deal of the week: louise

welcome louise! this cascading chain necklace is 30% off this week! a fabulous necklace that can be worn with a t-shirt or a great dress.

 

deal of the week: violet necklace

our most popular necklace is debuting today as this week’s deal of the week! once a week we choose our favorite styles for customers to get at killer prices. design your own violet using birthstones, favorite colors, to match a dress, bridesmaids jewelry  . . . there are too many possibilities. get started! online code: violet

One of a Kind Show

we’re at the One of a Kind Show again this year. we wouldn’t miss it! erin gallagher jewelry has been at the show for the last 7 years and absolutely love it. it’s fun, exhilarating, and just an over-all good time. you can find us at Booth 4087!!! visit us and the other amazing designers from around the country. there are great gifts for everyone!

 

See you all soon :)

Erin

deal of the week!

this week we’re obsessing over the traci. we’ll we’ve been obsessed for a while and want to share it with you! this week get traci for only $48!!!

new packaging

 

we got new packaging this week! the store was filled with boxes. don’t worry we’ve put it all away :)

deal of the week: amelia, theodora, marlene

this is eg birthday deals of the week last week! our grand end of the month deal features amelia, theodora, and marlene. fabulous, jam-dropping necklace, bracelet, and earring styles and color options are all 30% off! can’t beat it.

happy birthday eg jewelry!

eg jewelry is now 3 years old!

come in the store or check our website and celebrate with

three deals of the week.

discounts on our favorite styles is our gift to you for the entire month!

deal of the week: reese

add some sparkle to your day with our reese necklace. this week at a special price of $90!

this particular piece has gorgeous gems for fall. choose from five fantastic options on our website or come into the store to design your own!

wedding salon event!

Are you looking for the hottest trends for 2011 weddings? These trends will be revealed at The Wedding Salon at The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower on October 4th.  Vera Wang Chicago will showcase couture gowns highlighting the trend of ‘fragile femininity.’ Frothy gowns of extreme delicacy in the palest tints of lavender, blush, rose and silver gray will be showcased in an uber-trendy Podium-Style Fashion Show!

Heffernan Morgan Designs will showcase the grandeur and regal trends for 2011 with table displays featuring royal purples and gold accents, while SQN Events will pay homage to Chicago’s Speakeasy Era with caramel and bronze hues, antique candelabras and chandeliers accented with feathers & crystals.

As for beauty? The team from The Blueprint Cleanse, the ultimate Hollywood Detox will sample their juices giving secrets as to how Sarah Jessica Parker and Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr achieve their perfect look!  Saks Fifth Avenue will be on hand to give makeup consultations with Giorgio Armani & Laura Mercier, highlighting the one trend that will never go out of style – The Bronzed Look! To complete your look Erin Gallagher will be on hand with her line of custom jewelry styles for brides and bridesmaids. Choose from 100’s of stones, chain, and styles.  Pair up stunning and colorful stones and have your bridesmaids shine in customized necklaces in the season’s hottest colors and styles.

“share the love” sale

Ready to share the love? Bring in your erin gallagher boxes and pouches and receive a discount on your purchase that day!

# of boxes       discount

1                     10%

2                    20%

3                    30%

4+                 40%

Return 3 or more pouches and receive an additional 10%!!!

deal of the week: sophie

this weeks deal of the week is an erin gallagher team favorite . . . the sophie necklace. we’ve loved this necklace since it’s designing birth and we can’t get rid of it. we love it too much! snag a sophie necklace this week for only $45!!!

we love it in all three metal colors: gold, silver, and black (oxidized silver)!!! tough choice!

erin gallagher baby shower

the ladies of erin gallagher suprised ms erin gallagher with a baby shower yesterday. a small gathering at our boutique in lincoln park. this time the ladies of erin gallagher accessorized baby gallagher. each girl took a theme; changing, feeding, bath time, and bed time. the shower was a great time to talk, laugh, and eat.

for more images check us out on facebook!

deal of the week: madeline

summer sale weekend

here are images of the summer sale. it was a huge success. thanks to everyone that came out and support local business!

summer sale: 30% off everything!!!

everything in the store (except design your own) will be 30% off the lowest marked price . . . which means most likely you’ll save more than 30% off because were marking some jewelry down!!! what a great deal.

