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Big Hearts Bring Big Help

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Patty Tobin is putting her heart into a very special private Trunk Show.
Hosted by Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP).
The event will benefit two inspiring Capital Region non-profits: Family Promise of the Capital Region & The Bus Stop Club.

This Thursday, February 9thPatty Tobin will showcase her beautiful handcrafted semi-precious gemstone and pearl jewelry collection from 11:30AM – 1:30PM for a private trunk show event at CDPHP‘s main office in Albany (visit our events page). For those unfamiliar with CDPHP, it is an award-winning, not-for-profit, physician-founded and doctor-directed health plan provider based up in Albany (where we’re from). The philanthropic arm of the company, CDPHP The Foundation, has earned a reputation for being an excellent and very active benefactor in the communities in which it operates.

Our work with CDPHP has highlighted one aspect of the company’s mission, which I think is particularly distinguishing and progressive. The Foundation goes above and beyond the bounds of what’s “normally” provided by your health care company by actually stepping out and investing real time and real money IN your community.

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Their efforts “to support civic and cultural activities in CDPHP communities,” are genuinely felt in the communities they serve. This Thursday, for instance will bring together many different philanthropic persons and organizations to work collectively to raise monies for two unique organizations:

Family Promise of the Capital Region (recently named the Charity of Choice for 2017 by CDPHP) helps homeless families stay together and assists them with everything from food and shelter to helping them get back on their feet, find a job, and secure a home for their family in a way that is sustainable. 

The Bus Stop Club, is the second, and it devotes extra time, attention, support — and oftentimes just “fun” — in safe, supervised environments for the siblings of children diagnosed with chronic illness or developmental, physical, or intellectual disabilities; situations which often leave those kids inadvertently neglected or overlooked by parents and family members trying to cope/manage their other child’s all-consuming illness; leaving this child vulnerable to early onset depression.

These Rose Amethyst stones offer a rare shade of lavender…they are translucent, and yet, they still hold varying degrees of rich to pale purple with warm glimmers of honied yellow
that appear and disappear with
the light as you move.

Patty Tobin donation necklace to CDPHP's local Albany Charities

This is the gorgeous Rose Amethyst necklace Patty Tobin is donating to CDPHP for this event. The necklace, a $795 retail value, will be “raffled off” during Thursday’s event and ALL proceeds will go to Family Promise and The Bus Stop Club.

Patty has worked with, participated in, donated to more charitable organizations than any individual or business I’ve ever worked for — and I worked in fundraising for years. Like many Americans, she is a small business owner, bootstrapping her way through these challenging and uncertain times, and as such, I can attest to the fact that donating not only one’s product, but one’s time and energy as well, is no small thing. But, regardless, I have never seen Patty turn her back to any person or group in need of help. Indeed, for being such a tiny person, the woman really does have the biggest heart of anyone I’ve ever met.

Holiday Gifts Trunk Show at Circles on Tuesday, Dec. 20th

December 17, 2016  |  Gift Ideas, News & Events, Special Events

Patty Tobin Holiday Gifts Trunk Show at Circles on 12/20/16

Mother’s Day Trunk Show At Bloomingdale’s May 5, 6, 7

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Here’s a sneak peak at some of the new designs Patty will debut at Bloomingdale’s this week!

 

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Ho, Ho, Ho, It’s Off To Albany She Goes!

December 9, 2015  |  Gift Ideas, News & Events, Special Events

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Happy Holidays to all of our friends in the Capital Region!

With Hanukkah underway and Christmas right around the corner, Patty Claus is headed to town with a bag full of goodies to add some sparkle to your holidays! This season, in addition to our traditional Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry Collection, Patty is bringing a special selection of affordable jewelry gifts, including lovely necklaces, beautiful gemstone earrings and fun stackable bracelets for $100 and less!

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You can find Patty Tobin jewelry in several places around Albany this year, including a special event coming up this Friday in Loudonville. Schuyler Meadows is hosting their annual Holiday Boutique Luncheon for members on December 11th from 11AM to 3PM. If you go to the Club, come by and see Patty Tobin and wrap up your holiday shopping for the ladies in your life! We’ll have everything from our classic pearls and sophisticated styles to our new delicate druzy necklaces, edgy gemstone station chains and earrings for a fun, youthful flare.

