Newest Jewelry Trends 2017

Find the newest jewelry trends at MaJe Gallery, along with some contemporary heirloom designs.

Newest Jewelry Trends                  Sophisticated and Small

Newest jewelry trends include sterling shapes and textures by Ellen VanMansvelt
Sterling shapes and textures by Ellen VanMansvelt

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Contemporary sterling shapes feature a sophisticated brushed texture in a light-weight design for easy-to-wear style. Traveling? Choose one of these to take along and you can leave all other earrings home. At just $36 each, stop by to select your favorite pair today. Made in North Carolina by Ellen VanMansvelt. Indicate the shape(s) you want upon ordering.

Newest Jewelry Trends – Long Necklaces

Newest jewelry trends like these affirming words on a 32" chain
Affirmation words with a gemstone and a 32″ chain

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We’re seeing more and more of the long, 32″ necklaces these days, and these charming ones feature an affirming word and a gemstone. A great gift for a special occasion, or a personal treat when you need a pick-me-up. Choose from words like mindful, thrive, dream, dance, peace and worthy. Made in Florida by Elayne Koenigsburg. Just $19.95.

New Jewelry Trends in Aquamarine – March Birthstone

New jewelry trends like this spectacular aquamarine ring in 14k gold
Spectacular faceted aquamarine set in 14k gold



Finding aquamarines in this gorgeous shade of blue is becoming more and more difficult as they are harder to acquire due to over-mining. Our master faceted, Bill Booze, brought this out from his back stock, having purchased it over 20 years ago. The stunning color is enhanced by his masterful faceting techniques, resulting in a sparkling beauty that’s perfect for a very special March birthstone gift. Set in 14k yellow gold, the simple setting lets the stone show off its magic.

Newest jewelry trends like this wide sterling band with aquamarine cabochon
Wide sterling band with aquamarine cabochon



For those who prefer a softer look, this lovely aquamarine cabochon is set in a wide band sterling ring by Bonnie AuBuchon of Lynnwood. Currently sized for a 6 1/2 size finger, this can also be re-sized just for you. In addition, we have several additional rings with aquamarine cabochons in store for you to enjoy. Priced $125 – $150.

In other news…

New jewelry trends also enjoy new paintings
Alleviate winter blues with this cheerful painting



Award-winning collage artist Donna Jean Perry just delivered a new collection that includes this vibrant happy feast, “Marigold Sky.” Matted and framed it measures 31″ x 25″ and is ready to hang. $595.

Outfit of the week featuring Angelrox Clothing
Outfit of the week

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Our outfit of the week features the funky styles of Maine’s Angelrox. The “Hi-Line” top is long and flowing, and fits everyone from size 4 to 16. Shown here in “sky”, it is available in many other colors. Stop by to see fabric swatches and select your favorite. Don’t believe me about it fitting a wide range of sizes? Check it out…

Angelrox designs for size 16
Same top on a size 16 gal

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Yes, it is exactly the same top. Wear it with flair regardless of your size! Each of these models has paired it with the black bamboo “playsuit”, which is leggings with an attached skirt. Currently available in all sizes 4 – 16. Stop by to try it on yourself, or just go for it and order immediately. In this photo, the model is also wearing the “Circle Vest,” making it a different look yet. The Circle Vest is also available in over 40 colors, including the one shown here and in store which is a subtle stripe in “ocean”. To order the leggings, go to the previous button beneath the HiLine top without the vest.

Shari Both Jewelry Design

Don’t miss our newest page on our website devoted exclusively to Shari Both Jewelry Design. New pieces are added regularly, and right now, here’s one of the necklaces you’ll find there:

Shari Both Jewelry Design red jade necklace
Red Jade meets tourmaline and rhodocrosite in this 28″ beauty.

What a great color this red jade is! The hand-made pendant is really cool, too, the way Shari intertwined gemstones right into the twist. Get this by clicking on her page.

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Girls Party At MaJe Featuring Testimony and Zen Knits

party time at MaJe Gallery this week

It’s time for a Girls Party at MaJe Gallery this coming Sunday, March 12. Join us from 1 – 4 pm for wine and treats, plus a trunk show from TWO, yes TWO of our favorite lines: Testimony Los Angeles and Zen Knits.

