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.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

NanoRosetta Stories

Did you have the chance to catch our "NanoRosetta" show on Channel 13 last weekend? If not, you can enjoy it here. It was our privilege to speak with friends who shared their stories of finding courage, hope, inspiration, and meaning in these digital hologram medallions that catch the light and capture memories. One woman had her spiritual mantra inscribed on the medallion; one drew strength from the word cloud that reflected her strength and resilience in the face of cancer.

Holidays and housewarmings, marriages and milestones, babies and puppies, challenges and triumphs: your life story unfolds a bit more each day. Each NanoRosetta medallion can hold more information than a piece of paper the size of a football field...and keep it safe for 10,000 years. At holiday time, these medallions are the perfect personal keepsake -- or the most unique gift you have ever given. Your loved one might have the Bible or the complete works of Shakespeare; but can she wear it around her neck? Can he keep it on his keychain? Now it's possible. Has your history or Broadway buff tried in vain to get Hamilton tickets? Sweeten the pot with the Constitution etched upon a coin.

And for the skeptics, we provide with each NanoRosetta the exclusive Viewer App, to marvel at the intricate details with crystal clarity on your computer or smartphone. Our gallery of designs and sizes is on display in our store or on our NEW website.

Time for a "change"!

Carry the Bible with you, always.

Keep loved ones close to your heart with a hologram album.

Pre-designed medallions start at just $60.

For a wife with Alzheimer's, this medallion captures memories that cannot fade.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Give Goodness

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday are now off the table -- but don't despair! At our one-stop resource for her, him and home, we don't restrict great value, online shopping, or gifts that give back to just one day. Instead, with new arrivals and great selection, we entice you to stop in and see us frequently this holiday season. (You just might find Christmas nibbles on a Nora Fleming platter.) Stay tuned for a big announcement on our Facebook page that's sure to steer you to our store this weekend. In the meantime, spread joy throughout Rochester and around the world...we ship anywhere!

For the cook who likes her holiday cheer in precise amounts!

NanoRosetta'sMiraculous Medal includes sacred Scripture.

Why should Santa's reindeer have all the fun? 

Intuitions Jewelry charges the holiday spirit with positive vibes.

 We love these gorgeous ornaments from Glass Eye Studio.

Look closely at this merry may recognize the skyline!

Prepare to hear: "I love your scarf!"

From our local artists' lines to our Pandora store-within-a-store; from mugs to medallions; from bowls to bangles -- you'll find so many ways to spread the joy this season.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Stories of Sacrifice and Service

"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost." -- Arthur Ashe.

Stunning views of history with NanoRosetta.

All year round, but especially on Veteran's Day, we honor those who have served our country across the branches of the military and throughout the world, representing and standing for our finest ideals in the face of danger and demagoguery. Our NanoRosetta technology presents a new way to pay homage to history and salute distinguished soldiers like General George S. Patton, whose granddaughter, Helen, commissioned a special NanoRosetta of the Bible inlaid upon an exact replica of her grandfather's dog tag. Stop in to see it!


Nora Fleming's all-American accents.
This Veteran's Day brings to a close a historic week for Rochester and for America. Our city -- and its famous cemetery -- enjoyed the national spotlight as hundreds flocked to Susan B. Anthony's grave on Election Day to cover the headstone with voting stickers. Our zoo welcomed a new American bald eagle, Maverick.

As we prepare for the season of entertaining, family feasts, and holiday parties, we invite you to come in from the cold and enjoy our beautiful selection of gifts for her, him, home, and hostess. With us, there's no schlepping store-to-store, no fighting crowds, no stressing about gift wrap or getting to the post office. What you will find are helpful suggestions, attentive service, and ease of giving, beautifully packaged and shipped anywhere in the world.

Stop in to shop our Pandora store.

We also hope you're catching the "Diamond Deals of the Week" shared on our Facebook page, in which you'll find our dazzling diamonds sell for up to $1,000 less than online stores and competing shops. We will place your dream diamond within reach...and on her finger.

Stop in and see us...soon!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

"The Breakaway Bride"

She doesn't have cold feet -- just cool taste.

This weekend's piece in the New York Times featured millennial brides who, in shopping for attire on their wedding day, refuse to look like a "conventional cupcake" or "perfect princess" in their standard-issue wedding dress. Instead, they're opting for styles and colors they love, especially ones they can wear again outside of the "big day."

