Fridah Khalo’s Clothing Now On Display @ The Museo Frida Khalo in Mexico

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The amazingly talented, tormented, and true to self Frida Khalo was and is a beacon for artists and activists alike. Her powerful self portraits and unflinching honesty are what attracts people to her work the most. She was a survivor of Polio and a terrible accident, both of which contributed to her bold fashion choices- large skirts and an “au natural” unibrow that she refused to pluck ( as an indirect result of being bedridden an alone, left to examine and accept her beauty and also hide her disfigurement with skirts). Her art has truly left a large mark on society, and her fashion choices were always a topic for discussion.

Once she died, her husband and later a close friend both kept her clothing locked away, most likely to preserve them. Fortunately for the adoring public, these items are now on display at the Museo Frida Khalo in Mexico for a short time. We would LOVE to be able to browse her collection of floral pieces, Mexican folk dresses and undoubtedly amazing accessories.

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Check out more on the exhibition here

If you’re lucky enough to visit Mexico any time soon, make sure to stop by the temporary exhibit!

Museo De Frida Khalo

Londres 247,
Del Carmen Coyoacán, 04100
Tel: 5554 5999 / 56583256

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Schiaparelli Spring Couture Show: Our Favorites!

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Oh, happy day. Not only is it MLK Day ( a day of huge importance that in no way is being played down by this post), but it’s also the first day of the Paris Couture shows. Starting today, we can enjoy a glorious 7 days of amazing, hand made pieces stomping the Parisian runways and providing countless hours of inspiration and envy.

Elsa Schiaparelli, aka the surrealist designer, Salvador Dali collaborator, and creator of “Shocking Pink” was known for creating awe inspiring, crazy pieces with bright colors and even a suggestively placed lobster. Now, after 60 years out of the Couture show circuit, designer Marco Zanini showed his (gasp, first ever) haute couture show to a crowd of who’s who, like Jean Paul Gaultier, and the response was resoundingly positive.

We are ALL ABOUT hand made goodness, so the Couture Shows are like our candy store of sorts. Every single piece that walked the runway was made by hand (no machines at all!) in the ‘Place Vendôme premises, the same spot where Schiaparelli held her crazy and dramatic “Circus” show in 1938.’ (NYT) Not to mention the amazing and weirdly wearable hats by milliner Stephen Jones and jewelry by the french designer Gripoix. Everything worked perfectly. Check out some of our favorite looks!

View the entire show HERE

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Menswear Trends We’re Loving!

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Canali’s luxe layers of velvet and fur

We here at Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry really do love a good suit. There’s something about a well dressed man that makes us a little happy inside. With all the baggy clothes and crazy fads (some of which are cool and deserve their own shine), it’s refreshing when Men’s Fashion Week rolls around and puts a nice polish on things. We also are quite partial to men’s jewelry. Seeing the new shows always breathes new life into our men’s and unisex designs. This year is no exception.

A few details have been standing out to us- Fur, Velvet, and the updated Slim Suit silhouette. Considering it’s the Spring Shows, pretty much everywhere except for Miami is still expecting cold months. So, lush layers of soft velvet and warm fur are welcomed. The Slim Suit will never go away, which is good, so it’s cool to see new takes on the style, such as Fendi’s galaxy-eque print and Marni’s slouchy fit. See our favorites so far below.

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Canali’s sea of blues with a pretty lapel pin

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Canali’s classic double breasted suit with cravat-esque scarf

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Fendi’s graphic fur vest

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Fendi’s tiny galaxy print suit (and fur rug!)

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Long fur, short pants at Marni

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An ombre touch of fur at Marni

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Marni’s slim and slouchy fit suit

Chicago Gift Market, Here We Come! Jan 18-21st

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We’re so happy to be going back to The Windy City! We’ll be showing our newest collections as well as our tried and true best sellers at this month’s Chicago Gift Market. Held in the Merchandise Mart, this is THE gift show to attend. We’ll be in the Libby Walter Accessories showroom, so say Hi !

This is one of our favorite shows and for good reason. It’s the nation’s longest running Gift Show!

We might have just returned to warm, sunny Miami from NYC days ago, but we’ll be back in the bitter cold soon. Wish us luck!

