May 27, 2010

Archival Beauties!

Hello there- The long weekend is almost upon us, we hope you had a great week so far and this coming weekend is long, sunny and restful! We are busy around these parts gathering wonderful Fall materials for the collections of August, the sun only came out recently in NYC so winter seems an age away but we are always a step ahead in this business! Above you'll see some wonderful sterling silver earrings that you may not have seen before! These silver beauties are from Wendy's archival collection, an early collaboration in Nepal that definitely holds ground today and seems right at home among current styles. These four earring styles above will shortly be added to our Current Collection jewelry group so stay posted (we hope in the next week), or you can of course drop us a line at to reserve a pair, we have limited quantities of each so you may want to do that if you've fallen in (silver) love!

We received a little love in the press this month with a gorgeous shot of our Green Onyx Cocktail Ring! Thanks SELF it really looks fantastic on the page, however we have almost sold out of this particular color so if the ring is your thing make sure you go online and click to buy or we might just be all out....we have plenty of fabulous rings in other colors and shapes however, below are four alternate options from our boutique (please note these are not currently online), just email Cerena our new store manager if any of the four are of interest to you and she will be able to assist with available sizes, price

Well another week over and June around the corner, make sure you email us if you'd like to become a member, this weekend our members will have access to a great little sample sale (some examples below!), plus members receive weekly deals and steals! Email retail@wendyminkjewelry to request admission! Have a GREAT long weekend and stay in touch!


May 25, 2010

Spring Happenings....

Hello! Let me introduce myself, my name is Cerena and I am the new Wendy Mink store manager. I'll be blogging every month about new events and special pieces in our LES boutique.

This month so far has been a whirlwind of events-setting up the store and lot's of birthday celebrations. Above pictured is me with a birthday card of my face photoshopped on my cat's body(it's a funny WMJ tradition). Below is the beautiful cake Susan, our production manager, baked for me. Yum!!!

As it was my birthday a few weeks ago, I've been coveting these gorgeous pieces I would love to treat myself to:

Peruvian Filigree Posts with Colbalt Blue & Aqua Czech Glass Daggers
These earrings embody Wendy's wonderful ability to mix classic artisanal elements with fun modern pieces.

Emerald Empress Bracelet
I think the picture speaks for itself as to why I love this bracelet!

Vintage Topaz and Crystal CZ Cuff Bracelet

I'm a lover of vintage fashion and a little scared for my bank account now that I'm working with Wendy's amazing vintage finds. Too many temptations!!!

One of the first exciting tasks I assumed as the new store manager was changing the window display. Our new window display is a bridal window as a tribute to all the Spring and Summer weddings to come. Here are some pics for those of you who can't make it to our Lower East Side store:

It's been a blast to have already worked on some bridal special orders, we love to help make a soon to be bride's wedding as special as it should be.

Stay posted for summer events, WMJ customer profiles, and our new store Vintage section! If you have any questions please call or email the store: 212-260-5298 /

May 13, 2010

A Flea, Raffia and Vintage Expansion

If you read the blog a couple of weeks ago you'll remember us mentioning a new Flea Market on the Lower East Side, last weekend 3 brave Wendy Mink-ers (including Ms Mink herself) braved the unusually freezing weather to see what was going on there! Above are some snaps of the vendors we came across, all rugged up in scarves like it was the middle of winter, hello summer yes we are ready anytime now....anyway the Flea is GREAT, a bunch of fabulous vintage clothing, homeware vendors, handmade jewelry and accessories and a whole ton of amazing food....because we were trying to warm up (no other reason of course) we had to try the crab rolls which were super delicious and can also be found in the East Village at Luke's, highly recommend this treat while you are browsing the booths. Of course the best thing about this Flea is the proximity to Wendy Mink Jewelry! Duck down Hester St, shoot up Ludlow, hang a left on Grand, quick right on Orchard and there you are....right now we are offering folks who come over from the Flea a 10% discount, so mention you were just there to receive (except 22K).

What is this cabinet and blank wall you ask? This is the the beginning of a wonderful transformation currently underway in our boutique, as we type the rear section of our store is becoming a gorgeous vintage jewelry space! Due to a growing demand for our vintage jewels we have undertaken this extension and we couldn't be happier with how it is coming along, we will feature a great range of styles from Victorian through to the 1970's, our new store manager Ms Cerena Dumpit will also be blogging direct from the store next week and she will be posting some pics of the changes with a whole bunch of store news too, soon our web customers will have more virtual access to our physical store and we think it will be a welcome addition to our
online customer service!

This weekend online (till 17th) we will have a special Raffia Earring section, we should have this all ready to go by midday Friday the 14th so definitely check back in if you are a raffia fan and would like to snatch few styles for summer. In many cases we can customize a pair also so if you have a color way you love let us know and we can take it from there, for custom queries email Cerena on: Raffia is great because it's light, possibly bright and never seems to be out of style! We hear crochet and raffia are just the ticket for Fall '10 too, we know because editors are asking us...and you can always trust an editor to be in the know!

We hope you had a great week and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend, don't forget to check out our Raffia Earrings online in the Current Collection section! For web queries email Amy on


May 6, 2010

Dainty and Delicate

Hello there! How is May treating you? we hope very well! What a warm week it's been here in NYC, plenty of locals and tourists out shopping this week on the Lower East Side, our boutique has been selling a whole range gorgeous pieces including one of a kind vintage, beaded hoops, chunky chains....we are pretty excited about a new collection coming up for web and boutique shoppers, exclusive to you this line will be great high quality stones and metals, we know how much you loved shopping the Cheap Chic so we are revising this with a few changes but the same wonderful value for your bucks! Handmade right here in NYC of course. Look out for these styles online the week of the 17th....if you subscribe you will receive notice, member's you will see a few styles exclusive just to you!

The image above is a bunch of cute chain styles we are featuring this weekend online (from Friday) as part of a chain sample sale, we just got a whole bunch of these beauties returned by a bridal magazine and we thought it might be a good time to offer something a little delicate, we can't all wear chunky styles right?! This weekend you can find this small group of delightful chains in the Current Collection section, just click on the necklaces link and there they will be! Remember these are one of a kind press samples so someone may snatch it before you do over the weekend, if this happens we will do our absolute best to accommodate your order also!

Above are some best sellers from our recent trade show, from the top Cerena is wearing a fabulous twisted coral chain from our corals story, we wish we were on a island right now! Below the coral style Erin is wearing two white styles, the shorter is freshwater pearl with hammered gold tone leaf pendant, the longer strand is white jade, African gold beads and bone. On her wrist are the matching stretch bracelets we made for our 'wood' group, these were hot property at the show! The last image is Amy wearing the semi-precious beaded bib necklace, we have made this in many a combination and can customize one just for you too! If any of these brand new styles appeal, please email us on:, we can let you know the details, in a week or so we should have some of these in the boutique too.

So Wendy and Susan came to work today looking pretty fabulous! Tonight in our studio they are hosting a reunion of UCSC (University of California- Santa Cruz), there are a couple of cases of wine sitting here looking rather enticing but not sure opening them just yet is ideal.....lastly check out Wendy's fab footwear today, boy does this lady have an AMAZING shoe collection. Please stay in touch and email us if you have queries related to any info in this blog!

WMJ Team.