Jamie’s Staff Picks
Give a warm welcome to Jamie, one of our lovely team members at Embellish Asheville! Join us as we discuss her everyday jewelry recommendations, favorite indie artists at the shop, and much, much more. Get the inside scoop on our tight-knit community—you’re one of us now!
Hey, Jamie! How long have you been working at Embellish Asheville?
It will be seven years in May!
Wow! Tell us, what’s your favorite part of belonging to this community?
The relationships and sense of community, customers that have turned into friends, and the sisterhood of the staff.
Have you ever worked with jewelry and self-care products before?
I have prior retail experience, which included jewelry and self-care products, but they were not the focus as they are at Embellish.
Here at Embellish Asheville, empowering women in our staff and our designers is essential. That being said: what’s your favorite thing about working for a woman-run business?
The camaraderie, mutual respect, and collaboration.
Totally agree! Do you have any funny work stories to share?
So many! But I can’t think of a good one at the moment. We are always laughing and having fun around here!
Jamie’s Product Recommendations
When you just can’t seem to make up your mind or don’t know where to start, it’s helpful to hear recommendations and personal favorites from our team members! From figuring out the perfect gift for your friends and family to discovering new favorite designers, we’ll cover it all. Get ready for this speed round of questions, Jamie!
What’s your go-to everyday jewelry piece?
My labradorite gemstone necklace by Crafts and Love and a good bracelet stack.
What a stylish combo! Which jewelry piece would you wear to a big event?
A great statement piece or David Aubrey necklaces and matching earrings.
What is Statement Jewelry?
Statement jewelry refers to larger, fun or funky pieces that allow you to show off your style and match your larger-than-life personality. Build your collection of statement pieces and easily elevate your outfits, whether you’re running errands or hitting the town for date night. Make a statement with chunky gemstone necklaces or long, dangle earrings, and show off your powerful style to the world!
What product is your go-to gift for friends and family?
The Ballina! I’m pretty sure everyone in my life has received one at some point over the years. The versatility of the Ballina makes it my go-to gift! I also love to gift SoulKu items.
SoulKu bracelets, earrings, and earrings are a go-to gift for anyone in your life who needs a little energy boost. Whether they want to explore the spiritual side of crystals or could use a little glam, there’s a design for everybody. Try a Little Wishes necklace for the kiddos in your life or an Empowering Necklace for the strong women you surround yourself with. Discover the world of gemstones and have fun selecting which spiritual stone your loved ones need most!
What product would you want to receive as a gift?
Anything from our apothecary section! I love lotions, face masks, and great-smelling candles.
Do you have a favorite indie artist at Embellish Asheville?
It’s really hard to pick a favorite! Embellish features so many amazingly talented artists/designers. But a couple of my favorites are David Aubrey, Skrapmonkey, and Freshie & Zero.
Do you mainly wear silver, gold, or mixed metals?
Mainly gold, but I do like to mix it up with silver and mixed metals from time to time.
3 Ways to Mix Metals
If you need some inspiration for mixing jewelry metals like Jamie, try these quick and easy tips:
- Wear both gold and silver rings
- Find a piece that incorporates two or more metals
- Wear layered necklacesof different metals and lengths
What do you do for self-care in your life?
Read! You can always find me curled up with a good book, tending to my houseplants, or exploring the great outdoors with my husband and pups.
Simple Self-Care Ideas
We value the importance of self-care within our community, and that includes you! So, whether you’re grabbing a self-care gift for your loved ones or looking for a new me-time activity, take a look at our favorite methods:
- Reading (like Jamie!)
- Taking a walk
- Smudging your space
That sounds lovely! Are you creative outside of work? In what ways?
I like to think so! I’m actually currently in search of my next creative outlet.
I have to ask: What’s your Zodiac sign?
Virgo! And yes, I am 100% Virgo!
Finally: If you could add any type of product to be sold by Embellish Asheville, what would it be?
A jewelry line for pets (just kidding)! I would love to see an extended selection of Demi-fine/semi-fine jewelry.
What is Demi-Fine Jewelry?
Whether you’re in the jewelry business or trying to build your collection, it’s important to know that demi-fine jewelry is typically more affordable and is the bridge between modern fashion jewelry and fine jewelry. If you’re not ready to splurge on high-end fine jewelry but don’t want to settle for jewelry that won’t last, demi-fine jewelry may become your new best friend.
While we wait on the pet jewelry line to take off, we’ll settle for perusing the rest of Jamie’s favorite pieces! Thanks for a look at the inner workings of Embellish Asheville, and for those of you reading this, give Jamie a wave when you see her at the store. Make sure to check back in for more staff picks in the future and revel in the empowering community that is Embellish Asheville.