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Libby Walter Accessories

At the Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654

The Golden Globes: Our Favorite Looks Of The Night!

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Awards for deserving movies, like 12 Years A Slave, winning Best Drama are great. But give us the Red Carpet!

It’s safe to say that we here at Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry are fashion lovers. When we aren’t creating new pieces, we’re obsessively browsing fashion magazines and blogs because, well, why not? Fashion is fun and expressive, and when personal style is a factor, it totally can project someone’s feelings and personalities to the world. And that’s a great thing. What’s even better is when you throw in amazing couturiers, jewelers, and shoe designers. Oh, and teams of hair and makeup professionals.

Enter: The Golden Globes.

The 71st annual awards show was full of actors, musicians and writers, and lots of great Red Carpet moments. Below we’ve chosen a few of our favorites. We love the bursts of color and texture. Also, young designers like Charlotte Olympia and Proenza Schouler had their pieces on quite a few starlets, which is always great to see.

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30% OFF EVERYTHING for Green Monday!

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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday mere things of the past, there is still hope for anyone looking to check names off of their gift lists!

Green Monday is in full effect, and we here at Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry are offering a whopping 30% off of EVERYTHING site wide. That’s right- every piece of jewelry is on sale, today only!

-Use code GREEN30 to take 30% OFF at checkout-

Head over to CeciliaGonzales.com and find the perfect Holiday gifts!

FLASH SALE! 30% OFF THIS WEEKEND ONLY

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Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry Flash Sale
This Weekend Only!

Everyone loves weekends. Here’s another reason to TGIF (Saturday and Sunday too!)

Enjoy 30% OFF of everything on CeciliaGonzales.com

You read right- every item is up for grabs! Sale ends at 11:59 pm Sunday night. Now you can stock up on gifts and complete your Holiday shopping before December comes around. You deserve a reward! (In the form of Jewelry, that is.)

-ENTER CODE 30OFF AT CHECKOUT-

Browse our Gift Guide for inspiration and start checking names off your list

Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions or prefer to order over the phone- (305) 336-0052

Email Info@Ceciliagonzales.com for more info

A Holiday Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List (Really!)

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The Holiday Season may seem to have arrived faster than Speedy Gonzales, but fret not! We here at Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry have got your whole gift list covered. That’s right- there’s something for everyone, even your most “particular” loved one. Check out our Gift Guide and click the photos for more info and pricing. And rest easy, we ship worldwide.

For the Classic Woman:

This woman is comfortable in her own skin and has a strong sense of personal style. She likes clean shapes, smart details and timeless styles.

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Film Noir Bracelet

Hole In One Earrings, Film Noir Bracelet, Emily Necklace, Firecracker Necklace, Rosetta Necklace

For the Art Lover:

This woman understands art and appreciates expressing herself through her clothing and accessories. She is fearless yet refined. Offer her jewelry that speaks to her intellect.

Warrior Princess Necklace

Warrior Princess Necklace

Bone Collector Earrings, Porcupine BraceletAnthill Necklace, Warrior Princess Necklace, Step One Necklace

For the Youthful Spirit:

This woman may be on the younger end of the spectrum, or at least feel like she is (age is just a number!) so she’s in her comfort zone with vibrant color and stackable pieces.

Multicharm Necklace

Multicharm Necklace

Dart Gold EarringsOval Bangles, Dainty Stone Necklaces, Petite Multicharm Necklace (available in many charm options), Gretchen Necklace

For the Boho Chick:

This woman is a free spirit who loves clothing and accessories that flow, not restrict. Gift her breezy pieces with lots of layers and ethnic notes.

Duffle Earrings

Duffle Earrings

Duffle Gold Earrings, Red Road Bracelet, Rio Gold Necklace, Abstract Necklace, Triple Coin Necklace

For the Stylish Man:

This man is refined yet rugged with the perfect balance of effortless style and masculine polish. Give him a meaningful gift that will fit right into his daily ensembles.

