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We’re Back!

As most of you know, I have made some very significant changes over the past few months.  I completed the enduring task of closing my retail store on Magazine Street where I designed, created, and sold my jewelry collections over the last 15 years — feels like my whole life! And since the summer, I have been busy setting up my new studio as well as designing my signature display cases. These special cases will go into both Angelique stores at 5421 Magazine Street and 7725 Maple Street beginning this Thursday October 18th.  The cases will display my best selling designs as well as many new pieces! I’m so excited! Angelique’s will be the first of many boutiques to carry my work around the state and country. 

 On October 18, West Magazine Street will host an event called HIP SIP from 6-9 p.m.   This event will mark the re-creation of DGJD.  Please come out and celebrate with me!  Please come see my new display cases! And please come view the collections!  Also enter to win a pair of my best selling Apatite Blue Geode Earrings as well as many, many more giveaways by other participants.

Thank you so much for your continued support!  Can’t wait to see y’all there!

Dominique Giordano Jewelry Design

@Angelique Shoe

5421 Magazine Street (across from my old store)

New Orleans, La 70125

504-891-8992

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Spontaneous Juice Cleanse…
I am on day 2 of a “day by day” Juice cleanse.
When I started the Pure Support group…I was looking for a group of people who were living a juicy, healthy lifestyle.  But more importantly,  I was looking for a group who would support each other in this choice.  But lets face it, we live in a city of fried shrimp po-boys with temptation on every corner.  And life is supposed to be lived, not suffered thru.  So here I am, calling out for support.
Most of you know I closed my retail store on Magazine st. mid-July.  This was a huge step for me in letting go, but the timing was right and I discovered I wasn’t being true to myself.  I want to design and make jewelry, not run a retail store.  Since this major change, my life, mind and diet have been in a state of flux. With no routine for the kids over the summer, moving my studio home, and getting ready for the next chapter of Dominique Giordano Jewelry Design, my diet has not been a priority…and it’s beginning to show.  Not only on the waistline, but in my clarity, my energy, and my emotions!  I still juice almost every day but focused less on food combinations and quality.  I started exercising harder but found my body craving things it hadn’t wanted in a long time.  Maybe with all this change I needed some comfort food…but the results are not comforting.  So I’ve been learning to celebrate contrasts and to find the positive in the negative, the good in the bad, and discover what lessons I’m supposed to receive from it. If life stayed the same, it would get tasteless and boring.  And maybe if I hadn’t veered off the road a bit, I wouldn’t be refocusing and receive the lessons life is offering me now.  I’m trying to grasp this concept b/c maybe we have to be removed from all the wonderful things that come from a pure body and mind to really be able to appreciate it…the lightness, the energy, the ideas that flow freely, the joy…again the JOY!
Well, I’M BACK… and taking it one day at a time.  Surprisingly, day 2 of my juice cleanse has been one of the easiest things I have done lately.  I don’t know how long I will continue my cleanse… 3 days, maybe more.  Any support , positive energy, and encouraging words would be greatly appreciated.  This is where I am today…a very, very blessed, grateful  woman.  

Spontaneous Juice Cleanse…

I am on day 2 of a “day by day” Juice cleanse.

When I started the Pure Support group…I was looking for a group of people who were living a juicy, healthy lifestyle.  But more importantly,  I was looking for a group who would support each other in this choice.  But lets face it, we live in a city of fried shrimp po-boys with temptation on every corner.  And life is supposed to be lived, not suffered thru.  So here I am, calling out for support.

Most of you know I closed my retail store on Magazine st. mid-July.  This was a huge step for me in letting go, but the timing was right and I discovered I wasn’t being true to myself.  I want to design and make jewelry, not run a retail store.  Since this major change, my life, mind and diet have been in a state of flux. With no routine for the kids over the summer, moving my studio home, and getting ready for the next chapter of Dominique Giordano Jewelry Design, my diet has not been a priority…and it’s beginning to show.  Not only on the waistline, but in my clarity, my energy, and my emotions!  I still juice almost every day but focused less on food combinations and quality.  I started exercising harder but found my body craving things it hadn’t wanted in a long time.  Maybe with all this change I needed some comfort food…but the results are not comforting.  So I’ve been learning to celebrate contrasts and to find the positive in the negative, the good in the bad, and discover what lessons I’m supposed to receive from it. If life stayed the same, it would get tasteless and boring.  And maybe if I hadn’t veered off the road a bit, I wouldn’t be refocusing and receive the lessons life is offering me now.  I’m trying to grasp this concept b/c maybe we have to be removed from all the wonderful things that come from a pure body and mind to really be able to appreciate it…the lightness, the energy, the ideas that flow freely, the joy…again the JOY!

