Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Gift Central Station

You've spent the morning warming up with hot coffee or tea, but now it's time to venture outside. You watch your breath puff out in little clouds in the cold air as head out to your car.

Hmph! The windshield is frosted over. You get out the scraper and peel the frost off of the windshield as the car engine hums away trying to heat up the car.

Finally, you're out of the driveway and on your way to the mall. You're going to brave the long lines and rack-after-rack, shelf-after-shelf of potential gifts that have already been through.

And then come the questions: If only they had that bracelet in that color. If only they had that necklace with this stone. Where do I checkout? How long will I be in line? Am I spending too much? Is this nice enough? What about that?

Then you wake up.

The holiday season is staring you down and you need a great way to stave off all the craziness that shopping for gifts brings with it. No one likes to deal with the lines and the parking lot and the cold. Since we find it as tiring as everyone else does, we've decided to do something about it!

The Relios Jewelry Gift Center!

We've gone through our jewelry and organized it to help you find those great southwestern gifts you're looking for with less hassle. We've grouped products together by price and by type to make it quick and easy to get your holiday shopping done.

Inspirational Gifts
Jewelry with spiritual or symbolic connotations like dream catchers, angels and hearts.

Gorgeous Gift Sets
Amazing jewelry gift sets featuring some your favorite southwestern styles and stones. Find sets featuring turquoise, lapis, and red jasper!

Easy for Anyone
Great simple styles and inexpensive jewelry are the hallmark of the Easy for Anyone group! Find elegant jewelry with more subdued hints of southwestern style giving the jewelry a great range of potential.

Carolyn Pollack Fans
Do you follow Carolyn's appearances on QVC? Then this is the jewelry section for you! You'll find a lot of Carolyn's non-exclusive designs here. Add more great styles and colors to your CP collection.

Tops for Teens
Looking for styles that your daughter, granddaughter, or niece would look great in? Try these fun styles ranging from hoops to drops and sterling to stones!

Simply Silver
Sometimes you're looking to make a straightforward statement. Find your statement piece in this section of nothing-but-sterling-silver jewelry.

Totally Turquoise
What would southwestern gifts for the holidays be without turquoise? It just wouldn't feel right! From green turquoise to blue, we've got a lot of great styles to offer.

Clip Earrings
No pierced ears? No problem! Browse this section of more than a dozen styles of earrings we offer with clips instead of posts and earnuts.

Men's Basics
Looking for something for the guy in your life? Try our Men's Basics section filled with rings, cuff links and chains.

With everything from inexpensive jewelry to sweep them off their feet gifts, shop the at the Relios Gift Center today and save yourself the nightmare!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Following the wave -- What's hot in jewelry?

You might have caught the spread in Elle Magazine or our posting on fall fashion, but the big colors for this fall are jewel tones. Especially purples and blues. It's not limited to the stunning shoes, elegant holiday dress, or the new scarf you've got for this year's big holiday family outing.

You're seeing a big a splash of color in this fall's jewelry collections as well! In particular you're seeing two stones really capture the imagination of designers: lapis lazuli and malachite.
If turquoise is number one in the world of southwestern jewelry, then lapis is easily the second most popular stone. Lapis has been a valued stone since well before Predynastic Egypt, and if you recall from our earlier post about fall fashion, purple was alleged to have been Pharaoh Cleopatra's favorite color. Well, would you believe that her famous blue eyeshadow was made from crushed lapis?

Lapis was first mined in Afghanistan, but today many sources around the world supply us with this vibrant blue stone. Along with turquoise, lapis is one our favorite stones here at Relios. We love the potent blue hues. You'll find a great selection of lapis jewelry on our website. But if you don't find something there, and you still want those blue tones for this fall, try our Tempting Teals Collection which is new for 2008.
Compare our lapis jewelry (earrings and necklace) and our Tempting Teals 8 inch 3-strand bracelet to the jewelry mentioned in Elle Magazine.
Green with envy? Your friends will be when they see you decked out in our malachite jewelry or if you're looking for other green jewelry browse our selection in our new Gorgeous Greens Collection.

Malachite gets it's rich green color from the weathering of deposits of copper. Archaeologists have found that malachite has been mined in Timna, Israel (King Solomon's Mines) for well over 3,000 years. Domestically, there are sites throughout the United States where malachite is found, but it's especially prominent in Arkansas and Arizona. One of the largest known pieces of malachite in the US is "The Tazza," a large cup-like sculpture presented to August Heckscher by Czar Nicholas II.
We have an assortment of malachite jewelry, such as these necklaces and earrings. You might also like our Gorgeous Greens Collection.

Once you've finished finding the lapis and malachite jewelry that fits your mood, take some time to see what else we've got for you in our Fall Collections or our Outlet jewelry!

Remember, the holidays are coming fast! Find great gifts at Relios Jewelry.