Our sales representative will bring the FULL LINE of Testimony, including all the spring and summer colors. Testimony makes our top-selling jackets…

Testimony Los Angeles

Party Time jackets by Testimony like the Reba and the Long Victorian Jacket
Two Awesome Jackets by Testimony

In the “French Terry” category, Testimony’s Reba jacket (on the left) and Long Victorian jacket (on the right) are consistent best sellers all across America. Soft, stretchy fabrics in great colors and even better designs look great on nearly every body type.

Party Time at MaJe includes lovely pieces like the "Cape Blouse" from Testimony
Testimony’s rayon line includes lovely pieces like this “Cape Blouse.”

Testimony also makes a wonderful line in rayon jersey that includes the “Cape Blouse”, as shown above in the 2017 spring/summer color of turquoise (left) and a charcoal (right.) The ever-popular bolero jacket is a staple for any wardrobe as well. Manya personally has three boleros in different colors.

See the entire collection this Sunday, March 12, from 1 – 4 pm and order exactly the pieces you want in this rare opportunity. Some pieces are available for immediate acquisition. Others can be ordered for an early June delivery.

Girls Party at MaJe must have wine, cheese and fruit for all to enjoy
Girls Party at MaJe must have wine, cheese and fruit for all to enjoy

No party is complete without wine and cheese, and maybe some fruit and other treats on the side. Naturally, we’ll all be enjoying these things while we play with clothes and jewelry by our talented local artisans. Bring your friends and come out to have a good time!

Zen Knits

Kristy, our trusty sales rep, will also bring samples from a new line I’m introducing on Sunday: Zen Knits.

Party Time at MaJe as we introduce a whole new line: Zen Knits
Introducing Zen Knits

Comfortable, easy elegance clothing in super soft rayon knits let you choose from solid colors or charming prints. Blend a print with a solid to get a great outfit. Affordable, well-made clothing that works on a variety of body types – let us know which pieces you like best. Our sales rep brings the entire line so you can choose the pieces you want, in exactly and color and size you want. What could be better?

Party Time at MaJe introduces the Zen Knits line.
More examples of the wonderful Zen Knits line

Zen Knits produces a delightful line of casual yet elegant clothing (the MaJe Way) that looks great, travels well, washes well, and makes it easy to look great each and every day. That’s our goal at MaJe Gallery after all: Easy Elegance For Life.

In Other News

We had some new arrivals this week, too, that you can order online right away.

New spring color for Testimony's ever-popular Reba jacket - Cloud
New spring color for Testimony’s ever-popular Reba jacket – Cloud

“Cloud” is among the new colors for spring and summer in the French Terry collection of Testimony Los Angeles. We just got the Reba jacket in this color. It’s a soft gray with just a hint of blue. Perfect with both black pants and jeans, it’s an excellent addition to your closet. Only a small left for now. Want it in a different size? Let Manya know and she’ll order it for you.

Rose-Turquoise-Ivory shell with Testimony turquoise bolero
Spring colors from Testimony

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A fun shell in rose-turquoise-ivory tones in an “artistic wash” that looks great with the turquoise bolero. Shell sold separately below. Turquoise bolero available separately. Just give me a call.

Testimony's wardrobe staple - the bolero - shown here in ivory over the multi-colored shell
Or pair it with the ivory bolero

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Need a lighter color? Then pair it with the ivory bolero instead.  Shell sold separately below. Ivory bolero available separately. Just give me a call.

Testimony's artistic wash shell in "Garden"
The artistic wash shell by itself

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Here’s an image of the shell by itself – a perfect fun top for a hot day!

Enjoy these items and more when you join us for our party this Sunday!  See you then.

 

Easy Elegance Special Occasion Dresses

Finding perfect special occasion dresses can be a challenge. Things to consider include daytime vs. nighttime, level of casual vs. dressy, and climate conditions. Here at MaJe Gallery, we look to the casual elegance of the classy URU line, designed and made in California. Their quality hand-dyed, textured silk fabric with bias-cut designs are perfect for any number of occasions, and as a result, meet your confident, elegant yet casual approach to life.