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Maurice Necklace

Maurice Necklace, Dakota Wrap Bracelet (2 tags), Dakota Wrap Bracelet (3 tags), Gold and Leather Wraparound Bracelet

For Everyone:

The Impressed Collection is the perfect one stop shop for anyone on your list. Able to celebrate any special event from a wedding anniversary to a child’s name, the highly customizable collection speaks volumes while looking chic and polished. Hand made to order, each piece is unique and meaningful.

Delicate Initial Bracelet, Full Circle Quotes BraceletWords To Live By Necklace, Delicate Initial Gold Necklace, Full Circle Quotes Necklace (ALL available in 14K Gold Fill or Sterling Silver)

The very best part about Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry is that each and every piece is hand made right here in the USA (Coconut Grove, FL to be exact.) Custom orders are more than welcome! Do don’t stress the Holidays. Instead, wow your friends and family!

Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry Now Available at Free People

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We are happy to announce that Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry is now available at Free People!  Head over to the ultra-cool fashion mecca for our jewelry collections!

Just in time for the Holidays, pick up some unique pieces in one of the many Free People stores or online.  See a selection of our designs available at Free People below and get inspired. We especially love the model styling!

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Here’s to more great things to come!

POP UP SHOP @ Hyde Park Art Fair in Tampa October 26 & 27

tampafestivalCecilia Gonzales Jewelry will once again be making it’s way West from Miami to Tampa for the 24th Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair! We love the fair- there’s always such interesting art and amazing vendors, so we’re really excited to be a part of this event.

Our POP UP SHOP will be showcasing our best sellers and closeout pieces! We will also be taking custom orders for the Hand Stamped collection! Customize your very own necklace or bracelet, or get a personalized gift- or both!

24th Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair (Tampa, Florida)

October 26th & 27th, 2013

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FREE ADMISSION

1622 Snow Avenue
Tampa, Fl. 33606

Stop by our tent!

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Hand Stamped & Initial Collections Are Here !

ING-1030 ENJOY THE RIDE (2) Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry is known for eye-catching, unique designs, such as long bold necklaces and intricate twisted chain bracelets. While some pieces are dainty, like the Madison Necklace, the Heritage Collection is decidedly bold. Continuing to grow and expand, Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry now has a line of delicates!

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Consisting of 100% hand-stamped and hand-shaped pieces- some with uplifting quotes, others with customizable names and numbers, along with Initial necklaces, there is really something for everyone (not to mention the Holidays are coming up!)

Screen shot 2013-10-08 at 12.27.58 PMThe Necklaces and Bracelets all feature delicate chains and details, making them quite eye catching on their own.  Check out some of the designs below and head over to buy your very own! Personalize an extremely special gift, and get something meaningful for yourself as well!

And don’t let the images fool you- these pieces are all very petite and airy. The Initial charms are less than an inch in diameter. These are perfect for layering- light enough for everyday wear!

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Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry Studio
3339 Virginia St Suite 106
Coconut Gorve, FL 33133
(305) 336-0052

Mini Charms Make A Big Statement!

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Have you ever heard the phrase “It’s the little things that count”..? Well, whoever said that was really on to something! These teeny-tiny designs by Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry are small enough to wear every day, but are still dynamic and eye-catching. The layering possibilities are endless, too! Check out the mini-stone necklaces to add a pop of color.

The Mini Charm and Hand Stamped Initial necklaces are painstakingly created completely by hand, with carefully selected 14K Gold Fill and Sterling Silver charms, elements and chain.

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The mini charm necklaces feature intricate chain detailing. Pick out a lucky clover or an anchor and add some whimsy to your everyday look!

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Tiny hammered 14K Gold Fill and Sterling Silver disks fall lightly and complement other jewelry as well as stand out on their own.

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These necklaces are the perfect gifts as well! Give an amazingly personalized Bridesmaid gift to the ladies who helped make your wedding day perfect. Pick up a cute “little something” for your best friend while on vacation. Give that special someone a birthday gift to really cherish. Let that hard-working teacher know she’s appreciated.

With every letter, mini feathers, bitsy heart lockets, small yet ornate crosses and many more charms, in gold and silver, there’s a style for everyone you love. It’s a small token for the people who mater the most.

Available online and in-store!

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New Earrings For The Holiday Season !