Taylor Jewell, via Lela Rose, on

That might mean crop tops, flowing skirts dip-dyed pink after the reception, or even slinky green or blue gowns -- no veil, bouquet, full skirt or even shade of white need RSVP. Today's brides are rewriting the rules to express their own attitudes, values and taste.

Which brings us to our Kiss and Dream collection. You may not realize it, but our certified center-cut diamonds continue to sell at the lowest prices in the local market. Here, you will never "settle" for a
good-enough ring that's not exactly how you envisioned. Instead, you can explore hundreds of engagement rings, diamond rings, wedding bands and upgrades to suit your style -- or, we will help you create a completely custom ring, or tailor an existing one to the ring of your dreams. In store or online, you can browse by stone shape, explore styles and allow us to share our expertise with you.

Kiss and Dream: simple to intricate, traditional to modern. 
As you plan a wedding and shop for attire that reflects your deepest hopes and dreams, beliefs and values, we hope you will allow us to create a ring of beauty and distinction that will dazzle you...from the center-cut stone to the signature a price you may never have dared to dream.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Autumn Splendor, Silver Lining

Now that fall has burst into full splendor, we love to see the rich autumnal hues of purple, gold and copper in our selection of gifts at People's Pottery and at We consulted our "crystal ball" above (really a blown-glass globe by Glass Eye have to see this collection!) to divine the trends popping up in our selection of heartwarming gifts for her, him and home.  The result: rich purple accents for now -- and textured, cozy metallic for later. Our store might look distinctly fall with new additions and exclusive collections, but we continue our year-round points of distinction: friendly advice, inspired ideas, gorgeous gift-wrapping, and shipping to anywhere you'd like to spread happiness, love and warmth with the perfect pick-me-up.

The clock strikes nine! By Allen Designs.

Autumn pops of color in the kitchen.

Pack this cinda b sack and follow the foliage! 
Bold and jumping in leaves!

Light up the room.

When it's time to decorate for the holidays and layer against the cold, our sparkly metallics have a warmth and whimsy that you might not expect -- draped in brilliance, robed in elegance and offset with touchable texture or blazing winter-sky blue.

Warm relief for chilly days.

Owl ornaments you'll want to cuddle.

Like showers of sunshine on a bright winter day.
Light the way to a blessed season.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Autumn is upon us! You can tell by the way our "pumpkin patch" greets you at the door. And the new fall decor doesn't stop there. Beautiful accents, charming gifts, delightful decor and stunning jewelry are all waiting for you to admire, whether you're scooping them up for yourself or for someone special. As we carve out both pumpkins and precious family time; as we stock up on Halloween candy and hearty casseroles -- we're excited to help you brighten home and hearth (not to mention your loved one's day) with the treasures awaiting you here, Rochester's finest source of gifts. We hand-select your perfect gift, wrap it gorgeously, and ship it anywhere in the world.

Pandora thinks pink.

From little feet to lifelong love, NanoRosetta endures forever.

Even gourds can go glam here!

Rosy cheeks deserve rose-adorned bags!

The three warmest words: "I'm making coffee!"

From a hot cup of coffee to a warm inviting table, we are here to make your fall that much more cozy. You know what to do...stop in and see us!

We're Falling For You

Corn mazes, crossing guards, and the culture rush of Fringe Festival...all telltale signs that Fall is ready to paint the town gold, and orange, and purple. We're falling fast for the new season at People's Pottery, and you'll feel the autumn ambiance as soon as you walk through the door. We invite you to stop in and see us, or visit our website for online shopping on your schedule! New semesters, new starts and new leaves beckon -- all milestones worthy of meaningful, unique and beautiful gifts. With our exclusive lines and Pandora store-within-a-store, Rochester's richest source of gifts for her, him and home offers the convenience of personal attention, elegant gift-wrapping, and shipping around the world! If you've received a gift you adore from our store, please share with us on our Facebook page. Here are more to fall in love with, this season!

"Cheers" to the gold leaf effect!

Cinda B adds joy to each journey.

Elegant and eye-catching desk accessories clock in.
Seasonal style for your kitchen and dining room.

A charming way to present wine.

Boo..tiful Nora Fleming accents.
Nature's rich shades, meet high-gloss finish.
Go ahead...pick your pumpkin!