So What is a Trunk Show, Anyway?

The term trunk show has been growing increasingly popular the past few years.  I frequently get asked by jewelry customers, family and friends “What is a Trunk Show?” so here is some fun info on the types of trunk shows that are most popular and the types of trunk shows that AmberTortoise Jewelry hosts. What is a Trunk Show? In the fashion and jewelry world, trunk shows are VIP “sneak peek” events. A designer shows up at a venue, often a small boutique, carrying trunks of items from their latest collection – hence the name. A select group of invited attendees will peruse the trunks, talk one-on-one with the designer, and perhaps walk away with a bargain or two. Trunk shows last for a limited time – from a few hours to a couple of days. Often, there will be finger food and beverages, adding to the fun party atmosphere. … [Continue reading]

Celebrity Gift Lounge in Support of The Third Annual Thirst Gala

Official Press Release for the Celebrity Gift Lounge in Support of The Third Annual Thirst Gala The Celebrity Gift Lounge Will Feature Luxury Gifts, Services, and Charity Fundraising on June 26, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills Los Angeles, CA – June 19, 2012 – On Tuesday, June 26, Pauley Perrette from NCIS and Seth Maxwell the CEO of The Thirst Project will welcome guests to the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills for the Third Annual Thirst Gala.  Each year, The Thirst Project hosts a star-studded Gala to benefit the cause and raise awareness about the world water crisis. Expected celebrity guests at this year’s Thirst Gala include host and advocate Pauley Perrette, Chyler Leigh, Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed, Drake Bell, Charisma Carpenter, Holland Roden, Dylan O’Brien, JR Bourne, Dot Jones, Josh Sussman, Michael Welch, Christian Serratos, Sean Farris, Lance Bass, Kristen Vangsness, Jason Ritter, … [Continue reading]

AmberTortoise Jewelry at the 3rd Annual Thirst Gala in LA on June 26th, 2012

We are proud to be supporting the Thirst Project at the 3rd Annual Thirst Gala in LA on June 26th, 2012. We will be gifting celebrities and media with our unique and signature barefoot sandals, The Original Barefoot Sandal Foot Jewelry™.  Elegant, sexy, and exotic, our barefoot sandals are our best-selling jewelry item and the personal favorite of owner and jewelry designer, Crista Grasso.  She hopes that recipients will enjoy the barefoot sandals they receive in the Celebrity Gift Lounge and she is so happy to contribute to such a  wonderful charity that is making a difference and savings lives across the world. About The Original Barefoot Sandal Foot Jewelry™ by AmberTortoise: Inspired by ancient Egyptian jewelry, Crista made her first barefoot sandal in 2003.  Her line has expanded to include 3 distinct styles and are a favorite for brides planning a destination wedding or honeymoon.  Unlike other barefoot sandals, The Original Barefoot … [Continue reading]

Gemstone Feature- Pearl (June’s Birthstone)

Pearls are the birthstone for June.  Although traditionally thought of as white and round, pearls are available in a variety of colors and unique shapes and sizes.  Pearls are thought to help one gain self-knowledge and esteem. Throughout history and across cultures, pearls have been associated with wealth and power. Color:  Cultured pearls can be found in many colors, although the pearls are often dyed. Natural pearls are quite rare and valuable nowadays. The value of a pearl is determined in accordance with its lack of surface flaw and symmetry, as well as luster, color, and size. Luster is the primary factor to determine value used by jewelers. Large, perfectly round pearls are also rare and highly prized. Source:   Australia has the vast majority of opal. The US, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Turkey, Indonesia, and Brazil also hold opal deposits. Age:   Divers throughout the world have sought pearls … [Continue reading]

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