see you sat & sun!!!

deal of the week: ellen

this week’s deal of the week has to be one of my absolute favorites! ellen necklace for only $250! what a steal.

one small catch: there is ONLY 1 available!!!

the ellen necklace is named after Ellen Warren, a chicago tribune reporter. she now gives the latest shopping trends, but has reported on the multiple presidencies and world news. i’m inspired by ellen and had to design a necklace influenced by ms ellen warren.

erin gallagher on WGN

bright and early tuesday morning WGN corespondent, Ana Belavai, interviewed three local designers at the annual daley plaza sidewalk sale . . . erin gallagher being one of the lucky three! check out erin’s belly. we all can’t wait for junior to be here.

click the link to view the news clip  . . .

http://www.wgntv.com/videobeta/d9d6f195-0773-42d2-ad39-e72a3e1fea1c/Food/Around-Town-Chicago-sidewalk-sale-at-Daley-Plaza

deal of the week

erin gallagher on The Knot!


you can now find us on the knot! the knot is the mecca for everything wedding related. they feature a comprehensive variety of vendors to help you with everything leading up to the big day – from planning information to wedding attire to honeymoons. they even feature a free personalized wedding to-do list! in addition to their website, the knot also has a magazine sold nationwide. if you are currently planning your wedding, the knot is a must!

click here to see our section on the knot.

getting to know erin gallagher

we sat down with erin gallagher to find out more about her and her take on being on entrepreneur. check it out!

check out our lincoln park boutique!

our summer intern, lexi, put together this great video of our new lincoln park boutique. lexi captures the gem bar, which you can choose from 100’s of stones to design your own piece of jewelry. sneaky girl even caught erin gallagher & team hosting a jewelry party!

we’ve been here since april and don’t plan on moving any time soon. we love the space and we’re sure you will as well.

1013 w webster ave chicago, il 60614

eg bride: stephanie II

stephanie choose beautiful classic, yet fun pearl earrings for herself (rose earring) and hoop earrings with a smokey quartz (marian earring). all of the earrings fit the style of the wedding perfectly. each type was fun and representative of the bride & groom’s flirtatious personality.

eg bride: stephanie

eg bride: stephanie accessorized herself and her bridesmaid with erin gallagher jewelry. stephanie is wearing the rose earring with taupe freshwater pearls in 14k gold-fill. stephanie designed her own earrings for her bridesmaids. all the girls are wearing the marian earring in smokey quartz in 14k gold-fill. the smokey quartz went perfectly with the girls chocolate colored dress. what a fun group of girls!

more images of stephanie’s wedding to come . . .

You Voted – and the Results are In

Dramatic Cascading Necklaces = Glamor Do!!

Here’s a few ways to achieve the big cascade look without breaking the bank…..

an eg fav!!

long pearl necklace

Rheah 60in Long Necklace

Too Much?? – Glamour Do or Glamour Don’t – You Vote

Massive Multi Chain Necklace

Is it possible? - Too much bling?

Ladies we need a ruling here – too much bling?

I say no… never – maybe too much print? Pair the dramatic necklace with a solid color and you have a winner.

eg bride: chandra

beautiful! the color and style of chandra’s weddings leaves you smiling. when i saw these pictures i had a huge grin on my face. chandra chose the grace earrings for herself and the meg earrings for her bridesmaids. all earrings were in gold-fill with a citrine stone. the citrine pulled in the yellow/gold tones.

check out chandra’s bridal blog . . . oh lovely day . . . it’s beautiful!

wedding jewelry sale

our annual bridal sale is one of our best sales! all jewelry is 20% off. you can pick something we already made or design a your own piece. now is the time for brides to pick out their wedding jewelry as well as their bridesmaids jewelry.

design online or in our boutique (1013 w webster, chicago, il). we look forward to designing with you!

online code: bride10

eg bride: contest winner

congrats Carrie!!!

carrie is our eg bride contest winner and will receive a $100 eg gift card. carrie sent us a fabulous image of her wearing the carly earring. it’s a beautiful image capturing a special moment between carrie and her hubby, while being stylish. stunning!

