Nina Nguyen Aztec Earrings, 14kt, blue opal, moonstone

Opals – The Stone of Lightning

Boulder Opal

Boulder Opal

Originally opals were deemed as evil and bad luck. They were associated with sorcerers as they closely mimic the luminescence of cats’ and toads’ eyes. Over time the connotation for this precious gemstone shifted significantly. The Bedouins believed that opals arrived to us through thunderstorms as they had tiny bolts of lightening captured inside. I like this theory the best as you see flashes of light reflecting off the stone. Any of you fellow opal addicts know exactly what I mean! The Romans believed opals were the most powerful stone of all since they captured the rainbow of color found in all the existing stones. I believe, much like the Europeans, that opals are the stone of hope, purity and truth.

 

Nina Nguyen Aztec Earrings, 14kt, blue opal, moonstone

Nina Nguyen Aztec Earrings, 14kt, blue opal, moonstone

October’s birthstones happen to be two of my favorites: tourmaline and opal. I’ll be sharing more about the magic of tourmaline next week, but for now I’d like to focus on this stone of lightening. Not only are they gorgeous, but they happen to be one-of-a-kind. Boulder opals are a vibrant blue that mimic fingerprints in the sense that no two are ever alike.

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Nina Nguyen Calypso Earrings, silver, various opals

Birthstone gift giving is a tradition carries over from ancient times, when the metaphysical properties of stones were accepted as facts. Between then and now a lot of debate has raged on, hence the reason that you’ll often find not one, but two stones chosen for every month of the year.

 

Nina Nguyen Ambrosia Necklace, 14kt, blue opal

Nina Nguyen Ambrosia Necklace, 14kt, blue opal

No matter what you believe there is no denying that opals always capture your eye’s attention. Their glow is powerful, strong and never subtle. They make a perfect gift for an October baby or for anyone who loves the magic and power of beautiful jewelry.

Retailer Spotlight: Studio 2015 – Mother’s Day Trunk Show

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Mothers are treasured because of what they do for their families every day, and this Sunday you should honor a mother in your life for all she has done for you!  And for over 25 years, Studio 2015 has helped celebrate countless mothers in their community of Woodstock, Illinois.

After a great Mother’s Day Trunk Show last year, Studio 2015 is bringing Nina Nguyen Designs back for another fantastic event!  Since 1914, Mother’s Day has been officially recognized in the United States as a national holiday, celebrated on the second Sunday of May each year. This Mother’s Day is extra special, as it is the 100th Anniversary!

At Studio 2015 you are guarantee excellence in design, craftsmanship, and customer service from their friendly and accommodating staff. They are known for their eclectic, organic, and unique selection of gifts, including Nina Nguyen Designs. Studio 2015 will be showcasing classic Nina Nguyen Designs favorites to our newest collection, Wisteria. With the hot new trend of organic, raw gemstones Nina Nguyen Designs has the perfect gifts for the mothers in your life!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide:

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 Studio 2015 Nina Nguyen Designs – Mother’s Day Trunk Show 

Studio 2015
11701 Catalpa Lane
Woodstock, IL, 60098

Thursday, May 8 10am-7pm
Friday, May 9 10am-5pm
Saturday, May 10 9am-4pm

 

Retailer Spotlight: Brownlee Jewelers

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Since 1936 Brownlee Jewelers has been a North Carolina staple. What started as one store has expanded into a booming chain with seven locations across the state by sticking true to their mission of providing “Jewelry you can treasure from people you can trust”. Brownlee has built a strong following by providing a great selection of quality jewelry and customer service that goes above and beyond.

Family owned and operated, Brownlee specializes in timeless luxury Diamond jewelry, full service repair and custom design services. They recently expanded to the fashion-forward stylings of Nina Nguyen alongside their staple diamond offerings to better serve their loyal fans. Stacking and layered both bracelets and necklaces, mixing up style and metal, is a top trend Brownlee customers are loving this year.  They also love bold cocktails rings and statement-making earrings, making Nina Nguyen the perfect partner for Brownlee.

To celebrate this perfect match, Brownlee is offering Druzy fans in North Carolina the opportunity to meet Nina Nguyen and add a little Druzylicious into their life by hosting a Nina Nguyen Trunk Show at two of their locations this weekend:

Friday, August 16, 2013
Brownlee Jewelers- Park Road
4147 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, August 17, 2013
Brownlee Jewelers – North Cross
9763 – B Sam Furr Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

In addition, to the chance to meet Nina, the first 25 guests will receive a Nina Nguyen Gift Bag stuffed with great items; and you can enter for a chance to win an 18” Divine Lotus Necklace that will be raffled off at each location!

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To commemorate Boston Marathon bombing survivor, Nicole Gross, on her Maribelle Connerat Award, Nina will be presenting Nicole with a gift at Brownlee’s Park Road location show on Friday. Additionally, following the Park Road show, Nina will be attending Care Ring’s Networking Happy Hour at Bubble Lounge for a chance to meet and greet more Druzy fans. In keeping with their commitment to the local community, Brownlee will be donating a portion of the proceeds to local charities, Care Ring and Children of Vietnam.

Come out for your chance to meet Nina, support deserving causes, and have a Druzyliscious time!