Late this summer, Diane and Lisa added another fabulously talented designer to the inventory mix at the store. Meet Jane Taylor and Cleo Zancope (Jane’s daughter) of Jane Taylor Jewelry!
If you haven’t already noticed the breathtaking selections of colored gemstone jewelry available from Jane in our showcases, stop by and try some on! You can also find some in our e-store.
Meanwhile, we asked Jane, the designer (Cleo handles sales and marketing) a few questions about inspiration and style so you could become familiar with her work. Read on to get to know Jane and her fine jewelry design aesthetic!
Cleo Zancope (lt.) and Jane Taylor (rt.) of Jane Taylor Jewelry
Diane Glynn Jewelry: For how long have you been making fine jewelry and what drew you to a career as a designer?
Jane Taylor: I was drawn to the magical sparkly aspect of jewelry as a very young child. I made my first serious piece with diamonds and emeralds at age 18.
DGJ: Describe the signature style of your jewelry. How do shoppers know a piece is yours without looking at a tag?
JT: I love mid-century modern art and design—its pared-down aesthetic has always influenced my style. I like clean and sleek looks that are highly functional, and, have lots of colored stones!
Stack of Jane Taylor gemstone rings in gold
DGJ: You do work with lots of gemstones! What are some of your favorites and why?
JT: I really love them all! At the moment, though, I’m particularly smitten with multi-color sapphires and opals.
DGJ: What are some of the most fabulous pieces you’ve ever made?
JT: Some large cuffs full of rare and irreplaceable gemstones (see the photo below for an example)!
One-of-a-kind gemstone cuff in gold
DGJ: What is the biggest compliment you have ever received for your jewelry?
JT: That people say my designs are their ‘go-to' pieces that bring them so much joy that they wear them daily and don’t take them off.
DGJ: What Jane Taylor pieces do you recommend women buy to start building their personal collection?
JT: This year, we focused on making little hoops in every color that are super wearable—from athletic clothes to evening wear. The hoops are available in a range of fabulous stones including diamonds, sapphires, turquoise, and opal and are a little chubby, a little classic, and very cool.
Huggie-style hoop earrings in gold with opals
Check out our online inventory of Jane taylor jewels for sale!
Congratulations! You’ve wrapped up another summer with the kids. You have gracefully navigated summer camp, trips to the pool, and a family vacation where you masterfully juggled beach chairs, buckets and pails, and bottles of sunscreen in single trips between your Stone Harbor rental and the beach. You deserve a medal of honor if not a day (or two) off to mark the close of another chapter of selflessness in the book of motherhood.
As you shop for school supplies for your child, consider treating yourself to a little retail therapy. Diane Glynn Jewelry in Jenkintown, Pa., has many fine jewelry selections starting under $500. Your kids want to return to school looking snazzy, so why not you in the carpool lane? Go and stock up on pencils, glue, and construction paper for the tots, but don’t forget a little something sparkly for yourself. Because you love your kids, but when they stretch the limits of your patience into the next zip code, a little recognition for your efforts and a gold reward goes a long way toward easing parenting pains. See what we’re prescribing as fashion fixes for moms below and in our e-store.
After all, why should the kids have all the retail therapy? Let us show you how to start off the school year like the fly mother you are. To help you do so, take 10 percent off your next purchase THROUGH SATURDAY, SEPT. 9 with the code LABORDAY10 at checkout.
All the best,
What to Wear…to Weekend Get-Togethers. Another Saturday afternoon at the roller rink? No problem! Chill the rose, pick up that Lego set for the party gift, and hit that birthday bash like a boss in long darkened silver fringe earrings from Italy. Your kid’s fidget spinner will help pass the time until wine o’ clock strikes.
We hope you are enjoying your summer! Diane Glynn Jewelry is excited to share some jewelry news with you. We have recently added merchandise from two designers to the store in Jenkintown and our e-store for 24/7 shopping convenience.
