I live in Chicago (I hope you know that by now) and I love supporting local talent, whatever the business is (in order for me to blog or share it on Instagram) #1 I have to love your product/service to share it #2 as a business owner, you are kind, smart and genuinely love your business as well. I was recently introduced to Be Loved Jewelry and fell in love with their affordable designs that can be worn day to night (and stackable and layering abilities are endless). Check out 3 ways on how to layer your jewelry like a pro below. AND I met Jeri, the owner, and designer, and fell in love with her! There’s a clear reason why she has done well, she creates stunning pieces that I would love to be gifted and when you spend time with her you feel like you are at home. Her pieces are made in the USA in gold, silver, and diamonds, the quality is amazing and the prices are more affordable than I’ve seen around. She has hundreds of styles that it was hard to walk away with a few for the shoot. See below for an interview with this beautiful designer!
I styled the items different ways (and of course all so easy to wear as one piece) but as you know I’m “extra” and wanted to layer them. Hopefully, I can collect pieces (birthday and X’mas presents for myself) this year. If you are looking for a special item for yourself or tell your husband/boyfriend/partner, definitely check out Jeri’s designs here and get 20% off with code RSRW
#1 outfit has me layering all the jewelry into one look. A lot more glam, what I would do for a night out and each piece is sooo good that wearing each jewelry item alone is great as well.
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I love stacked bracelets so much, I would wear this every day with one ring on my finger. These are great wishlist items. I personally think the Pave Diamond Wide Bangle is the best deal for all those diamonds and looks great alone!
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#2 outfit below is my favorite going out outfit. The strapless top shows off the beautiful jewelry and I took off a pave chain necklace to do something more delicate as a choker and wanted to show off the lariat.
Diamond Pear Slide “Y” Lariat | code: RSRW for 20% off
#3 outfit is a classic white tee (mine is a bodysuit) with a patent skirt (but you can rock this look with jeans).
A more simple layer that’s easy to wear for every day! And I’m an overdresser but if you work a 9 to 5 job – pair a classic white shirt with pants/pencil skirt and layer these jewels to style it.
So I want to mention that I know diamonds are pricey. These jewelry items may seem pricey to many of my followers but I’m an avid jewelry shopper and these type of designers are usually twice the price. Jeri’s designs are classic gorgeous pieces that are priced VERY well. One thing that I have always done for myself is to treat myself once a year to a special piece. When I achieve my goals, when I got a raise, when I got promoted, I didn’t wait for a man to buy it for me, I did it for myself. I have these items in my closet and my jewelry box and love knowing I did it for me. So ladies, don’t be afraid to do that. You have to treat yourself when you feel good and not have to rely on your partner/boyfriend/husband to do that. But of course, if you have significant others that love buying you things, send them her site ASAP 🙂 with code RSRW for 20% off!
Single ladies – remember, jewelry isn’t just for those taken. You work hard, you play hard and nothing lasts forever like diamonds :).
Read below for an interview with Jeri! I visited her showroom and if you follow me on Instagram I’ll be showing the magic of her showroom on my stories.
I began designing my own uniquely personal jewelry while undergoing treatment for breast cancer as a means to focus my attention on creating designs that would make my family & friends feel my appreciation for the love and support given to me during a difficult time in my life.
2) I read that you had breast cancer which inspired you to start the jewelry line. I’m so inspired that through the journey, you wanted to be an entrepreneur, what motivates you and what advice would you give to women that want to start their own business?
As long as I can remember I have had a love affair with jewelry. My motivation comes from my wish to share my designs so others can have the same experience as I have had with falling in love with jewelry. I truly believe jewelry is transformative and serves a purpose to make and mark milestones in our lives. The transformation is the way a certain piece of jewelry makes you feel, how emotions and memories are attached to certain pieces of jewelry and how you feel after you wear a particular jewelry piece. The relationship also extends to how you feel when giving the gift of jewelry to loved ones.
3) What is the hardest thing about owning your own business?
The hardest part is finding the time to accomplish everything in a 24 hour day! I have so many ideas I want to bring to fruition and it takes time to do so!
4) What is the best part?
The best part of my job is that my designs have the ability to bring love and making others feel be loved when they wear them. I have met so many wonderful women through my business and many of my customers have now become life long friends.
5) Top 3 things someone must know in starting their business?
First, you must know your own strengths and weaknesses, Second, you must not be afraid to bring others on board to fill any skill sets you don’t personally have, and Third, always be open to changing things as you go.
7) What is your design inspiration or how do you go about designing your pieces?
I’m inspired by the idea of creating jewelry that lifts people up making them feel beautiful in what they are wearing..I want to always create pieces that can be added to someone’s current collection or be the designer to get them excited about jewelry in general. All my pieces feature diamonds married with either rhodium plate sterling silver, 14k yellow, white or rose gold. My greatest jewelry designs tend to strike just the right balance between current fashion trends, classic linear designs and what’s totally unexpected yet relevant.
8) How often do you have new items or collections?
9) Since you are based in Chicago, are you from the midwest? Where are your beautiful items sold for in-store shopping?
10) What jewelry item is your favorite? What is the most popular with your customers?
My favorite piece is my diamond pave bands. I love to layer, stack these rings and never tire of all the possibilities. My most popular items are my “Diamond Clasp Interchangeable Chains and Leathers with Charms”. These necklaces are beautiful alone and can be worn with one or more charms. They are easy to update as new charms become available too. These pieces have universal appeal because they are so customizable! The best part is they can be worn from day to night and work to play!
11) The biggest piece of advice you could give me in being a mom, entrepreneur and maneuvering my own business?
Thank you to Jeri for partnering with me on this post and be sure to check out all her designs here. I’m hoping to partner with her during the holidays to show more of her items. Pin the below image to remind yourself of Be Loved and treat yourself to something special. (RSRW for 20% off)