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Not So Empty Nest

 

                     NOT SO EMPTY NESTER

 

From the moment I set eyes on my daughter she has brought nothing but joy. Joy with a side salad of anxiety.

As a single mom from the time she was 10 we were faced with many challenges. We got thru them all together and we still do.  We always felt like NYC was a safety net, protected and surrounded by people who knew us everywhere we went.  I often feel as if my late husband Jordy  set this all up.

So time flies and off she goes to college. Presented am I as millions of parents each year with the "Empty Nest"

I keep Sophie close to me always, wearing my photo tag charm necklace, made of 14kt yellow gold on a long link chain, a photo tag of my daughter when she was a young curly haired little blonde girl and one of her more recent as a natural blonde beauty, combined with a gold diamond 4 leaf clover charm, a diamond oval peace charm, a yellow gold smiley face, a diamond initial charm, my personal customized necklace, our story, our lives held close to my heart.

I am meeting so many talented people, catching new fashion, new trends, reconnecting with old friends and opening up my business to young mothers as Ambassadors to represent Kelly Gerber Jewelry to tell their personal story on their own necklaces. 

I'm always looking and waiting for inspiration, only to find there is a glut on everything these days, and at high prices too.

What is unique and extraordinary is what is yours, your heritage, your family, heirlooms, your own personal story.

For some clients I am helping them create new pieces for others, recreating jewels, tweaking their look with a new style.

One of my favorite things is seeing the ethereal baby faces in photographs which lift my spirit.  I miss my daughter yet I am filled with beautiful memories of her ethereal baby face and the new ones to follow as she has become a woman.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My nest is empty but life is full.

 

Visit me at www.kellygerber.com

Share your photos, your stories

 

 

XO

Kelly

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Jewelry is the best accessory of 2016-2017

I just did an aerobic shop with my BF in town from Cleveland. We hit all her favorite stores within 24 hours. Barneys, Bergdorfs, up and down Madison Ave. Even savvy shoppers like us came away with some sticker shock. The shoe sales racks were bargains at $400.  Reductions from $1800, really shoes are that expensive, sandals no less, and yes oh so pretty, most uncomfortable too. 

My ageing, walking, dancing feet hurt. My closets are filled with pretty shoes I can no longer wear for longer than walking to a car distance~ out my front door, not down the block. 

I always loved and related to SJP in Sex and the City, my affair with pretty shoes goes way back. These days the pain and the prices lead me to believe we are all much better off accessorizing more with jewelry! Let's reel this obsession in, ask your mother or grandmother for some old gold charms. Let's create a sentimental choker or bracelet that will be your conversation piece at the bar or dinner table out with friends. I'm sorry, I do love leather but I would rather own gold. How about you? Call me if you would like a private appointment or skype call and we'll create your Fall best accessory too.

xoKelly

 

 

 

 

 

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Loving London

There's nothing better than a quick weekend away to recharge your spirits. We all need new inspirition, something to empower us, bring us to that next level of whatever it is. In my case creativity.  I first came to London when I was 16 with my parents and sister. 

I remember hearing that authetic British accent and quite honestly could not get it out of my head. Later on, I proclaimed a British accent when out and about meeting "boys", my friends would laugh, but it got to the point I was so bloody good at it I thought

I would just be a little British for awhile. Well, it lasted in and out for about 2 years. I am truly in love with that accent. On a recent visit for a friends event I fell in love again, not merely with being British, I will always love that, but also the beauty of this 

great city, hectic but calm, controlled and civilized and incredibly diversified. I started to feel some new inspiration for photographs,  gold charms and big diamond earrings, lots of bangles and classic jewel tone stones. I can't wait to see what this holiday season will bring, but I do know I will

be fantastically British whenever I can be! 

xoKelly

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Let's Smile, Emoji Charms!

Every few years there's a real trend in charms. I have been in love with charms and charming people for that matter my whole life.

Years ago I mad some smiley face charms with diamond eyes to wear with my small photo tag charms. They were a hit! Fast forward to icons, emojicons, bitmojis, & aps we don't even know about yet, there is something new every minute. Most of which is technology.

Yet not much can make you smile without seeing someone elses smile. Bringing a smile, smirk or wink to your face makes us human. Yeah, we live in a world of dogma, snapchat, facebook, instagram, skype, text, yada yada but if you want to talk to me give me or call or better yet, let's meet face to face and just smile.

Check out the big emoji charms at kellygerber.com silver $150 gold $500

and if all else fails, try to smile ;)

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Renew & Redo, A Brand New Kelly

It's still me...

Just a better working version, new & fresh only it's digital

 

As we age & collect "stuff" there are those things that are just too precious to part with. It's easy to say goodbye to old designer clothing you are no longer wearing, after all you must make room in your closet for new "stuff"! If it's in good shape you can even make money consigning it (KGJ tip - call The RealReal).  But what about your 80's gold necklaces, mom's old charm bracelet and your grandma's diamond brooch? Don't forget the ex-husband and ex-boyfriend jewelry. How do you scrap sentiment?

That’s where I come in. I started renewing pieces of jewelry for close friends a few years ago. Breathing new life into a piece so rich with old memories presented a challenge which required my full artistic and emotional skill set.  The transformative act often brought unexpected beauty through openness, even the opportunity for great happiness. Through collaborative private appointments, I’m able to help clients find a new beginning for symbolic jewelry pieces. I enjoy learning about rich family histories, which ultimately serve as the starting point for the renewal process.

Whatever you are working on now, your closet, your abs, your resume, or in my case – my website, I’m suggesting you consider renewed jewelry too. When you visit my refreshed kellygerber.com you will find new treasures, easy navigation and lots of great "stuff" to become heirlooms for your family.