Special Occasion Dresses

 

Special occasion dresses like this textured silk skirt and top by California's URU
Nothing says elegant like this long skirt with seafoam top in textured silk

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California’s URU has hand-dyed gorgeous textured silk for many years, incorporating bias cut designs that therefore are one-size fits most. In truth, these designs look great on all kinds of body shapes in the 6 – 16 size range. I know that is hard to believe, but you’ll just have to stop by and try a few pieces on to see what I’ve been seeing for years now. While not technically a “dress”, it is an excellent choice in the category of special occasion dresses.

In this image, we have a long, bias-cut skirt in the Pacific Blue color textured silk paired with a seafoam Cruise Top. The top features 3/4 sleeves and a clever woven/layered pattern at the neck. The top falls to the hips. Especially relevant is that all URU clothing is one-size-fits-most, working great on bodies from size 6 to 16.

The skirt has sold, but I can easily order it again for anyone who wants it. Just email me or call 425-776-3778.

Special Occasion Dresses might include this skirt and top from California's URU
Here’s the same skirt with a different top

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Notice the beautiful movement in these two bias-cut pieces from URU. Even on the mannequin, you can see the lovely drape and flow captured in their signature textured silk fabric. Since each piece is hand-dyed, as a result you get unique, saturated colors you won’t find elsewhere. Most noteworthy, all URU pieces are cut and draped in such a way as to look great on a wide variety of body shapes from size 6 – 16, giving a whole new meaning to “one size fits most.”

The buttoned “Venice” top is a classic in their line for many years now, shown here in “Greek Blue”. Wear it simply as a top, or leave it unbuttoned as a jacket over a tank. Thus we have another example of a great choice in the category of special occasion dresses.

The skirt has sold, but I can easily order it again for anyone who wants it. Just email me or call 425-776-3778.

A Bit More Casual

 

Special Occasion Dresses might look like this great combo from URU
Wear the Venice Top as a jacket

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Check out this fun variation of ways to wear the Venice Top, shown simply as a top in the photo above this one. I paired it with the URU textured silk bias-cut tank top in Pacific Blue on the left, and with the Color Me Cotton bamboo tank in white on the right.

Special Occasion Dresses take a casual flair with this silk skirt and a tank top
Go more casual with the skirt and a tank top

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In addition, when the weather is warmer, you can drop the “jacket” and simply pair the bias-cut silk skirt by URU with a tank top for a more casual approach to the occasion.  I’m showing the two tanks here without the Venice Top as seen in the photo above this one. On the left is the same Pacific Blue dye, dyed in the same lot for an exact match. The bias-cut tank drapes beautifully on the body. On the right is the much more casual white bamboo tank by Color Me Cotton. This gives us an excellent choice for a more casual event requiring special occasion dresses.

The skirt has sold, but I can easily order it again for anyone who wants it. Just email me or call 425-776-3778.

Go For The Gusto

Special occasion dresses might include this URU bias-cut skirt with the Master's print silk fabric on top
The “Master’s” silk top over the bias-cut skirt

The unique top shown here is a collage of paintings by ancient masters, and even one by Georgia O’Keefe. Next, they dye it in Pacific Blue to match the skirt perfectly. I paired it on the left with the bias-cut tank top in the same color. On the right, close all buttons are to reveal a simple, long top over the bias-cut skirt. One size fits most sizes 6 – 16. This is perfect for many events that require special occasion dresses.

The skirt has sold, but I can easily order it again for anyone who wants it. Just email me or call 425-776-3778.

At MaJe Gallery, you’ll find lots of great choices that provide Easy Elegance For Life. Dressing tastefully was never so easy.

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Our New Spring Coats Add Pizzazz to Your Wardrobe

Here in the northwest, at least half our closet is full of jackets or sweaters of one type or another. Our new spring coats add pizzazz to your collection, giving you an excellent excuse to toss those that just don’t cut it anymore.

