Pantone Color of the Year 2016- Serenity & Rose Quartz

Have you heard? It is the first time ever that Pantone announced not just one color for a new year but TWO. What does that mean for you? Two new ways for you to be in style for this season. Maybe pinks aren't your favorite but blues are, no need to worry. 

At House of Zada, I am very excited because I already include a lot of darker blue hues in my line, but this color is so fresh and timeless. The best part is that the two colors flow together seamlessly. Combine variations of these two colors in your next eyeshadow look, dress, handbag and of course jewels.

Check out one of my newest arrivals combining these two colors. Guaranteed you will love it. See for yourself here

Your Jewelry Holiday Gift Guide is Here!

Another holiday season is upon us and we find ourselves asking yet again, what do I get?

I don't know about you but I love getting and wearing different things. Why would you want to look like everyone else anyway. That is why I am a huge fan of smaller shops and handcrafted pieces.

At the House of Zada, each piece is handcrafted just for you or your loved once you place your order and comes ready to be gifted in a gift box.

To make this stressful time of the year a bit easier for you, here's your ultimate guide for what to get each fashionista on your list. You're welcome :)

 



Meet my new wire-worked collection - Spiral Collection

Did you ever ask yourself what makes you feel powerful? Is it the money, is it the new car, is it the fancy bag? For me, it is my bold jewelry. Since I was very young, that's all I ever wanted and still, all I ever want. They say, give a girl the right heels and she can conquer the world. I will change that and say "give a girl the right jewelry and she can conquer the world." A bold necklace wrapped around your neck for everyone to see as soon as they look at you or an earring swaying as you move to grab attention without the time and effort to create a statement making look. I love it!

As far as I am concerned, no look is ever complete without some jewelry and nothing gives me more confidence and assurance than my colorful and unique jewelry. It is how you make a $5 t-shirt literally look like a million bucks. 

For that reason, I am so proud to introduce you to my new collection. 100% handcrafted and wire worked jewelry by yours truly. It is bold, it is fresh, it is modern yet carries a hint of heritage in each piece linked together by this spiral wirework. The ones who started it all in Ancient Egypt where jewelry literally symbolized and defined wealth, social class and power. 

With all the different variations, there's plenty for everyone to love. Whether you want to show off the bold spiral as part of your earring or the delicate touches on the clasp of your bracelet, you are guaranteed to make a statement. 

Check out the first freshly made pieces here.

xoxo - Nada

New Creation Obsession: Blue Chalcedony Gemstone Necklace

Have you seen this Fall 2015 trend report? It is all about your blues and greys.  Your shoes, your bags, clothes and yes your jewelry. More silver creations just in time for the perfect addition to your jewelry collection to keep you right on trend. This new handmade natural blue chalcedony mixed with gold beads and silver chains will not disappoint. Bold stones, mix of geometric shapes and tones give this new addition its unique twist. Perfect and quick way to add a statement to your favorite outfit on the go. Learn more about my newest handmade addition here.

 

Jewelry Care Tip - How to clean my gemstone jewelry.

It's time for a new edition of the jewelry care series and it is also time to know how to really clean your jewelry, especially your gemstones. 

At House of Zada, I love using gemstones in all my pieces. Many of the gemstones used are either semi-precious or natural. To help preserve your favorite piece for years to come, it is crucial to follow a proper cleaning technique. 

When it comes to cleaning your jewelry, there are so many practices out there but it doesn't mean they are all correct. Let's talk about the whole baking soda and toothbrush idea. For years, people always told me to clean my jewelry that way and I did when I was young.  Guess what?  It definitely scratched my favorite gemstone pieces and even the metal around it. What made me think a toothbrush would do no damage to my jewelry is beyond me. The good news is, here is all that you need to know about gemstone jewelry cleaning and specifically handmade jewelry.

Gemstone pieces: Gemstone can be easily damaged if cleaned with the wrong solution or brushed too hard. The ideal & safest way to clean your gemstones:

 

1. Get a clean soft cloth. 

2. Wet the cloth with warm water.

3. Wipe down each gemstone in your piece of jewelry by using a circular motion.

4. Dry the stones with a clean dry soft cloth or soft towel.

*For the metal parts of your jewelry, use a clean soft jewelry polishing cloth. DO NOT wet with water.

 

 

For more jewelry care tips & tricks, visit my jewelry care page here.

Happy cleaning!

Spring 2015 Accessories Trends

All eyes on this Spring's accessories trends. Clothing wise, it is plenty of pastels but when it came to the accessories, there is no holding back. These trends are going to do all the talking for you. Lots of statement pieces from head to toe (literally) defines this Spring 2015 season and it is far from boring. My census? I love it!  

From a jewelry lover's perspective, the past few seasons were all about the little pieces you get to layer. But as you know, bolder pieces are my mainstay. The fun part? You also get to layer! This season, it is all about the statement pieces. Lots of gemstones, vibrant necklaces and statement earrings are your best friend.  They will help you add an instant oomph to any outfit, guaranteed. Pair it with your favorite platform shoe, ankle strap flats or gladiators and you are good to go without anything else. 

A confident and bold woman is what this season is all about so don't be scared to try a trend or two (or all). 

 

Give The Gift of Uniqueness This Mother's Day - Handmade Jewelry

Another celebration is upon us but this one is very special, Mother's day. On May 10th, we get to honor the women who literally fed us, held our hands and bathed us for pretty much the entire time until we can do it on our own. They are selfless women who sacrificed so much and continue to do so because you will always be their little son or daughter no matter how old you are.

Now it is your time to celebrate her and there's no better way than giving a unique gift. Handcrafted jewelry reflects the vision of its designer that is not mass produced to maintain its authenticity & uniqueness. Although you can find plenty of pieces on my site, there are a few that are literally one of a kind and can be hers and ONLY hers. Also, don't forget to check out these guilt-free handmade under $100 gifts. 

New Arrival - The Perfect Silver Spiral Handcrafted Earring

More statement silver creations are here with this new spiral handcrafted statement earring available in two different stone finishes. You can have it in turquoise or lapis blue or both! They are perfect to upgrade your most boring outfit (yes even  yoga pants) to something fashionable and trendy.

The design is part of my new and fully Egyptian inspired collection containing these spiral components in all different shapes and sizes. I wear mine all the time and you can gets yours too. Click here to learn more about my latest creation.

New Egyptian Inspired Spiral Signature Silver Earrings

An ultra unique handmade earring creation has arrived. This silver handcrafted wire worked earring comes in two different gemstones, lapis lazuli or turquoise, to satisfy every need. A small spiral finish to the connector component is, handcrafted, part of my new spiral signature collection that will be fully launched very soon. 

I can finally incooperate different variations of the circle of life using these spiral components and finishes, which truly reflects my rich Egyptian heritage. Get your new favorite earring here.

GBK MTV Movie Awards 2015 Press Gifting & House of Zada

I am pleased to announce that House of Zada Handmade Jewelry, in association with The Artisan Group, will participate in an invitation-only luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on April 10-11, 2015 at an exclusive location in Hollywood, California, in honor of the upcoming 2015 MTV Movie Awards. 


As many of you know, I am currently enrolled in a jewelry design course based out of NYC and I couldn't be more excited about the skills I am learning especially with metalsmithing basics. I can finally incooperate many wire worked components into my pieces to help me reflect my ultimate inspiration, my Egyptian heritage. For that reason, I decided to gift these brand new spiral containing earrings made with either lapis lazuli or turquoise to the attending press and media outlets.

I am extremely excited to not only see my journey grow but to have you along for the ride! Give your outfit an instant makeover with these unique Egyptian inspired earrings, Get yours here.

 

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