Spread Love to All the Moms. Check Out Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

I can’t believe Mother’s Day is less than three weeks away!

We have put together a great Mother’s Day Gift Guide to help you pick the perfect gift.  Are you a father? Get lots of ideas for gifts for the mother of your children.  If not, check out the great ideas for your mom OR other mom’s you know that may need a little extra love and recognition. You can find birthstone gifts, sentimental gifts, gifts for every budget, and more!

Personally, I’m pretty excited about the ‘motion‘ jewelry we have!  I think they are a safe bet for any mom!

I know this can be a difficult time for some people, like myself, who don’t have a mother… for whatever reason.  I’m hoping that, no matter what, we can all focus on the mothers we know and spread the love!  Do you know a single mom who might not be recognized?  A steadfast stepmom?  A favorite aunt who will argue that her fur babies ARE her children? A grandmother who is raising her grandchildren? Make sure they are all honored and remembered.

Being a mom is a never ending, all-encompassing, ever so rewarding experience.  Spread love (and jewelry) this Mother’s Day!

My top gift picks:
For Any Mom: Brilliance In Motion Sapphire Teardrop Pendant Necklace

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For the Mother of your Children: 14K Gold Diamond Infinity Bracelet

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The ‘Natural/Earthy’ Mom: Bronze Disc ‘Elements’ Pendant Necklace

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On a Budget: Mother’s Special Love Bangle (Great for all the single moms you know!)

 

Be Beautiful ~ Tara

Stackable Staples

No matter your style, there is a stackable, layered look that’s right for you!  Here are some tips to help you find the look that is right for you.

Layering Necklaces:

Graduated: Start with a shorter chain with a small stone or delicate design.  Follow that with something slightly longer and simple, and finish it off with a long necklace (at least 20″) with a weighted piece.

Sophisticated: Go the minimalist route and layer your necklaces without pendants.  Use plain chains or a gold bar necklace for added elegance.  A classy spin on the trend, this look is perfect for business or everyday wear.

Pre-Layered. To make things easier on you, there are necklaces that are already layered!

Look 1: (get it- Short necklace, medium necklace, long necklace)graduated

Look 2: (get it- Short necklace, medium necklace, long necklace)

Looks 3 and 4: (get it- necklace 1, necklace 2)

 

Arm Party!

Bangles: Use as few or as many as your heart desires!  Try stacking identical bangles for an exceptional, understated look.

Go Wild: Get noticed with that arm candy!  Line up the chunky pieces from wrist to elbow!  Try a few bright colored gemstone bracelets or black leather strappy pieces.

Femme-Fabulous: Pair a wristwatch with tasteful hinged bracelets, cuffs, and bangles to showcase your upscale taste and undeniable style.

Look 1: (get it- piece 1, piece 2, piece 3, piece 4, piece 5)

Look 2: (get it-: piece 1, piece 2, piece 3, piece 4)

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Look 3: (get it- piece 1, piece 2, piece 3, piece 4)

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Look 4: (get it- piece 1, piece 2, piece 3)

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Finger Fun!

Controlled Beauty: Stack several identical, dainty rings for a sophisticated, yet trendy look.  Add a similar ring with a pearl or diamond for that added glam you love!  A good rule of thumb (haha): leave a bare finger next to the stacked one for balance.
Bohemian: Match earthy tones, more natural designs and embellishments.  Use midi and chunky rings with abandon!  When you think you’re done, add two more!
Mix and Match:  Play with different textures and metals. Pair old and new pieces. And, if you have a chunky piece or two, go for it!

Look 1: (get it- ring 1, ring 2, ring 3, ring 4)

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Look 2: (get it- ring 1, ring 2, ring 3, ring 4, ring 5)

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Look 3: (get it- ring 1, ring 2, ring 3)

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Look 4: (get it- ring 1, ring 2, ring 3)

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I hope that these tips will help spur your creative side.  Remember that no matter what, the important thing is that you love YOUR look!  Just because you see it in a magazine or it looks great on someone else, doesn’t mean it’s a good fit for you.  Play around, mix and match, move things around until you adore the look!  When you feel good, you smile more, you’re more productive and who doesn’t love feeling good?

Tell us if any of these worked for you, or if you have some ideas to add!  We can never have too many options!

Be Beautiful ~ Tara

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.  One in eight women will be diagnosed in their lifetime.

Yes, that’s a strong statement.  And a true one.
We are glad to be able to join others this October to raise awareness and funds to help fight this horrible disease and educate women (and men) on early detection.

It’s unfortunately safe to say most of us know someone whose life has been affected by breast cancer.  Please visit The National Breast Cancer Foundation website and learn all about the disease, how to administer self exams, how you can help and much more.

We have some beautiful, limited edition pieces of jewelry we just added to our website.  Check them out here.  Not only do they make beautiful gifts for yourself or others affected, 8% of the sale price will be donated to The National Breast Cancer Foundation to help educate others and fight this disease.

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Join us.  Be a catalyst for hope.

Be Beautiful ~ Tara

The Many Moissanite Options!

We are excited to announce we are now carrying pink and yellow Moissanite jewelry!  But we also wanted to share about a few of the different styles we have available.

First…what is Moissanite?  Here is a little blurb, straight from it’s creator!
Classic Moissanite™ is the world’s most brilliant gem®. Inspired by the beauty and fire of natural moissanite, discovered over a century ago in an ancient meteorite by Dr. Henri Moissan, Charles & Colvard® patented an ethical process for growing gem-quality Moissanite. More brilliant than a diamond at a fraction of the cost, more durable than a sapphire, ruby, or emerald, nothing compares to or outshines Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite®.