Schuyler Meadows Holiday Boutique Luncheon (Members Only Event)
17 Schuyler Meadows Club Road
Friday, December 11 I 11AM – 3PM

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Now through Christmas, you can find Patty Tobin Jewelry Gifts at Lights In The Park in Albany’s Washington Square Park! Everyday we will be setup with beautiful jewelry gifts from 5PM to 9PM. We have great gifts starting as low as $15 for our sparkly crystal stackable bracelets, plus lots of $25-$35 gemstone and pearl earrings, necklaces for $50 and up, plus a new selection of men’s jewelry. Look for our table right as you walk into the Boathouse.

Holiday Lights In The Park
(Inside the boathouse)
Washington Square Park, Daily from 5PM to 9PM

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patty tobin jewelry at circles in stuyvesant plaza albany

And last, but certainly not least, don’t forget you can always find us at Circles in Stuyvesant Plaza! Circles carries our classic Patty Tobin Collection with elegant styles for sophisticated, fashionable women. Look for our full designer showcase in the store. shopping holidays illustration375v2

Circles
Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Store Hours
Mon-Fri: 10am-9pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: Noon-5pm

FALL FASHION 2015 Preview at Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry

patty tobin tiger eye gemstone designs fall fashion 2015

The long-awaited, much-anticipated, return of Patty Tobin’s Multicolor Tiger Eye creations have arrived!! Get ready for the Fall 2015 season, featuring gorgeous hues of golden–honey coppers and bronzes, burgundy reds, and midnight navy blues in a variety of styles! Here is a special “sneak peak” at Patty Tobin’s latest fashion must-have pieces…

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ALL NEW Honey Tiger Eye: Cabochon Nesting Sets in 14MM with 18K Vermeil details and crystal-set 18K Vermeil ball twist clasp ($395 & $495).

Customers interested in this delectable Honey Tiger Eye gemstone nesting necklace, should call now to put in your order because we can’t keep them in stock!! All of our best customers have already scooped up the ones we brought in to photograph, so call or email us soon to reserve yours! (Visit our Contact Us page for phone and email details.)

patty tobin multicolor tiger eye gemstone jewlery fall fashion 2015

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Patty Tobin Multicolor Tiger Eye: Faceted 18MM Round Gemstone with 18K Vermeil detail and crystal-set 18K Vermeil ball twist clasp ($695).

The “big beads” — as we call them — are always the best sellers, but there’s plenty more designs incorporating these same gemstones in different sizes and styles like our 60″ ropes ($795), our six-strand cuff bracelet ($595), our dangling pendant ($595) and matching earrings ($225):

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND for FALL 2015: Patty Tobin recreates her stunning Multicolor Tiger Eye Collection (see descriptions above photo).

Fall at Patty Tobin wouldn’t be complete with our warm, caramel colored copper pearl pieces like this stunning double strand Keshi Pearl Torsade featuring a sterling silver set faceted Smoky Topaz clasp ($695).

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View this item online at pattytobin.com or visit our Contact Us page for our email and/or phone number to inquire about  placing a special order for this piece today!

A personal favorite, and one of our most well-known designs, the Fall Collection wouldn’t be complete without our stunning Freshwater Pearl and Semiprecious Gemstone Lariat (shown below). Featured for Fall 2015 is Patty Tobin’s beautiful palette of caramel and copper hue pearls combined with Citrine and Clear Quartz gemstones with touches of golden Swarovski Crystals that add just a hint of “bling” to this outstanding piece.

patty tobin pearl and gemstone lariat necklace fall fashion jewelry 2015

ONLY AT PATTY TOBIN: One of most well-known and versatile designs, this three-strand Freshwater Pearl and Semiprecious Gemstone Lariat ($595) can be worn half a dozen ways and is a steal for the price! Also available in a number of other pearl hues and gemstone combinations. Shop this piece online at pattytobin.com or visit our Contact Us page to inquire about other color palettes available in this design.

If you’re loving this lariat design, remember to check back with us next week for a special feature story on this particular stand-out style!! Only at Patty Tobin!

All Patty Tobin Fine fashion Jewelry is manufactured in New York State (Made in NY / Made in USA).

