Friday, December 04, 2015

Simple and Sexy

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:08:40 PM in Slane (22)

Ladies like to have different sets of jewelry to express their current mood and mindset. That is why brand loyalty is not much of an issue when it comes to luxury jewelry. Every brand offers something that others do not. But let's not kid ourselves though, there are just brands out there that are the go to for a particular look and feel. For a laid back, easy and Southern elegant charm, Slane is the go-to brand. Slane is the epitome of laid-back elegance. Its allure is in its everyday charm and propriety. It is not sexy because its provocative. It is in some sense sexy because it is all too proper. And there is always sexy in simplicity. 
If you want to express your everyday charm using jewelry, consider Slane. You can find Slane pieces over at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Friday, August 21, 2015

True artists

Posted by Schwarzschild at 9:50:00 AM in Slane (22)

You've probably heard by now of Slane's decision to shut down its wholesale division early this year. According to Landon Slane, one of the two sisters who founded the jewelry signature, the industry's frenetic pace compelled them to discontinue the wholesale business. However, she clarified that Slane is still available online and through partnerships with select retailers. If you're a Slane lover, this is good news. For one, it shows that the Slane sisters' true passion is not just to sell more, but to have more time to the actual creation of the jewelry styles and less on running the business. "It's not positive for anyone, and it feels disposable and not special or precious," Landon Slane said, referring to the challenge of producing an assembly line of Slane pieces just to meet market demand. She wanted to revert to her and her sister's original idea, that of producing special and precious jewelry pieces, with more time on the drawing board and less in a board meeting.
Slane is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Slane Column Collection

Posted by Schwarzschild at 12:00:00 PM in Slane (22)

One of the recognizable signatures of Slane is its bracelet line: columns of 925 sterling silver. They are elegant and complement both light and dark formal evening dresses. They can be wide as the Slane Column large bracelet at 60 mm width, or thin as the Slane Column narrow bracelet at 11 mm. You can also choose an in-between medium width at 32 mm. The wider bracelets are ideal if you're baring your entire arm's length to highlight its graceful line, while the narrow bracelet is perfect if parts of your arms are behind the dress. The Column Collection also features a set of pearl-shaped earrings and a pair of beaded hoop earrings. The pearl-shaped complements a rounder face, while the round hoop fits a more oval, thinner facial figure.
Slane is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Deceptively Simple

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:25:35 PM in Slane (22)

Slane is the creation of sisters Landon & Heath Slane. This brand revolves around the different inspirations by the sisters – architecture, history, nature and the arts. Slane pieces are all hand-cast, hand assembled and hand-finished - this process gives each Slane piece different features and unusual textures. Slane has always sported simplicity – a quiet everyday elegance. This is by no means simple in design and just completely bare. Slane strives to make the complex into a better expressive, understood and harmonious piece. This is very evident in Slane collections such as the Bee and Bee Free collections. Pieces like the Bee Wax Seal Adjustable Diamond Necklace in Sterling Silver with Pave Diamonds are deceptively simple. Behind the harmonious look and cohesion is a painstaking process of an execution of a not-so-simple design. And this is the look that Slane had mastered and has continued to find success with 
To see more of Slane jewelry, visit us at Schwarzschild’s at Carry Town. 

Saturday, July 05, 2014

One Style

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:29:11 PM in Slane (22)

Wearing luxury jewelries is a matter of synchronized style, that is, the rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets should feature the same theme or inspiration. When buying Slane, for instance, you can choose specific styles to go with your evening dress. Each theme exhibits a particular design. Alexandria has noticeably layered edges and smooth corners, whether the metal is gold or silver or whatever the jewelry type is. In contrast, Calypso has a slender twisting style that is consistent in the earrings and rings. Fleur De Lis is evidently flower-inspired, matched with a Victorian flair. Solis is expressively sunny set against a deep blue or green hue. Grace, meantime, presents gemstones settings like black onyx, white topaz, and blue topaz in cornered bezels. All these styles help you keep a cohesive style that can only shout—luxury. 
Slane is available at Schwarzschild’s on Alverser Drive.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

The Slane Charm

Posted by Schwarzschild at 3:46:03 PM in Slane (22)

Because of their love for nature, architecture, history and the arts, sisters Heath and Landon Slane were inspired to design jewelry in 1997. The Slane designs started in sterling silver in the belief that sterling silver jewelry should be passed from generation to generation as heirlooms from mother to daughter. With modern designs and a new heritage that builds upon a rich history, each Slane design will become an heirloom in the future. Slane designs draw their inspiration from historical references architecture and everyday beauty found in everyday objects. These designs are hand-cast, hand assembled and hand-finished. Every Slane piece has its own characteristics as it is unique. Slane pieces are also quite connected and can be mixed and matched by a Slane collector to tell her own story. Slane is also very committed to sustainability. Slane uses recycled sterling silver and recycled 18-karat gold for production. 
To see what the Slane charm all about is, visit us at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town. 