Reach out for a private appointment.

kelly@kellygerber.com

Thru The Years

NEW WEBSITE KELLYGERBER.COM  COMING SOON....

So here it goes,  my next move to reach out to my clients, fans & friends and build my KGJ empire. Oh the paths we take...my careers in fashion, 80's NYC real estate, houseware biz with my Dad, (he an inventor and manufacuter of nonglamourous but useful wood products. Dad created the over the sink cutting board back in the 60's , as a kid I remember shrink packing cutting boards with the wires that pulled out over the sink. I think I have been working since I'm 12 years old.  I suppose high energy people are just that way, on the move. 

I always thought of myself as passionate, always passionate about something or someone. Pictures, now that is one of my forever passions. I love photos.  Now as we are aging which I choose to see thru my daughter, as I age I try hard not to dwell on the lines and differences in myself but to embrace them and smile.  The wisdom of the elder, ha, the knowledge, and all those memories in my heart combined with the photos telling the story, all to be grateful for.

The website kellygerber.com will soon be an easy updated site to capture your own memories as together we create tags to wear, to give to others and to celebrate holidays & special occasions. All those memories... thru the years.

Please bear with me as we have just begun the renovation of the site.  The current site is like the old blackberry while the rest of the world has the IPHONE 6. I  did love my blackberry...but it's time to move on!

Mention KG23 on the current site, I know you will have read this and receive 20% discount!

Here's to a new KGJ

xoKelly

Woman We Love Now - Dr. Jill Creighton

DR JILL CREIGHTON

KELLY'S "WOMAN WE LOVE NOW" PICK FOR THE FALL 2014 

AN AMAZING MOM WITH STYLE, LOOKS, COMPASSION FOR ALL CHILDREN AND OH YEAH BRAINS TOO....

Jill Creighton MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Stony Brook University Hospital and she is the Medical Director of their Ambulatory Pediatric Clinics. She lives in Quogue, NY. Dr. Creighton does her clinical work at Stony Brook's Outpatient Pediatric Clinic in Hampton Bays, NY. Dr. Creighton's other full time position is that of raising her own 4 children, ages 4, 6, 8 and 11.

Jill completed training at Mt Sinai School of Medicine in 1994. She attended Brown University, Graduating class of 1989. She specializes in clinical pediatrics and takes care of children aged newborn to 22 years old.

A huge portion of Jill's day is dedicated to kids, her patients then of course her own. She loves children, and describes her job "as a dream job". She feels blessed to care for the children of others but also blessed to spend time with her own children.

So when does this beautiful woman have time to herself? Well, barely ever, however she does manage to stay in great shape. It might be yoga, a spin class, or a beach walk with a good friend. With this inner and outer beauty it was easy to make Jill one of my favorite Fall 2014 busy working Mom's with style.

Dr. Jill Creighton in Kelly Gerber Jewelry.
          14kt gold charm necklace, 14kt gold and diamond bracelets, Platinum diamond stud earrings

www.kellygerber.com

Beautiful Babies

One of my favorite things to do is look at photographs. Good thing too because I am swamped with hundreds of pics each year. In this day and age EVERYONE has a smart phone that has a camera. We used to miss "kodak" moments having to run for a camera in my childhood. Now clearly and fundamentally a big part of all our lives. Even a "selfie" seems to capture the moment. Here are a few of my favorite pics, from babies to wedding kids, to well dressed puppies.

Keep snapping pics, making memories and making dog tags! We can never have enough precious moments.

Smile 

With charm,

Kelly

Personalized Gifts for Mom

All Things Remembered

Top 10 for Mother's Day.

David Letterman may be retiring, but I am not. One of the many things I will remember is his TOP 10.

Like all things remembered "the list" is part of my daily routine. Most days I do look at it, sometimes I must confess I forget.

However I feel better starting my day knowing pen to paper there is a visual of what I need to do. I can see it, touch it , feel it & hope to get it all done! Here's 10 ideas  on what to get your Mother or Mom-like special person in your life. Things that will melt her heart and make her smile. 

1-For The Sentimental Mom, 2 large Photo Dog Tags,  my new big silver wishbone, heart with diamond,  a long tag with her initial cut out on a cool link yellow gold plated chain.

2-For the Fun Mom, a set of tricolor gold cut out initial tags on a necklace

3- For the Protective Mom, an evil eye bracelet made of 14kt yellow gold & diamonds.

4- For the Fancy Mom, my diamond on the ear hoops. FABULOUS

5-For the Trendy Mom, an earclip. She will be the coolest carpool mom!

6- For the Hippie Mom, a midi finger ring

7-For the Sweet Mom, LOVE,LOVE, LOVE...in diamonds block letters...it's the new LOVE

8-For the Mom who loves St Barths, Tahitian Grey Pearls on Braided Leather, I have the perfect long lariat version. 

9-For the Natural Mom, go with a long leaf pendant

10- For the love of dogs & kids, add to her photo dog tags , pics, pics  & more pics. 

Happy Mother's Day! Count your blessings. Make it special for your special mom ( that means wife :) too !!)

Love,

Kelly

Must Love Dogs

 NEW! Exclusive release of the collaborative work of The Barktorialist & Kelly Gerber. We teamed up to create The Bark Charms for pets & pet lovers. Pets or people that can be described as Royal, Ruler, Rescued or Bitch. A masterminded small collection of words and phrases that will add to your pets collar or your own.  Afer all who doesn't love a great charm necklace!

We woof you!

xo

Kelly

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