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Exploring Stylish Non-Pierced Earring Options: Your Guide to Clip-Ons and More

If you love the look of earrings but don't have pierced ears, you’re in luck! At STUDIYO Jewelry, we offer a large range of non-pierced earring options that are both stylish and comfortable. Whether you prefer the elegance of dangle earrings or the simplicity of studs, we’ve got you covered. I'm always looking for ways to make it possible for everyone to enjoy beautiful earrings.

The Magic of Clip-On Earrings

Clip-on earrings are a classic choice for those without pierced ears. They offer the same stylish look as traditional earrings but come with a mechanism that gently clips onto the earlobe. If we're talking vintage earrings, you will typically find metal clip earrings that snap closed. These tend to be a little more visible and obvious that they are clip-ons but work well for larger statement earrings that can hide the mechanism. I tend to like more minimalistic styles for clip-ons and offer two styles for dangle earrings. A straight post clip and a hoop spring. These are the least obvious in my opinion and look most like regular earrings.

 

One of the great things about clip-ons is their versatility. At STUDIYO Jewelry, we can transform most (if not all) of our dangle earrings into clip-ons, allowing you to enjoy your favorite styles without the need for piercings. Our clip-on dangles maintain the same elegance and movement, ensuring you don’t have to compromise on style.

Introducing Post-to-Clip Conversions

We’re thrilled to announce a new option in our non-pierced earring collection: post-to-clip conversions. This exciting development means you can now wear post earrings as clip-ons, opening up even more possibilities for your earring wardrobe.

Here’s how it works: Our post-to-clip conversion involves a discreet mechanism that attaches to the post of the earring. This allows the earring to clip onto your ear securely, providing the look of a traditional post earring without the need for a piercing. The conversion is seamless and minimal, ensuring you can enjoy the latest trends and timeless classics alike.

 

A Wide Range of Styles

Our non-pierced earring collection includes a variety of styles to suit every taste. From statement pieces to everyday essentials, there’s something for everyone. Here are a few highlights:

  • Statement Earrings: Perfect for special occasions or when you want to make an impression, our statement dangle clip-ons are show-stoppers.
  • Post Earrings: With our new post-to-clip conversions, you can now enjoy the timeless appeal of stud earrings.
  • Hoops & Studs: Clip-on hoops offer the perfect everyday look, ideal for adding a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Now available with the new post-to-clip conversion. These will be a bit more visible than the statement earrings but can still achieve the illusion of a piered ear.

Why Choose Non-Pierced Earrings?

Non-pierced earrings are perfect for a variety of reasons:

  • For those whose piercings didn’t heal properly: If you've had issues with healing or infections, non-pierced earrings are a great way to enjoy earrings without the risk.
  • For those who prefer not to have piercings: Whether for personal, cultural, or medical reasons, non-pierced earrings allow you to adorn your ears without commitment.
  • For those with metal sensitivities: If you experience allergies or sensitivities to certain metals, non-pierced earrings can be a safer, more comfortable option.

Non-pierced earrings are not only perfect for those without piercings but also offer versatility for those who want to switch up their look without committing to new piercings. (like a second or third piercings) They’re also great for people with sensitive ears who may experience discomfort with traditional pierced earrings.

How to Wear and Care for Your Non-Pierced Earrings

Wearing clip-on and converted post earrings is simple. Just open the clip, position the earring on your earlobe, and let the clip close securely. Make sure to shift the earring to the most comfortable position on your ear. To keep your earrings in top condition, store them in a cool, dry place and clean them gently with a soft cloth.

Explore Our Collection

We invite you to explore our full range of non-pierced earrings on our website. Whether you’re looking for something bold and eye-catching or simple and elegant, you’ll find the perfect piece to complement your style. Just send me a message or leave a note if you need a conversion! I'm happy to make that change at no extra cost to you.

At STUDIYO Jewelry, we believe that everyone should have access to beautiful, high-quality earrings, regardless of whether they have pierced ears. I'm always looking to provide innovative solutions that allow you to express your unique style with my architectural jewelry. Happy shopping!