New Spring Coats

Cute Coats like this gray cotton jacket paired with a bamboo tank and capri leggings
Easy Elegance Defined

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Cute coats like this have nice features on the back
Reverse view of the jacket

 

Need a bit more warmth than a light cotton jacket? Go for this stylish elegant polar fleece from our new spring coats.

New spring jackets add pizzazz like this reversible fleece coat

Lightweight and reversible, warm yet breathable

This high quality fleece is excellent for the northwest. Subtle colors of turquoise and gray in a reversible style give it versatility. It has pockets on BOTH sides. It’s machine washable and weighs next to nothing, and it won’t wrinkle either. Take it traveling and use it as your blanket on the airplane. Just $190 and available in SEVEN color combos. Stop by to see our swatches and order yours today, in sizes XS – XL. There’s one in stock right now in size MEDIUM, which is quite generous. It will fit anyone sizes 10 – 14.

New spring coats add pizzazz like this cotton sweater in reversible black and gray plaid
A car-coat length sweater of 100% cotton

Another choice from our new spring coats is this longer sweater coat that stops a few inches above the knee, yet is an excellent medium weight that’s perfect for northwest spring weather. And it’s reversible, too, adding some nice versatility to your wardrobe. Shown here in black and gray, it’s also available in a charming fuschia and black for those who want some color. Just $175 and machine washable. I have it now in a generous size small, which will fit anyone size 6 – 10 nicely. I can easily order other sizes – just let me know!

Amethyst – January’s Birthstone

It’s February now, which means that AMETHYST is the birthstone of the month. MaJe Gallery has the finest amethysts in the world in a wide selection of pendants, earrings and rings. Our master faceter, Bill Booze, purchased amethyst stones in the rough from the guy who owned the mine over 30 years ago.  First off, finding amethysts this large to facet is a rare feat in and of itself. Then, adding Bill’s over 30 years honing his skill as a faceter leads to the most mesmerizing results. You won’t find this quality even in the finest jewelry stores near you – only at MaJe Gallery.

In addition to cute spring coats, we have the finest amethysts in the world for sale at MaJe Gallery
Two views of a Four Peaks Mine amethyst faceted by Bill Booze



Here are two views of a 12 carat Four Peaks Mine amethyst, hand-faceted by the master, Bill Booze. Rich, deep hues of purple are characterized by flashes of red and magenta, giving lots of life and beauty to the stone. Finding a 12-carat amethyst without clear or white inclusions is rare enough, but add Bill’s skillful faceting to the mix and you’ve got yourself a gemstone to treasure for the rest of your life. And then, of course, to pass down to your kids. No chain included. Set in sterling silver.

In addition to cute spring coats, January's birthstone of amethyst - find the hibhest quality stones at MaJe Gallery
Rich, deep purple hues set this amethyst apart



Here’s another lively example of an amethyst from the Four Peaks Mine in Arizona, which produces the highest quality amethysts in the world. You can only find these amethysts in this size at MaJe Gallery in Edmonds. Faceted by our master, Bill Booze, these are true treasures to be enjoyed for years, and then passed on to your kids. This sterling silver ring, along with others and many pendants and earrings as well, can be found at MaJe Gallery. Stop by and see them all! Let us know your ring size upon ordering.

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Spring Style 2017 Brings Easy Elegance

One great new wrap can rejuvenate your entire mood, like this multi-colored piece that offers spring style 2017 with easy elegance.

Spring Style 2017

Spring style 2017 brings easy elegance in a multi-colored wrap from Inside Out Everyday
The multi-colored wrap looks great over many colors.

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Easy elegance looks like this: solid colors with an artsy wrap over the top. This wrap looks great over all black, but pair it with a teal tunic for a brighter effect. Pair it with magenta, olive or heather gray as well and you’ve got a versatile piece that minimizes physical insecurities, travels well, and is easy to care for. Just $89.

Spring style 2017 is embodied in this colorful sassy top by Maggie Rose
Sassy colorful spring top

Spring style 2017 brings you this sassy flirty top with a delightful multi-colored print. 3/4 sleeves cover winter arms while the flared ends hide winter tummy issues. Super soft rayon jersey fabric feels great against the skin, too. Just $84.

