Posted by Emily Maynard
  • Valentine Gift Guide


    1. Our colorful charm necklace is such a happy gift for the kiddo in your life...or the young at heart! (It's adjustably-sized for both little ones AND adults!) A throwback to our favorite 80s jewel, this one is joyful and fun.

    2. Vintage brass and gemstones make for a modern-day heirloom necklace that is simple and sweet. 

    3. A one-of-a-kind handmade Elva necklace makes a statement.

    4. Heart-felt statement earrings in black onyx!

    5. Original art that shares the love - hand-painted and cut paper collages make for such special gifts! 

    6. Send a Valentine the snail-mail way - we'll even fill out the message and mail it for you!

    7. A classic locket in gorgeous gold is a treasure for always.

    8. In a twist on tradition, this limited-edition locket holds a sweet note or keepsake in its envelope.

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  • Local Louisville Pick-Up / Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

    Louisville friends, for the first time EVER we're offering local pick-up for your holiday gift orders! Here's how it works:

    1. Place your order online on our website.

    2. At checkout, select LOCAL PICKUP from the shipping options.

    3. Wait to receive an email from us to arrange a time and date (slots will be available through Wednesday 12.23) and instructions for your pick-up order.

    4. Pick up your order from our Crescent Hill front porch!

    Still have questions? Email us - we're happy to help!


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  • Bright [gift] Ideas : 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!

    1. What's In Your Jewelry Box? Mail-In Design Kit / Send unworn but much-loved heirloom jewels our way for a refresh and re-design to create a one-of-a-kind gem just for the recipient of this beautiful boxed kit.

    2. Vintage Glass Charm Necklace / Choose from several designs (including this lucky ladybug and happy elephant) in Czech glass on gilt brass chain.

    3. 3-in-1 Mask/Glasses/Necklace Chain / A triple-threat of awesome, these colorful Indian glass beads can keep a mask or a pair of glasses at the ready...or become a fun necklace addition to your accessories arsenal.

    4. Note Card Set / Send and share the love with these luxe folded cards with encouraging, thoughtful design.

    5. Gemstone and Pearl Earrings / Petaled pretties in freshwater pearl and your choice of amethyst, moonstone, carnelian, turquoise, or labradorite, all set in 18 karat gold vermeil. 

    6. Bangle Bracelets / Hand-carved and polished agate is stunning and stylish in shades of blush and gray. 

    7. Gift Cards / Digital delivery in any amount - let them choose for themselves with this effortless but meaningful gift.

    8. Stud Earrings / Our gemstone and pearl stud earrings arrive in one of these joyful hand-woven fair-trade boxes from Ecuador.

    9. Elva Fields Necklace / Choose from several designs in our collection, an Elva necklace is entirely one of a kind, using vintage and antique materials to make a stylish statement.

    10. Beaded Bangle / Each handmade golden brass wire bangle shows off a lovely line-up of beads, from green ceramic or dalmatian jasper to freshwater pearl or black onyx.

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  • Holiday 2020 / Bits of Brightness

    Hello, beautiful friends!

    I'm really excited to share my latest finds and designs with you all this season. Truly, it remains such an honor and a joy to be part of your gift-giving moments, and I hope that the pieces I'm creating and sourcing with each of you in mind bring a bit of fun and brightness to the days ahead.

    A few items will appear online next week, but the full collection will begin to arrive in earnest starting Monday November 30th, with long-awaited one-of-a-kind Elva necklaces, gemstone statement earrings, handmade limited-edition designs, and even some spectacular vintage goodness I've found in recent months...and an update to our best-selling gift ever: the What's In Your Jewelry Box? mail-in kit!  I'll continue to add new fun to the site every Monday until the 21st, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to discover just the right gift for those you love (or to treat yourself!)

    If you're more of a flash-sale kinda shopper, then mark your calendar for Sunday evening December 13th at 9pm EST, because our one-and-only Elva Awesome Instagram Holiday Sale happens then! I'll post exclusive handmade jewels that won't be listed on the website, lots of stellar vintage finds, and a few other happy surprises, all shipping in time for gift-giving!

     As always, sign up for our emails to be among the first to know the latest holiday haps, and THANK YOU for being so wonderfully supportive as we all navigate this season with grace, kindness, and generously-given love.

    See you next week, friends!


    Posted by Emily Maynard