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Inspirational Gift Ideas

Inspirational Gift Ideas

Be Inspired and Inspire Others

Whether you are searching for a birthday or anniversary present, or a thank you or holiday gift, you cannot go wrong if you keep one precept in mind: be inspired and inspire others. Party Idea Pros has gathered the best of the best inspirational gifts from motivational books and prints to inspiring jewelry to personalized and unique gifts designed to motivate, excite, and positively influence. Continue Reading →

Stella & Dot Does Pink

Pink Jewelry and Accessaries

Stella & Dot Does Pink Year in and Year Out!

Stella & Dot Does Pink

As you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And Valentine's Day is in February. Both months when we pull out our pink everything. And nobody does pink better than Stella & Dot does pink. Year in and year out, all year long you are pretty sure to find a piece of jewelry or an accessory that is the exact shade of pink you are searching for. This year that shade of pink we are all searching for is more of a blush but rose gold never goes out of style. And hot pink will always be perfect for that little pop of color we all need in our lives. Continue Reading →

Fashion Re-Imagined >> Party Pretty in Game of Thrones Inspired Style

With the premier of Game of Thrones Season 4 just a few weeks away (April 6th) , we are going wild for anything and everything Game of Thrones related. We have already posted a few Fun Recipes for your Game of Thrones Party.  Today we are focusing our attention on  style inspired by Game of Thrones.  Our friends over at Great Gets put together this fun pictorial which will not only get you in the mood for more Game of Thrones, it might even inspire your own fashion choices.  Party Pretty!


Unfortunately, the outfits in the slideshow were not sourced but we think any of these dresses from Shopbop would be fabulous to wear to a Game of Thrones viewing party. Can't you just imagine Melisandre or Cersei Lannister choosing to wear one of these fierce red dresses today?

Dolce Vita Diamante Dress Jenni Kayne Crossover Dress Free People French Court SlipFor Love & Lemons Velvet Anna Dress

Or here are a few Shopbop versions of Daenerys Targaryen blue dress from Season 3

Vionnet Sleeveless DressDerek Lam Sleeveless Dress with Full SkirtThakoon Sleeveless A Line DressISSA Metallic Chiffon Open Back Gown

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Top 6 Jewelry Box Essentials

6 Jewelry Box Essentials

1. The Statement Necklaces | 2. An Arm Party | 3. Something Sparkly | 4. The Keepsake |  5. The Essential Base | 6. Everyday Studs

We had to share – this list of six jewelry box essentials is one of the best lists we have seen in eons!  It includes both everyday must have's and statement pieces and sparkly bling perfect for days and nights when you want to party pretty.

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Beading & Jewelry Making Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Beading & Jewelry Making Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

This morning as I was watching the morning news shows, sipping coffee and enjoying our incredible San Diego summer, I felt almost saddened that many Americans will be forced to spend these last few weeks of summer vacation indoors due to inclement weather. So of course this got me thinking. I called the Party Idea {Pros} gang together and posed today's challenge – Let's create a fun indoor end of summer gal party that can be tailored to kids, teens, college coeds, or even moms needing a break. After a bit of brainstorming we unanimously decided upon Continue Reading →

Autism Awareness Jewelry

Since everyone has their cause, we here at Party Idea {Pros} wanted to make sure all of you know that tomorrow, April 2nd, 2013 is World Autism Awareness Day.  Help show your support by shopping with Stella & Dot! During the month of April, Stella & Dot will donate 20% off all retail sales from the Autism Awareness collection to the HollyRod Foundation. Shop beautiful pieces like the Spirit Bracelet, Pippa NecklaceLa Folie Necklace and the Tree of Life Necklace. All prices are very reasonable ranging from just $29.00- $69.00 for versatile accessories you will want to wear day in and day out.

Please help support Autism Awareness today!

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The Perfect Bridesmaid Gift – Heart Shaped Ring Holders!

Forget Valentine's Day just for a minute – these heart-shaped ring holders make for perfect bridesmaid gifts.  Made of stunning optical crystal, this ring holder is both useful and lovely to gaze upon.  Best of all it will be a beautiful memory of you and your husband's love for one another and the love and appreciation you have for each of your bridesmaids. Sorry >>This sale ended on 02/02/13 at 8am PST!

I gave similar ring holders to my bridesmaids many moons ago and to this day, they continue to grace the homes of each and every one of them.

Nambe & Waterford Heart Shaped Ring Holders

Nambe and Waterford Ring Holders

If you arrived here after the sale ended or are simply not sold on this particular ring holder, both the Nambe and Waterford ring holders are timeless and classically elegant alternatives.

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Celebrities Wearing Stella & Dot Jewelry & Accessories

Celebrities Wearing Stella & Dot Jewelry & Accessories Celebrities Wearing Stella & Dot Jewelry & Accessories

By Ariel Diamond

Celebrities have been spotted all around town wearing chic and stylish  Stella & Dot accessories.  Check out Kourntey Kardashian sporting this fabulous Marrakesh Bib Necklace.  The satin bow adds a great touch to the sparkling sequins.   And it was easy to spot this years Bachelorette, Emily Maynard wearing these stand out Garden Party Chandelier Earrings.  These earrings can go ultra casual or very dressy and the green looks great with just about any other color!

