1.11.2011

sparkle + shine :: emma stine interview + giveaway...




Sparkling and shining, there's nothing like a little touch of sunny yellow to brighten your day. These gorgeous pieces are the latest from Emma Stine, a unique jewelry company where their styles change as soon as they run out. Each piece of jewelry practically one-of-a-kind! Isn't that a great concept? It really makes each item feel truly special. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Irene Barsky, the Director of Merchandise for Emma Stine jewelry, which I'm happy to share with everyone today...

Where do you get inspiration from?

For me, inspiration comes from my everyday world. Sometimes it can come from a song or a book I am reading. Other times, it could be someone I'm speaking with, or while I'm shopping and seeing a couple or a new mom.

What is the thought process you go through to design each piece?

At Emma Stine, we have a very unique way of selecting our jewelry. Each season we define several themes we want to explore.

Your jewelry collections are always changing, and once they're sold out, it's on to the next set. Is there any collection you wish you could bring back and make available permanently?

No, not at all! I love that the styles always change. It makes shopping so much more fun. Every week something new comes in, everything constantly changes!

And a few questions I always ask here on Dress, Design & Decor... What is your favourite item of clothing/jewelry? Who are your favourite designers? And lastly, what is your favourite thing about your home?

My absolute favorite piece of jewelry is my wedding and engagement ring. My engagement ring is a family heirloom piece with a hand-cut Diamond; it's a unique setting that's simply gorgeous. My wedding band is a replica of 15th C. French Poesy Ring that says "Pencez De Moy," which means "Think of Me." I love the story behind the ring, but what makes it absolutely special is that my husband wears my ring on his pinky so he "always has me close."

My favorite designer is Paul Rand. I particularly love the children books he wrote with his wife. My favorite one is "Little One." I also love Bradbury Thompson's work.

I would say my favorite thing about my home is that every piece, whether dishes, glasses, drapes or furniture, is something my husband and I picked out together. Our home and everything in it is part of us.
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Emma Stine was generous enough to giveaway a $25 gift certificate here on Dress, Design & Decor for two lucky readers. All you have to do is visit Emma Stine, and leave a comment here on which is your favourite piece! I'll be drawing the winners next Monday, January 17th, to start the week off right! Good luck, and be sure to leave your email address if it's not in your blogger profile.

Update: Congrats to Caitlin & Caroline!

Photos: Emma Stine, Girl - Unfortunately unknown!

80 comments:

Wallpaper said...

Love that dress!!

I just nominated you have a look...http://estetisk.blogspot.com/2011/01/you-really-like-me.html

Caitlin said...

What a neat find! I want WAY too many fabulous things of beauty over on Emma's site but I love the Edwardian Crystal Earrings.

Daniella thanks for hosting this fabulous giveaway! My fingers and toes are crossed :)

xx

psfc said...

EVERYTHING is beautiful, it's so hard to choose! But I think my favorite are the turquoise chandelier earrings, which are stunning!

psfc89@gmail.com

Aubree said...

Thank you for introducing me to Emma Stine! I love her creative design philosophy. Everything on her site is beautiful but if I had to choose I'd get the sky swarovski crystal cube earrings.

aubreelynne@gmail.com

sip said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Everything on Emma's site is lovely! I especially love the Sweetheart Hoop Earrings and the Champagne Button Crystal Earrings. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Ruth said...

The Citrine Stud Earrings are to die for. And the Edwardian Crystal earrings would be absolutely perfect for my sister in law. I've think I've found my new go-to jewelry shop.

Jessica Hills said...

Everything is so GORGEOUS! I love the Black Crystal Flower Ring

Jamie L. Loop said...

STUNNING! All of it! Simply beautiful!!!

My fav - SO hard to chose - is the Gold Chain Weave Necklace. Such a statement piece and good conversation starter.

jamie@jamieloop.com

Tasty Fare, Pretty Wear said...

Gorgeous gems! I love the blushing flora cluster ring.

noony said...

Fabulous!
Why she doesn't offer a worldwide shipping? The Silver Crystal Stud Earrings are exactly what I'm looking for.
I hope she considers that in the near future.

Ewa said...

I love Citrine & White Topaz Earrings.
They'RE gorgous!

dan[and]rach said...

so.
gorgeous.

how classy and fabulous would i feel in these?!

evelynanthony@hotmail.com

www.danandrachaelinreallife.blogspot.com

Captivated by image said...

Wonderful give-away and what a great jewellry company, so much prettiness! I guess my favorites are the Citrine Stud earrings... Yellow stones are impeccable. Enjoy your day.

