Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie….the list goes on of what to look forward to next Thursday on Thanksgiving. But once all the eating and family fun is over, it’s time to plan the Black Friday shopping extravaganza. If you’ve ever gone out on this extreme shopping day, you know the horror stories of crowded malls, waiting in line for hours, hair pulling…you get the point. Nothing anyone really enjoys.

Luckily Ice makes it easy for you to shop from home and you still get to enjoy the amazing savings. If you’re looking for gifts for your loved ones or yourself we’re sure you’ll find a piece of jewelry from Ice that you’ll love. Also, we don’t limit ourselves to only one day of sales. On both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you can save up to 50% on a selection of fabulous jewelry. If you don’t see anything you like in the collection, you can save 15% sitewide* at Ice.

If you’re a black diamond fan I highly recommend you keeping an eye on these black diamond studs on Black Friday. More great deals will be on Cyber Monday like this created ruby ring and this pretty purple amethyst ring.

What are you hoping to get on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

 

 

* This offer cannot be combined with any other offers. Offer is not valid for any clearance or sale items, engagement rings, watches or the Persona Charms Collection. Subject to availability.

Celleste’s Vintage Glam Selections

Last month we announced our exciting partnership with singer/songwriter Celleste. Her music is featured in many of our product videos on Ice and now we’re thrilled to launch Celleste’s selection of Vintage Glam Jewelry.

Celleste chose her favorite jewelry pieces from Ice and I had a chance to chat with her about her selections.

Laura: What was the inspiration behind the pieces of jewelry in your collection?

Celleste: I chose these particular pieces because they represent me the best. I like vintage and natural looking jewelry in an array of colors set in leather and metal, but at the same time having a glamorous accent. I also like pieces which are more sophisticated, chic and feminine, as long as they have some sort of edge.

L: How would you describe your personal style?

C: I always mix vintage and modern just like my music which I like to call “Modern Classic Rock”. I really like a combination of fresh, new looks, but always with an old-school feeling.

L: We love the vintage look of some of the pieces you chose – how do you combine these pieces with a modern outfit?

C: You just dare to do it. Most of the pieces I picked can be worn with casual clothes like jeans or dressier outfits just the same. I think it’s not about what you wear the pieces with but how you wear them. Be confident and feel good about yourself, and I promise anything will work!

L: Being a performer, what kind of jewelry do you usually wear on stage?

C: On stage I go for more basic and light pieces since I’m very energetic. I’ve learned the hard way that jewelry can injure. Not the most practical thing when you’re jumping up and down. ; ) So I usually go more for bracelets like cuffs. I’m so used to wearing a few of them on each arm that I feel naked on stage if I don’t have them on. As for earrings, they have to be delicate and light, so I always wear studs.

L: Is there a piece from the collection that you would wear every day?

C: Absolutely! The first thing on my list would be the crystal smiley face leather bracelet. That bracelet was screaming my name. It’s totally ME! And it’s comfortable enough for me to have on all the time, on and off stage.

Smiley Bracelet, Flower Cuff, Black Diamond Studs

L: Which are your favorite pieces from this collection?

C: That’s a really tough one! I LOVE everything I chose, but I absolutely ADORE the smiley collection, especially the bracelet… I fell in love with it the second I saw it! It has a rock feel due to the leather, but still remains feminine.The whole collection is so cute and just makes me smile . Plus, all the pieces are very wearable both on and off stage.

Smokey Quartz ring (pictured right) – This ring really feels like an antique, I find it has lots of character, and really makes a statement. I love the craftsmanship and design, and especially the dark color. This is great when I don’t want too much glitter but still want to feel like a rock star.  : )

Stainless Steel Flower bracelet –  Daisies have always been my favorite flower, so I had to have this bracelet in the collection! This piece is just plain fun. It’s bright, colorful and has a great feel… can you say “groovy baby”?  : )

Black diamond studs – When it comes to earrings, I tend to keep it really simple. These studs are perfect for me – clean and straight to the point. I love the fact that black goes with everything, whether chic or casual. Like the Smokey ring, when I don’t feel like shining, these make a subtle and classy statement. And let’s not forget ladies, they’re still diamonds.

View Celleste’s Vintage Glam jewelry selections.

 

About Celleste

On a path to international stardom, the entrepreneurial and multi-talented Celleste divides her time between being an artist, and running her own record label, Mighty Music. The singer/songwriter recently released her debut album “Ready To Fly”, a blend of rock, folk, blues, country and pop, that she likes to call “Modern Classic Rock”.