Spring Style Handbags

Spring style 2017 handbags like these beauties made in Maine by Erda
Great choices for a new spring handbag

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Spring style 2017 handbags never looked as good as these great choices from Maine’s Erda, maker of legendary handbags. Whether you like small, medium or large bags, we’ve got you covered. Materials include waxed cotton and tapestry fabrics, so they are light-weight to begin with, which preserves your shoulder strength.

On the left is the “Princeton,” made of brown waxed cotton with adjustable cord. It’s a sculptural shape with a functional soul featuring a wide mouth for easy opening. It has a back slip pocket and inside credit card pocket, measuring 6.5″ x 9.5″ x 2″. $80.

In the center is the “Hillary,” the perfect bag for those of you who like a nice, large one. It’s a zippered hobo with ample room for anything and everything, yet slouches elegantly on the shoulder (1″ wide adjustable micro-fiber strap) while staying upright when placed on a surface. There’s a large split zippered pocket inside with a key fob as well as a smaller interior credit card pocket. It’s even fully lined and measures 14″ x 17″ x 5″, for $168.

On the right is another great, versatile smaller bag, the “Lovell”. This one features a subtle tapestry fabric with black waxed cotton accent. It fits flat to the body with an adjustable strap with a zippered top, zippered side pocket, and back slip pocket. Another slip pocket inside holds credit cards perfectly. It’s 10″ x 8″ x 2″ and $80.

Valentine’s Day Is Nigh

Spring style 2017 includes fused glass heart dishes
Pair of fused glass hearts

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, so make your wishes known. These beautiful fused glass heart dishes are fully functional – perfect to hold chocolate! Or of course they can also be displayed as a work of art on an easel. Made in Bellingham by Heidi VanderWerff, the thick glass feels great and the hand-made nature means no two are alike. $34 each.

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Unique Valentine Gifts Celebrate Unique Love

Flowers and chocolate are sure hits, but unique Valentine gifts to celebrate your love are a bit more difficult to find. Unless, of course, you shop at MaJe Gallery! Check out just a few of our great ideas.

Unique Valentine gifts like this "Passion Heart" painting are as unique as your love.
This “Passion Heart” painting says it all



Let’s start with an original acrylic painting, one-of-a-kind of course, depicting a heart on fire with passion. “Let the light of your heart burn bright, guiding your journey! With passion and love embrace life! Glow with gratitude and joy.” Measuring 12″ x 12″, unique Valentine gifts like this will be a daily reminder of your love not only on Valentine’s Day, but every day of the year.

Unique Valentine gifts with hearts, but on wine glasses!
Coordinating pair of wine glasses with heart charms



Get a great bottle of wine and serve it up in a coordinating pair of wine glasses with these coordinating fused glass heart “charms”. This is another unique Valentine gifts idea that can be enjoyed daily, all year round, for many years to come. Drink a toast to your love!

Unique Valentine gifts have real flowers pressed onto a glass pendant.
The flowers in this pendant never die!



While a bouquet of flowers is lovely, it doesn’t last very long. How about unique Valentine gifts like this gorgeous pendant, with real dried flowers on a glass cabochon? Includes 18″ sterling snake chain. Many options in stock, as well as earrings and bracelets.

Funky New Bamboo Tops Just Arrived

Unique Valentine gifts like a great black and white top
Black and white stripes and dots! Never out of style.

A few great new tops in bamboo just arrived, and won’t last long. This features an asymmetrical hem, dots and stripes, and a pocket. Only large still left.

Unique Valentine gifts like a black and white striped tunic
Tunic with black and white stripes and dots



Black and white stripes and polka dots are always fun to wear, and always look fresh. This bamboo tunic features 3/4 sleeves and a pocket in front. It’s quite long, and while it says it’s a large, I think it would work best on someone size 8 – 10.

Unique Valentine Gifts might include a sexy bamboo top
Funky eggplant top in bamboo



An asymmetrical hem in front is just straight across in the back on this super soft bamboo top. The zipper V-neck lets you be as sexy or modest as you choose. 3/4 sleeves offer arm coverage with breathing room. Only available in large fitting 12 – 14 well.