Monica said...

WOW, what a wonderful giveaway :)
Love, love the earrings, especially the Edwardian Crystal Earrings and the Silver Crystal Stud Earrings... so hard to choose!
Fingers crossed :)

aragao_monica{at}yahoo{dot}com

just me. said...

I love the cognac crystal pave earrings! So cute.

alexandra(dot)m(dot)patterson(at)gmail(dot)com

jen @ design blossom said...

Fantastic giveaway! I just love jewelry. My favorite are the champagne button crystal earrings!

Amanda Ford said...

waooooo ultimate! Can be a awesome gift

Designwali said...

too many pretty things! i loved the rose fia earrings and the acquamarine crystal earring!

Splendid Sass said...

Love the Rose de France necklace!
Great giveaway.
have a nice day.
Teresa

andrea despot said...

well this is my favorite but i don't think i can afford it:

http://emmastine.com/Pages/Fashion-Jewelry-Necklaces-and-Jewelry-Set.php?pid=345

but this little guy is much cheaper and i think he's stolen my heart:

http://emmastine.com/Pages/Unique-Jewelry-Rings-and-Fashion-Rings.php?pid=367

thanks for this awesome chance!

classiq said...

lovely dress and jewelry

Bold and Beautiful said...

That was tough....I think I would have to pick the Golden Fauna Earrings! Thank you!

Shannon
boldandbeautifulblog@hotmail.com

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Oh fabulous giveaway! My favourite is the coco crystal wrap bracelet. Fingers crossed!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Wow! Those pieces are gorgeous! I am in love with the Citrine Stud Earrings!

Amanda said...

From the moment I saw them on the top of the page...it was only them! The citrine stud earrings, if only! She has an amazing store!

dagmara said...

So many beautiful things but I just love the Sky Button Crystal Earrings.

dagmaral(at)gmail(dot)com

Britney said...

It was not a quick pick because they are all so pretty! I love the Green Amethyst Stud Earrings.

The Sequined Lobster said...

Fabulous store!!! Thanks for introducing me to it!!! ;) I am loving the Turquoise Chandelier Earrings!!!!
& LOVE your blog...YAY!!!

Cheers!

Lauren said...

I thought I loved the Crystal Pave Stud earrings the best, then I saw the Golden Apple Earrings. If I win, it will be a tough choice!

Lauren
lauren.mi.walsh@gmail.com

Mollie said...

How beautiful!!! I love the yellow gems! Classic and leaves me dreaming...

Suite Henry said...

Love the green amethyst studs or the edwardian posts.
VERY VERY LOVELY!

BCraftie said...

I love the silver hammered necklace!

Tanya said...

Choose a favorite?? They are all stunning! I love them all...but I tend to choose items that are practical...so it would have to be the Gold Two Tone Layered Necklace, since you could wear it with just about anything and it would look fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Goddess Case said...

Love the Edwardian Crystal Earrings and the forest frog ring!

Lindsey said...

Oh I LOVE Emma Stine! I have a few of her things already and they are fabulous. I am currently loving the Turquoise Chandelier Earrings.

Amber said...

Love the Citrine earrings!

-Amber R.

mandyface said...

Great giveaway!!! I love the Anne dangle earrings SO so much!!

ashley @ ashleynicolecatherine said...

so gorgeous! i lovelove the tiffany necklace.

xo.ashley

The Iconic Blog.com said...

I love the first earrings that you posted at the top!x

A.Kelley said...

Oh my goodness! These are amazing pieces! I was expecting them to be so expensive but they are so reasonable. I love the citrine ring. Thank you for the opportunity to win! xo

Tate Duranderson said...

Oh so very gorgeous :)

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

wuaw what a fabulous giveaway!! count me in!! gorgeous jewelry!

Brittany said...

Great giveaway Daniella!!

I love the Coco Crystal Wrap Bracelet and the Green Amethyst Stud Earrings... so stunning!

Thanks for the chance to win :)

sarah said...

i love that peacock ring! wow. I would totally rock that.

JC said...

I love the Silver Crystal Pave Earrings!!! So pretty!

Miz.November said...

Oh, so many good things. And reasonably priced, to boot! I love the tropical frog rings. And the crystal cube earrings.

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

Egads! I LOVE the Citrine and White Topaz Earrings, Green Amethyst Stud Earrings, and the Cognac Crystal Peacock Bracelet. What a generous offer!

Kat E said...

They're all so pretty but I love the swarovski crystal cube earrings!

kce726@gmail.com

Atelier Turner said...