wedding jewelry

shopping for your wedding jewelry can be stressful and overwhelming. you’re legs are exhausted from walking from store to store. your finger and mind can’t handle any more late nights surfing the web. erin gallagher jewelry has bridal jewelry, but the best part is that you don’t have to stay with erin gallagher’s designs. the team at eg gives you the freedom to design your own wedding jewelry. with our team here it makes the headache go away and relax.

a few favorites from the girls at erin gallagher:

your “something blue” . . .

click here to check out more wedding jewelry styles!

countdown to mother’s day

mother’s day is less than a week away! give a gift with meaning.

check out some of our favorite mother’s day picks . . .

www.egjewelry.com

celebrate mom!

mother’s day is quickly approaching . . . may 9th! melt your mom’s heart by designing a birthstone necklace. it’ll be a present that is personal and has a deeper meaning. one of our favorites to design with birthstones is the violet necklace. click here to check out other styles! order by sun, april 25 to guarantee delivery before mother’s day.

eg brides: win $100 gift card

calling all eg brides . . . send us your wedding images and enter to win a $100 gift card! we love seeing images of you and your bridesmaids on the wedding day accessorized in eg jewelry. it’s fun to see how everything came together; from the hair, dress, and of course jewelry!

May 31 is the deadline to submit images. shortly after we will announce our absolute favorite! the winner receives a $100 gift card to use at the erin gallagher jewelry boutique or website.

email images to info@egjewelry.com

bride: bernadette

eg bride, bernadette, was married on a beautiful winter day in chicago. bernadette’s hubby gave her the aretha necklace to wear for the wedding. she had been eyeing the piece for months. close friends gave a few helpful hints to the groom. the message was received. when given the aretha necklace bernadette was filled with tears of joy. she received a necklace she loved, but more importantly it came from the man she loved.

open for business

we have been open for one week in the new location and all the girls here at erin gallagher jewelry are in love. everyone has a good vibe when they come to work. hosting a party and being open for a weekend was our real test run. the party was successful, as well as the weekend! check out our new home . . . we love visitors!

new home

construction on our new home is done. we moved in yesterday and have been working hard on the final touches; painting, hanging shelves, organizing, and making it feel like home. we’re excited and can’t wait to open our doors this coming monday, april 5.

spring fashion tip

spring reminds us of pearls, but when most of us think of pearls we think . . . a single strand pearl necklace or pearl stud earrings. i use to not be a huge fan or pearls. i started playing with pearls; added stones and pearls together and designed new fun styles. i have fallen in love with pearls! i no longer think of pearls as a preppy accessory. it is fun, colorful, classic, and fashion forward.

a few of my favorites . . .

all our styles can de done in different color pearls or metal.

check out more pearl styles.

bride: annie

annie wore the becca bracelet. she had all her bridesmaids wear the genevieve bracelet in rose pearls. her wedding was absolutley stunning. the first time i saw her video i cried. it gets me every time! click the link below to view annie’s wedding video.

ANNIE & ADRIAN – FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, CHICAGO from Amy Johnson on Vimeo.

oscar contest

be first to find erin gallagher jewelry at the oscars

. . . receive a $150 gift card

hints:

wearer is from vanity fair

earrings & bracelet

**send an email to info@egjewelry.com with description of the jewelry and the wearer**

check out facebook and/or twitter for more details

how it happened:

i received an emergency call yesterday that a certain someone from vanity fair was looking for jewelry for the 2010 oscars. the brainstorming process had begun. i was on the mission to create a glamorous, stunning earring and bracelet. stones were all over the worktable (they still are). christi, our office manager, become my model, trying on all my creations. through many fittings, in put from all the girls, i think we’ve created a winner!

alicia keys & stunning earrings

in alicia keys latest video, try sleeping with a broken heart, the long drop earrings she wears throughout the video look very similar to our jessa earring! alicia’s earrings are a bit longer, but it’s the same type of style.

it’s a classic looking earring, but the heavier chain and dark metal (oxidized silver) give the earring an edgier look. the crystal rhinestone balls at the end of the earring add bling. perfect worn with a with a black dress. i suggest pairing the jessa earring with a bracelet.

we have moved!

it’s official . . . we moved last thursday to our new temporary location. we’re in our temporary spot for the month of march while construction finishes up in the new retail space. best part . . . our temp spot is right above our new store! the hope is that construction will be finished mid-march, but we all know how that goes. most likely it will be april 1.

you can still visit us!