Spring Sweaters That Look Great

Unique Valentine gifts like a great hoody with white top
Black and white sweater with white top

Cotton and spandex hooded sweater features two layers of sweater fabric. It’s solid black on the outside, and black with a thin white stripe on the inside. Full-length sleeves and a pocket make it perfect to wear over anything. Hem is straight in the back, and tapers longer in the front. Shown here with the perfect cap-sleeve tunic with sides longer than front. Fits size 8 – 12.

Unique Valentine gifts might include this soft gray sweater set
Soft heather gray hooded sweater with gray top

This combo is the same as the one above, only in a soft heather gray. Hooded sweater with long sleeves, pockets, and longer hem in front pairs perfectly with a heather gray cap-sleeve tunic top with sides longer than front. Fits sizes 8 – 12 well.

Parkhurst sweater with black, white, gray geometric design
Sweater with black, white, gray geometric design



This light sweater is perfect for spring, with fresh colors and patterns. Solid black in back, straight hem and long sleeves. Semi-sheer knit is perfect for warmer weather, or wear a cami beneath for added modesty. Size medium fits sizes 6 – 8 well.

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This light-weight sheer sweater is perfect for spring, with simple white and gray skinny, mottled stripes. Same fabric in back, straight hem and long sleeves. Semi-sheer knit is perfect for warmer weather, or wear a cami beneath for added modesty. Size medium fits sizes 6 – 8 well.

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Laughter is good medicine For Your Soul

While an argument could be made that we live in treacherous times and thus feel anxious and depressed all the time, an equally compelling argument is to fight back with a hearty laugh! Laughter is good medicine for your soul. Did you know that your brain doesn’t know the difference between a fake smile and a real one, which means you can reap the benefits of endorphins releasing even if you don’t truly feel it. Endorphins are those lovely things that make us feel happy! That puts a new spin on fake it ’til you make it!

Since it’s easy to get caught up in a spiral of negative thoughts, place some helpful hints around your home and work environment as a reminder!

Smile At Home

Smile and Laugh with this wreath reminder to live life uncorked.
Aluminum wreath with a great reminder



Place this charming aluminum wreath in a spot where you’ll see it every day. It’s very light-weight, so doesn’t need anything more than a nail to hang up. Colorful fused glass elements add to the charm, making it easy to catch your eye and remind you to smile. In fact, whenever you see it, make it a point to burst out laughing with a big, loud guffaw!

Smile In The Kitchen

Smile and laugh using this colorful linen tea towel
Colorful linen tea towel for your kitchen



Laughter is good medicine in the kitchen, a favorite gathering place for both family and visitors. Is your kitchen outfitted for fun? Life is short! Use this cheerful, colorful linen tea towel in your kitchen to bring a smile to your face every time you use it. Dyed with a high-saturation dye, it will retain its happy color through hundreds of washings, so definitely use it! Don’t be shy! Don’t save it just to look at. USE it!

Smile at Work

Smile and laugh with a friend using this painting as a reminder
Rainbow friends laugh together



Laughter is good medicine for the workplace. Happy people work harder with a better attitude that spreads. This original acrylic painting on canvas has such bright colors that your eye can’t miss it. Slow down and read the words, grab a friend, and have a good belly laugh together. You’ll both feel immensely better afterward, I guarantee it! This painting is light enough to hang on a push pin in your office! It measures 9″ x 12″.

Share a Smile and a Laugh

Smile and laugh with a friend by giving them this card
Share a smile – give this card

As you know, we have an awesome selection of greeting cards like this one here, which celebrates the joy of a good laugh. It’s the perfect card to give the pal you love to laugh with! This and other positive humor cards are always available at MaJe Gallery, and cost just $3.95. Stock up so you’re ready for the next birthday.

Let’s smile and laugh a LOT this year. Smile at others and enjoy their smiles back at you. Laugh as much as possible by watching silly movies or your favorite comedian. Make it a goal and stick to it. You know we’re always good for a smile and a laugh at MaJe, so stop by and let’s share it together!

