Archive for January, 2010

Behind The Cufflinks: Jade

jadeOne of the things we love most about cufflinks is the huge variety of styles that they come in. There are cufflinks in just about every metal and stone on the planet today. But if you’re not familiar with the stones that make up our cufflinks, you might not understand the true worth of these wonderful accessories. To that end, we’ve decided to start examining the different materials that make up some of our favorite cufflinks.

Some of the most unique cufflinks we have in stock right now are made out of jade. This stone has long been used in jewelry and is loved for how well it can be carved. This ornamental stone may come in a variety of colors, though the most common is green. It is most famous for the carvings that the ancient Chinese used it for.

Today, jade is most commonly used in jewelry. A ring of jade was even featured in the 2008 Olympic medals. We love jade cufflinks just as much as we love ladies jade necklaces and earrings. This ancient stone is always in style!

Bridal Advice, With Style: Tried and True Weddings

We recently had the pleasure of meeting Amber from the Tried and True Weddings blog! Amber has a lovely personality, and posts on everything wedding-related, from beautiful wedding flowers to pretty cupcake holders. Her posts are filled with great ideas, including one of our favorites, the Alphabet Themed Bridal Shower. Her  writing is not only fun and interesting, but she also posts great photos of wedding-related accessories and inspiration boards that will help you plan not just the perfect wedding, but the perfect wedding for you.

We know the Tried and True Weddings blog will only be more popular, so hurry on over and start catching up on all her great posts, and you’ll be filled with awesome ideas for your big day, or well, any great day in your life!

Valentine’s Day Gifts He’ll Love!

tazWe can hardly believe how fast the time has flown. There’s only a week left in January and before you know it Valentine’s Day will be upon us! We’re still recovering from Christmas and New Year’s, but we can’t deny the charm of February 14th.

Some men can be notoriously hard to buy gifts for, especially on Valentine’s Day. If he’s not a big fan of candy, what else can you do? We polled everyone in our office and came up with some great suggestions:

  • Cook for him. A home cooked meal and hand made dessert are sure to warm his heart! Everyone loves to be pampered, so creating a whole night just for him is a fun gift to give.

  • Romance themed cufflinks. If he loves to look good, why not spruce up his sleeves with some new cufflinks? We have a full line of wedding and romance themed cufflinks that will do the trick! Even better, right now you can get him two for the price of one during our Valentine’s Day Sale!

  • Be practical. Does he need a new wallet? Are his favorite sneakers looking a little worn? Buy him some brand new accessories and keep him looking great!

Do you have a hard time shopping for the man in your life? If you have any tips or great stories, let us know in the comments and we’ll share them!

Dressing For Success On Interviews

1196040_stop_and_go_2There are few times when your clothes make more of an impression than on a job interview. From the second you walk in the door, the way you present yourself can make a power impression on the company you are interviewing with. But what kind of things should you focus on when dressing for your big interview? Here are four of the most important things to consider before leaving the house:

  • Avoid cologne. You don’t want to overwhelm the interviewer with scent, so even if it’s part of your normal routine, skip the cologne. It can be overpowering if you’re chatting one on one in a small office for a long time.
  • Dress up. We know it sounds obvious, but you need to look presentable for your interview. In most industries, this calls for a classic suit. Even in more casual industries, you should dress a little bit nicer than everyone in the office would dress.
  • Watch the details. Do your shoes and belt match? Are they clean? It sounds basic, but you want to look put together and not like you just grabbed a random outfit out of your closet. If they expect you to pay attention to detail in your job, they’ll want to see that quality in your dress.
  • Accessories. Don’t go overboard. Avoid most jewelry – all you really need is a watch and cufflinks. Anything else ends up being overkill. Carefully selected accessories should compliment your look, not overwhelm it!

Dressing Up Your Superbowl Look

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Every Eagles Fan Will Love These Anniversary Cufflinks!

The biggest game in football is less than a month away. You’re probably already planning a party, or planning to attend a party for the game, even if your team doesn’t make it all the way to the Superbowl. While you’re prepping for the big day, and gloating around the office that your team made it to the playoffs, why not show a little team spirit with some NFL cufflinks?

We know, if you could wear your jersey to the office every day, you probably would! Since that’s not an option, it’s time to get creative with how you display your team spirit. A pair of cufflinks is a great way to dress up your passion and take it business meetings and more. Other football fans will appreciate the glimmer of the Green Bay Packers logo peeking out from under your jacket.

Even if you’ve got a dress code to adhere to, a set of NFL cufflinks is a great gift for any fan, especially if their team is playing in the big day!

The biggest game in football is less than a month away. You’re probably already planning a party, or planning to attend a party for the game, even if your team doesn’t make it all the way to the Superbowl. While you’re prepping for the big day, and gloating around the office that your team made it to the playoffs, why not show a little team spirit with some NFL cufflinks?

We know, if you could wear your jersey to the office every day, you probably would! Since that’s not an option, it’s time to get creative with how you display your team spirit. A pair of cufflinks is a great way to dress up your passion and take it business meetings and more. Other football fans will appreciate the glimmer of the Green Bay Packers logo peeking out from under your jacket.