Love the gold knot drop earrings

tricia@atelierturner.com

Steve and Jess said...

The Citrine studs are breathtaking! I love them!

Jade said...

I love the Golden Apple earrings but honestly everything is so beautiful!

By E.C.S said...

I want that dress! so lovely!

toodles

http://lorenzabyecs.blogspot.com/

Jill Turner said...

So many pretty pieces, but my fave has to be the Silver Button Crystal Earrings! XO Jill

Fabulous Terrah said...

Oooh! Love this post! The Emily Chain Necklace Set intrigues me. :-)

Caroline said...

If I had to choose, I would go with the Citrine & White Topaz Earrings. They are so classic. I couldn't believe how affordable every piece is; thanks for introducing me. I also really enjoyed reading her interview. Very inspiring.

caroline@sundayevening.net

Raquelita said...

Thanks so much for introducing her to us - I've fallen in love with her store, can't believe how affordable her gorgeous pieces are!

rachel.corman@gmail.com

ashna said...

I loved Emma Stines creativity especially her Citrine & White Topaz Earrings, Sky Swarovski Crystal Cube Earrings, Tropical Frog Ring !!

lindsay marie said...

wow what beautiful jewelry! one of my favorites is the Rose de France pendant.

VICTORIA BELLOW said...

Gosh, they are all beautiful!So hard to choose..but if I Had to choose, I Would go with the gold knot drop earrings and Citrine studs!so Inspiring Blog.

escapade said...

Beautiful, I think I'd pick the silver button earrings for a little sparkle on rather dull winter days...

Tracey RS said...

So many pretty things, but I am smitten (SMITTEN, i say) with that peacock ring. How fantastic and unique!

Tyler said...

Golden Fauna earrings :) Love Emma Stine...chic and so affordable!

lenka said...

Gold Leaf Earrings look so fragile. perfect!

Fabulous Finds Studio/Boutique said...

The black crystal flower ring really caught my eye!
http://emmastine.com/Pages/Unique-Jewelry-Rings-and-Fashion-Rings.php?pid=428

Julie Ma said...

In in LOVE with the Turquoise Chandelier Earrings and I hope I'll be able to buy them with the help of a gift certificate. :) Great interview.

Nicole said...

Everything is simply gorgeous!! I think my favorite item is the green amethyst stud earrings though!

daisy said...

The silver nova crystal chandelier earrings!

linipanini@gmail.com

Wisdom + Understanding said...

i love so many of them - sweetheart hoop, rose fia, citrine & white topaz... sigh, amazing!

Jacqueline said...

Yes please.
I'm romancing the Estella Crystal Earrings, they're beautiful!
Thanks for the giveaway, and smashing blog, it always puts me in a lovely, dreamy mood.

mwjb2@sbcglobal.net

Natalie said...

I love all of it, it's so hard to pick one favorite! The citrine stud earrings are lovely. Thank you for introducing Emma's shop, so glad to have found it!

Sarah Klassen said...

so so pretty! I adore the earrings so much... as for my favorite piece of all? after visiting the site, I admit I was instantly drawn to the Tiffany Necklace Set -- & had to laugh when I read the name below!

wonderful giveaway* crossing fingers,
xx

Veronica said...

I love the peacock bracelets. They are so beautiful.

Chesley said...

Nothing beats a white frock in the morning light! I had never heard of Emma Stine and jetted over to her page- what gorgeous things! I love the JADE STONE RING- a gorgeous statement piece that could be worn alone or with other jewelry. It's all about versatility!
Love your blog :)

Sarah said...

the citrine stud earrings are so glamorous!

The Brooks Family said...

Love... Love... Love all of her stuff. Everything is all so pretty.

Devon said...

Gorgeous--I love the new take on classic shapes, and all the gemstone work is so elegant!

My favorite has to be the Blue Topaz Ring

Heather said...

Ooh...I love everything. Hard to choose...I love the Coco Crystal Wrap Bracelet and the Rose Polka Dot Swarovski Crystal Earrings.

Danielle Wilson said...

Wow! I've never heard of Emma Stine and I'm in love. The price point is perfect and the jewelry is stunning! My favorite by far is the Tiffany Necklace Set. AMAZING!!

goodniteirene.wordpress.com said...

thank you so much for the introduction! i am dying over the peacock bracelet.
i'm shocked at the price point too. the pieces are stunning.
xo,
katie

Samantha said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the Citrine Stud Earrings, and they would match perfectly for my best friends wedding in the fall!

Love it!!

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