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Questioning Perceptions and Embracing Creativity in the Handmade Business Community

As someone who started in the world of interior design, there's a question that has been on my mind lately: Why is there an online perception that a small handmade jewelry business must be a one-person show, with the artist personally crafting each and every piece?

Think about it: When you hire an interior designer, you don't expect them to swing a hammer or lay down the flooring themselves. You trust them to bring in skilled tradespeople who can execute the vision with precision and expertise.

 

In the realm of product design, whether it's furniture or decor, we understand that the designer doesn't personally craft each chair or lampshade. Yet, when it comes to jewelry, the narrative seems different.

Within the handmade business community, there seems to be a lingering taboo around the idea of having goods manufactured. The prevailing expectation is that small jewelry business owners must be the sole artisans, physically handcrafting every piece. And if they opt for external manufacturing, somehow they risk losing their "handmade" badge of honor.

 

But why is this the case?

Perhaps it's a holdover from romantic notions of the lone artisan, tirelessly working away in a quaint studio. Or maybe it stems from a desire for authenticity, the belief that true handmade jewelry must bear the marks of its creator's hands.

In my journey with STUDIYO Jewelry, I've felt the weight of this expectation. I've questioned whether relying on skilled tradespeople to help execute my visions would somehow diminish the authenticity of my brand. Yet, I've come to realize that innovation often requires breaking away from tradition.

This year marks a shift for me. I'm actively seeking out better tradespeople to collaborate with, to elevate the quality of STUDIYO Jewelry to new heights. It's not about losing the essence of handmade; it's about enhancing it. My ideas, designs, and creativity remain at the core, but now they have the opportunity to be translated into even higher quality pieces by skilled artisans.

 

STUDIYO Jewelry so far has been known for its statement jewelry, catering to modern women who seek contemporary designs that reflect their unique style. Crafted with care and precision, each piece is a testament to the artistry and passion behind artisan jewelry. As a San Diego-based jewelry designer, I am proud to incoporate this spirit of innovation in handmade accessories.

I am currently in the exciting phase of trialing a new manufacturer, and the possibilities are invigorating. By embracing external manufacturing, I'm opening doors to higher quality, more intricate designs that I can proudly share with you, my amazing community.

Love,
Yoyo 
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Roses are Red, Gold is True: The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift Awaits You!

Did you know that rose gold traces back to 19th-century Russia? The visionary jeweler Carl Fabergé, renowned for his exquisite Fabergé Eggs, introduced rose gold into the world of jewelry. Its journey continued to captivate hearts during the Art Deco era in the 1920s, when intricate and feminine designs took center stage and were popularized in engagement rings.

A Hue for All: Rose Gold's Versatility

One of the magical qualities of rose gold is its universal appeal. With its warm undertones, it complements various skin tones, making it an ideal choice for jewelry lovers of all shades. And it’s not just a feminine color contrary to popular belief, – it's a versatile and chic option that looks equally fantastic on men, adding sophistication to wedding bands, watch bands, and even phones.

Enter the Tracery Collection: Inspired by European Cathedrals

Reims Necklace and Earrings Set

Say hello to gothic charm with the Tracery Collection, inspired by the windows, doors, and openings of cathedrals across Europe. These rose gold-plated pieces breathe life into vintage-inspired designs, making them the perfect match for romantic outfits and ideal for those with a love for travel.

Santa Maria Necklace and Earrings Set

What Makes These Rose Gold Pieces Amazing:

  • Flattering on All Skin Colors: The neutral undertone complements warm and cool-toned skin, creating a harmonious and flattering effect.
  • Strength in Stainless Steel: Our rose gold blends elegance with durability, thanks to it's base metal of stainless steel. Say goodbye to tarnish worries – these pieces are built to last.
  • Understated and Sophisticated: Elevate your style without unecessary drama. Rose gold is the epitome of romance and elegance, adding that touch of sophistication without overwhelming.

