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Summer Style with Wade Designs Jewelry

Posted by Alyssa on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 9:57 am

If you’ve ever experienced summer in the south, you know that words like hot, humid, sticky, and stifling are perfect adjectives. Summer purse necessities include sunscreen, bug spray, and a ...

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Posted by Alyssa on Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 10:40 am

Mother’s Day is only a couple weeks away. That means it’s time to start thinking about a gift for Mom before you’re left last minute shopping (lets face it, that’s stressful...

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Top 8 Easter Jewelry Picks for Kids, Tweens, and Teens

Posted by Alyssa on Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 9:49 am

It sounds crazy to even say, but Easter is right around the corner. That means there are easter baskets that need filling. Candy is an obvious choice, but what about something that they can use for...

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Go Green for St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Alyssa on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 10:06 am

If you're like us, the days leading up to St. Patrick's Day are always a reminder of the lack of green colored items in your closet. Though a beautiful color, it doesn't receive the same love from ...

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3 Stone Engagement Rings

Posted by Alyssa on Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 10:37 am

After the engagement of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle back in November, it's no surprise that three stone engagement rings have risen in popularity. If you haven't seen her beautiful ring, it boast...

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There's No Place Like Home - State Jewelry

Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 9:47 am

If you want to honor a special place in your heart by showcasing it on your person, we have the pieces for you! Since we are based out of North Carolina, we’ll showcase pieces with NC signifi...

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Hot Bridal Trend 2018 - Stacked Engagement Rings

Posted by Alyssa on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 10:32 am

Have you seen the newest trend in bridal jewelry? Stacking rings have long been a thing in the jewelry world but now they are making an entrance into the bridal realm. Some are now forgoing the tra...

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Garnet - January Birthstone

Posted by Alyssa on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at 10:25 am

Those born in January probably know that this month’s birthstone is Garnet! A truly beautiful stone, Garnet is most commonly red, but comes in a plethora of other colors as well. It’s n...

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Wade Designs Jewelry Gift Guide 2017

Posted by Alyssa on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 10:04 am

Just like Santa, all of us have made a list and checked it twice...or way more than twice, slowly checking off names on our "to buy for" list. But there are always a few left on there that leave us...

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The Look For Less - $29 Hoops

Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 10:06 am

Many of you have probably seen the gold hoop earrings that have been popular for quite some time now. You have probably seen the expensive price tag that go along with those earrings too. ($60+) If...

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How To Clean Your Jewelry

Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 10:27 am

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to give your jewelry the TLC it needs. It’s pretty well known that freshly cleaned jewelry looks the best. Diamonds shine brighter, gemsto...

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November Birthstones

Posted by Alyssa on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 7:50 pm

Can you believe November is already here? Christmas displays are already popping up in many stores and we will soon be running full speed into the holiday season. It is one of the most fun and busy...

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4 Favorite Gemstones For Fall

Posted by Alyssa on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 12:37 pm

Even if you aren’t a fan of cooler temperatures and pumpkin everything, you have to admit that fall offers up some beautiful colors by way of changing leaves and transitioning wardrobes. We h...

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October Birthstones

Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 8:41 am

Did you know October is one of six months that have more than one birthstone? The birthstones for October are Tourmaline and Opal. Two completely different, yet equally as spectacular stones. The p...

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Class Rings

Posted by Alyssa on Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at 5:11 pm

It's time to start thinking about class rings! If you or someone you know is searching for a class ring that is unique and custom, one that won't get lost in the back of their jewelry box, tha...

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All About Our Live Jewelry Auctions

Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 3:01 pm

If you follow us on Facebook, you have probably seen posts or videos about Live Jewelry Auctions. We are so excited that many of you have been able to purchase some amazing pieces at the LOWEST pri...

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Hand Engraving

Posted by Alyssa on Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 9:08 am

Hand Engraving is an art that is almost extinct. It takes great skill, precision, and artistry to become a master engraver. John Wade has spent the last 30+ years mastering this art. You will see f...