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Make your jewelry fashionable

Posted by Schwarzschild at 3:02:06 PM in Slane (22)

Fashion jewelry can give you a sophisticated air or a disastrous look if you’re not careful. Here are some reminders on how to achieve the most out of your luxurious jewelry pieces. Choose colourful jewelry. Today’s trend leans on multicolored jewelry like Slane’s myriad necklace, ring, earring and bracelet collections set in neutral gold and silver. Likewise, opt for jewelry pieces that exude personality, not just opulence. Themes like animals, frog earrings, tribal styles and owl necklaces reflect the wearer’s specific tastes or likes. Another effective way to stand out while keeping a chic style is to copy the fashion trend from another decade. For example, vintage-inspired jewelry can give you a sixties appearance with a modern twist and highlight today’s trends like skinny jeans and peasant skirts. 
Slane is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Don’t bungle bangles

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:20:32 PM in Slane (22)

Bangles and bracelets add audacity to your bare wrist.  When worn properly they even add elegance and sophistication. But they, especially bangles, can be cumbersome and easy to mismatch and get tacky if you’re not careful. Make sure to only mix complementary bangles and bracelets. Stick to a theme, for instance, group together same materials like precious metals. Likewise, wear less bangles in a formal attire; conversely, don’t be afraid to stack them up in casual, even outdoor, activities. Another important factor is to ensure the bangles match the color of your clothing. Silver is almost always safe for most colors, but gold should be carefully selected. It does look out of place in yellow and blue tones, but look impressive in red. Slane has a collection of excellent bangles and bracelets that you can mix and match for formal and informal occasions. 
Slane is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Hurry up! It’s a gold rush

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:34:12 AM in Slane (22)

Sisters Heath and Landon Slane, considered to be instrumental in elevating the status of sterling silver in fine jewelry, are setting their sights — and elegant design concepts — on gold for 2014. In a bold move to expand their 18k gold collection launched mid last year, the visionary and innovative sister-sister jewelry designing team is bolstering Slane’s gold pieces, which are offered into two main categories: core (high-end type) and atelier (one-off and limited edition). Typical to most of their offerings, Slane gold is different from those of others as it has a unique color — yellow and green 18k gold alloy brushed to generate texture and a smooth finish, which assumes its own patina after a long time. Slane’s 18k gold stackable rings, which had already established a large following, are adorned with diamonds, rubies, rhodolites, and moonstones.
Find those easy, chic gold pieces from Slane at Schwarzschild’s at Carry Town.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Let the sunshine in!

Posted by Schwarzschild at 9:35:50 AM in Slane (22)

It’s already below zero degrees outside and still no signs when the frosty snowfall will end. But why let the freezing cold stop you from having some fun? It’s the best time to make some reveries of frolicking by the seashore, watching waves and turtles go by, under the warmth of the sun. With the same “sun-spiration” Slane created the Solis collection, which includes the Slane Solis Sterling Silver Pendant with Lapis and Diamond. This alluring pendant features a radiant 18 carat yellow gold and sterling silver sun topped with a .129 ctw diamond center set against a scintillating backdrop of 20 mm lapis gemstone. A ridged sterling silver perfectly surrounds this lovely piece. It is also offered into two hot variants — the lapis or the turquoise.
So let the sunshine come into your home with this sizzling piece from Slane's Solis collection. Schwarzschild’s at Carry Town is an authorized Slane dealer.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Sun King’s Distant Relative

Posted by Schwarzschild at 8:06:26 AM in Slane (22)

Would you mind being taken for royalty? Not this girl, and certainly many of us.
A local museum had drawn quite a crowd. The gallery was displaying a collection of arts from French Royalty. The grandest exhibit belonged to King Louis XIV, the "Sun King." The sun is an integral part of the exhibit as Louis drew his inspiration from Apollo, Greek god of the sun. It was rumored someone from the lineage of King Louis himself was in attendance. A young student, ironically chose to wear her sun pendant, unaware of Louis' deep affection for the sun. Before long a small crowd gathered around the young student to catch a glimpse of the turquois sun pendant. People began to whisper that she was probably the “descendent,” alluding to the symbol of her pendant. Overhearing the gossip, the girl felt obligated to explain that her pendant was actually a part of the Slane Solis collection. The girl, however, allowed herself to bask in spotlight for a short while. After all, it’s not every day someone gets confused for royalty!
Slane is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Rings of luxury