Featuring Cathedrals from Across Europe:

 

Shop these pieces as Separates or Matching Gift Sets

 

But they won’t last long! The Tracery Collection is STUDIYO Jewelry's flagship and very first collection ever launched and it's time to archive these designs. These are the very last pieces of the Tracery Collection that I have in stock and plan to make! Now would be the perfect time to send this to your significant other 😉 or snag it for yourself (because we don't need someone else to buy us gifts!) and claim them before they're gone.

SHOP THE TRACERY COLLECTION!
Here's to celebrating love in all its forms!

<3 Yoyo

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Dress for Venus: Jewelry Recommendations Based on Your Venus Sign

I will admit, dressing for your Venus is a new concept for me. A TikTok-induced rabbit hole recently introduced me to the idea that aligning your style with your Venus sign, rather than your Sun sign, can help you attract, manifest, and boost your confidence.

(From my understanding Sun = personality, Venus = aesthetic)

Who knew that you could be other signs on other planets? I sure didn't.

As an Aquarius, I never actually felt like I dressed or presented how an Aquarius's wardrobe is typically described. Words like "quirky" or "novel" are commonly used and I always find myself gravitating toward more reserved choices, favoring blacks and neutral colors, clean lines, and muted patterns. Turns out, I'm a Capricorn Venus. And looking at the descriptions of Capricorn, this actually makes a lot of sense. 

To find my Venus sign, I used this free chart calculator.

Because I am a visual person, here is an aesthetic interpretation of all 12 Venus signs. Find yours below and see if it aligns with you!

 

Aries:

The words that describe Aries are daring, fearless, and dynamic. She’s very direct and authentic in nature and not afraid to be bold in accessorizing.  

Here are the pieces I would recommend for an Aries Venus :

  • MCM Tie Necklace: This inventive necklace blurs masculine and feminine lines, making a daring and powerful statement that Aries would love.
  • Aperture Earrings: Bold yet lightweight statement earrings with an unusual geometric design that's sure to turn heads.
  • Movimento Earrings: Chandelier-inspired earrings, striking the perfect balance of allure for an Aries.
 

Taurus:

Taurus gives off relaxed, classy, and chill-girl vibes. She’s the epitome of understated elegance and is often found in muted earth tones. She’s got the heart of a minimalist mixed with an earth goddess.
  
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How to Measure Your Ring Size At Home: Jewelry Sizing Tips

Ordering the perfect ring online is an exciting experience, but not knowing your ring size can be daunting. Don't worry; I've got you covered. In this blog post, we'll explore how to measure your ring size from the comfort of your home and provide you with jewelry sizing tips to ensure a perfect fit. With this knowledge, you'll be able to confidently choose your next ring for you or your partner!

1. Print a Ring Size Chart

  1. Hop Online: Image search for a ring size chart online. You'll find plenty of printable options.

  2. Scale It Right: Ensure the chart is printed to scale; this is crucial for accurate measurements. There's usually a scale indicator on the chart to help you confirm.

  3. Find a Ring: Locate a ring that currently fits comfortably on the finger you plan to wear your new jewelry.

  4. Match It Up: Place the ring over the chart, aligning the inner circle of the ring with the corresponding sizes on the chart. When the two match up perfectly, you've found your ring size.

2. Measure with String or Ribbon

  1. Gather Materials: Get a piece of string, ribbon, floss, or even a strip of paper. You'll also need a marker and a ruler with millimeter measurements.

  2. Wrap and Mark: Carefully wrap the string around your finger, ensuring it's snug but not too tight. Cross the ends over each other.

  3. Make Your Marks: Use the marker to make clear marks where the string or ribbon overlaps at both ends.

  4. Measure in Millimeters: Now, use your ruler to measure the length between the marks. Be sure to measure in millimeters for accuracy.

  5. Consult a Chart: Compare your measurement to a ring circumference chart. This will give you an estimate of your ring size.

3: Use a Ring Sizer

  1. The Easiest Way: If you want the most accurate measurement, consider using a ring sizer. You can purchase one online and in our case, from the STUDIYO Jewelry online shop.

