Saturday, November 21, 2015

We'll personalize your gifts and do the rest!

This weekend only, don't miss the deal of the season,
Take 20% off all Moon & Lola monogrammed items + free shipping
with code MOON at checkout!
{code good through midnight Sunday}

Pick & choose and do your best,
We'll personalize your gifts and do the rest!
Perfectly packaged & shipped the world throughout,
You'll have a reason to sing & shout!

Let us handle your gifting this season and we''ll make you look like a rock star 

You'll adore these four best selling M&L pieces below...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

we remember

They fought for our freedom
and gave of themselves;
In a way that no other
can fathom.

We're blessed and so thankful
for these men and these gals;
To them we owe gratitude, respect
and compassion.

#neverforget #freedomisneverfree

This Veterans Day, join us in our first "Give & Get."  We're giving our customers 10% off + free shipping and giving back 10% of our total sales to the wounded warrior project.  Learn more about this worthy charity here.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

our top knots...

Pictured: Monogrammed Square Knot Bracelet in Rose Gold

We receive oh so many calls and emails looking for recommendations for that special gift, so we wanted to make it official!  From bridesmaid gifts and gifts for your that special person in your life {or just a little something special to treat yourself} we engrave our original square knot bracelets with love to commemorate special events and occasions. stunning, lustrous bracelets are made in Italy from fine sterling silver and then plated with a extra thick coating of 14kt gold or rose gold.  Our talented local craftsmen custom engrave each piece to order with a monogram, sentimental saying, special date or symbol.  It makes our day when a special request comes in to engrave the back side with an additional sentiment.

Much to our delight, these knot bracelets went viral on Pinterest a little while back and we have been delighted to get to know the stories behind the ladies who pinned them {and their special someone who eventually orders one off of their Pinterest wish list}! 

A little something that many of you may not know is that we introduced a big sister for this little darling.  Our monogrammed square knot necklaces are just as gorgeous and can be customized by our engravers in so many ways.

If you wear one of our knots around your pretty little wrist or neck, we would love to know your story!  Email us at info {at} or comment below.  It absolutely makes our day!

Gold, Sterling Silver and Rose Gold

Sunday, November 1, 2015

put on your party pants

Quote from the fabulous Loretta LaRoche!

Welcome, November
We've Been Waiting For you;
You bring us fun parties
that we can dress up and go to!

Our families grow closer,
close friends gather 'round;
We feel oh so blessed
with joy so profound.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Coming Soon to a Computer Near You!

Yep, SwellCaroline TV! We oh so busy putting this little venture into production and wanted to give you a sneak peek.  Our video library {or, virtual shop} will feature all things Swell Caroline to enhance your shopping experience!  Starting with our engraved and monogrammed jewelry, we are rolling out short video clips of each piece - just a Swell way to help you envision our most popular pieces on you or your oh so lucky gift recipient.  We hope you think this SwellCaroline TV is as Swell as we do!


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Tortoise shell jewelry {no, it's not really a from a turtle}

No, no, no, it's not really the shell of a tortoise!  That was banned back in the 1970's when the Hawksbill Turtle (what antique tortoiseshell jewelry was typically made from) became an endangered species.  The jewelry industry's answer, thankfully, came from ubiquitous lucite or acrylic that blended tones of brown, black and gold to get that warm, delightful, yet more turtle-friendly, look!

The warm tones make us all toasty inside and are now used for everything from our favorite statement necklaces to the standard guitar pick and tortoise rimmed spectacles.  A staple of New England preppies, {people we at Swell Caroline just adore to adore} wouldn't know how to dress without it, so we are giving all our favorite tortoiseshell pieces  a mention + thoughtful ideas on how to wear them.  You'll love our Olivia Tortoise Shell Necklace {lucite with a gold link} and robust oversize lobster clasp and the sweet Libby Link bracelet, the perfect size for stacking.  While we're at it, stash all of your preppy jewelry in this high gloss tortoiseshell jewelry box {with optional monogram}. 

Well, that's it for today ladies, we hope we inspired you to add a touch of this studious-looking, prep-friendly jewelry to your wardrobe.  Drop us a line, comment below, or tag us on Instagram @SwellCaroline hint, hint, with pictures and tips on your favorite ways to style your favorite tortoiseshell jewelry and accessories {the non-turtle variety}!

Pictured: Serena Tortoiseshell Statement Necklace Photo Credit: Blogger @BessPearson

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

back to the future - jewelry edition

I'm going back to the future today as it is the 30th (really?) anniversary to the 1985 time capsule.   To celebrate, I made my bi annual trip to my retired jewelry box to reminisce over some of my most loved jewelry that decorated my teen years!  From extreme shoulder padding to hair spray and bangs, it's the decade that I hate to love.  

As a fashion-forward gen x-er and lifelong jewelry lover, my prom photos are lust worthy (um, for the jewelry only... unfortunately for me).  From shooting stars for the homecoming dance to my favorite pineapple statement earrings from the star studded restaurant (but now shuttered) Boogie's diner in Aspen, my jewelry box overfloweth with tacky goodness of which I just can't seem to let go (see actual contents below).  The oh-so glam winged rhinestone earrings with pearl drops were my forray into sophistication for the sadie hawkins dance, better known in Atlanta as the PDC (Pre Debutante Cotillion if you must know).  My freshman year date is now married happily married to my husband's next door neighbor from childhood if you need proof that Atlanta is still a small town!

At Swell Caroline, we pay homage to all things '80's as it was my coming of age decade.  As preppy and streamlined as we aim to be, we are heavily rooted in all things bold beautiful and just plain fun (with a side of shoulder pads).  Enjoy!

Pictured: Sea Urchin Earrings (probably purchased at Value Village Smyrna in 1989), 
Pineapple and Palm Tree Earrings from Boogie's Diner Aspen (circa 1987) &
Shooting Star Earrings & Winged Pearl Drop Earrings 
(both purchased from the Perimeter Mall kiosk outside the Laura Ashley store circa 1988)