Gem for Joy: (1) Vintage Southwest Ring (shown) also see: Amber Oval Vintage Ring, Turquoise Shadow Box Ring, and Turquoise Flower Scalloped Ring. (2) Vintage Turquoise Cuff (shown) check out: Sterling Five Cabachon Cuff, Turquoise Wide Cuff Bracelet, and Southwest Boho Turquoise Arrow Cuff. (3) Vintage Turquoise Chandelier Earrings (shown) love these: Vintage Stamped Flower Design Earrings and Wild Horse Turquoise Earrings.
My outfit details: L-space one piece (similar here), Sand Cloud beach towel (similar here), and c/o A’GACI summer floppy hat (similar here).
Photography by Bleudogfotography.
I have a confession to make to all of you. You might have already guessed it — I am addicted to jewelry! My jewelry obsession stems from my childhood where my mother would adorn me with beautiful gemstone jewelry from Cambodia to wear at our traditional Cambodian ceremonies.
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It may sound like I am bragging, but this was my reality. I didn’t the appreciate the beauty of rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds drenched in 24 k gold when I was younger. But, now as an adult I have come to cherish all kinds of jewelry (especially vintage pieces) and understand that it is both priceless in value and memories.
Some of this priceless jewelry is the stunning collection available at Gem for Joy. Sandra Hatem, the creator of Gem for Joy established her business in 2013 to live out her dream of owning her own business. It also served as her therapeutic release from a long day of work as a full-time mother (I totally get that)! Previously Sandra had a career in marketing for a major television network headquartered in New York City. She is quite a remarkable woman!
When Sandra asked me to partner with Gem for Joy, you can image my excitement! I can’t tell you how hard it was to decide which of her collections to highlight, so I am going to highlight everything! Her shop is always changing with beautiful offerings from her “midnight creations” which are jewelry pieces that are handcrafted by her and made with Swarovksi crystals and radiant gemstones and gold. She also finds vintage pieces that are unique and vintage Southwest jewels that are so handsome!
I love Southwest jewelry because my step-dad who I affectionately call dad is a Native American shaman. I have so much love and respect for this man! My connection to the American Indian people and culture is strong and deep. You can see why I chose to highlight her unique vintage pieces from the Southwest. I love love love turquoise! Each piece she has curated is beautifully handcrafted with the most ornate designs and adorned with stones that are authentic and attractive.
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This jewelry is so beautiful! I also love all of your photos, too! xx
Thank you so much! The turquoise jewelry is my favorite!
The jewelry is beautiful. I love that it is unique and looks different depending who were it.
I love that look of jewelry, the color and style! my grandmother did and my mother does as well… guess it’s a classic look that never goes out (timeless)
This jewelry is beautiful and I love the color. My mom was always into turquoise. These pieces look great on you also. I love your photos. Stunning!
Girl you look amazing!! Loving the bathing suit and accessories!
I love supporting small shops and Gem for Joy has some really beautiful pieces. The turquoise pieces look gorgeous on you and I think they are perfect for the beach!
Iam from Arizona where turquoise jewelry is a way of life. I have a few pieces that are directly from the Indians on reservations there. I would love a large bracelet like the one you have on!
I love your bathing suit! The side details are so pretty. I have so much jewelry and I never wear any of it, but I love love the colors of this and it’s so beautiful. Small shop shopping is the best
You are one gorgeous babe! I love your swimwear and these amazing jewelry especially for summer❤️
you are stunning hun! LOVE THIS!
Girlfriend, you look AMAZING!!! Love this white one piece on you and the turquoise jewelry – such a fun pop of color.
Rachel / http://www.helloher.co
I am in love with the one piece! I really like white suits, and I’m always on the lookout for an adorable one piece.
What a stunner! You’re gorgeous!
I love that jewelry, such pretty pieces! And they look amazing with that swim suit.
Gorgeous! Love the accessories!
you are literally a super model!!! Love these pieces!!
beautiful jewels babe! Perfect for the beach <3
You look like a mermaid, emerged from beach and decked out in jewels from the sea. Beautiful swimsuit and bracelet!!
You are stunning!! Also love this jewelry – soo pretty!
You are so beautiful and I love love love your jewelry!
Love these gems! I have always been drawn to blue things and so this would be absolutely perfect for me. Very summer vibe!
Loving that turquoise jewelry and you looks amazing on that swimming suit. Congrats!
These pieces are so beautiful and the color is so flattering on you!! You look amazing!
cute & little
You are so stunning lady! Love this jewelry!
These looks pretty, You have nice photos of it and i might give it to my friend as a gift.
I love the color of this jewelry!
Love this swimwear and jewels great shot
You look amazing! And I love those pieces of turquoise jewelry!
I’ve been in love with turquoise lately. This posts has me wanting a turquoise piece even more.
I LIVE for turquoise jewels!
That jewelry is STUNNING!!! I love turquoise, especially when worn with white! Gorgeous!
This is the perfect summer jewelry!!
These pieces are perfect for the beach. I love natural stones in summer and at the shore.
Those are such pretty pieces and I’m obsessed with your white suit. I need a new one for spring.
Your photos are amazing doll! Must you make everything look good, lol. These pieces are absolutely gorgeous.
omg such beautiful photos! I love turquoise jewelry paired with white and neutrals. Just gorgeous.
Holy smokes Debbie you are absolutely stunning in these photos! The jewelry and that white bathing suit is just amazingly sexy on you! Love it all!!
your are absolutely stunning, but i am sure you already know this
Being from New Mexico I just adore anything turquoise! These pieces are beautiful
Obsessed with that!
Sabrina | Gypsy Tan
This looks great on you! Plus, the accessories are perfect.
I adore turquoise, too! I love the way you styled it with this cute white suit. Definitely going to check out the beautiful pieces from this shop!