  2. Slip It On: Slide the ring sizer onto the finger you intend to wear the ring on.

  3. Adjust for Comfort: Gently pull and adjust the sizer until it fits snugly but comfortably on your finger. It should be easy to slide over your knuckles.

  4. Discover Your Size: The ring sizer typically features an arrow pointing to your ring size. Feel free to measure multiple fingers to ensure you get the right fit.

Ready to Order!

Now that you've mastered these three simple methods for measuring ring size at home, you can confidently determine your ring size. These jewelry sizing tips are invaluable for successful ring shopping. Armed with this knowledge, you can order your favorite made-to-order rings online without the worry of getting the wrong size. At STUDIYO Jewelry, we offer a range of made-to-order rings that can be customized to your exact size. Ring sizers are also available on our website. So, go ahead, find your perfect fit, and let me create something special just for you!

<3 Yoyo

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Gold or Silver: Which Metal Complements Your Skin Tone?

Gold or Silver: Which Metal Complements Your Skin Tone?

Have you ever stood in front of a jewelry display, torn between the allure of silver and the warmth of gold? If you're like me, you've probably wondered which metal best complements your skin tone. Well, I recently embarked on a quest to unravel this age-old dilemma. Here's what I discovered:

Tan ≠ Warm:

First things first, let's debunk a common misconception. Having a tan doesn't automatically mean you have warm undertones. Likewise, being fair-skinned doesn't necessarily make you cool-toned. Skin tone and undertones are not always correlated with how much melanin you have.

Cool Undertones and Silver Shine:

Here's the trick, check your wrist! If the veins on the inside of your wrist look blue or purple, you've got cool undertones! Silver and colorless metals like stainless steel and rhodium can work wonders for you. They have a brightening effect, enhancing the natural radiance of your skin. On the flip side, yellow gold can sometimes emphasize any underlying redness.

Warm Undertones Bask in Gold:

Conversely, if your veins appear green or yellow, your undertones lean toward the warm spectrum, and gold and rose gold are your allies. These warm-toned metals complement your yellow undertones, adding a touch of luminosity. White metals, on the other hand, might make you appear a tad washed out.

The Neutral Ground:

If your veins have a mix of blues and greens or if you find it hard to see your veins, you might be one of the lucky ones with neutral undertones! In this case, you're in for a treat. You can effortlessly rock all gold, rose gold, and silver. Neutral skin tones play well with all metal hues, so you don't have to limit your choices.

While the rules are helpful guidelines, remember that your personal style and preferences should ultimately guide your metal choices. The most important thing is to wear what makes you feel confident and happy!

To make your decision-making process a bit easier, I've created a fun quiz to help you find your undertone that takes your style and skin sensitivities into account! It's quick, enjoyable, and might just provide the nudge you need to pick your perfect metal match.

Give it a try and let me know if it matches with your intuition. After all, jewelry is not just adornment; it's an expression of your unique style and beauty.

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Precious Metals, Precious Moments: Why Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Are Worth the Investment

Precious Metals, Precious Moments: Why Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Are Worth the Investment

Jewelry isn't just an accessory; it's a statement of style, a reflection of personality, and a keeper of memories. In the realm of jewelry, the choice of metals can significantly impact the way we connect with our adornments. Sterling silver and gold vermeil, two remarkable and timeless choices, offer more than just aesthetics; they encapsulate stories, emotions, and the essence of precious moments. And what better way to experience the beauty of these metals than with our newly launched Fundamental Forma Collection.

Pictured: Helix studs in gold vermeil

The Beauty of Sterling Silver

When it comes to jewelry, few metals have the enduring appeal of sterling silver. Composed of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy metals, sterling silver marries elegance with durability. Its bright, gleaming surface catches the light in a way that is both captivating and understated. This versatile metal effortlessly transitions from casual to formal, making it an ideal companion for all occasions.