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This Season, try something new- Cecilia Gonzales’ Oval and Oblong shaped earrings will surely set you apart from the pack. These are more than a little bit different than your normal Hoop Earrings!

What’s even better, these unique beauties are on a secret flash sale! Each pair you see in this post are up to 50% off, online, for a limited time only! Check them all out HERE! (Stock up and be the best gift giver like, ever.)

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With her signature style intact, Cecilia manages to capture the essence of innovative design with her new collection of earrings- ranging in shapes from 2/3 Circle to Oversized Tear Drop and everything in between. The styles are fresh and fun- and each pair is so light and comfy, you’ll forget you had them on! That is, until the complements start rolling in.

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Coming in different lengths and Matte and Hammered finishes, there is really something for everyone on your gift list (including you).

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Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry is available all over the United States, so check out the official website for a stockist store near you!

Check out the updated online shop for item details as well as many more new designs for the Holiday Season!

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HOT ITEM: I Heart You Necklace Is Now 30% OFF

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The end of Summer is here and while the kids get their back to school wardrobe in order, we thought we’d present something special to the adults who make it all possible.

The gorgeous “I Heart You” hand-stamped necklaces by Cecilia Gonzales are now on sale to make it easier to get a gift for yourself! What’s better than a personalized piece of jewelry made just for you? The hand-stamped, hammered disk pendant is available in Gold and Silver finishes, and can hold up to 18 characters. You can even chose your own semi-precious stone accent.

Only until Sunday, 8/25 11:59 pm, the “I Heart You” necklaces will be an amazing 30% OFF ! 

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Missing your little ones while they’re away all day at school? Get the name of your child to hold him or her close, even when their not home.

The light and airy feel of the necklaces make these the perfect personalized gifts too! Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, new mothers, you can select words and numbers (for new baby’s birthday!)

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The possibilities are endless! And at 30% OFF, it has never been a better time! 

Head over to CECILIAGONZALES.COM to order your custom jewels!

In the Miami area?

Stop by the Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry showroom in Coconut Grove to try on a necklace with the designer.

Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry Showroom

3339 Virginia Street suite 106

Coconut Grove, FL 33133

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Upcoming Sample Sale SNEAK PEEK !


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That magical time has come- Cecilia Gonzales will be holding a sample sale and we’re giving you a sneak peek of the goods! We’ve been working hard setting up the sale section, and trust us it won’t disappoint! Some of the most coveted pieces will be on sale for a VERY limited time, in-store only.

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The sale will only run August 29-31. So, save the dates! And keep up with the blog- there are more details to come.

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See you at the showroom!

Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry

3339 Virginia Street 106
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133

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Hazel In Chicago, IL

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Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry can be found in quite a few very unique stores and boutiques all over the US, and one noteworthy location is Hazel is Chicago. The very well curated boutique is home to wonderful gifts, jewelry, accessories, and home items that are anything but boring.

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We love the way the store is set up- everywhere you look is visually pleasing. There’s always something new to explore. The brick walls and wooden decor really add a natural and rustic touch to the whole experience.

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1902 W. Montrose Ave. 
Chicago 
773-769-2227

SALE: The Forged Necklaces Are Now 50% OFF !

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For a limited time only, the gorgeous Forged necklaces by Cecilia Gonzales will be available for an amazing 50% OFF the regular price of $65! But hurry, the sale only goes for one week- until August 15th at 11:59 pm! The light weight yet striking necklaces come in three designs- the Half Moon, shaped after it’s namesake, the Lucky, named due to it’s resemblance to a Horseshoe, and the Victoria, with the hammered V-shaped pendant. The necklaces come in three variations of color- Gold chain on Black oxidized pendant, Black oxidized chain on a Gold pendant, and a Gold/Gold version, for you purists out there.

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Order the Lucky Necklace HERE

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Order the Half Moon Necklace HERE

 

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Order the Victoria Necklace HERE

There’s truly a shape and color combination for everyone! At half off, why not get two? Snag one for yourself and give one as a gift! Forged into shape by hand, the authentic craftsmanship really speaks for itself, with each piece ever so slightly different from the last.

