Monday, March 20, 2017

Shine on the Bright Side

Snow may still reign supreme on the streets outside Rochester's finest shop for her, him and home (that's us!), but today is the first day of Spring! It's time to look forward to this most resplendent of seasons in Rochester. Easter, Passover, Mother's Day, graduations, weddings, recitals, birthdays, anniversaries...the best is yet to come! Close your eyes and you can practically smell the lilacs.


Speaking of loveliness in bloom, this weekend brings a sweet Pandora promotion to People's Pottery! When you spend $125 on Pandora jewelry, you receive the beautiful Pandora sterling silver bracelet pictured above.

After weathering an epic wind storm and ferocious blizzard, we are more than ready to Spring ahead to happier times. We hope everyone's life has returned to routine. And we are reminded, yet again, of the power of positive thinking. Did you know that remaining optimistic -- even (and especially) in nerve-wracking situations -- can help mitigate the havoc that stress can unleash upon the mind and body? Positive thinking is linked to longer life, lower levels of distress, reduced rates of depression, enhanced coping skills, higher resistance to heart attacks, and even greater immunity to the common cold. How does jewelry play a role in positive thinking? Because thinking of loved ones, and our gratitude for them, is one of the quickest and most effective ways to feel joy. And feeling joy is one of the best ways to avoid feeling stress.

From our Kiss and Dream diamonds to our NanoRosetta coins, the collections at our store capture the memories, joy, and love that bind us to one another.

It's why, even in the darkest days of wind and snow, families and friends and even perfect strangers stepped forward with acts of kindness.

It's why we're looking forward to another wonderful season with you. Stop in and see us!

Monday, March 13, 2017

How Does a Moment Last Forever?

This Friday, leprechauns and four-leaf clovers will mingle in the pop-culture melange with singing teapots, candlesticks, and clocks; as the national opening of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson  coincides with St. Patrick's Day. Here's why we're excited about this movie:

1. Disney Pandora's exclusive offer. The beautiful red rose, signature yellow gown, and bubbly teapot comprise this "charming" gift set. With purchase, you receive a lithograph exclusive to Pandora and the movie soundtrack (while supplies last).



2. That soundtrack! Songs from the original 1991 film join new numbers in a sprawling, live-action, full-throttle movie musical. The title song receives a fresh update by Ariana Grande and John Legend; and Celine Dion returns to sing a new song, "How Does a Moment Last Forever?"

3. How does a moment last forever, anyway? Glad you asked! Here at People's Pottery, there are so many ways to answer that question  -- including our NanoRosetta holograms that endure for hundreds of generations (much like the original fairy tale), our enchanting Pandora boutique of sentiments and stones, and our beautiful Kiss and Dream diamond collection. If anyone emerging from seeing this dark romance in theaters feels compelled to brighten their own Belle's day with an eternity ring, we have brilliant center-cut diamonds to place into a stunning design, one that ranges from vintage to modern, simple to intricate -- always gorgeous, forever timeless.

Kiss and Dream diamonds, nestled into detail.


Stop in and see us before the snow swirls through!


Friday, February 24, 2017

The Trendy and the Timeless




"I thought it was absolutely beautiful. I've never had one sparkle as much as this one did." - Bride receiving a Kiss and Dream Diamond

"The selection was huge. It took me quite a while to find the right one, but I knew it when I saw it. Carla took me through the whole process...we went through and found the band and diamond that fit my price range." - Groom selecting the Kiss and Dream Diamond


Photo by North40 Photography. 
The Democrat and Chronicle's recent round-up of wedding trends has us excited about the year ahead. Gowns with long, billowy sleeves, perhaps tinged in blue or dusty rose. (In a year when February feels like May, why stick to a white wedding?) Playful bridesmaid ensembles, teardrop bouquets, tiered apple pies, and pop-up coffee bars to keep the party going strong, all night long. Metallic accents and watercolor palettes that combine the delicate and the daring. Think copper nails, rose-gold edging, and invitations painted (and even letter-pressed) with a personal touch.

But for every industry-rocking trend, there's a balancing element of timeless elegance and classic beauty. Diamonds really are forever; and our certified, center-cut stones make dreams come true...with prices to match. Whether you'd like a simple style or a more intricate design, Carla will guide you through our unmatched selection of engagement rings, diamond rings, wedding bands, and upgrades. If you want to modify an existing style, perhaps by integrating a heirloom stone, we will show you how. Or, we can help you create the ring of your dreams. Stop in and see us for a stone that transcends trends, sparkles through all seasons, and captures your hopes, dreams, and lasting love.


Friday, February 17, 2017

These Special Days Go On!