But sterling silver's allure isn't just skin-deep. Its lasting shine is a testament to its resilience. With proper care, sterling silver pieces can stand the test of time, becoming heirlooms that tell stories for generations. Unlike trends that fade, the value and luster of sterling silver remain steadfast, evoking memories of milestones, celebrations, and everyday moments.

Pictured: Cubic studs in sterling silver

Affordable Luxury with Gold Vermeil

For those seeking a touch of opulence, gold vermeil offers a bridge to the world of fine jewelry without the hefty price tag. Gold vermeil is created by layering a substantial coat of 14k or 18k gold over sterling silver, resulting in a dazzling sheen that exudes luxury. This marriage of metals grants you the privilege of wearing exquisite pieces that radiate elegance and grandeur.

The allure of gold vermeil extends beyond aesthetics. It symbolizes a commitment to quality and style, creating an aura of sophistication that resonates with those who wear it. As with sterling silver, gold vermeil too can become a treasure that evokes cherished memories and commemorates special moments.

Pictured: Adorn Cuffs in gold vermeil

Elevate Your Everyday with Timeless Quality

In a world where fleeting trends vie for our attention, there's something undeniably comforting about investing in jewelry that stands the test of time. Sterling silver and gold vermeil are not just materials; they are conduits for self-expression, symbols of commitment, and vessels of treasured memories.

Imagine the pleasure of donning a piece from our newly launched Fundamental Forma Collection. It's not just jewelry; it's an elevation of your everyday style. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, these designs epitomize an unmatched level of quality that will be cherished for years and years to come.

Pictured: Petite Signet Ring, Dot Duo Ring, and Lobe Lite Cuffs in gold vermeil

These are pieces that you can wear from morning coffee to a night out on the town, seamlessly transitioning from casual to elegant. They are your trusted companions on life's journey, destined to become heirlooms passed down through generations.

So, why choose between style and substance when you can have both? Our sterling silver and gold vermeil jewelry encapsulates the essence of enduring quality, and they do so with grace and elegance. Explore the Fundamental Forma collection today, and discover how jewelry can be more than an accessory; it can be a timeless reflection of your unique journey. Embrace quality that lasts, and treasure moments that are meant to endure.

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Inspiration in Mexico City

Inspiration in Mexico City

This summer, we finally took an international trip and went to visit Mexico City!

After sending pieces of jewelry to and hearing such amazing things about Mexico City, we had to go visit. This trip was our first international vacation since the pandemic and it was so refreshing to be in a new country experiencing the sights, architecture, and food in person.

A couple of things that I remember most about Mexico City was

  1. How green and luscious the city felt literally everywhere
  2. The mix of modern with historical architecture. We stayed in Roma Norte, the quintessential example of this design style.
  3. Simplicity and truth to materiality in their spaces, fashion, and style.
  4. The colorful (literally the bright colors!) community culture like salsa dancing teaching and learning in public parks <3
  5. Purse hooks designed and provided at every restaurant! 

Here are some of my favorite places we visited and would recommend!

Casa Gilardi

One of my favorite places to visit was Casa Gilardi. I had learned about the architect Luis Barragan in architecture school but never thought I’d actually be able to visit one of his homes in person. 

Did you know this house was originally designed as a bachelor pad for 2 men? This house is actually still a residential home and is maintained and managed by the family of one of the original bachelors. They generously allow visitors to come see the space and give tours, we just needed to email them to set up a time.

Luis Barragan’s use of this vibrant pink is what has become known as “Mexico City Pink”. What struck me the most about the space is the simplicity and truth to materiality that is present throughout the space. Using humble materials like paint over windows, he creates stunning plays on light and shadow. I know I will be referencing these photos for inspiration.

Tetetlán

    Many of the restaurants, shops, and modern spaces have been built into historic buildings. Existing elements like the structural columns, stone reliefs, and details have been respected and built around. Many of which create an open courtyard feel which seemed very common in restaurants. Many of these spaces would have a giant tree growing in the middle of the space extending out beyond the roof.