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What’s more, these necklaces are the perfect addition to the necklaces you already own! At 17″ long, the mid-length chain is great for throwing on top of a long necklace, or even accentuating a shorter necklace or choker. A really boho-chic piece of jewelry for friends, family, and you!

And as always, if you’re in the Miami area, feel free to stop by the Cecilia Gonzales Studio

3339 Virginia St #106

Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Head over to Ceciliagonzales.com for even more amazing jewelry!

 

Norbu Bijoux in Williamsburg, BK

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We are finally back in Miami but we already miss NYC! For those of you lucky enough to be in New York right now, make sure to take a trip over to Norbu in Williamsburg. The cozy boutique is home to many amazing jewelry designers, including Cecilia Gonzales’ line of beautiful pieces. While we were in the city we, of course, had to stop by and see how everything was going.

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The store has jewelry displays as far as the eye can see- you can easily spend hours in the store just wandering from designer to designer. The store is peaceful- you really start to feel at home and comfortable, which is nice in the day and age of fast fashion and even faster transactions. Take a second to breathe in the light scents and enjoy the natural sunlight pouring into the wood-adorned boutique. The jewelry in this shop is all hand picked by Sang, the shop owner, and beautifully curated alongside special gift items.

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Stop by the Williamsburg store- just make sure  you’ve got time to leisurely browse and try on lots of gorgeous baubles. Trust us, you’ll want to stay a while.

232A Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 
at N. 4th St.  See Map | Subway Directions 
718-388-7733 

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Happy Weekend- Breezy Looks For Your Off Days

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It’s Friday! That magical day of the week that everyone looks forward to. We may be at work now, but later we will be free- free to relax at home, go out for a night on the town,  take all Saturday to tan on the beach, or to lazily stroll into brunch sunday afternoon. We work all week- so we deserve the weekend. What else do we all deserve for working so hard? Jewelry!

We’ve put together a few looks perfect for any weekend. There’s the Friday “I’m at work now but will definitely go out later” look, the Saturday beach-y look and of course a pretty Brunch dress.

Wearing a comfy T-shirt and denim shorts? Pile on the bangles and chain wrap bracelets, tie on an ultra-long necklace, and really dress up your day look with some dainty gold earrings! Don’t be afraid of over accessorizing- the dressed down outfit balances out the amount of jewelry.

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Sundays were made for brunching. The late morning/early afternoon meal is best enjoyed with mimosas, good friends and of course an eye catching statement necklace to make those friends just a little jealous! Pair with some sparkling stud earrings for an effortlessly chic look. Sundays never looked so good.

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Want more style inspiration? Head over to Ceciliagonzales.com for gorgeous jewels, designs and sales to live by!

Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry Studio

3339 Virginia St #106

Coconut Grove, FL 33133

 

Introductory SALE – Oval Bangles With Thread

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We at Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry know a thing or two about finding the perfect bangle- some are too thin, some are too thick, and most are just too big. However, Cecilia has created the perfect bangle- the oval shape make this a wearable item for almost ANY wrist/arm out there. And, with the boho-chic addition of thread and suede, these matte brass bangles really are a step ahead!

The Oval Bangle is a very interesting piece- from the top view it’s a gold bangle, but from the side it’s a gorgeous, multi-colored unique addition to any ensemble. The bangles are available in red, black, grass green, navy blue, brown, pink, light blue and fuchsia thread finishes.

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As a special introduction to the newest design, the gorgeous Oval Bangles are being sold at 45% OFF (for a limited-time introductory release.) That makes the $30 bangle JUST $16.50- at that price, it’s hard not to stack them to your elbows! The sale won’t last long- runs until July 31st!

Make sure to visit Ceciliagonzales.com for the perfect arm candy before they sell out!

What’s more, considering the matte finish and subdued colors, these bangles can be worn seamlessly with the bracelets you already own- adding a chic touch to your day-to-night looks.  Wear one with a long necklace and simple earrings for a chic daytime look. Stack many on one arm and wear with that perfect little black dress.  Get funky with multiple colors or stack suede and thread bangles in the same color for a fun mix of textures. The possibilities are endless!

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In the area? Stop by the inviting showroom to try them on!

Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry Studio

3339 Virginia Street #106

Coconut Grove, FL 33133

 

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