Well, I’M BACK… and taking it one day at a time.  Surprisingly, day 2 of my juice cleanse has been one of the easiest things I have done lately.  I don’t know how long I will continue my cleanse… 3 days, maybe more.  Any support , positive energy, and encouraging words would be greatly appreciated.  This is where I am today…a very, very blessed, grateful  woman.  

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Big Changes @ DG Jewelry

Changes are happening with Dominique Giordano Jewelry Design and I am so excited to share them with you!

For quite some time, I have been looking to expand and become more accessible yet still have time to dedicate to designing new collections.

Most of you know me. To quote Popeye, I am what I am. I am Dominique — a metalsmith, artist, designer, business owner, wife and mother of three spectacular children.  Fifteen years ago, I opened my store with a vision to design, produce and sell my own unique pieces of jewelry. As I look back over the years, I have watched my business evolve and change just as my life has.  And this year marks one of the biggest changes yet…

On June 1, 2012  you will be able to find my designs (in my signature display cases) in many boutiques throughout Louisiana. These signature cases will display my best selling designs, new work and many “one of a kind” pieces that I’m thrilled about!

Basically, in order to embrace this exciting transition of growth and create the time I need as an artist to compose the pieces I love to share with you, I have decided to close my retail store at 5420 Magazine Street.  



After 20 years of designing and producing jewelry, I still get as excited as a school girl at what I am able to create with my own two hands. I am forever giving thanks for how fortunate I am to have such success doing what I love.


As humbly proud as I am to create such beautiful, sparkly pieces that make me smile and give me confidence, what keeps me charged are my supporters -  the amazing women and men who have found something special in my creations. My jewelry designs tell a story and express feelings that we all share.

With this change, I stay completely committed to my customers, friends, and colleagues. You are more important to me than you probably know. You are always welcome to request private showings, order online, as well as visit my many trunk shows and boutiques around town. I encourage your calls and emails. So, please promise you won’t be a stranger because it is you who completes me as an artist and closes the circle!

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St. Augustine’s Cross

This cross was inspired by the community outreach and wonderful work done by St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Metairie. This is my way of giving back. A portion of the proceeds from this pendant go to the St. Augustine’s ECW.

To purchase this item click here

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Superstar

Stars are more than beacons in the sky. They walk among us as human rays of light – guiding and directing us in both ordinary and celestial ways. Created in support of The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, this engravable superstar pendant captures that sentiment in 14k gold or sterling silver with semi-precious and precious gemstones. A portion of proceeds from the Superstar pendant benefit the American Cancer Society’s work to eliminate cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. For more information about the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life please visit www.cancer.org. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those facing cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

The Superstar collection can be found online at http://www.dgiordano.com/en/19-superstar

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Sophie’s Heart

The gift with a heart. Sophie’s Heart was created for my sister, Alexis, who was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer while pregnant with her second child, Sophie. Alexis lost her battle January 1, 2009. A portion of the proceeds from this collection will be donated to an education fund for Alexis’ two children, Sophie and Oscar.

All items from this collection can be found here

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Gift Guide

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What’s on your wish list?

Let that special someone know what you want by filling out a wishlist on my site.  We will send your significant other a list of your jewlery choices 2 weeks before your birthday or anniversary.  This way, they get a friendly reminder of those special occassions and you get what you want!

The DG Wish List

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Introducing: the DG Collection!
For years, I didn’t include my logo or signature on any of my pieces — so here it is! The collection many designers seem to create…the one with their name on it!  I love that my logo reflects my signature collection, the Feather Chain, where it all began. The DG Collection comes with dainty semi-precious wrapped stone necklaces, oval, and beaded bangles all with a stone inlaid charm and the DG logo on the back!

Introducing: the DG Collection!

For years, I didn’t include my logo or signature on any of my pieces — so here it is! The collection many designers seem to create…the one with their name on it!  I love that my logo reflects my signature collection, the Feather Chain, where it all began. The DG Collection comes with dainty semi-precious wrapped stone necklaces, oval, and beaded bangles all with a stone inlaid charm and the DG logo on the back!

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