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Beautiful Garnet Jewelry for January Birthdays

Born in January? Then it’s time to treat yourself to some truly beautiful garnet jewelry to celebrate your birth month. Choose MaJe’s unique, artisan garnet jewelry to mark the occasion – jewelry as distinctive as you!

Beautiful Garnet Jewelry in Silver

Beautiful garnet jewelry like this unique necklace featuring five hand-faceted sparkly garnets by Bill Booze.
Classic Garnet Jewelry Fit For a Queen



Our top choice for beautiful garnet jewelry is by Bill Booze. A master faceter, Bill selects top grade stones that are still rough, and carves off each little ledge, each facet, to capture the most intense color and sparkle possible in each stone. After honing his skill for over 30 years, Bill’s stones are unrivaled in depth of color and perfection.

Bill usually focuses on a single stone in a pendant, or a pair in earrings. This five-stone necklace is a rare treat due to not only the perfectly matched stones, but also the classical elegant design that you might find on the queen in a period movie. Think of the jewelry in “Elizabeth” or “Titanic”, and you’ll be reminded of the feminine power of the jewelry of that time. Now you can own it yourself!

Beautiful garnet jewelry fits the January birthday girl.
Two pairs of intensely red garnet earrings

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These photos show the intense shade of red in the hand-faceted beautiful garnet jewelry by Bill Booze. Whether you prefer a little dangle or a simple stud, we’ve got you covered with a stunning example of high quality garnet jewelry.  By the way, garnet is also the stone for one’s second wedding anniversary.

Beautiful garnet jewelry like this classic swing necklace from Ed Levin.
This classic swing necklace by Ed Levin features a garnet for January birthdays.



Ed Levin has been making modern heirloom jewelry in New York for over 60 years. This unusual necklace can be worn as shown, which is perfect for all your V-neck tops. But you also have scoop neck tops in your closet, in which case you can simply “swing” the necklace around so it forms a “U” that fits perfectly with your scoop neck tops!

Beautiful Garnet Jewelry in Gold

Beautiful garnet jewelry with gold-fill metal by Shari Both creates a regal effect.
Garnet with gold, by Shari Both



Maybe you’ve met Shari. She works the gallery every other Wednesday, and has been with us since the earliest of days. Have you ever noticed our lovely sunshine walls? Shari helped paint those before we even opened our doors! In addition to excellent painting skills, Shari has been a jewelry designer for even longer. Inspired by antique jewelry and the elegance of times past, Shari updates that mood with wire and gemstones to create gorgeous pieces like this one here which she brought just last Wednesday when she was working the floor.

You’ll see the beautiful deep red garnets dangling from the gold-fill four-petal flower she created herself out of wire, but what are the charming pink stones there too? Lovely pink tourmaline accents add a note of depth to this unusual and charming necklace that is now available at MaJe Gallery.

Find additional pieces of unique garnet jewelry here.

New From Christophe Poly

Christophe Poly rings are a popular find at MaJe Gallery
Five new rings from Christophe Poly

Christophe Poly studied architecture in college, then fell in love with the small scale of jewelry sculpture. He continually creates his highly affordable jewelry which is so irresistible that we find ourselves ordering new collections every 5-6 weeks. To tempt you, these lovelies just arrived, with each ring at a mere $34 each. Available in sizes 5 – 10, you simply must stop by to try them on to find the right one for you. You might not be able to stop at one.

Christophe Poly necklace and earring set in brushed silver and aqua
Christophe Poly set in brushed silver and aqua

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This necklace and earring set is available separately or as a set. (UPDATE! The necklace sold, but the earrings are still available.) Featuring brushed aluminum and aqua blue cats eye, the interesting square shapes and moving dangles catch the eye. On a 17″ double strand cable with a magnetic clasp, it’s easy to wear. The earrings feature sterling silver shepherd hooks.

Christophe Poly necklace set in brushed bronze with dark gray
Christophe Poly necklace set in brushed bronze with dark gray

The second new set features brushed bronze with an accent of brushed aluminum and a stone of dark gray cats eye. While available separately, the pair coordinates perfectly for a cohesive look when called for. Like above, this is a 17″ double cable necklace with a magnetic clasp, while the earrings are on sterling shepherd hooks.