“I use jewelry as another way of expressing my personality, on and off the stage. It has to be fun, edgy, casual and vintage… but always with a glamourous touch.”

Visit Celleste’s website www.celleste.com
Follow Celleste on Twitter
Join Celleste on Facebook

Fashionable Halloween Costumes

So here’s the dilemma. Ice is having a Halloween party on Monday and I don’t have a costume! I need your help coming up with ideas. I’d love to keep it fashion focused or related to celebrities and pop culture. No Snooki suggestions please LOL.

Here are some fashionable costume ideas:

Kate Middleton including her famous sapphire engagement ring which we have at Ice. My lovely co-worker Tammy will be rocking this look on Monday, fascinator and all. Can’t wait to see it! (FYI, fascinators are those crazy hats the Brits wear at weddings)

Flapper Girl: 1920’s style bad girl adorned in long pearl necklaces, short hair, black stockings  & lots of feathers. This would be a fun idea and is the one that I’m seriously considering.

Marilyn Monroe: I do have an old pink bridesmaid dress I can wear with tons of Ice diamond jewelry to resemble the blond bombshell’s look in the movie Gentleman Prefer Blondes.

Kardashian Sisters: Slap on some animal print, super high heels, bronzer, large earrings and you can be any one of the K sisters.

What do you think of these costume ideas? Can you help me come up with something else?

Post your suggestions in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

Yasmin Gow’s Yoga-Chic Jewelry

Since childhood, I’ve been fascinated by jewelry. Some of my fondest memories are of me trying on my grandmother’s incredible collection of rhinestones, rings, bracelets and necklaces. To this day, my grandmother has such style when it comes to accessorizing. I draw inspiration from her, as I too like to add unique piece of jewelry to otherwise simple outfits. This includes yoga apparel. As a full-time yoga teacher, I wear tights and a tank top everyday, but the sporty athletic look is not for me. I glam up my typical teaching ensemble with a tailored jacket, some bangles, a great necklace and/or a pair of earrings and I’m good to go from yoga class to dinner with friends without a wardrobe change. My ‘yoga-chic’ selection offers some choices for women who, like me, consider jewelry wearable art, but don’t want it to interfere with their daily comings and goings.

The pieces I pulled together are not only beautiful and unique, but also easy to wear.

Here are some of my favorites:

Diamond and Rose Gold Bird Pendant: (pictured right) This piece best encapsulates what I have come to love about yoga as method of self-discovery. In so many ways, yoga has led me to a point where I feel like a bird sitting on the ledge of an open window: indescribably excited about the freedom in front of me, but also a little nervous about letting go and taking flight.

Sterling Silver Beads and Purple Silk Cord Bracelet 

Sterling Silver Beads and Orange Silk Cord Bracelet Faceted Sterling Silver Bead and Blue Silk Cord Bracelet

Lois Hill Silk Cord Bracelets: I chose several pieces from Lois Hill’s Jivasukha Collection. Not only is it yoga inspired, but her pieces are elegant and well made. I’m a big fan of these bracelets of sterling silver beads strung with colorful silk cord. I love that each bracelet has a different little charm on it as well. Personally, I would wear them all together, but they also look good separately. My favorite are the purple, orange and blue bracelets.

Multi-Gemstone Sterling Silver Bangle Set

Sterling silver gemstone bangles are also beautiful. They go with everything and they have such a pleasing sound to them. I have bangles on both wrists, so I would probably wear three of these on one wrist and two on the other, but of course, this set also looks great stacked together.

Studs: The color of the pink topaz studs is unbelievable. They are truly enchanting. Topaz happens to also be my birthstone in November, so I have a special affinity towards it, and pink topaz is really special. But if pink isn’t your color, I also selected a pair of square diamond studs, which I think are pretty cool, as well as these classic solitaire diamond stud earrings. (I should add here that Ice only sells conflict-free diamonds and sources its diamonds from vendors that comply with the Kimberly Process.)

1/4 Carat Diamond Stud Earrings 

4 1/6 Carat Pink Topaz Stud Earrings 1/2 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Stud Earrings

I would love to hear your feedback on the entire collection, so please leave your comments below.

Namaste.

View Yasmin’s Yoga-Chic Jewelry Selection

 

About Yasmin Gow

A yoga instructor for over a decade, Yasmin is also a writer, speaker and activist. In 2010, she became the first woman to break the Guinness World Record for the longest yoga marathon lasting 32 hours, raising nearly $15,000 for charity. Yasmin offers workshops and retreats around the world, promoting health, wellness and spiritual progress.

