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2017 saw a lot of bold, mixing and matching throughout the jewelry world. For 2018, it looks like we’re going to continue this trend, so here at Christina Greene Jewelry, we wanted to help you with your mixing and matching when it came to your Christina Greene pieces. Whether you’re a mature businesswoman or a college student you want your outfit to present the right image. Your jewelry should do the same thing. Follow these MUST READ rules when mixing and matching your jewelry pieces.
FOCUS ON ONE AREA OF THE BODY
Even if you’re wearing matching jewelry, it is always best to decide which part of your body you want to show off. Whether it’s your neck, wrists or ears, let this be the focus when it comes to your jewelry. This way, you will look great but you won’t look overwhelming. Our Wire Stackable Cuff is the perfect example of not being too overwhelming and is a great addition to any look! The contemporary elegance of the design makes it the perfect go to accessory. For an even bolder look, try pairing this cuff with our Stackable Ring!
PAIRING EVERYDAY JEWELRY WITH YOUR SPECIAL JEWELRY
In the past, there was a time and a place for certain pieces of our jewelry. Now if you have a ring or ring set you like to wear daily, incorporate that into your daily jewelry. Since your jewelry should be an extension of you and your personality, plan to make them part of your outfit and add pieces you love and have confidence in!
PICK A STONE THAT MEANS SOMETHING TO YOU PERSONALLY
Jewelry isn’t just about gold and silver pieces anymore. Many women are discovering certain stones complement their outfits and make them feel beautiful. When picking out matching, always consider picking a gemstone that has a special meaning to you. Our Dainty 2 Stone Bangle comes in 9 different stones, making it perfect for any type of women. Choose from Turquoise, Lapis, Amethyst, Pyrite, Orange Quartz, Red Quartz, Black Onyx, Pearl or Labradorite. This best seller is complete with 2 all natural stones and an 18k gold band. Layer it with our Dainty 1 Stone Bangle for a more polished and contemporary look.
ADD NEW PIECES OF JEWELRY TODAY
Adding new pieces to your jewelry collection never gets old. Visit us today at www.christina-greene.com and start shopping now. From necklaces to rings and bracelets you’re guaranteed to find that perfect piece to add to your jewelry box. No matter what the occasion is, our jewelry will help you look and feel the best! If you’re looking for something unique and fresh, our new collection, THE DECO COLLECTION is perfect for you!
- Earlier last week, we had the privilege of interviewing Christina Greene, CEO of Christina Greene Jewelry in Houston, Texas. Christina tells us all about the jewelry industry, how she designs her pieces, tips for new entrepreneurs and so much more.
Good morning Christina, thank you for joining me, let’s get right into the thick of things here –
What’s the story behind Christina Greene Jewelry?
We started back in 2011, based in Houston, Texas, and I really wanted to bring a fresh new perspective to jewelry design. So I came out with a one-of-a-kind collection that highlights the beauty of natural stones from all over the world. Each of our pieces are actually designed in our companies Houston, Texas studio and is then crafted by a team of skilled artisans in Jaipur, India. The companies roots date back a year before, to 2010, when I started hand-making my own jewelry by pairing stone beads such as turquoise, amethyst, citrine and coral with gold plated chains purchases from local jewelry supply shows. My first big break was at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo where a women loved one of the necklaces I was wearing so much, she bought it right off me. That’s when I had something new and unique.
Did you always want to own your own business?
Yes. I never knew that it would be a jewelry business but I always dreamed to be an entrepreneur. Lets just say that I work really well for myself… having a boss wasn’t always the easiest thing for me. I am lucky to say that I turned my hobby into a full-time position for myself and employees!
Where do you see Christina Greene Jewelry in 5 years? 10 years?
Career and company growth. Being a start up, I can only hope for continued growth in the next 5 and 10 years. Whether this might be opening new store accounts, a larger office and team, or even opening my own store, I am very excited to see what the future holds for Christina Greene LLC! Ideally, and I think we are on a great path to do so, I’d love to be in major department stores and worn by celebrities.
How do you come up with the designs for your pieces? Do you use certain trends?
