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#iampoetic, waxing poetic, jewelry, photography

2015 marks a turning point for Waxing Poetic as the brand embarks on an exciting new chapter, introducing all new contemporary new jewelry designs, representing themes of reflection, reawakening and transformation. Bridging our storied roots into a more contemporary and trend forward direction (and still keepsake) has inspired pieces that illuminate the freedom that change brings. Similar to one’s own personal journey, Waxing Poetic wants to share its own journey with you.

When you create, you are bringing your dreams, vision and a form of purpose to the world around you. We take great pride in our creations, considering not only what meanings they hold to us, but more importantly, the potential meanings they will hold for you.

Our brand has always been about more than just jewelry. And because you’ve inspired us with your stories, emotional connections, and unique and personalized style, we’ve created a new way to celebrate and connect with you… Tag your #WaxingPoetic with #iampoetic and tell us what it means to you, what it symbolizes and stands for. We’ll be sharing many of our favorites from our #iampoetic fans, so join in the celebration and show us your #WaxingPoetic!

We are kicking off #iampoetic with a photo contest! Tag #iampoetic on Instagram and be entered to WIN a $100 Waxing Poetic Gift Certificate to use at www.waxingpoetic.com, and the chance to have your photos regrammed with love and appreciation. We’ll announce a winner November 2nd!

 

SPRING 2015 TRENDS

by Lead Product Designer Stephanie Kheder

A fresh spring season is here, and it’s time to break out and embrace the next evolution of art and poetry that surrounds us in a new bloom of abundance. After a softer and more romantic nostalgic wash of past colors and vibes, trends are now rejoicing in bolder lines and colors, and plays on iconography paired with exaggerated natural elements.

Themes of geometrics and repeating patterns contrast with florals and foliage that can be either very precious, like rough crystallized or striated stones, or graphic like a faceted cut stone. Stone trends are currently focused on iridescent and metallic tones, like pyrite, labradorite, opals, moonstones, quartz, and layered doublets that bring dreamy natural colors to read bright and fresh. It’s like mixing materials and tones to create a new painting.

Pantone’s Spring 2015 colors, En Plein Air, show us a scenic and painterly direction for next trends leading into fall. Colors are already becoming more grounded and saturated, covering a wider spectrum of nature that feels more tangible. The look is a sunset gradation with cooler blues; ombre and rainbow effects are colorized, but not too boldly or saturated.
The boldest elements of spring trends are through novelty patterns and icons. We will see lots of classic symbols oversized and repeated with an over emphasis in an illustrated way in fashion.

This year we can look forward to an innovative vibe of growth and stepping out with a new tone through an artful form. Expression is held in more outward proportions that are softened with natural elements that evoke a feeling within.

Notable Pieces…

Personal VocabularyNovelty iconography
Hearts ContentMetallic contrast
28” The Answer Chains Longer look with natural stones
Freedom and Everlasting Faith Cross PendantsLarge symbol
AnchoraBold asymmetry
Stellare & MelangeNature next to geometry, painterly stones with Spring colors
In Season, Natural Beauties, Bees, Hummingbird, DragonflyFor their stones, nature and floral references, warm tones, and symbols of growth
Pippin Chains Metallic and natural vibe

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.”

For all the ways we love, and in awe of (and joyful participation in!) the grand Mystery of Love itself: here, one of our favorite poems on one of our most inspirational subjects, by the ever-so-tender Pablo Neruda. Wishing you a Valentine’s day that touches the divine soul of love.

natural beauties charm

Love Sonnet XVII

by Pablo Neruda

I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom but carries
the light of those flowers, hidden, within itself,
and thanks to your love the tight aroma that arose
from the earth lives dimly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you directly without problems or pride:
I love you like this because I don’t know any other way to love,
except in this form in which I am not nor are you,
so close that your hand upon my chest is mine,
so close that your eyes close with my dreams.

Our first love, seen with new eyes.

Introducing the Century Insignia.

When a classic is updated, it is not really to improve upon, but to honor a design that has stood the test of time. So, new for this spring, we bring you the Century Insignia, a brass accented version of our beloved sterling silver Square Insignia, first introduced in 2001.

century insignia
Century insignia shown on medium rolo chain

Initials are the life giving sap that runs through our family tree here at Waxing Poetic. Meant for everyday, delicious and sticky (meaning, we never take them off!). And we can’t imagine life without them. These initials are truly felt and gifted as much today as they have been since we started, and have always been considered one of our beloved “must-have” pieces.

square insignia
The original Square Insignia, always in our hearts

 

The original idea of the Square Insignia was not about sparkle, it was about “spark:” the notion of celebrating our imperfections, and each other. It gave us permission to go deeper into what was waiting to be revealed.. to trust our values of authenticity, artfulness, old-school methods, communication and poetic exploration with as much abandon as we were brave enough to bring to the craft of jewelry making and the process of building something lasting.

So, we return once again to our old, wise friend, and pick up where we left off, in an entirely new conversation. Cast and finished by hand, deceptively simple but ever more intricate as time goes on. Just as a good friendship should be.

Century insignias
Like the “O” in Once Upon a Time… only, this time, your details

There may still be time to score one of the original Square Insignias before they are gone, so if you are interested, check here. Or explore the new Century Insignia or all our Insignias.

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