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How to Pick Jewelry They’ll Love | A Gifting Guide

How to Pick Jewelry They’ll Love | A Gifting Guide

You can’t go wrong when choosing to gift someone jewelry- it’s classic, timeless, and versatile. However, picking out a piece of jewelry, especially for someone you love, may feel daunting. You want to make sure to pick out something they’ll love, and that’s exactly what we’ll be covering here; so when they open that box, you know they will have a piece to cherish forever.

To help you find the perfect gift, we’ve created this guide to help you through the process.

What is your budget?

How much you wish to spend is the first factor you must consider when purchasing jewelry as a gift. This alone with help you narrow down your options. If you are looking for something $200 or under, you will be choosing from gold filled, or sterling silver metals with some options for pearls and other gems. Over $200 and under $500, you will begin to venture into 14k gold and 14k white gold options. You'll even have some diamond options there. Over $500, your options widen into some gorgeous precious gems, state of the art pearls, and more intricate pieces designed to be future heirlooms.

We have curated some gift collections to work within your personal budget to make this really simple for you.

Gifts Under $50 | Gifts Under $100 | Gifts Under $250 | Gifts Under 500

What do they like?

The second thing you need to consider is who you’re shopping for and what their personal taste is, because everyone has different jewelry preferences. By considering who you’re buying for, you are ensuring you end up with a great gift, not just a good gift. It’s important to consider the recipient’s taste in jewelry and their overall personal style when picking jewelry.

If you don’t already know their personal style in jewelry, we suggest doing some investigative work and looking inside their current jewelry box or observe what they currently wear. 

We’ve put together some things you’ll want to consider when picking jewelry: 

What types of pieces do they wear most often? Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings. 

Do they prefer gold or silver? 

Do they like pieces that are more classic, modern, or maybe a bit more sparkly? 

Do they like diamonds and/or other gemstones? If so, which ones? 

If purchasing diamonds, what size and cut diamonds do they prefer? 

If purchasing earrings, what size and style earrings do they wear? Studs, hoops, drop, or chandelier earrings. 

Do they wear bracelets? If so, what kind of bracelet cuffs, bracelets with charms, or bangles.

When it comes to rings, do they like more simple rings or something a bit more detailed or ornate?

All of these things are important to think about when buying a piece of jewelry for the one you love. 

Make it Uniquely Theirs

When picking jewelry as a gift, one way to make it more meaningful is customization. We offer a number of customization options  with our Indentity Collection, and we love how customization makes a jewelry piece uniquely theirs, this way you know they’re getting a one-of-a-kind gift. 

One way to customize jewelry when gift giving is by adding charms, engraving, or the addition of gemstones. Customized jewelry is a great way to personalize pieces and make them stand out in someone’s collection. Sometimes all it takes is choosing the right material or using textural elements like our hammered pieces. 

Consider the Quality

One of the most important things you can do when purchasing jewelry, and especially when purchasing jewelry as a gift is to consider the quality of the item you are purchasing.

When you purchase from us, at Nashelle we always give you the best and highest quality with all of our metals. That being said there are different metal types to choose from, we specialize in 14k gold and 14k gold filled, as well as sterling silver. 

Different types of metals mean you’ll have to care the jewelry differently. The same goes for diamonds and other gemstones. For example, we ensure the pearls you purchase from all are all sustainable and ethically sourced with no dies added to alter the color of the natural pearl. 

How to Secretly Know Her Ring Size

Are you planning on popping the big questions soon? We know how important it is for your proposal to go perfectly and the last thing you want to be worrying about is if you’ve gotten the right ring size. That’s why we put together some tips on how to secretly know her ring size:

Borrow one of her existing rings and take it to a jeweler.

Ask her best friend or mom what size ring she wears.

Trace around one of her current rings- just trace the outside and inside of the ring on a piece of paper and bring it into a jeweler.

We hope this guide to choosing the perfect jewelry gift has been helpful as you hunt for a gift that will dazzle. If you’re still unsure which gift you should choose for your loved one, please always feel free to ask for assistance when you visit our showroom or contact our support team online anytime! 


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Customized Jewelry Makes the Perfect Gift | Inside Our Identity Collection

Customized Jewelry Makes the Perfect Gift | Inside Our Identity Collection

 Have you been searching for the perfect gift? We’ve got you covered with our top selling line of personalized keepsake jewelry. 

If you’ve been on the hunt for the gift that keeps giving, look no further than our Identity Collection. Inside this collection we feature customized, hand-stamped jewelry and birthstone gems for those most special in your life. We have something for your mom, sister, best friend, grandmother, caregivers, work bestie, kids teacher, and even your pet.

