If you love unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry, look no further than Laura James Jewelry in Dilworth. Laura designs and crafts each piece by hand using vintage, semiprecious and one-of-a-kind components and stones. She also specializes in custom jewelry, so feel free to bring your family keepsakes in for an upfit … or create your own design. With a celebrity following and features on Gossip Girl, the Today Show and Lucky magazine to name a few, Laura James Jewelry has something fabulous for everyone.
Laura James is still overcome by the response her gems have received and the celebrity following they have cultivated since she launched her jewelry business here in Charlotte eight years ago. Motivated to create pieces that have an organic-meets-glam look and feel that can’t be mass marketed, Laura is constantly on the hunt for those unique semiprecious and vintage stones and components which make her jewelry a rarity. I have known Laura personally for over ten years and it has been such fun to watch her grow into what she is today!
Laura’s window-filled Dilworth studio boutique is open weekly and is where she crafts each piece by hand. Her website, www.laurajamesjewelry.com, also offers her jewelry (pssst: Charlotteans can shop online and click “in store checkout” to pick their jewelry up when convenient…or have it shipped for just $5!) which can be purchased online and even shipped worldwide. Laura also offers her customers the opportunity to design in addition to the pieces she creates, or have a family keepsake re-worked. Her Personalized Collection makes a great gift where she hand-stamps names or initials into jewelry.
The winner receives a pair of Gorgeous Vintage Three Tier Opaline Earrings, a $72 value.
Here are some other examples of her amazing pieces:
Vintage Jade Arrowhead Earrings
Vintage Key Turquoise Chain Necklace
Vintage Lapis Chain Jade Bird Necklace
Vintage Lapis Marquis Rhinestone Earrings
I’ve had the pleasure of to knowing Laura James for 9 years and it has been fabulous to watch her business develop over the years. Every time I see her jewelry, I think to myself, how beautiful!! Why is that? I think it is because besides being utterly beautiful, Laura James Jewelry is timeless. Laura finds vintage and antique items that take center stage in the jewelry she creates. Laura is the sole designer and fabricator of her jewelry and as a result creates one of a kind pieces that are classic and unique.
I had the opportunity to enjoy these beautiful earrings from Laura’s collection. Wow! I’m in love and I think you will feel the same. They are unlike any of seen and I get compliments every time I where them. I love that parts of them, if not all are vintage. I love how Laura takes something from the past and remakes into one of her special creations. It makes me feel more sentimental about wearing them because they have a history. It reminds me how I feel when I wear some of my grandmother’s old jewelry. Take a look!
Here is one of my favorite Laura James pieces
You can find Laura James Jewelry at:
How do I enter to win my fabulous piece of Laura James Jewelry?
1. Leave a comment below and tell us which of these four pieces you need in your life.
3. Bonus Entry: If you are an Instagram user, follow us on Instagram and tag three friends in a comment (pretty please! But not necessary to win).
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Smarty Steal from Laura James Jewelry for the month of November!!
Guess what? We have our very own Smarty Steal from Laura! Get 15% off anything!
Click here to visit the collection. Enter code: “smartysteal” to get the deal!
The fine print: We will unveil one giveaway each day this week. One entry per Smarty. We’ll announce our winners on Sunday, November 10th, in the Smarty e-newsletter that goes out every week. So make sure you are an e-subscriber! Tune in tomorrow as we announce our Gretchen Scott Designs Giveaway!
In case you missed a day, here is our complete Fall Fashion Giveaway schedule!
Monday, 10/28 – Win a piece from Elizabeth McKay!
Tuesday, 10/29 – Win a Holst & Lee necklace and bracelet!
Wednesday, 10/30 – Win a Jude Connally dress!
Thursday, 10/31 – Win a pair of premium his and her Chip & Pepper jeans, exclusively available at Belk!
Friday, 11/1 – Win two pairs of Nordstrom Zella Black Live-in Leggings for mother/daughter!
Saturday, 11/2 – Win an outfit from The Impeccable Pig in Shops at Morrison!
Sunday, 11/3 – Win a piece from Laura James jewelry collection!
Monday, 11/4 – Win a Gretchen Scott Funnel Top!
Tuesday, 11/5 – Win a piece from La Senorita Jolie!
Wednesday, 11/6 – Win a sercie from Sercie.com!
Thursday, 11/7 – Win a piece from Erin McDermott Jewelry!
Friday, 11/8 – Win a piece from Ski Country Sports in Park Road Shopping Center!