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2018 Resolution: Be Elegant

2018 is here, a time when we at least toss around a few ideas about how to improve things in our lives. How about this for a 2018 Resolution: Be Elegant!

What does that mean? Every day, you choose something to put on your lower half, and something else to put on your upper half. Every day, your choices reflect your inner self. Choosing to be elegant shows self-respect as well as intention both toward yourself and the world around you.

At MaJe Gallery, Easy Elegance is our goal. We are constantly on the lookout for elegant styles that are easy to wear so you can look your best with confidence. Here are some of the first things we found for 2018.

Be Elegant – Jackets

Our weather patterns tend toward chilly, so our closets reflect that since they are at least half full of various weights of jackets, sweaters and wraps. This is the most crucial piece of clothing because you wear it most often, so it plays the largest role in defining your personality to the world. Which, if any, of these two best suits you?

be elegant in this red chenille jacket from Color Me Cotton
Red Chenille button-up jacket from Color Me Cotton

This vivid red chenille jacket features 6 buttons and nice pockets. The pleats in the back (see below) mean there’s a lot of room for flare in the torso. It falls to the hips being 24″ long. Pair it with jeans to spruce them up a bit, or wear it with nice black trousers when heading out to a casual party. Made in California by Color Me Cotton, it is machine washable, 100% cotton fabric. Just $98. Here it is all buttoned up, plus a view of the back.

Be elegant in this red chenille jacket from Color Me Cotton
Front and back views

This next jacket is a Color Me Cotton perennial best seller – this time in a yummy, rich gray they call “iron.”

Be elegant yet casual in this rich gray hoody from Color Me Cotton
Long and simply elegant

This jacket features a closer fit, yet is still kind to our middle section. It’s quite long at 33″ in length. A full-length zipper, lovely deep pockets, and a pretty hood make this one of those jackets you’ll wear more often than most. It’s 94% cotton and 6% spandex, which means it is easily machine washable. Excellent for travel! It goes with everything, doesn’t weigh much, and barely wrinkles. Just $125.

Be Elegant – Tops

Be elegant in this rich gray cowl neck tunic from Color Me Cotton
Flattering rich gray top

This feminine flattering top is from the same dye lot as the hood jacket above. The color came even richer because of the different type of fabric. The style features a cowl neck, 3/4 sleeves, and tunic length of 33.5″. Perfect over black leggings with the hood jacket over it all (see below). Machine washable, great for travel, and cozy soft fabric to make being elegant as easy as possible. Just $89. SOLD OUT!

Be elegant by pairing the top and jacket together - all from Color Me Cotton
Put the jacket over the top, and voila!

Be Elegant – Jewelry

Let your personality be reflected in your jewelry too. If you prefer elegant jewelry with a unique quality, you’ll be happy to hear that we’re bringing Ed Levin jewelry back this year.

Be elegant with elegant jewelry like this Fiddlehead pendant by Ed Levin
The “Fiddlehead” pendant with garnet

For over sixty years, Ed Levin has been creating modern heirloom jewelry that is distinctly alluring. Each one is meticulously hand-crafted from silver or gold wire and sheet. This new design is called the “Fiddlehead”. Can you guess the inspiration source? Nature is often a source of inspiration for artists, and Ed Levin is no exception. Be elegant in this exquisite pendant with a faceted garnet. 18″ chain included.

Be elegant in these Moon Dance earrings with garnet by Ed Levin
“Moon Dance” earrings with garnet by Ed Levin

Pair your Fiddlehead pendant with these charming Moon Dance earrings, also by Ed Levin. Hammered sterling silver with a faceted garnet, and hand-crafted sterling ear wires especially made to enhance the shape.

This is just the beginning of all the ways you can resolve to be elegant in 2018! Let us help you keep your resolution this year.

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

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

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

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.

New arrivals show up regularly! Be first to know what’s new so you don’t miss out on exactly the item you want: Follow us on Facebook!

Happy 2016!

Aluminum and glass "Welcome" wreath for a happy day
Aluminum and glass “Welcome” wreath

Welcome to 2016!  This is sure to be a wonderful year for all of us, especially when we think in terms of the happy colors and thoughts found in this aluminum and glass wreath.  Made in Washington by Celeste, it measures 16″ diameter.

Exquisite umbalite garnet ring for a happy birthday girl
Rare Umbalite Garnet faceted by Bill Booze and set in 14k yellow gold

This stunning umbalite garnet is quite rare – not only is it rare to find one this color (a vibrant rosy fuschia), but it is also rare to find one this large.  Our master faceter, Bill Booze, added his magic to bring out the most incredible sparkle and beauty from this stone.  Even if you’re not into garnets, stop by to see this beauty for yourself, and learn something new!

A perfect gift for a special January birthday girl, since garnets are the birthstone for January.