It’s a blessing to have longtime family friends, and even moreso when that friendship spans two generations! That’s how Lolli and I feel about Laura Smith, founder of LB Jewelry Designs and the generous soul behind our Mother’s Day GIVEAWAY this year ($650 total retail value)!
Meet Laura Smith
My Scottish grandmother was kind, slow to speak and a well-educated woman whose preference was to invest in fewer pieces of fine jewelry. Her fondness for pearls was passed on to me, as well as her love for history. I learned the pearl itself is the only gem material formed in a living creature and only one in several million shellfish to yield a pearl. It is also my birthstone and she gifted me with my very first pearl ring on my 16th birthday. My Irish grandmother was sweet, friendly and everyone loved her pizazz! She wore the latest fashion, stylish jewelry and invested in fine pieces as well. They were no other pieces I loved more than her Opals because of the fiery displays of color that changed before my eyes as I held them up to the light. She explained how these beauties shined from within by refracting and bouncing light off the silica chips in each stone. Throughout the years, she gave me many of her Opal pieces and said, “I want to see you wear my Opals while I’m living to see you enjoy them, rather than after I am gone.” My father was a very thoughtful man and enjoyed helping in the design of precious gemstones created into beautiful pieces for my mother. It gave him great joy to see her wear the special jewelry.
For many years, I had my own public relations company in Dallas, Texas, until my three sons were at such a busy stage I became a stay-at-home mom. During the time I was working, I had a wonderful and diverse client base. One of my clients was a well-known jeweler in town. When he hired me, I asked him if instead of paying me a monthly retainer, I could design my own jewelry. During that time, I was given the opportunity to design some of my own pieces which continued to fuel my enjoyment I had as a young girl. I am in a season of my life where I have the time to create classic and colorful jewelry which satisfies my creative nature. Some people desire the newest, trendy or designer wardrobe. I prefer jewelry and certain gemstones because it somehow keeps my childhood alive and memories shared with my parents and my grandmothers. Not everyone has been given this sweet gift of time with their parents and grandparents. I am abundantly blessed. -Laura
LB Jewelry Designs
LB Jewelry Designs features gorgeous earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces in a variety of gemstones and styles. From statement necklaces and earrings to minimalist and dainty pieces, LB Jewelry Designs has something for everyone! We especially love her mix-and-match bracelets. You can browse the different collections here, and contact Laura directly at [email protected] for any custom orders or more information.
We’ve teamed up with Laura for a special Mother’s Day GIVEAWAY! You could win a gorgeous necklace, bracelet and earrings set from her latest collection! As pictured above and below, one lucky winner will receive a “Lovely 24k Brushed Gold Vermeil and White Keshi Pearls Statement Necklace,” a “Classic White Alabaster Gemstone and 18k Brushed Gold Vermeil Beaded Bracelet” (Sold out on the website!), and “Feminine with Pizzazz 24k Gold Vermeil and Pearls Statement Earrings.”
The retail value for this set is $650 total! Try your luck and enter our GIVEAWAY on Instagram by following these simple instructions:
- Follow both @lolliandme and @shoplbjewelrydesigns on Instagram.
- “Like” this post on our Instagram page and/or this post on LB Jewelry Design’s page.
- Tag at least two friends in the comments who would also love to win this jewelry set (more comments = more chances to win!).
Official Rules: Giveaway runs from April 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM CST to April 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM CST. Giveaway is in no way endorsed, sponsored by or affiliated with Instagram. One winner will be chosen at random to receive the prizes, a necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings from LB Jewelry Designs. The winners will be announced via Instastories on Lolli and Me’s Instagram account @lolliandme on April 23, 2021, and winners will also be notified by Instagram direct message. The prizes will be delivered by mail, and winners must respond with shipping address within 48 hours to receive the item. United States residents only. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to win. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
Let us know if you get or gift any jewelry from LB Jewelry Designs by tagging @lolliandme and @shoplbjewelrydesigns in your posts on Instagram and Facebook! And be sure to visit our SHOP anytime for festive featured products for Mother’s Day and beyond!