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jewelry designs that are sophisticated and yet rooted in simplicity
Our Pritchard Hill Collection was inspired by a Summer trip to the California wine country and our discovery of a lesser-known spot in Napa, Pritchard Hill. Our collection features Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala, where deep brownish-red garnet abounds. Check out a few of the highlights below and then hop on over to the website to see the full collection here.
We are launching our latest collection, which was also inspired by a Summer trip to the California Wine Country. For our stay in Napa Valley, we were at the Carneros Inn, which is a serene property with accommodations that are both luxurious and comfortable at the same time. (Just writing about it has me aching to go back!) The muted orange tones and soft grey colors mixed together with stark white was the inspiration for this collection. Feel a bit of the relaxed sophistication of Napa each time you wear a piece. . . See some of our fav items below and then view the collection on our website here.
In 1976, Chateau Montelena shocked the world when their 1973 Chardonnay was rated above all other wines during a grand tasting, which has now come to be known as the “Judgment of Paris.” At a time when French wines reigned supreme, this stunning win helped to put California on the map in the world of wine. In the 2008 movie, Bottle Shock, beautifully tells this true story and is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys wine.
If you get the chance to visit the California Wine Country, a visit to Chateau Montelena is well worth your time. The grounds are absolutely stunning (and if you’re a wine club member, you can use their lovely Jade Lake for picnics!) and the wine is equally fine. Their Chardonnay is, of course, most famous, but all of their offerings are delicious, so don’t miss the rest. If you’re in San Francisco, but not able to make it North to taste, pop into the Westin St. Francis in Union Square, where Chateau Montelena maintains a small tasting room in the city within the hotel.
In the spirit of small companies with a big dream making a big splash in the world (and in Chateau Montelena’s case, changing the course of history!) take a moment to check out our new collection and learn a little more about what makes Andrea Montgomery Designs different. We are small by design, choosing to craft our pieces out of quality materials right here in Texas.
So, grab a glass of wine, get comfy and click here to peruse our newest collection for Fall (that will transition beautifully into Spring as well!)
After months of working on it, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand-new website! It’s filled with new content, features that make it easier to shop and a new wish list function that makes it simple to share your favorite designs with others. And best of all, this new design is responsive (which is tech speak for it’s just as easy to view & shop on your tablet or phone as it is your laptop – wahoo!)
Contrast. It’s one of the keys to stand-out style. Velvet with jeans, lace with leather, gold with oxidized silver – opposites that look incredible when put together. In our latest collection, we are all about the contrast. We’re in love with the look of matte gold with shiny black and of hammered sterling with 24k gold.
New designs have been added to the website this week, so take a look around, think contrast, mix and match…and have fun!
Today, we launched new designs – the Pink Sapphire Collection. Summer is the perfect time to get pretty in pink! These fresh designs will spruce up your Summer wardrobe with a touch of sass and a dash of sweetness. (more…)
Introducing our latest collection that is sure to keep you cool during these hot Summer months! With glimmering shades of pink, blue, sea foam green and iridescent grey, these designs look amazing with white jeans and a tank top or with a strapless Summer dress. Check out the new collection on our website here.
Introducing our newest Summer collection: Classic with a Twist. This collection features genuine white freshwater pearls in every design, creating the perfect Summer look. While pearls are a definitive classic, we’ve put a modern twist on them with these fresh designs, making them a modern version of an elegant classic. Pearls are the birthstone for June, so these designs are also perfect for the fashionista celebrating her birthday this month or the lady in your life who has just had a baby and wants to show off the birthstone of her new little blessing. (more…)
I truly love doing custom work. My very favorite part of this business is the design aspect and it is very often the part I spend the least time doing. Administrative tasks like customer emails, ordering materials, accounting, filing taxes, shipping orders, etc. take up way more of my time than I would like. Even though I have an incredible assistant, those things still dominate. So, when someone calls me with a custom design order, I get really excited to let the creative juices flow… (more…)