Shop Local: Support your Community

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It’s National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day!

You know, I am so happy to be able to write about the importance of our local, independent retailers here at Nina Nguyen.  Since joining the company and traveling all over visiting and meeting our customers, it has been such a joy to get to know so many incredible families.  The jewelry business has such a wonderful tradition of being a family owned business – I get to meet multi-generations in each store.  It always feels so good to see families working together,and giving back to their communities.  The amount of love these families have for their neighborhoods, and the ways they get involved, is SO inspiring!  I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to all our independent stores for all that you do!

Here are 10 important reasons we need to continue to shop local:

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– Laura Tykodi, Brand Manager

Recognize Retail: Studio 2015

Nina Nguyen Designs is thrilled that Studio 2015 will be hosting a Nina Nguyen Trunk Show this Saturday, May 11!

Studio 2015 Trunk Show

Studio 2015 is not your traditional jewelry store. With 42 years of experience co-owner Tom Dougherty’s background in custom design has lead the store to embody more than just diamonds and gemstones.  Studio 2015 embraces the new trend of having no rules – mixing metals, natural elements and layering. This makes Nina Nguyen Designs the ideal fit for their store.

When asked what drew them to Nina Nguyen Designs, Studio 2015 noted it was both the organic look and of the designs and the great price point driven pieces perfect for self-purchasing women.  Since introducing Nina Nguyen Designs in 2012 it has become obvious that Nina Nguyen Designs and Studio 2015 are the perfect match, both embracing nature and empowering women. And that is not all we love about Studio 2015 – their mission to their customer and community amazes us!

While they are known for custom design and bringing in unique designer jewelry to Woodstock, Illinois Studio 2015 does not stop there. They have set an example by going above and beyond their mission of “Commitment to Excellence in Design, Craftsmanship and Customer Service by Utilizing [their] Resources to Meet and Exceed the Expectations of Our Community, Clients and Staff” by using their own personal experience and hardship to reach out to their community through multiple philanthropic outlets. Studio 2015 developed Tommy’s Angels as a venue for their staff members to participate in fundraising functions with donated designed jewelry. They have designed a symbolic necklace to inspire hope and positive energy to wearers and contributed to many other programs including, Woodstock Bunco for Breast Cancer, Boy Scouts of America, and Hooved Animal Humane Society among many others (you can find the list here).

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With Mother’s Day around the corner stop buy Studio 2015 for a gift that will wow the woman that amazes you.