The beauty of Baked Beads
As we write this post, snow has melted, and fallen, and melted again in one of those Rochester wintry-mix weeks, where white yards mingle with sunny skies. Speaking of falling, melting, mixing and mingling: how was your Valentine's Day? If you received a heartfelt token of affection from People's Pottery, we'd love to hear about it! A NanoRosetta medallion etched with sentiments to savor for eternity? A Pandora bracelet as "charming" as you? An Intuitions bangle that speaks your heart? Wine glasses or champagne flutes for that "toast for two"? That long-awaited Kiss and Dream diamond or upgrade? Share your stories with us! We'd love to hear how we played a role in your unforgettable V-Day.

And now that Cupid's merry mayhem has subsided, we'd like to turn our attention to sustaining the celebration for your Special Days all year long - whether they're public holidays or private milestones. 

The day you met; the day you married. Your daughter's birthday. Black Friday. Secretaries' Day. When you sign up for the free My Special Days program, you select the days on which you wish to receive surprise promotions, delightful discounts, and enticing offers. It's our way of thanking you for making us part of your special moments and memories.

Pretty in pink.
Whether you're preparing for departure (to warmer climes, perhaps) or welcoming a new arrival, we hope to see you soon in-store or online. Stop in and see us to select the perfect gift to chase away the winter blahs with color and style. We gift-wrap beautifully and we ship around the world. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Show the Love, Share the Love

Can we share a secret? In last week's mild weather, we were a little sad to see the beautiful snow melting away. We're glad to see that Rochester has again become a winter wonderland. Snowflakes gently falling on blankets of white just makes cuddling, cooking and creating new looks that much more appealing. Host a dinner party, try a new champagne, liven up a room, and surprise the ones you adore with special gifts for Valentine's Day. From Pandora charms to whimsical clocks to elegant serving ware, we help find the perfect present and we gift wrap it beautifully. And for long-distance love, we ship around the world! Stop in to fall head over heels with something new for her, him or home. Here are ideas to "spark" your imagination:

Fifty Shades Darker - not just for the movies!

To Mom, and Daughter, and Aunt...with love

 I choo-choo-choose you!

Here's to us! Sparkling conversation awaits. 

Cinda b inspires romantic getaways.

Bold, beautiful bangles help use your Intuition.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Newly Minted!

Who knew a coin collection could look so elegant? Today we're focusing on our beautiful Mi Moneda line of jewelry that matches every outfit, in a rich variety of colors, styles and sizes. Translated as "my coins," these vintage-inspired pendants signify love, strength and hope through stunning design and striking combinations. Whether you go Art Deco, two-tone edgy, or all-out glam; we will help you create a unique look to shine bright during this stretch of gray days. Because what better way to make a personal statement than to coin a phrase?

Jewelry that matches every outfit, every mood.


From rose gold to ice blue, this season's "Monedas" steal the show.


While you're finding time to stop in and see us, mark your calendars for an important holiday next month involving hearts, acts of love, and the color red. You guessed it (maybe): Go Red For Women's National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 3, an occasion to celebrate and support heart health for yourself and the women you love (moms, sisters, friends, daughters). By wearing red and spreading the word, you can support education, advocacy, and critical research into cardiovascular health. See the website for the five numbers that all women should know to save their lives.

Stones of Color by Pandora

As for that *other* holiday in February, we've got you covered. Our Pandora collection of seductive charm(s), our Kiss and Dream diamonds (the highest quality at the lowest price), our NanoRosetta medallions that declare and capture eternal love, our serving pieces that perfectly suit candlelight dinners...all of these await you when you stop in and see us.




Friday, December 30, 2016

Before the Ball Drops


Much like the snow that falls in the morning and thaws by mid-day, 2016 won't be sticking around Rochester for long! There's still time for one more visit (in store or online) before you "stop in to see us" in Seventeen. In the spirit of New Year's Resolutions, we present ideas for her, him and home (and office) that bring color and life into the tough winter stretch that always begins a new year, renewing our commitment to friends and family, career and caring, and our own well-being. From birthday or anniversary presents to "pick-me-ups" that lift spirit and mood, these gifts encourage and inspire our best selves to work hard, love much, and come out to play...coat and cocoa optional!


Our newest Mi Moneda coins flaunt next year's Art Deco trend.


Mi Moneda bangles: same concept, smaller coin, smart move!


Chrysalis captures the beauty of winter, even after Christmas.

Geode bookends look smart in the home or office.

Jlizarah inspires and empowers your favorite little girl.

Beautiful banks teach kids to save for a rainy (or snowy) day.

NanoRosetta medallions kindle new career or collegiate passions.