Love Stories

St Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and I have to say I do enjoy the romance associated with this day.  I do recall receiving a few Valentine’s Day Cards myself, many moons ago!

What’s wrong with celebrating love?  I  love hearing about how couples met, their ‘back story’ if you will, that’s why I really enjoyed the movie “When Harry Met Sally”; the little moments where couples – old and young share their first date and how they knew they had met the ‘one’.

St Valentine’s Day is a busy time in the store with many a romantic partner purchasing a heart shaped piece of jewellery; It’s an absolute treat when my customers share their stories about love and the inspiration behind their gifts.

The heart symbol has universal appeal, the jewellery pieces with this symbol have a strong following not only with lovers, but with family and friends too.

For example, recently a Mother bought her daughter a You and Me Bangle – by Flick Pope, as a symbol of her beating cancer and her daughter’s unwavering love and support during this stressful and challenging time.

Another customer purchased for herself the Heart of Gold Necklace – by Jessie Turner, because for her, this necklace epitomized her triumph over adversity, overcaming emotional pain and heartache; she did indeed have a giving heart of gold, the necklace became a talisman of hope, strength and triumph.  The greatest love of all, loving your self and being at peace.

Another sweet story was a young man, who enlisted his Mother’s help to purchase a gold heart pendant by Yasuko Azuma, for his sweetheart.  His Mother obligingly made the purchase on his behalf, he was under 18, and she did tell me that she was expecting to be reimbursed – pronto!  Apparently her son’s girlfriend was a gem and the Mother was delighted to help her son who had saved up for this special present.

I feel very privileged to hear the love stories from our customers, and as I always say, there never can be too much love, joy or peace in the world, Happy St Valentine’s Day!

The Savvy Life Awards

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At Lobo Luxe we love supporting the positive and the inspirational, cue Alicia Young, Australian author.  Alicia is now based in the US, and  has just published her first book, “The Savvy Girl’s Guide To Grace”.   Alicia has won several awards for her book including, the 2013 New York Book Festival Award.

Having read the book I am not surprised by the accolades Alicia has received, the book takes a fresh look at modern living, it is about those small moments that have the ripple impacts in the lives of others and importantly on your own self worth and self esteem.  The book is teeming with great anecdotes, case studies from relationships, work and love – indeed how to live a savvy life.

Alicia and her team are spreading the love, in an effort to find more inspiring savvy stories, they have put together the Savvy Life Awards.  US residents can enter and have the chance to share in $5,000 worth of prizes for their inspiring, savvy stories.  You can find out more by visiting this link.   I look forward to being inspired and to find out how our US friends, family and maybe some of our Lobo Luxe customers, are living the savvy life.  Good luck!

Note:  I am proud to say that Alicia Young is a very good friend of mine and we have laughed, shared, celebrated, cried, and enjoyed many milestones, adventures and ventures over the years.  My opinion of the “Savvy Girls Guide to Grace” is a personal one, but it is clearly vindicated by the multiple awards Alicia has received for this book.  The store support for the Savvy Life Awards is a ‘sister’ promotion between www.loboluxe.com and www.savvylife.net.

Flick Pope ~ new styles

It is hard to believe that the store is entering into it’s fourth year of operations.  One of the first jewellers that I selected for the store is Victoria’s Flick Pope, her work resonates with me on so many levels, the romance, the feminine and organic forms and each piece has such an appealing essence.  I can’t say which piece I love more, but what I can say I love getting surprised with new pieces that Flick sends me, from time to time.

More recently we received the cross your heart ring, the silver princess earrings (yes to match the bangle), cloud earrings, wings earrings, and the sumptuous oke doke earrings.

Flick’s appeal transcends Victoria, with fans from all the states in Australia and a growing fan base internationally.

Christmas Catalog

It is always a delight to highlight some beautiful, striking and unique pieces for the Christmas Catalog. With so many appealing pieces it is hard to choose; so many worthy contenders — we will be definitely putting together a few more catalogs!

We hope you enjoy this hand picked selection, please click the image to find out more, enjoy!

Santa Express and Gift Certificate Sale

Christmas is only 36 sleeps away!  We would like to give you some Xmas cheer with:

  • free gift wrap;
  • free domestic shipping (this will happen automatically as you proceed through the order process);
  • International customers with purchases over $150 in one transaction (and one destination) will have their shipping fee refunded!

Some important dates for you to be aware of:

  • For orders within Australia, our Xmas shipping close off is the 18th December;
  • If you are shipping outside of Australia you will need to place your order by the 10th December;
  • If you are planning to purchase a special order item, you will need to have your order in by the 20th November.

Selected Gift Certificates are on sale @ 20% off!