    Tetetlan is one of the craziest space I’ve ever been to. This space used to be horse stables and is now a multifunctional space housing a restaurant, library, cafe, yoga studio and a store selling local goods. The entire floor is made of glass and is built on top of volcanic rock.

    I’m really jealous of the library spaces/cafes in Mexico City. They really make them such lovely places to be, to work, and they stay open until like 10 pm at night!

    Also, how do I get one of these chairs, please?

    Biblioteca Vasconcelos

    The next spot that I would say is a must-see is Biblioteca Vasconcelos. The library was designed as if the information is floating. I had to walk into every one of those alcoves to see this space from all the different angles.

    Each aisle is framed in a way that you can walk out to the balcony and see the vast amount of levels and books. And while the building is full of concrete and glass, it was amazing how quiet and muted the space felt. 

    High above your head, cantilevered balconies fill the space creating hundreds of new and exciting angles to view the space. This giant library was definitely designed to be explored.

    Xinú Perfumes

    A fun place for upscale shopping is Polanco. This space is filled with high-end shops, luxury homes, and really fun concept stores like Ikal and Lago. 

    An unexpected favorite place to visit here was a perfume shop named Xinú. I’ve never been to a store that was so much of an experience. You buzz into a space lined with gorgeous perfume bottles. Then into a dark hallway and up a spiral staircase to reveal the most stunning retail display I’ve ever seen. 

    Each section of this table was filled with beautiful objects to tell the story of each scent. It is an interactive table encouraging you to pick things up to smell the scents trapped in gorgeous glass bottles. They even display ways to reuse their perfume bottles once they are empty.

    There is so much to see in Mexico City, these are just a few of the many places to see! I'd highly recommend making a trip if you haven't been! And if you're flying from San Diego, make sure you check out the Cross Border Xpress! It was pretty easy and saved us quite a bit of money on international flights because we flew domestically from Tijuana!

     

    Happy Travels!
    - Yoyo

     

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    Exciting Transformations at STUDIYO Jewelry

    Exciting Transformations at STUDIYO Jewelry
    As part of this exciting transition, I want to inform you that the current designs showcased on my website will not be reproduced once they sell out. This is your opportunity to own a piece of STUDIYO Jewelry history! Our five unique collections, each with its own distinctive charm, are now available for you to explore: Continue reading

    Wow Your Mom with These 4 Heartfelt Gifts to Make Her Feel Seen

    Wow Your Mom with These 4 Heartfelt Gifts to Make Her Feel Seen
    Make this Mother's Day extra special with a thoughtful gift that will let the moms in your life know just how much you appreciate her!

    1. Matching Jewelry Sets

    Matching Ferrara Necklace and Earrings

    Sometimes picking accessories that visually match can be hard! Gifting a matching set makes it so easy for her to look put together effortlessly. Everyone wants to look good but sometimes she's run out of spoons and the activation energy it takes to "get ready" is borderline too much. Make it easier on her!
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    2. Minimal Studs

    Star Studs from the MCM Collection

    I’ve been told that curious little babies have grabby hands and will yank and tug on anything dangly. But that doesn't mean the new mom in your life can't wear earrings! Gift her some unique studs that will keeps her ear piercings from closing up, that she can wear all the time, and be an easy accessory that won't be subject to baby hands.
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    3. Chic Statement Earrings

    Perched Bird Earrings in Gold

    For the days when she's excited to dress up, get her some head turning statement earrings so she can really wow. You know the moms who love to get dressed up and always look straight out of vogue and you say to yourself "I want to be her when I grow up"? Yea. That's the look we're going for.
    Sidenote: these are great for moms who would never buy them for herself but always praises other people's outfits + accessories
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    4. Bespoke Design

    Custom bridal earrings

    If you want to step it up a notch, are willing to wait a little longer until after Mother's Day, but still want to get her a super thoughtful gift, get her a custom designed piece! You can show her how just how much you see her by incorporating unique elements to her and no one else will have something exactly like it!

    If you need help finding the perfect Mother's Day Gift, we have a whole section to help you pick!
     
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