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:28:16 AM in Slane (22)

They are bold, unique, elegant and confidently Slane. In sterling silver, yellow gold, or mixed metal, the Slane rings exhibit a flair for experimental luxury jewelry. Clearly, the Slane Mosaic Ring tops them in novelty. In 18k gold, the ring combines turquoise, citrine, lapis, and lolite in one solitaire setting. On the other hand, the Slane Fenestra, also in 18k yellow gold, is playful with its pretzel-style set without losing the classic elegance of pure gold jewelry. For the more emboldened, the Slane Zodiac Cameo ring offers a mystical glamour. You can also opt for the Solis Silver Lapis with its singular rendition of a stylistic sun that seems to be inspired by Persian art. Other Slane rings feature singular precious stones such as emerald, white agate, opal, and peach moonstone.
Slane is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Folkloric Luxury

Posted by Schwarzschild at 3:50:52 PM in Slane (22)

How about infusing some folk arts into your jewelry? The Slane Basket Weave did just that. Using a range of materials, such as sterling silver, yellow gold, crystal, and diamond, this Slane collection lends luxury an eccentric touch, highlighted by precious stones such as turquoise, sapphires, and pearls. Bracelets become an artistic rendition of woven patterns.  Earrings turn into a contrast of folksy and elegant creation with dangling tiny baskets. The same inspired theme boldly runs along the Slane rings, crafted and etched with intricate weaving patterns. Likewise, the pendants are highlighted with precious stones like onyx and blue topaz set in sterling silver. The Slane Basket Weave is at once a take on folk arts and elegance, a feat gracefully accomplished by the designer luxury brand.
Slane is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

How Not to Bungle the Bangles

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:42:31 PM in Slane (22)

Slane offers a wide array of sterling silver bracelets that suit a formal and casual occasion. An ordinary dress can turn glamorous with a simple addition of a Slane Column sterling silver bracelet, or a glamorous black outfit can even get more glamorous with a Slane Column Stackable set of five. Whether it’s a special day or every day, wearing Slane bracelets is impressive enough with these simple tips. Wear bangles and stacks on functions, dinners or parties only. Stacks are inappropriate at work or business meetings. Likewise, make sure the bracelet fits right; not to large that it can slide off your wrist or up your arms, nor too tight that it looks frigid on your wrist. Size up the bangles. Don’t combine small bangles with large ones. Also stay in the safe color side. Sterling silver is perfect with neutral and soft tones, but they can also work well with the darker shades of red and blue. 
Slane is available in Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

An Iconic Collection

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:22:57 PM in Slane (22)

At the forefront of sterling silver jewelry scene are two exceptional women sharing a single surname—Slane. Sisters Landon and Heath, who founded their company in 1997, had envisioned that their line of high-end sterling silver jewelries would someday become "tomorrow's heirlooms". At the rate things are going, after sixteen years of prolific artistic collaborations, such erstwhile bold prediction is inevitably coming to fruition. The Iconic Collection, which the designer-sisters call as the quintessence of "Slane jewelry" style, had steadily been offering fresh, ingenious designs. These new pieces seek to further up the ante in making "fashion statements," such as colored stone cocktail rings and larger cuffs, which also help in "balancing out the more delicate palette from recent seasons,” explains Landon Slane.
The Iconic Collection is available at Schwarzschild’s at Alverser Drive.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Different kind of style

Posted by Schwarzschild at 11:16:54 AM in Slane (22)

If you’re into a more folkloric luxury jewellery, the Slane Basket Weave collection fits the bill. This line features Slane jewellery in various materials, such as sterling silver, yellow gold, crystal and diamond. The collection also includes the use of gems as accents like turquoise, sapphires and pearl. Mirroring a basket’s weaving pattern, the bracelets are at once elegant and eccentric. Likewise, the earrings up the creativity with its tiny depictions of baskets set to hang elegantly, albeit with a little tease in them. On the other hand, the Slane Basket Weave ring is bold in its weave interpretation. Some ring designs are accented by gems or diamonds, like the pendants with onyx and blue topaz set in sterling silver. The Slane Basket Weave has more array of luxurious, eccentric, elegant jewellery styles. 
Slane is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Intimate links