  • $300 certificates can be purchased for $240; and
  • $100 certificates can be purchased for $80;
  • please read our terms and conditions, below*

*Terms and Conditions for Gift Certificate Sale*

  • There is a six month expiry on this Certificate; however the certificate will only be active from the 25th December 2013, onwards.
  • You can purchase as many items as you wish, however you can ONLY use one Certificate per transaction.
  • You can elect to receive your Gift Certificate by mail, or we can email it to you or your intended recipient – please see the picture of the Certificate below.
  • The Certificate is as good as cash and you should keep it safe; however it cannot be redeemed for cash.  Lost, stolen, or misplaced Certificates will not be replaced.
  • You can only use the certificate once.  Unused credit at the end of the transaction is forfeited.
  • To use this Certificate, just select your items and add them to the cart, as you review your order input the unique code (you will be given) into the Gift Certificate Redeem box.  The credit will be applied to the total payment due, no change will be given. If the order is great than the Gift Certificate amount, you will need to use your credit card for the balance.
  • This offer can not be used with any  other Store offer/promotion.  This offer can not be used in conjunction with the newsletter promotion (subscribe and win $50 gift certificate).
  • This offer is available up to the 24 December 2013, however we may cease this offer earlier at our discretion.
  • Please note that purchases of special order items , received on the 25 December 2013 or thereafter, will only be shipped late February /early March 2014;  Our jewellers, designers and metal smiths tend to take January off to spend with their families.

And now we are 3!

Three years have flown by! It’s been a wonderful journey, hand selecting unique pieces from around the globe for their new homes with you in Australia, NZ,  the US and Europe.

I’d like to thank you for supporting our independent store as we’ve grown and expanded our showcase. We love what we do here, and an important part of that is providing a personalised shopping experience for you.

One of our favourite things to do is keep up to date with new designs. We’ve added gorgeous bangles, elegant earrings and statement rings by talented designers by  Louise Douglas, Joli Jewelry, & Mary Odorcic.

Our random, lucky subscribe and win newsletter winners for June to October are:
• Sasha Rayner
• Megan Norbury
• Helen Humes
• Leonie Ravell
• Bronwyn Bowcock

Congratulations and please contact the store to claim your $50 gift certificate.

Stay tuned—we’re excited to be unveiling two new designers shortly! And you can always catch up on the latest news via our  facebook page

As always, we welcome  your comments and feedback.

Best wishes

Charmaine

Image R:  New bangles, earrings by Louise Douglas

Expect lots of lovely new pieces over the coming weeks. Please stop by with your favourite brew and enjoy a leisurely browse.

Items above L to R: Aria Necklace, Mah Jong Earrings, Silver Haze Charm Bangle, Aria Earrings.

Three years have flown by! It’s been a wonderful journey, hand selecting unique pieces from around the globe for their new homes with you in Australia, NZ,  the US and Europe.

I’d like to thank you for supporting our independent store as we’ve grown and expanded our showcase. We love what we do here, and an important part of that is providing a personalised shopping experience for you.

One of our favourite things to do is keep up to date with new designs. We’ve added gorgeous bangles, elegant earrings and statement rings by talented designers by

Bangles

At Lobo Luxe we love selecting unique bangles, recently we had some new work in by Mary Odorcic.  We love these bangles, they add movement, vibrance and tinkle to your arm.  The bangles in this range are made of sterling silver and highlighted with semi precious stones, freshwater pearls and Mary’s signature O charm.  Just click on the images and you will be taken to the details on these stunning bangles!

New in Store

We have so many new things in store from gorgeous sterling silver bangles with charms, to delightful earrings and stunning rings.

Remember if you don’t know what to buy for that special person in your life a gift certificate is a great option – we can email it for speedy delivery or snail mail it.

If you don’t know your ring size, we also have free ring sizers – so please contact us with your address and we would be happy to send you one.

Mother’s Day – thank you Mum!

We have many new items in store and we would love to help you find something special for your Mum.  To make sure you get your presents on time we will be upgrading our standard shipping to express shipping  – for free (Australia only). We are also offering free gift wrap and a gift card, our cut off date is Wednesday 8 May at 3pm (WST), to ensure you get your presents in time for Mother’s Day.

Just in case you don’t know what to get your Mum we are offering 10% of our Gift Certificates, this offer is available up until the 11 May; if you are running late we can email your Gift Certificate to your Mum!  Please contact the store to find out how you can redeem this offer.

Our newsletter will be delivered to your ‘inbox’ every quarter, but don’t worry we will be announcing our (randomly chosen) winners for each month for  the ‘newsletter subscribe and win’.  Congratulations to the following people on winning a $50 gift certificate to spend in store:
• January winner – Charlotte Fletcher
• February winner – Wendy Burnie
• March winner – Emma Thomason
• April winner – Hayley Stone
• May winner – Kirsten Wood
Please contact the store to claim your gift certificate.

My best wishes

Charmaine

Image R (top left clockwise):  Cross your heart ring and Wings earrings by Flick Pope, Oke Doke earrings by Flick Pope, Amethyst – Image earrings by Caroline Bassett, Sea Lace necklace by Louise Douglas and Carmen and Pearl necklace by Mary Odorcic.

One More Sleep x

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We would like to thank you for your support this year and wish you and your family a happy Christmas and a wonderful 2013 x

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