We are now stocking Jane Taylor Fine Jewelry, a beautifully made line in 14k and 18k gold that is rich in vibrant colors of gemstones! Jane Taylor is known for her impeccable eye for color and modern classic styling complete with bezel settings and loads of fancy cuts of stones (think kites). Jane offers a fun collection of contemporary pieces that you’ll covet and that will garner loads of compliments. Several pieces are already in the store, and we’ll be adding more in the coming days.
Our next new collection is Maria Luisa Pianegonda of Maria Luisa Jewels. Maria Luisa comes from a long-established family of Italian jewelers who specialize in hand-carved designs. Maria Luisa’s pieces reflect that craftsmanship in detailed, heirloom-quality sterling silver pieces that look as though they were dug up from a trove of forgotten treasure. Be sure to stop by the store and see the new display, and don’t leave without trying on some of the designs! You’ve got to experience the weight and quality firsthand. Look for styles in the e-store as well.
At the end of August, we’re expecting a visit from yet another Italian designer (our store’s specialty), so please stay tuned for the announcement on those dates.
Soak up some sun and have fun with the kids this month before they head back to school!
All the best, Diane and Lisa
Lisa and Diane are back from shopping the annual fine jewelry shows in Las Vegas and are ready to share their new purchases with you!
Jewelry style trends include dramatic long and mismatched earrings, lariat necklaces, and cuff and stacking bracelets. Butterflies remain a strong motif in collections, and colored stones like turquoise continue to be a favorite in lines, especially for summer.
Not surprisingly, new pieces en route to the store now are from international artisans with whom the mother-and-daughter duo maintain strong relationships. “We have a lot of new merchandise—bangle bracelets with color and diamonds, and necklaces with hanging diamonds that are great for layering—coming in at the end of June,” says Lisa. Also in transit: Silver and gold cuffs with diamonds that are ideal for channeling your own inner Wonder Woman!
Diane Glynn Jewelry also has some important announcements. The first is about hours of operation for the store, located at 261 Old York Rd in Jenkintown, Pa.; the store will be closed on Mondays from July 3 to August 28 and early—at 3 pm—on every Saturday in July and August. (Should you need a private appointment during those times, however, don’t hesitate to reach out to Lisa@dianeglynnjewelry.com and she will be happy to accommodate you.)
A second announcement is about another upcoming in-store event taking place July 20–22, 2017. Based on customer requests, Diane and Lisa will be hosting a Summertime Tribute to Turquoise and bringing in extra turquoise jewelry to delight and educate shoppers. For example, did you know that the purest form of turquoise is called Sleeping Beauty from Arizona? The mine that produced the gem recently closed, but Lisa and Diane’s impeccable sourcing skills and connections mean they still have access to great pieces that others do not have.
Mark your calendars and be sure drop by to see dozens of extra new styles pulled in for just two-and-a-half days only!
Gemstones and cake team up in a trunk show happening in the store on May 11-12 from 10 am to 5 pm!
Lisa and Diane are bringing in new silver, gold, diamond, and gemstone (think turquoise for summer) inventory from some of their favorite international artisans.
Plus, their friend and custom baker, Paula Travieso of Labriel Sweets, is bringing a gorgeous geode-motif cake with colors inspired by some of the new jewelry. (Paula and her glorious baked goods will be in store on Friday, May 12, between 11 am and 4 pm.)
Price points start at just $200, and timing of the event is ideal with Mother’s Day on May 14. Something else on hand? Prosecco—it’s the perfect potable for trying on Italian jewels, a category that Diane Glynn Jewelry has in abundance. Stop in to sip, nibble, and try on jewels for yourself or your mom!
Longtime Diane Glynn customer Suzan will visit for both the cake and jewels. She loves bracelets, and the store is one of her top destinations for jewelry.
“Diane always has such nice things, and Lisa gives me ideas on how to put looks together,” she explains. “I trust them, they have quality pieces, and it’s not the same merchandise sold at department stores.”