Customized jewelry makes the perfect gift because it’s personal and designed specifically with their uniqueness in mind. Our Identity Collection is more than just jewelry- it’s a memory, a way to honor your friendship, the celebration of a new life, a remembrance of those lost, a symbol of your affection, and so much more. 


The name of our Identity Collection rings true, these customizable pieces are unique and one-of-a-kind just like the person you’re gifting that special piece of jewelry. 

Jewelry is already an intimate and popular gift for many special occasions, but making it one-of-a-kind ensures your loved one will have something that will express their personal style, and have a design that matches their taste. Our jewelers handcraft each piece to order in our jewelry studio, which guarantees quality. 

A Gift for Every Occasion

No need to spend hours browsing the internet for a gift that special person in your life. Our Identity Collection has something for everyone, but just in case you need some ideas of who to give an Identity Collection piece to, we’ve got some suggestions right here: 

Our Classic Coin Necklace for your best friend with their initial, so they can have a trendy and timeless piece to wear close to their heart.

The Birthday Necklace for your sister who just had a baby where you can add her baby’s name and the date they were born.

The Layered Identity Necklace for your mom with her name and the names of her children.

The Moon and Stars Necklace for your grandmother with each of the stars stamped with the initial of her grandchildren’s names.


Our Coordinates Bar Necklace for your wife of girlfriend inscribed with the coordinates of your favorite place together or maybe the place you met.

The State Charm Necklace for your work bestie who loves home but is transferring jobs and moving to a new state.


The Charming Mama Chain for the new mom you know. 


The Diamond Bar Necklace to honor someone you’ve lost and honor their memory.

The Zodiac Necklace for your coworker for their birthday so they can wear their zodiac sign around their neck.

Our Identity Bar for the dog mom in your life to add her furry best friend’s name.

Custom gives you options.

Customized and Initial Jewelry is both trendy and timeless. With this collection you can choose from a variety of personalized options: add initials, a special phrase, birthstones, charms, coordinates, tiny charms, and more. 

We make it easy for you to order with customization options with every item-jewelry, bracelets, rings, charms, gemstones, metal options, and more. That way, each item is a one-of-a-kind, custom piece for the one you hold dear.

Our Identity Collection is everything needed to show off your loved one’s personal style. 

If you have questions about how to order, we’re happy to help!


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Know Your Gold | Quality & Care Guide

Know Your Gold | Quality & Care Guide

OUR WISH FOR YOU is the same wish we have for your new adornments; we want you both to live your best life. The jewelry you purchase from Nashelle is crafted from high quality metals and is intended to last you many years. In this guide we will go over each of the gold metals that we offer and share lifestyle tips and tricks to best care for your jewelry to keep them looking gorgeous for years to come.

Let’s begin with favorite metal, 14k GOLD.


For many of us, gold is the creme de la creme of metals. With it’s gorgeous sun like luster, it is resistant to rust, tarnish, and corrosion. Since pure 24k gold is too soft for everyday wear it’s alloyed with a mixture of silver, copper and a trace of zinc to give it strength and durability. This hardens your jewelry, making it possible for you to pass these precious pieces down the generational line.

We offer two options for “pure gold”: 14 and 18 karat. 18 Karat is 75% gold, while 14 Karat is 58.3% gold.  The karatage that’s right for you is a matter of personal preference or budget. What is important to note when choosing which is the right choice for you keep in mind that 14k Gold offers a fantastic balance of durability and price because of the higher percentage of alloys used. 18k Gold is a more luxurious option with an increased precious appeal. Remember 18k is softer and less durable than 14k because of the higher amount of malleable pure gold in the alloy.


The Quick Breakdown: Keep your adornments away from chemicals and wash them when they are exposed. Remove your jewelry when you sleep and exercise, and give them a good cleaning every now and then using this simple method.

  1. Soak your piece in a mix of gentle soap and warm water.
  2. Use a soft cloth or a super soft toothbrush to get into smaller spaces.
  3. Rinse ALL the soap off.
  4. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth or air dry.
  5. Wear or store in an airtight space. Be sure your piece is completely dry before storing.


Yes, They both mean the same thing.