“Jewelry is wearable art. It needs to be beautiful, unique and compliment all aspects of my life, including my yoga practice, role as a teacher and my social life.”

Visit Yasmin’s website www.YasminYoga.com
Follow Yasmin on Twitter
Join Yasmin on Facebook

Ice Donates to Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year,  Ice spreads the word about the disease and lends a helping hand. This year, we’re donating 10% of proceeds from our special Live Pink Collection of pink jewelry to the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC).

The NBCC has declared a deadline to end breast cancer, setting a  target of January 1, 2020. “This is not a new idea for us. Our mission for almost 20 years has been the eradication of breast cancer. For decades, we’ve been fighting cancer with hope. For decades the lives of our daughters, mothers, and friends have been in the hands of hope. It isn’t working. That’s why NBCC launched Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, a call to action for policy makers, researchers, breast cancer advocates and other stakeholders to end the disease by January 1, 2020.  Today we have a strategic plan of action to achieve Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.”

We’re proudly wearing pink throughout the month of October, and we hope you’ll join us.  Ice has a wide selection of pink jewelry from our Live Pink Collection that includes pink diamond stud earrings (pictured right), pink gold jewelry, pink sapphire jewelry & much more. When you place an order through the Live Pink Collection,  Ice will donate 10% of proceeds to NBCC.

And if you only do one thing, PLEASE be sure to get examined every year. Whether you do regular self-examination, clinical exam or a mammogram. It could save your life.

 

Indie Music Spotlight on Celleste

We’re excited to be partnered with some really talented up and coming musicians who’s music will be featured in our jewelry videos.

One of the first artists we’re working with, Celleste, is a high-voltage singer/songwriter with a rocker edge and a sultry sound.

This Montreal native recently released her debut CD “Ready To Fly”. We’re thrilled to be featuring many of the songs off of her album in our jewelry videos, including her song “Yer goin’ down”. Check it out as the soundtrack for one of our fave SNO of Sweden pieces.

Celleste is a true indie artist with a DIY attitude, starting her own label, Mighty Music, with her producer, Eric Dick. Her music is a blend of rock, folk, blues, country and pop, that she likes to call “Modern Classic Rock”. Celleste explains how she found her sound, “I’d often hear Led Zeppelin blasting in my brother’s room while dad was strumming Chet Atkins tunes in the basement… then I got my hands on [Lenny Kravitz’s] “Are You Gonna Go My Way”, and [Sheryl Crow’s] “Tuesday Night Music Club”. Throw in some CCR, Black Crowes and Janis Joplin, perform it all like Steven Tyler and Madonna, and presto… you know all my secrets.”

Check out her brand new video for “Beyond Words”

If you like what you hear (and how could you not!), show your support for Celleste by liking her on Facebook, following her on Twitter and downloading her album.

Rock on!

Ice Rocks with New Jewelry Videos

As part of the recent Ice makeover, we’ve refreshed our approach to our product videos. We changed up the vibe of our new videos by pumping up the energy level and including improved product views of the jewelry… but the most exciting detail of our latest videos is the music! We’re featuring talented up-and-coming musicians in our videos and bringing their sounds to the Ice community.

We’re plugged in to the music scene to bring you emerging and critically-acclaimed artists before they steal the spotlight. To kick off our new videos, we’re featuring four amazingly talented acts in our newest videos:

Celleste: With her debut CD “Ready To Fly”, this singer/songwriter rocks beautiful melodies, elaborate instrumentation, catchy songs, and of course her unmistakable vocal prowess. Visit Celleste’s Website.

Sheli Stevens: “Bold”, “sensual”, “honest”, and “moving” are just some of the words which have been used to describe Sheli’s voice. With flavors of pop, folk, and rock, woven together into crafty pop gems. Listen to Sheli here.

Jason Karaban is an LA-based singer-songwriter who’s collaborated with the likes of Ani DiFranco and David Immergluck (Counting Crows).. This multi-talented musician plays guitar, bass, keyboards, piano, drums and did I mention he sings? Now that’s impressive! Check him out for yourself.

Frank Brown and Buzz Zeemer: This power pop rock band from Philadelphia is led by vocalist Frank Brown – a longtime fixture on the Philly music scene. See why we’re buzzing about this band – Listen here.

Here’s an example of one our latest videos featuring music by Celleste for our fabulous black glass bead necklace from our SNO of Sweden jewelry Collection.

Are you (or someone you know) a musician that should be featured in Ice product videos? Send us a message with a link to your music.

