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!

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.

What it means to live a #funfearlesslife with Cosmopolitan magazine

A huge part of growing a brand is investing in yourself. The same inside voice that motivated me to start this handmade jewelry line roller coaster is the same one that needs constant nourishing to keep me going in hard times.

This past weekend was beyond incredible. I got the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the best in the industry and hear myriads of advice from women and men who are literally at the top of their game thanks to Cosmopolitan magazine's FunFearlessLife event at the Lincoln Center in NYC. Covering anything from what to do from the minute to wake up to what you should do before you fall asleep, this weekend is one for the books and will remember forever. 

What stood out to me the most was how humble and amazing Joanna Coles (the editor in chief herself) was narrating this entire thing and how she took the time to try and speak to each one of us. An inspiration to all of us, a definition of what a true leader should be and truly honored to have spent an entire weekend with her. Not only that, but the weekend was filled with a star studded lineup, Maybelline makeovers and my own personal Cosmopolitan cover shoot?! You gotta see this for yourself.

My First Sample Sale

I am super excited for my first sample sale! I have a bunch of designs that I am trying to clear out in order to make room for new ones. All pieces are brand new. I have enough material to make one or two of each so get them while you can. They are priced at 50% off the regular price, perfect to help you build up your jewelry collection or start your holiday shopping early. As always, each piece comes with an airtight bag and in a box ready to be gifted. Look for the Sample Sale banner on my home page or simply type sample sale in the search box to see the selection. Happy Shopping!

New Creations - Natural Amethyst Edition

One thing I love about being a small jewelry designer, is the time that I get to personally pick out some of the gemstones for my pieces. Recently, throughout my adventures, I came across this amazing, asymmetrical and unique natural amethyst gemstone. With different shades of purple and a bit of brown to add the ultimate twist, this piece is guaranteed to make you stand out. The downfall? There's only one available!