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Jewelry Organization Inspiration

Posted by Alyssa on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 10:35 am

Take a second to think about the valuable and sentimental pieces of jewelry you have in your collection. Are they being stored properly? The way you store your jewelry is really important when it c...

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3 Things To Do With Unwanted Jewelry

Posted by Alyssa on Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 9:37 am

Jewelry box: a small box or case designed to hold jewelry. They are a great place to store and organize your jewelry but let’s be honest, when was the last time you cleaned it out? Has it tur...

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Sapphires of September

Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 9:27 am

When you think of the word “Sapphire” what color comes to mind? For most, it’s probably blue. In fact, in the Greek language, “Sapphire” means “blue”. Blue...

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All About The Custom Design Feature

Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 9:24 am

Have you ever had an idea for a piece of jewelry pop into your head? Or see a piece that has already been made but wanted to change up the design and make it a tad different? That’s the great...

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Trending Now: Colored Diamonds & Center Stones

Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 10:02 am

When someone says the word “trend”, the first thing that comes to mind for many is a fashion trend. Just like with fashion, new trends in jewelry pop up all the time. The great advantag...

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A Place That May Have Shaped My Career Forever | Brazil

Posted by Alyssa on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 10:27 am

A Place I Once Called Home... As the 2016 Olympics come to a close this weekend it felt like it was the perfect time to share a personal story that would eventually be the career I have today. Hav...

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5 Things You Should Never Do While Wearing Jewelry

Posted by Allysa on Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 9:08 am

Let's face it, who doesn't love wearing jewelry? From rings to bracelets, earrings to necklaces, beautiful jewelry just begs to be warn! We totally support that and want you to wear all of your fab...

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Know before you go...

Posted by Rita on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 at 2:34 pm

  Will you be going on a cruise this summer?  A trip of a lifetime should never end in disappointment so we are preparing you for some cruise-ready jewelry tips!  The cruise ship tr...

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Put a Toggle On It!

Posted by Rita on Friday, May 8th, 2015 at 11:47 am

The Story of the Toggle... Almost a decade ago, I will never forget the day John and I were talking about a pearl necklace that he had given me and how much trouble I was having putting it on...

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Wade Designs New Home

Posted by Chalea on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Wade Designs New Home     It took close to six weeks to vacate a building we spent 10 years at, with over 10,000 unique customers visiting and selecting jewelry from.  ...

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Designed Moments - Featuring Cheryl Elhammoumi

Posted by Chalea on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

  It all started with a ring. . . Cheryl Elhammoumi sits across from me in our signature plush chair. She gracefully sips from a glass of red wine and I cannot help but stare at her beautiful ...

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Gem Show Recap

Posted by Chalea on Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I wanted to recap on our first ever Gem Show event in Rocky Mount that took place last week. What an incredible turn out we had!   Because it was so incredible we decided we wanted to extend i...

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Posted by Chalea on Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 11:06 am

For the first time ever Wade Designs Jewelry is hosting a Diamonds and Apples event! We have slowly become an "apple" family and wanted to give back to our customers who make significant purchases ...

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Even grownups need wish lists!

Posted by Chalea on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

If there is one thing that has single handedly made our business successful it would be the little things we do in order to remember exactly what our customers love. We use our point of sale system...

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John Wade and the Opal Mines

Posted by on Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Being that is it October, which happens to be Opals birthstone I wanted to touch base on how my father became a jeweler. My dad, John Wade began his career at an early age of 12 while visiting Opal...

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Is BIGGER even better when purchasing a diamond?

Posted by Chalea on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at 11:45 am

Recently I recorded a radio ad for our next buying trip to Antwerp Belgium. The first line of my ad is my favorite.   "Men, don't let your girlfriends fool you, when it comes to dia...

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Drab to Fab

Posted by Chalea on Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 2:20 pm

There is nothing worse than having jewelry and or stones sit in your jewelry box for years and years without getting any use!  Debbie came to me with a family heirloom that had been given...

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