to becoming a successful jeweler in Denver hasn’t been easy. Nina tells about her inspiring journey that led her to create socially conscious jewelry that is popular among Denver locals.

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How did you get into jewelry making?

I was exposed to jewelry at a young age in Vietnam. My mom had a jewelry shop, and I would make jewelry with my uncle. I was around fire and torches making jewelry starting at 7 years old.

When did you start selling jewelry in the US?

I started selling jewelry at a trunk show in Naples, Florida. I have been selling my brand for 7-8 years now.

Who was one of your first customers? 

One of my first customers was Mrs. Marriott, of Marriott hotels. She bought many of my pieces.

What brought you to Denver? 

I have traveled to so many places, and I love Denver! It’s cosmopolitan. I love it here! It’s home.

What can customers expect when they visit your showroom?

My clients who come see me are very familiar with my work. They look at and purchase my designs. I can modify designs and do custom design for customers as well.

Your stackable jewelry pieces are quite popular. What is your most popular piece?

One of my signature items is my patented interchangeable earrings. They are available on our website.

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What makes your jewelry unique?

My designs are luxury, but you can wear my pieces everywhere—to work, yoga, to go out at night.  It’s effortless luxury casual jewelry.

Where can your jewelry be purchased?  

Our jewelry is available in 120 stores nationwide, in our showroom and on our website, Nina-Nguyen.com. Our showroom is by appointment only, so please call 720.459.7664 to make an appointment.

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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