Kourtney Kardashian Wearing Stella & Dot Marrakesh Bib Necklace                Emily Maynard Wearing Stella & Dot Garden Party Chandelier Earrings

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Stella & Dot Summer It List Sale

Stella & Dot's Summer It List Sale - Get 40% Off!

Stella & Dot's Summer It List Sale – Get 40% Off!

by Ariel Diamond

Add some bling to your wardrobe this summer! Stella & Dot is offering up to 40% off select summer styles during their Summer It List Sale! Below are some of my favorite pieces . . .

The Stella & Dot Rio Triple Strand Coin Necklace with its triple strand of rich antiqued gold plated coins on a hand-made chain is right on trend with its vintage charm yet modern appeal.  My most complimented piece of jewelry is my grandmother's antique gold coin ring that I added to a chain and wear around my neck..   Bamboleo Necklace is a medley of pink dyed jade and turquoise that are loosely braided with antiqued chains to create a bold, colorful statement. The rich texture of this necklace makes it an easy accessory for a summer dress or pair it with a casual shirt and jeans. Although not on sale, the 2012 On the Mark Sterling Silver Arrow Necklace has finally arrived – just in time for Pi Phi rush! This sterling silver  arrow is a must have this year to remind you of where you have been and it will keep you pointed in the right direction – going forward. 

Stella & Dot Rio Triple Strand Coin Necklace                Stella & Dot Bamboleo Necklace                 On the Mark Sterling Silver Arrow Necklace


Make a statement with the Serpent Bangle. Inspired by a vintage piece these two serpents unite at the center of a brass mesh bangle. Dyed semi-precious stone and 12k gold plated brass beads are hand sewn on a genuine leather bib to create the stunning Indira Necklace. This necklace looks amazing paired with white or a pop of color like orange. This necklace is sure to steal the show!  Looking for something in silver to wear with a simple utton down man's style shirt?  This Stella & Dot Avery chain and pearl necklace consisting of five antiqued silver plated chains with freshwater pearls was recently spotted on 90210 star Jessica Lowndes!   Let the sparkle begin. Enjoy!

Stella & Dot Serpent Bangle                Stella & Dot Indira Necklace                Stella & Dot Avery chain and pearl necklace


Let the sparkle begin. Enjoy!



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Stella & Dot May Accessory Sale!

Stella & Dot May Accessory Sale!

Like many of you, we sometimes question whether items on sale for 50% off is a company's way of moving product that no one wants.  Not surprisingly, the answer is  sometimes yes, and sometimes, no — so it is always worth checking it out.  Today received an email informing us  Stella and Dot is offering up to 50% off select discounted accessories thru 5/31 so we decided to take a peek since mid-May is the perfect time to update our Spring and Summer wardrobes.

Here are a few pieces already seen on celebrities around town!

Stella & Dot Festival 'Til Dawn Necklace    Kourtney Kardashian wearing Stella & Dot Festival 'Til Dawn Necklace                    Stella & Dot Casablanca Bib Necklace  Ali Fedotowsky from The Bachlorette wearing Stella & Dot Casablanca Bib Necklace
The Festival ‘Til Dawn Necklace($198 $99 On Sale) worn by Kourtney Kardashian  is a show-stopper. It's entirely handmade in silk georgette, studded with rhinestone chains, brass sequins and coral colored accents! A combination of wood and glass define the stunning Casablanca Bib Necklace  ($89 $53.40 On Sale) shown here worn by Ali Fedotowsky from The Bachelorette. This necklace can be worn to 5-star restaurants or backyard barbeques. Be sure to shop Stella & Dot today and grab the looks celebrities and editors love! Happy Shopping!

Although not yet spotted on celebrities, here are a few more “steals” we find hard to resist!

Stella & Dot Rio Single Strand Coin Necklace          Stella & Dot Audrey Cluster Bracelet          Stella & Dot Jacqueline Necklace

Years ago my grandmother gave me a beautiful coin ring I now wear on a simple gold chain around my neck. More than any other piece of jewelry I own, this one piece always receives compliments and is a wonderful conversation starter.   Similarly, this versatile Stella & Dot Rio Single Strand Coin Necklace ($98 $68.60 On Sale) with matching earrings and bracelet will always attract positive attention! The Audrey Cluster Bracelet( $69 $51.75 On Sale) is gorgeous and has crystal pave balls, acrylic pearls and faceted glass stones accenting an antiqued gold chain. This bracelet is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.  This  Stella & Dot Jacqueline Necklace ($228 $136.80 On Sale) made from coffee color glass stone drops and resin beads and bound by hand-wrapped cupchain will dress up even the most casual work dress and transition you from  office to evening seamlessly.

And finally … although not on sale, our favorite two Stella & Dot pieces are timeless, meaningful, and affordable!  Buy one for yourself and another to give to a loved one!

Stella & Dot On the Mark Necklace           Stella & Dot Clover Key Necklace
Stella & Dot “On the Mark” Arrow Necklace ($59.00)
Not only will this necklace remind you of where you have been but it will also keep you pointed in the right direction going forward.

Stella & Dot Clover Key Necklace (($59.00)
Not only will this necklace will remind you of the power and authority a holder of a key possesses, it will remind you that each of us  has the power to unlock our own path to the future.

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