1013 w webster apt 1

m-f 10-6

sat & sun appointment only

*buzz #1 to come up. we recommend calling ahead.

**if you need to pick up an order, we can drop it off at your car. call ahead so we can get it ready for you!

click here for more info about the move

corporate parties

bizbash of chicago contacted us regarding our corporate parties. they wrote a great article explaining erin gallagher corporate parties and all we offer. here is a snippet from the article

The designer hosts employee and client-appreciation parties in her Lincoln Park studio, and says the events are particularly popular with advertising reps who want to thank their customers. Catering to groups as large as 25, the two-hour events allow participants to design their own pieces by stepping up to Gallagher’s so-called “gem bar,” where they select a jewelry style, then mix and match metals and stones. Gallagher’s employees are also on hand to offer design advice or draft mockups of guests’ creations. After the event, Gallagher hand-makes each piece and sends it directly to its creator, or to hosts so they can present the gifts themselves. The designer can help arrange catering for events held in her studio, and can travel to the city or suburbs for in-office events.

party guests with designer erin gallagher

click here to read the whole article. Due to moving locations we will not be scheduling parties for the month of march. parties will resume starting april 1. call us, 312.492.7458, to schedule a party or find out more information. tip: schedule early. we’re booking up fast for april!

10 days till move day!

we are quickly approaching our moving date. the big move day is next thursday, february 25. our moving sale began at the end of january and will end next week. all jewelry is still 40% the lowest marked price. there are some great pieces left! stop by the halsted store to pick up the last of our inventory. don’t forget there are a few items online as well!

we’ll do our best to keep everyone posted with pictures, facebook status updates, and tweets on our move. the phone number is still the same, so don’t hesitate to give us a call with questions. we understand it can be confusing with all the moving around erin gallagher jewelry does in one year.

a blissful affair: bridal event

if you’re engaged and starting the planning process and in the chicago area, check us out at a blissful affair.

there will also be other wedding vendors, such as honey bee weddings, fleur couture, and chicago social brides.

moving sale continues

we’re selling through fast! our moving sale in the store started saturday and customers have flocked the store looking for good deals. the sale continues until we move! we’re moving at the end of February to 1013 w webster. there is still plenty of jewelry left. make it to the store before everything is completely gone!

not only are we selling jewelry, but some of our furniture and decorative pieces (mirrors, branches, etc) are up for grabs as well. the less we have to move, the better :)

be good. eat good. bake sale for haiti.

look forward to seeing everyone on sat for some delicious treats and gems! -erin

we’re moving – again!

you’ve read correctly. we’re moving again! we found a great space close by on webster. the eg team is extremely excited for this move. we’re sad to leave, but know this is the right move for us.

help us move! we want to get rid of everything, even some furniture!

penelope cruz engagement ring

penelope cruz has been spotted with a 3-carat sapphire engagement ring.

penelope’s ring is breath-taking. i love that she sporting a colored stone. we all love the traditional diamond ring, but it’s refreshing to see women having fun with their engagement rings. i’ve been working with more brides and couples who want to design a ring with a colored stone, whether it’s a sapphire, ruby, or emerald.

when working with customers, i make sure that they’ll love the ring in 10, 20, 50 years later. you have to image yourself wearing it everyday. if you can’t see yourself loving it later, then don’t purchase a colored stone engagement ring.

i designed the madison emerald engagement ring and am absolutely in love. the diamonds add a little bling and enhance the emerald green. it was an eg team effort to create this beauty. stunning!

bridal jewelry ideas

bride and bridesmaid jewelry can be very difficult. you search every department store in hopes to find the perfect piece, but after sore legs and swollen feet, you are defeated. you’ve found absolutely nothing. we’re here to help you. we want to make the experience easy and fun! here are some of our brides. hopefully you’ll find inspiration.

jen schefft

former ABC bachlorette, wore the becca bracelet

eg bride is wearing meg earring & custom necklace

kristen designed her bridesmaid jewelry

click here to check out other erin gallagher brides and their creations.

be inspired. be spoiled. be creative.


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