Gold Filled is 2nd only to solid gold. This metal offers the beauty and luster of 14K gold at an affordable price point making it an extremely popular alternative to 14K gold. Contrary to it’s name “Gold Filled”, this metal is not “filled” with gold. The gold is actually on the outside and is made with a process that involves mechanically pressure bonding multiple layers of solid 14K gold with extreme heat over a core of high quality brass. This metal is a strictly regulated US industry standard that legally requires 5% (1.20th) pure gold by weight . So basically imagine a very resilient exterior of pure 14K gold exterior layer with a brass interior and you have “Gold Filled”.

This metal will not flake, rust, or peel off. Skin sensitivity is extremely uncommon. Since the exposed layer is 14K Gold you should have the same experience as if your skin is exposed to pure gold. Now, will it stand the test of time like 14K gold, no. However, it can come pretty close if you choose to take good care of it.


Another popular metal we offer is 14K Rose Gold Fill. As the name implies, this is is a 14K gold exterior with a rosy hue achieved by mixing the gold with copper.  This option follows the same specifications as yellow gold, with a thick layer of 14k gold over a jeweler’s brass core. Both 14k yellow gold and 14k rose gold alloys contain the same amount of 14k solid gold. It’s the combination of metals that are added to the pure, 24k gold that changes the color—the pure gold part is that constant 58% of the alloy.

The thing I will note about this metal is that it does seem more susceptible to tarnish and needs to be cleaned more frequently to maintain its’ shine. You will care for this metal the same way you care for 14k gold fill.


The Quick Breakdown: Keep your adornments away from chemicals and wash them when they are exposed. Remove your jewelry when you sleep and exercise, and give them a good cleaning every now and then using this simple, yet highly effective method.

  1. Soak your piece in a mix of gentle soap and warm water.
  2. Use a soft cloth or a super soft toothbrush to get into smaller spaces.
  3. Rinse ALL the soap off.
  4. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth or air dry.
  5. Wear or store in an airtight space. Be sure your piece is completely dry before storing.


If cared for properly this metal can potentially last for a really long time. Some say it can last a lifetime.  Can and will are not the same thing. Speaking from personal experience, I have literally lived in three 14K Gold Fill bangles and rings for over 5 years and they are still almost as golden as they were the day I got them. This said, lifestyle plays the biggest role in the longevity of your jewelry so let’s go over the main elements of care and what can get in the way of your gold living its best life.

1: Exposure: What your jewelry is exposed to, or not exposed to, will be the number one player in how gracefully your adornment ages. You definitely want to keep your gold filled jewelry away from any kind of harsh chemicals found in soaps, cleaning products, pools, Jacuzzis, perfumes, lotions, sunscreens, salt water, makeup etc. Exposure to these products will very likely compromise the quality of your gold and you will notice the color of your gold will darken over time. One of the best things you can do to care for your jewelry is remove it before you expose it to any of these elements. If your jewelry is exposed to these things, no big deal, give them a thorough clean. The sooner you get to cleaning it, the less damage the exposure will do. Again, lifestyle is the key here; be mindful of what you put your jewelry through on a regular basis..

  1. The Shower + Water: People always ask if they can shower in their gold filled jewelry.  The answer is yes if you use gentle soaps, and no if you don’t. Frequent exposure to fresh water will cause no harm.  Showering in your gold filled jewelry should not compromise the quality as long as you are not exposing it to any of the harsh elements mentioned above, or scrubbing with a rough brush which could result in scratch. This is a really important thing to note. If you prefer more conventional personal care products containing sulfites and parabens, you may want to remove your jewelry before showering to prolong the life of your gold.

2: Sleep: We recommend removing your jewelry before sleeping. Sleeping in your jewelry won’t necessary compromise the quality of your gold, but it could greatly decrease the longevity of the design. Some of our dainty earrings and chains are not made to be lived in and are more likely to break if worn during sleep. It can also be noted that you will likely sleep more soundly without jewelry on.

  1. Sweat + Working out: Even though it looks cute to workout in your jewelry, its not the best thing for either of you. One, it can be distracting and really get in the way of your focus. Two, you can damage your jewelry more easily during a workout (remember this is a soft metal). And three, sweat builds up on you jewelry. Though your sweat won’t damage gold filled jewelry, you’ll want to clean it after. So when it comes to risk v’s reward, we recommend to remove your jewelry before a workout.



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Congratulations on finding THE one – I’m talking about your wedding dress, of course! Now it’s time to accessorize. Bridal jewelry is arguably one of the most important aspects of your bridal look – allowing you to elevate your personal touch, sealing it unique + true to you. 