Now, the fun stuff!  Let’s look at jewelry!

As I mentioned, we are now carrying colored Moissanite.  Below is the pink and it’s gorgeous! It’s a cushion cut stone with a halo of white Moissanite stones!

Pink Moissanite Ring

These are yellow gold Moissanite earrings.  I love the bezel set studs, very classy and fun!

Yellow Gold Stud Moissanite Earrings

Last but not least, the solitaire pendant!  This is a 1 carat white gold and Moissanite pendant necklace that would look fabulous on anyone!

Solitaire Moissanite Pendant Necklace

 

I tell people all the time, that the pictures do not do Moissanite justice.  I know with a lot of things you can buy online, the picture often looks better.  Not so with Moissanite.  The true beauty somehow can’t be captured in an image.

Check out our entire Moissanite collection!  Do you have a favorite?

Be Beautiful ~ Tara

Changing the Jewelry Industry!

The jewelry industry is dominated (almost monopolized) by huge corporations making tremendous profits. Did you know Signet Jewelers (the company that owns Zales, Kay, and Jared jewelry stores) made $788M in profit over the last 12 months?!

Now, we believe in some profit and providing AMERICAN jobs (we have offices in Austin, TX and Salt Lake City, UT) to help stimulate the economy, but we know this can be done while focusing more on creating a better experience for the customer. This is why we are working to change this industry by enabling our customers to buy directly from designers and manufacturers supplying these companies.

Thank you for your past, present, and future support as we work to build this business.

The Ice.com Team

August Birthstone…Peridot – Five FUN Facts!

Hello and Happy Birthday, August Babies!
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Peridot!

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Here are five FUN facts about the gemstone, Peridot.

1. Volcano? Peridot is found with the rocks created by volcanoes.  In Hawaii, Pele, the Goddess of Volcanoes, is known to have peridot tears!
2. Desert, too!  A large amount of peridot is mined in Arizona!  There is even a city named after the gemstone!
3. That’s Ancient!  Peridot is so old, it was found to be in Egyptian jewelry in 1500 B.C.  The Egyptians called it the ‘Gem of the Sun’!
4. Napoleon and Josephine! Not only is peridot Napoleon’s birthstone, it’s said that he gave the stone to Josephine to show his undying love for her!
5. You have what? ICE.com has a great selection of Peridot jewelry for every budget!

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We have some great peridot gifts and sales to share with you and you don’t want to miss any of it!

Be Beautiful ~ Tara

Timeless Jewelry Staples

I know current staples in your jewelry collection could include cuff bracelets, body chains and a layered necklace, but let’s talk timeless!

What do you think of when you hear ‘timeless jewelry staple’?  I think diamond studs, pearls, hoops and tennis bracelets.  Definitely tennis bracelets!  I remember as a child my mother getting one and I thought it was the most beautiful, sparkling thing I’d ever seen!  Wanted one from that moment on!

Timeless Pieces

I have to say, these diamond solitaire bezel pendents are about to become a new ‘timeless’ piece in my collection!  Check out some of the pendents, tennis bracelets and other staples we have!

Tell us!  What do you consider a timeless staple?

Be Beautiful ~ Tara

July Birthstone…Ruby – Five FUN Facts!

Hello and Happy Birthday, July Babies!
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Ruby!

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Here are five FUN facts about the gemstone, Ruby:

1. There’s no Place like Home!  You know we can’t talk about Rubies without talking about Dorothy’s red slippers!  Did you know that in the original novel, the slippers were silver?  Yep!  For the 1939 film, they changed them to Ruby red to take advantage of the (then new) Technicolor film process!  There’s no place like home!  There’s no place like home!
2. Jessica Simpson Said YES to Ruby! Jessica Simpson’s engagement ring is a huge (over 5 carats!) Ruby, flanked with two very nice sized white diamonds!  Hubby also got a ruby in his custom wedding band to complement Jessica’s!  While Jessica’s birthday is in July, the color red represents so much more to the couple!
3. The Liberty Bell Ruby…Largest Ruby Ever!  The Liberty Bell Ruby was the largest mined in the world!  Found in the 1950’s in east Africa, weighed four pounds, was 8500 carats and was sculpted into a mini Liberty Bell.  It was valued at $2,000,000, until it was stolen!
4. The King of Gems! The Ruby, known for bestowing fortune, is the second hardest mineral…beat only by the diamond!  Wow…fortune and brawn…I’m game!
5. You have what? ICE.com has a great selection of Ruby jewelry for every budget! Yes, even you!

We are excited to start the New Year off with such a beautiful, rich stone! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We have some great ruby gifts and sales to share with you and you don’t want to miss any of it!

You Tell Me: Would you enjoy a colored gemstone for an engagement ring?  Are you more traditional?  Or would you be thrilled no matter what?

Be Beautiful ~ Tara

You smell GREAT!

Have you heard that recently?  Is there a certain scent you wear that gets you compliments every time?  If not, it’s time to find your signature scent!

It just so happens that we have launched fragrances!  We are so excited to bring you all the timeless classics, new and trending scents and everything in between!  And, there are some interesting ‘in betweens’!

Check it out!  I’d love to hear about your favorites…and least favorites!

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