Timeless Jewelry

Graduation Gifts Ideas

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With school’s reaching their ever-coveted finish, graduation season has arrived. MYJ has selected some graduation gifts for the upcoming grad.

1) A desktop organizer is the perfect gift for any upcoming graduate. With so many papers to keep track of, this modern organizer keeps them at arms length.

http://www.target.com/p/4-shelf-desktop-organizer-black/-/A-655493

2) The timeless MYJ white stretch bracelet set is perfect for those rushed mornings when accessories are the last thing on a student’s mind. They are easy to wear and go with almost everything. You can stack all three or wear one at a time.

http://www.mayyeung.com/Gold-White-Coral-Stretch-Bracelet-Set-3S12S03

3) The beautiful Ted Baker IPad cover is the perfect place to keep an IPad safe from scratches and ready to go.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ted-baker-london-quilted-ipad-case/3262823?origin=keywordsearch&fashionColor=Natural&resultback=4648

Congratulations to our 2012 graduates!

Desktop Organizer

Classic white bracelet set

IPad cover


Majorica Pearls

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May's favorite strand of white pearls

I’ve been honoring June’s birthstone – Pearls – this week by sharing information and photos of the gem along with offering a pearl promotion to our Twitter followers, Facebook Fans, and our MYJ members.  You probably have discovered by now that I have an extreme fondness and passion for pearls!

In high school, I received my first strand of white Majorica pearls from my parents and it was my father who gave me a lesson on the origin and quality of Majorica pearls.  My father emphasized over and over that it was a special strand of pearls and that it was only to be worn on special occasions. It was probably the most expensive piece of jewelry I owned at the time and truthfully, I wasn’t ever planning to wear the pearls except to please my father. Fast forward several years and I now love all types, sizes, colors, and shapes of pearls.

The Majorica pearl was first made on the Spanish Island of Majorca over a century ago and it has a close resemblance to natural pearls. Majorica pearls are man-made using a special iridescent glass bead as the pearl’s core. The glass bead is then coated on the surface with approximately 30 applied layers of a paste made of oil, fish scales, or mother-of–pearl.  The glass bead and natural layers replicate the surface and weight of a cultured pearl. The cost is a fraction of the price of a strand of cultured pearls.

Majorica pearls are a timeless fashion accessory that won’t break the bank!

The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens. – Author Unknown

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Welcome to May’s Blog

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Welcome to the launch of May Yeung’s Blog!  With the unveiling of our brand new website last month, I’m thrilled to share that I now will be writing about my true “passion points” every week.

In addition to the most recent news about MYJ, I’ll be including helpful, fun, and creative posts about Versatile Accessories, Contemporary Fashion, Modern Home Accessories, Sophisticated Lifestyle, Styling Tips, Inspirations, Philanthropy and finally my Favorite 5.  I have several guest bloggers waiting on the side line to share their stories as well so stay tuned.

As I start the journey of sharing my “passion points”, the following is my favorite quote that was forwarded by a dear friend and which I am fond of staying true to with my individual timeless fashion and home décor style.

Accessories are no longer an afterthought – they’re the main attraction.” – New York Times


White Coral

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White Coral Necklace

Throughout all of the the years that I’ve been designing jewelry, I’ve never worked with white coral until last month.  After one of our suppliers showed me their recent shipment of white coral, I became intrigued with the opaque stone and its texture, shape and origin.

White Coral Bracelet

White coral is naturally porous which gives it a lightweight feel. The color of coral can range from white to shades of red to blue to black, depending on the water in which it grows. Coral is associated with protective qualities, and historically it was given to girls as their first jewelry piece.

This Mother’s Day, we had the pleasure of gifting a white coral necklace (16mm) and matching bracelet with a pave heart charm (pictured) to a handful of celebrity moms.  With white coral being a timeless semi-precious stone and keeping in with tradition, we anticipate the moms will pass their MYJ white coral jewelry one day to their daughters.


How to Wear Layered Bracelets with a Watch

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May Yeung Jewelry – White Coral, Garnet, & Gold-Filled Link Chain Bracelets

I embraced the art of layering necklaces several years ago and this season, I’m ALL about layering multiple bracelets with my watch of choice.  Mixing different styles of bracelets, stone colors, textures, and styles is the accessorizing recipe for creating a unique layered look for your wrist.

Pictured is a combination of two stretchy bracelets and a gold filled oval link chain bracelet.  The white coral is light, porous, and mixed with a cubic zirconia pave ball.  The garnet semi-precious stones are smooth and opaque with a gold heart charm. The gold-filled link chain is weighty with a petite white freshwater coin pearl charm.

Be creative and have fun with layering bracelets and if you come across some bangles in your jewelry box, add them to the mix to complete your bracelet layered look!

Happy Layering!