Posted by Schwarzschild at 3:32:44 PM in Slane (22)

Chains as part of jewelry have always been popular among women. They are often used to complement the beauty of pendants, like a flower on a beautiful maiden. They enhance pieces that are already created beautiful, making them more enticing to the beholder. Men have also been using chains as objects of fashion, more often in holding timepieces and as part of necklaces. Among the different varieties of jewelry, chains can be seen as something that has intimate significance as they take time and a lot of patience to create. Such quality can be seen in master jeweler Slane's Chain Collection. This line of fine necklaces is impeccably designed and is imbued with uncanny detail. Crafted from pure sterling silver and other precious metals, their oval ridged links can complement any pendant or be plainly worn and still look stylish. These pieces also feature a beaded toggle closure, allowing for easy removal. 
Come see more of this wonderful collection, visit Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

For brighter birthdays

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:46:06 PM in Slane (22)

Birthdays can be considered as the most important occasion there is. For a person, one's natal day represents entry into this world, when the divine decision that one should be came to pass. It is a time of thanksgiving for the opportunity to take part in the long journey called life. It is also a day for celebration, to commemorate another year of an individual’s existence. It is truly a very special day for anyone who views life as a gift. For women, such an event demands only the most precious of gifts. And what better to give her than a Slane Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet. This piece is a stylish open link bracelet that's impeccably designed to impress any lady. Its simple yet elegant presentation can be construed as a symbol of purity and innocence. 
Make her birthday a special one, come find this piece at Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Capturing Cabaret

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:32:25 PM in Slane (22)

Initially opening in France in 1881, the cabaret is an entertainment form that features music, dance, comedy or drama. It was usually presented in venues like restaurants, pubs or nightclubs with the venues eventually becoming known as cabarets. Like a wildfire, the popularity of cabaret was never to be confined to France; it was just a matter of time before the art form spread to the rest of Europe and America. It became so popular that a number of these venues have become household names among people fascinated by the genre. Celebrated jeweler Slane pays tribute to this art form in its Cabaret Pendant. This elegantly crafted piece is made of pure sterling silver, adorned with white sapphire. Its classic Basket Weave detail gives it that luxury that no woman can refuse. 
Find this grand creation at Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Calypso captured

Posted by Schwarzschild at 12:20:09 PM in Slane (22)

In Greek mythology, sea nymphs have captivated countless seafaring men with the charm of their dance and the allure of their songs. These divine spirits who usually take the form of young maidens signify beauty and are believed to have the ability to animate nature. One such creature was Calypso, who dwelled in the island of Ogygia. According to the Odyssey, Calypso was so beautiful that she managed to detain the hero Odysseus for a number of years, to make him her immortal husband. Such beauty is captured in Slane’s Calypso Blue Topaz Pendant. This exquisitely crafted piece is made of pure sterling silver and is adorned with a blue topaz. The gem’s round shape gives the pendant a unique character, making it a charm by itself. Calypso truly lives in this piece as reflected in its beauty and style. 
Find this gem at Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bedazzling bees

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:29:31 AM in Slane (22)

Of all the insects in the world, the bee has been privileged to be among the most unique. Aside from being social insects, bees are highly-regarded for their role in pollination and ability to manufacture honey. They are often portrayed as diligent creatures especially in advertisements for honey-related products. In mythology and folklore, they are often referred to as an industrious species, serving as an ideal model for society. These and other positive attributes of these insects are reflected in Slane’s Bee Collection. This line of necklaces and pendants honors these most noble of insects. For instance, the Slane Bee Sterling Silver Pendant features the image of a bee encased in an octagon. This pure silver sterling pendant is complemented by a 30-inch silver sterling chain and features a signature toggle closure. It’s the perfect gift for those who like it sweet. 
Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center is an authorized dealer for Slane.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Baskets of silver

Posted by Schwarzschild at 9:29:20 AM in Slane (22)

Basket weaving has always been a part of human history, a craft that transcends culture and time. But as ancient as basketry is known to be, little is known about its origins and much more how long it has been in existence. The oldest known baskets have been dated around 10,000 to 12,000 years old, which is older than the oldest pottery ever discovered. Common weaving materials include vines, grasses and even whale bone. Acclaimed jewelry designer Slane captures the allure of basket weaving in its Basket Weave Collection sterling link necklace. This piece is made of exquisite sterling silver moulded into numerous ribbon style links, featuring a beaded toggle closure. It will make an excellent gift for any loved one.
Slane collections are available at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.


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