Christophe Poly necklace and earring set with red accents
Christophe Poly set with red stones

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Our final set features mostly brushed aluminum with a touch of brushed bronze and red accent stones that are the perfect shade of red – not too orange, not too blue.  As usual, this is on the 17″ double cable wire with magnetic clasp while the earrings feature sterling shepherd hooks.

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Cheerful Colors Cheers Us Up In Dreary January

Cheerful colors are good medicine for these dark, dreary days of January. We got some colorful deliveries last week I want to share with you.

Cheerful Colors On Your Table

Cheerful colors like turquoise fused glass trays are a perfect antidote to winter blues
Cheerful turquoise fused glass trays cheer up your table



Renton’s Linda Covey-Campbell just delivered these colorful, contemporary dishes – the perfect antidote to an otherwise dreary tabletop. Fill each one up with cheese, crackers, veggie sticks or whatever you can think of. At top left we have a 10″ square dish in two shades of turquoise with a custom-made glass “pebble” inset and three black dots in the corner, resulting in a sleek design with clean lines. Just $63. At top right we have a pair of 5″ square dishes at $16 each that coordinate beautifully with the big square which can be used for small tasty treats that compliment what’s on the big dish.

Go for the gusto and add the 7″ x 15″ tray ($58) which is perfect for all kinds of yummy treats. Watch the turquoise appear as the treats disappear. Get all four dishes for $160.

Cheerful Colors on You

Cheerful colors like this periwinkle top cheer you up when you wear it.
Everybody loves periwinkle!

Cheerful colors like periwinkle are a favorite of many because it’s so pleasing to the eye and looks good on so many skin tones. This flattering tunic has long sleeves and a cowl neck with a delicate flair at the torso making it not overly flowy. It has a straight edge hem all the way around. I paired it here with our popular bamboo leggings with the attached skirt which is super comfortable. Better not wait too long because I think these will sell out fast!(Update 1/16 – yep, they all sold out. Hope to get more soon. Stay tuned!)

Cheerful colors like seafoam in this coordinating jacket and top
Cheerful seafoam jacket and coordinating top

Cheerful colors like seafoam are popular too. The solid jacket is hip length with a zip closure, excellent pockets and even a hood. The print top coordinates perfectly because they were dyed in the same dye lot. The top has 3/4 sleeves and an assymetrical hem and V-neck. Both are cotton with spandex which means they’ll be easy to wash and care for in addition to feeling great on your body.

Cheerful Colors like Garnet

It’s January which means our birthstone this month is garnet, and we have some gorgeous selections from which you may choose your favorite.

Cheerful colors like garnet is also January's birthstone
Garnet is January’s birthstone



Check out this one-of-a-kind hammered sterling ring by Lynnwood’s Bonnie AuBuchon. It features a faceted garnet in a deep red hue that catches the light beautifully. Currently sized at a 10, it can be re-sized just for you. $90.

Cheerful colors like garnet make great jewelry for January birthday girls.
Faceted garnet in a sterling teardrop pendant



The depth of color in this beautiful garnet is enhanced by the additional facets carved on the underside of the stone by our master faceter – Bill Booze. Bill has been honing his faceting skills for over 30 years now, and can capture the most beautiful aspects of his A-grade stones so masterfully. Since he’s also a metalsmith, he sets the stones, too, usually in simple settings to best show off the stone. Here we have a sterling teardrop setting with the garnet nestled at the base for an interesting, contemporary look.

Style Tip – Choose The Right Jewelry

Here’s another tip in our ongoing series about choosing the right jewelry for your outfit. We’re looking at our periwinkle top with its interesting texture of undulating lines and puckers.

When choosing jewelry consider the texture and neckline
Shape and line mimic the texture of the top

There’s room for a 16″ – 19″ necklace in this top which features a shallow scoop neckline. First, mimic the shallow scoop by choosing a necklace that is also a scoop shape as opposed to a pendant that would change the shape to a “V”. Second, find something with undulating lines such as this interesting piece by Lizzy James, which also has interspersed shapes that are very similar to the shapes in the top itself. What could be more perfect?

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