As an intentional bride, uncompromising on quality, you want each little detail to reflect your values and natural beauty. While “something borrowed“ may be a piece of jewelry to some, you are drawn towards something new. You’re looking for wedding jewelry so timeless that you’ll want to keep it, wear it time again, and pass it on to your own future loves. What you are really looking for, my dear, is a future heirloom. Meet the Bridal Diamond + Pearl Collection by Nashelle; a modern twist on a timeless classics. 



Shop the entire collection here.


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Gold Fill Jewelry: Care, Quality, & Your Questions Answered

Gold Fill Jewelry: Care, Quality, & Your Questions Answered
At Nashelle, we make a product that we stand behind.  We use only the finest materials and handmake (and hand review) each piece to ensure the quality is up to our brand standards. Our metals are ethically sourced, and we offer products in brass, sterling silver, 14k rose gold fill and 14k gold fill. We choose to work with 14k gold fill metal because it is top-of-the-line quality at an affordable price. Continue reading

Fall Jewelry Guide

Fall Jewelry Guide
Hello, Autumn! As the season transitions, our style does too! It’s time to get cozy, layer up, and accessorize accordingly. Fall fashion is full of possibility this year and we just cannot wait so, we put together our favorite looks and pieces exclusively for you. Flaunt it, ladies! Continue reading

Pearls 101 | A Buyers Guide

Pearls 101 | A Buyers Guide

With the fashion world embracing pearls like never before, there is a buzz in the air about these timeless gems; so much so that Vogue asked, “Are Pearls the New Diamonds?” We think not, but they are the most classic compliment to the diamond as a gem can come.

Though they all have their unique beauty, pearls are far from created equal. You may have wondered why there is such a vast price difference when it comes to pearls, so this guide aims to shed some light on the basics for you. Our jewelry line features some of the finest pearls in the world. With a variety of saltwater and freshwater pearls, this guide will help you understand the differences between each of them, the grading system used to identify them, and what to look for when you order your next pearl piece.

Cultured Saltwater pearls (South Sea, Tahitian, Akoya) are more expensive than cultured freshwater pearls because the saltwater oyster typically produces only one pearl at a time. This makes them far more rare. Freshwater mussels can produce up to 30 pearls at one time. This, combined with  differing pearl qualities, as well as labor costs in each region, creates a wide range in the price of a pearl.

As a side note before we begin, if you have specific pearl requests, please contact us to let us know your unique preferences as we can access any pearls for you. All of our pearls are sourced sustainably and ethically and are always 100% natural with no dies used to alter the coloration of the pearl.


Let's begin with the creme de la creme. South Sea Pearls are the rarest and most valuable pearls in the wold. They range from pure white, to champagne, to a deep golden hue. Nurtured in the warm tropical lagoons and salty ocean waters of Australia and the Philippine Islands, South Sea Pearls are exceptionally luxurious. Known as the “Rolls Royce of Pearls”, they feature a thick crystalline nacre layer, silky texture, bright glowing luster and a soft, shimmering iridescence. These are also the largest pearls in the world ranging from 8-21mm. Though our collection features mainly 10-11mm, you can request a larger size. These pearls range from a creamy white to champagne to deep gold. Generally the more rich the gold hue, the more expensive the pearl. For reference, a strand of these pearls ranges from $1,000 to over $100,000. If you value having something luxurious, rare, and timeless, South Sea is the pearl choice for you. 


Second only in value to the South Sea is the Tahitian pearl. Cultivated primarily in the clear, warm waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia, Tahitian pearls receive their unique colors from the Pinctada Margaritifera or black-lipped oyster. Precious by nature, cultured Tahitians aren’t exactly black as they are often referred to. Found in a variety of shapes and colors, only nature can create such mysterious hues of onxy, grey, blue, green, and brown with extraordinary overtones of pink, gold, silver, aubergine and peacock. There is absolutely no human intervention and pearl color reflects the pristine colors of the lagoons where they are born. Tahitian pearls perfectly fit in today’s market where consumers are looking for natural, organic, untouched products of fair trade origin. Depending on the grade, a strand of these pearls can range from $500 to over $25,000. If you love the variety of darker hues and character, Tahitian pearls are for you.


Akoyas were the first pearls ever to be cultivated and are the most common type of saltwater pearls. These pearls form in the Pinctada Fucata oyster and are found in the hidden bays off the coast of Japan in the cold saltwater of the Pacific Ocean. Akoya cultured pearls come in various shades of white to rosé. All Akoya pearls come from Japan, and are harvested in the colder months from December to March when they produce lustrous pearls with the highest thickness of nacre. A strand of Akoya pearls ranges from $100 to $10,000. If you are looking for beautiful pearls before graduating to the South Sea, this is an excellent choice for you.