Rock on!

Editor’s Picks for Fall

For once I will not do ALL the talking writing today. I’m going to let our Senior Buyer at Ice, Alyson Raynard, tell you what she chose for the Editor’s Picks section on Ice.

Alyson highlights four major jewelry trends to keep an eye on:

Purple Amethyst Ring
Purple is a hot Fall color to add to your jewelry

Pink Metals: “Rose gold and pink rhodium create a fresh new look for customers looking for something new and exciting to add to their jewelry wardrobe.” Not many people have rose gold in their jewelry collections YET so now’s the time to add it. It’s one of my favorite looks for Fall.

Animal Prints: “They never seem to go out of style. Here we’ve taken them to the next level by finding sterling silver jewelry covered with the classic printed patterns.” You can’t go through a magazine or store without seeing animal print these days. Not even a week goes by without one of the Kardashians wearing animal print. You should have at least 1-2 animal print pieces in your wardrobe or accessories this Fall. Since it never goes out of style you can wear the look for years to come.

Fall Colors: “Among the  hot color trends this fall are bold blues, purples, orange and muted greens which we try to capture in a variety of looks.” Purple Amethyst and green diamond jewelry are really popular at Ice right now.

Black & White: “This remains a hot combo for Fall. Classic black and white always pair well together for that never miss hit.” With the popularity in black diamonds in recent years it’s been much more glamorous to wear black & white jewelry.

You can check out Alyson’s jewelry picks here. Let us know what your jewelry picks are.

New Ice Winner!

It’s been a week since we relaunched the new www.Ice.com and we are still on a high from the crazy amount of positive feedback we’ve received. BIG thank you to everyone who wrote to us to send their compliments. *blush* We love reading all the fabulous comments.

As I mentioned last week, we held a contest to celebrate the new Ice and gave away $500 to spend at Ice to one lucky winner. That lucky winner has been chosen and is Phyllis Walters!!! Congrats to Phyllis! We love to hear what our contest winners plan on ordering with their prize and here’s what she had to say “Thank you, OMG, what a shock! Now I’ll treat myself to a ring. I’ve also wanted get something for my daughters in law.” Isn’t that sweet? Love that she chose to share her prize.

Make sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow on Twitter to stay updated on many more contests in the works and lots of exciting news for Ice.

Tell us what you love the most about our new look.

 

 

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The New Ice

Since 1999, we’ve been fortunate to have loyal customers that shop at Ice for our wide selection, high quality, exceptional values and our attentive and helpful customer service. Don’t worry. None of that is changing… but we’ve got some great news!

We just unveiled some exciting new features, so here’s what you can expect from the new Ice:

New Look and New Styles

Welcome to the new Ice.  Everyone needs a makeover from time to time. … and it’s time.  With our new look comes new styles, launching all the time.   We will be bringing customers the latest jewelry trends from around the world, as well as keeping you covered with the classics.

New Collections

We’re always discovering new and unique approaches to fine jewelry, and will be bringing a wide range of new and dazzling collections of jewelry to our customers.  Some of our latest include, The Eclipse Collection, Gallery 10, The Diamore Rainbow Collection and The Sunrise Collection.  Stay tuned for more gorgeous assortments in the weeks and months to come.

Top Designers

Jewelry is fashion… and fashion is design!  We’re creating partnerships with some of the leading fine jewelry designers from around the world to bring you some stunning looks like Michiko’s dazzling approach to pearls, and the modern and innovative bracelet designs from Tattooed Steel. We’ll be launching many more designers in the days ahead, so keep an eye out.

Guest Stylists

We get our inspiration from the most amazing people… and we’re partnering with thought leaders from throughout the web and the world of fashion and jewelry.  We’ve hooked up with some outstanding women – celebrity stylists, editors from leading fashion magazines, award-winning artists and business leaders – to get their take on jewelry and fashion, and to commission unique collections of jewelry from the Ice catalog.  We’re always looking for new approaches, so if you’re interested in being a Guest Stylist for Ice, contact us here.

Free Shipping & Free Returns

You asked and we listened. We’re thrilled to offer all of our US customers FREE Shipping and FREE Returns on all orders.  Saving on shipping means more to spend on fabulous jewelry!  Free Returns means you can shop with absolute confidence.

These are just a few of the exciting things that we’ve been working on, but this is really just the tip of the Ice! In the weeks and months to come, we’ll be rolling out even more exciting news and surprises. So be sure to stay in the loop over at our Facebook Page and on Twitter.