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Riley Designs Jewelry Trunk Show


Christina Riley

Last week I attended Riley Designs holiday trunk show. The mother/daughter team of Lori and Christina Riley design the local jewelry line which is based out of El Dorado Hills. Their jewelry mixes vintage and modern styles in a way that makes them eternally classic.
Trunk shows are a great way to purchase holiday gifts because items are often discounted. In this case the jewelry was 25 to 50 percent off the regular price.  If you are looking for gifts or just great deals, come check them out at Hot Italian tomorrow night (December 8th) at the Created in California Shopping Tweetup event. Did someone say FREE PIZZA??

You can also see more online at: www.rileydesignsjewelry.com

Jewelry on display






I understand December is a busy time so for those of you who are still reading I’ll give you my take on jewelry. Personally I think it is better to buy jewelry that is well made and built to last. For example, Riley Designs use sterling silver and 14K gold metals. Particularly for earrings this is much better for sensitive skin and you won’t have to worry about the metal turning into a different color. I purchased a couple of gifts and one piece for myself. I’ve been looking for a lariat necklace. It can be worn several different ways as shown below. This one features green freshwater pearls and quartz stones.



Happy Holidays! Be safe and in good cheer this season.

-From the Desk of Wade and Associates


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Jelly bean necklace

Bought a vintage necklace from an affordable local resale shop Crimson and Clover in Sacramento. The color combination really caught my eye, baby blue, yellow, hot pink, brown and a single black one.  The owner Kara pointed out to me that some of the paler ones are actually faded. I think that gives it an interesting look and it will pretty much match any simple or color-blocked outfit. For $10 and no shipping it’s cheaper than buying on etsy or ebay.

Multi-Colored Vintage Necklace

Crimson and Clover Vintage & Handmade Boutique:



– From the Desk of Wade and Associates

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