Freshwater pearls come from freshwater mussels. Produced in Japan and the United States, freshwater pearls are most exclusive to China. As many as 30 pearls can be harvested out of one mussel and may continue to be reused as long as the waters are kept healthy and clean. These pearls range vastly in hue, shape, and size. If you are on a budget or wanting pearls for a trendy look, this is the pearl choice for you.


  • The round pearl (R) is a perfect sphere, diameter variation rate is less than 2%. 

  • The semi round pearl (SR) is slightly off round and difficult to differentiate by the untrained eye.  Diameter variation is greater than 2% but less than 5%.  

  • The oval pearl (OV), having at least one axis of symmetry it looks like a barrel or a rugby ball.

  • The drop (DR) is the rarest pearl; it is perfectly uniform on its axis and is sought after for pendants. 

  • The pearl button (BT), exhibits one axis of rotation and looks like a crushed pearl. It is best used for rings.

  • The semi baroque pearl also exhibits one axis of rotation but presents a circled on top on bottom third of its surface.  

  • The circled pearl (CL) is characterized by at least one concentric circle perpendicular to its axis of rotation located beyond the upper or lower third of the surface of the pearl regardless of its original shape.   

  • The baroque pearl (BQ) is generally irregular and differs greatly between pearl. 


The size of a pearl is another important factor in determining the value of a pearl. This may not just imply being larger. For example, common sizes for the Tahitian pearls in our collection range from 8 to 10mm. Our “tiny” Tahitians run about 7mm making them more rare and expensive. Even though they are smaller, they are more valuable. So again, the more rare, the more the pearl will price for. 


Luster is the deep inner glow of the pearl and its brilliance to the human eye. Luster is the most important indicator in evaluating quality as it separates the ordinary from the extraordinary. It is the very soul of this unique ocean gem that separate pearls from other gems. Most pearls luster is graded as Excellent, Very High, High, Medium and Poor.

The next factor in determining value is nacre coating. This affects the luster and the durability of the pearl. A thicker coating guarantees a better luster.  


This refers specifically to the abundance or absence of physical blemishes. Cultured pearls are grown by live oysters in natural surroundings, and there are numerous uncontrollable forces that affect the pearl surface. The fewer the natural markings or spots on the pearls visible surface, the more pricey the pearl.

    • Top gem Pearls (GIA AAA) are flawless, no imperfections and Excellent luster make those pearls the rarest of the harvest. They are the most expensive. 

    • A-quality pearls (GIA AA) are entirely smooth and with no more than one or two imperfections confined to less than 10 % of its surface. They also have Very High luster and only represent 5% of the production. Their extreme rarity adds significantly to their cost. 

    • B-quality pearls (GIA A+) are lightly blemished and imperfections are concentrated over less than a third of their surface. High luster.

    • C-quality pearls (GIA A) are moderately blemished and can have light imperfection to no more than two thirds of their surface and no deep imperfection over half of their surface. Medium luster.  

    • D-quality pearls (GIA A1) show light imperfections over 60% of its surface with a tolerance of up to 20% of deep imperfections. Poor luster.

We hope you found this guide helpful and look forward to helping you choose your new favorite pearl jewelry. Our pearl collection features all of the above, bringing you modern twists on timeless pearl classics. Click here to explore our pearl jewelry here.

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Ring In the New Year with the Best Version of Yourself

Ring In the New Year with the Best Version of Yourself
We’ve gone through a ton of changes this past year as individuals and together as a family and ladies, we’ve seen it ALL! As we take the time to reflect, we feel so empowered and grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community of strong, independent women. Your support has meant everything to us, and we see the beauty and grace that exists in each and every one of you.

To us, the new year means a new beginning. As we embark on this next chapter at Nashelle, we are setting new goals and dreaming BIG!

With time flying by so quickly, we thought we’d share how we prepare (both personally and professionally) for the upcoming season. The new year will be here before we know it! Let's make it our best yet with these simple yet powerful tips: Continue reading

Our 2021 Jewelry Holiday Gift Guide

Our 2021 Jewelry Holiday Gift Guide
To us, the holidays mean spending time with the people that we love and cherish. Because life is full of the unexpected, now's the time to focus on the peace and happiness our friends and family bring us each and every day. Better yet, let's show them!

Not every gift we give is the same. We must be intentional about the choices that we make. That's why our collections are the perfect way to share something unique and beautiful that reflects these special souls in our lives.

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