A trend I stick to: “Designing what I, myself would wear.” Yes - I look at trends and do some research but my designs typically come from one piece of inspiration and develop from there. For example, the collection, “The Dorothy” was inspired by a ring that my Great Aunt gave me before she passed. Each piece in the whole collection was then named a different lady in my family.
You’re very successful for a young business owner, what would you say to anyone looking to start their own jewelry line or business?
Start small and grow slow. Try not to take on too much too quick because you will overwork yourself. Listen to your customers and the people around you. My biggest support group is my customers, friends and family. The biggest piece of advice is to not be scared. Sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone but have fun with it! As a small business owner new things are thrown your way every day.
A great story, from a great woman and CEO. To check out Christina Greene’s full jewelry collection visit them at www.christina-greene.com and buy your loved one the perfect gift this holiday season! HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!
Whether or not you believe gemstones are meant for display or decoration, for making wishes or for wearing, there is absolutely no denying their power to attract others. Here at Christina Greene Jewelry we truly have a one-of-a-kind collection that highlights the beauty of natural stones from all over the world. Each piece is designed in our companies studio, here in Houston Texas, and is crafted by a team of skilled artisans in Jaipur. Genuine semi-precious stones and 18k gold plating over hypoallergenic and nickel-free brass are just some of the high-quality hallmarks that go into Christina Greene Jewelry. In the world of semi-precious stones there are so many to pick from, so here are our 2 favorites!
You can never go wrong with a traditional piece of turquoise jewelry both vintage and new. If you’re like us, you will absolutely LOVE our Turquoise Hoop Earrings. These hoop earrings are a true classic and a must have for anyone. Made from 18K gold over hypoallergenic brass, they will have you be the envy of all your friends. Looking to pair them with something beautiful as well? These Turquoise Hoop Earrings would go perfect with our delicate necklace and stackable ring.
In 2016, it was a Pantone color of the year, now it’s red quartz. Also know as tangerine quartz or strawberry quartz, it’s transparent with an orange or red cast. Red Quartz is prized for its association with encouraging positive action and producing an abundance of physical energy and clear vitality. Since it has many of the properties of clear quartz, it is considered a dynamic healing tool. One of our favorite pieces is the Dainty 2 Stone Red Quartz Bangle. This stunning bangle is complete with 2 all natural stones and an 18k gold band. Layer this piece with our Dainty 1 Stone Bangle to give yourself a polished and contemporary look.
If you’re looking for your next stoned jewelry piece, look no further then Christina Greene Jewelry. The companies roots date back to 2010, when Christina started hand-making her own jewelry by pairing stone beads such as turquoise stones, amethyst stones, citrine stones and coral with gold plated chains. You are guaranteed to find something you will love and cherish forever. Shop all your stoned jewelry needs today only at www.christina-greene.com.
Nothing completes a great outfit quite like the perfect necklace, but sometimes we don’t want to stop at just one. If you’re rushing out the door or looking for an easy way to dress up that plain white tee shirt, layered necklaces can take you from ordinary to fashionable in two seconds flat. If you’re not quite sure how to, but love the style of the layered necklace, then keep reading to learn our 5 best ways to wear layering necklaces like a pro!
WEAR AT LEAST THREE NECKLACES AT A TIME
Choose necklaces in three varieties of length- short, medium and long, to get the most out of this look.
MIX UP THE LENGTHS OF YOUR NECKLACES
Be sure you’ve got a healthy mix of clearly defined lengths, starting from the shortest of 13” to the longest at 34”.
ADD LENGTH WITH A LARIAT NECKLACE
With a deeply elongated look, this style plunges down the neckline creating length on the upper body. Let it hang out, or tuck it into the neckline of your top and let the top of your necklace peek out.
STYLE A BOLD NECKLACE FOR A POP OF COLOR
Why not add a bold necklace to incorporate into your layered look? This acts as the focal point of the look, while the smaller, daintier necklaces look as though you always have those on, and just threw on this stunner piece to punctuate your look.
A LAYERED NECKLACE FOR AN EFFORTLESS CASUAL OUTFIT
If you want to make your standard and casual outfit to stand out make sure to add a layered necklace to your collection. We all have busy lives and styling our outfits could take a while, therefore the already layered necklace is a great alternative to put together your look in seconds.