Valentine’s Day Last Minute Shopping Guide (for the Guys)

February 12, 2015  |  Gift Ideas, New Arrivals

OK, guys, it’s already Thursday and Valentine’s Day is the day after tomorrow, so you better get a move on if you’re gonna surprise your woman with a special gift. To help take the pressure off, here are some last minute gift ideas that are sure to take her breath away…

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Red Faceted Fire Agate Gemstone Nesting Necklaces by Patty Tobin ($350 & $395). Available at Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry Boutique (108 W. 17th Street).

Whether you buy one separately or buy the complete nesting set, this red hot jewelry is the best way to say I Love You to your special valentine. Available now in our NYC boutique located at 108 W. 17th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea. Call or come in!

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Classic and elegant: Perfectly round South Sea Pearls set in 14K Gold (Necklace, $795 & Earrings, $895).

A timeless selection for any woman. These perfectly round creamy white lustre south sea pearls have the beauty and the quality of necklace and earring sets that go for three and four time their price at Patty Tobin. Only one of each available, so act fast before they’re gone. Available at our Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry boutique located at 108 W. 17th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea. Call or come in today!

Wait…let’s take another look at that last one…
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Classic and elegant: Perfectly round South Sea Pearl in 14K Gold ($795).

(…keeping in mind a picture hardly does a piece like this justice.)
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Red Faceted Fire Agate Gemstone Long Necklaces by Patty Tobin ($450, two shown). Available at Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry Boutique (108 W. 17th St).

And, finally — we had to do another RED for V-Day (!) — our 8mm Faceted Red Fire Agate Gemstone 60″ Ropes ($450). Our fire agate ropes always sell out whether we’re doing a private trunk show or an event at Bloomingdale’s. These new RED ropes are here now, but they could be gone by tomorrow. Two of these necklaces are available at our Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry boutique located at 108 W. 17th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea. Call or come in before they’re gone!

Gifts Husbands Have Come To Believe In

Happy customers like Ro (pictured below) and her husband Bob are what make our Holiday Season so delightful at Patty Tobin. We met this lovely couple during one of our Bloomingdale’s Trunk Shows in Huntington, Long Island this past December. Ro instantly fell in love with our Abalone Torsade and her husband Bob was right behind her to say, “Let’s get it for you!”

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As with many of our customers, Ro needed the length of the necklace customized, which we were happy to do. Being able to make slight adjustments like lengthening and shortening necklaces or replacing a clasp to suit a customer’s taste, often translates into some of our  most rewarding customer service experiences. I think this is because it often gives us the opportunity to follow-up with our customers one-on-one outside of trunk shows or other busy events, which always seems to add a real personal element to the process.

In this case, Patty and Ro’s husband Bob were in touch via email throughout the customizing process from the time they left our Huntington show to the time they received Ro’s finished necklace. Not only were we able to adjust Ro’s necklace in time for the holidays, but Patty, of course, took the liberty of beautifully packaging and gift wrapping it, so it was already wrapped, bowed and ready to go for Bob to give to his lovely wife for the holiday.

Our relationships with our customers rarely end at the point of sale. Maybe it’s because we’re a family company, maybe it’s just because Patty and I are both friendly extroverted types, but whatever the reason, we do seem to make friends with our customers quite often. It’s like a little extended Tobin family. And I love that about us. We may just be in the business of selling jewelry, but I must say with the utmost sincerity that meeting people like Ro and Bob, and getting to see first hand how just a little bit more work on our part can go such a long way to making them super happy in the end…it truly is the most gratifying part of our job.

Heating up the Holidays at Circles this Saturday!

December 12, 2014  |  Gift Ideas, News & Events, Special Events
Patty Tobin is bringing the heat to Circles this Saturday for a special one-day only Holiday Shopping event.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
12:00PM – 5:00PM
Circles in Stuyvesant Plaza
Albany, New York

Patty Tobin fire agate holiday collection jewelry
Patty Tobin will be at Circles in Albany this Saturday with the designer’s 2014 Holiday Collection, featuring an unbelievable assortment of colorful Fire Agate gemstone jewelry.

New Arm Candy at Patty Tobin

July 25, 2013  |  Gift Ideas, New Arrivals, News & Events
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Now available at Patty Tobin in New York City and Circles in Albany: New Crystal & Satin Evening Bags ($145 – $395). Shown above: Multicolor Crystal Peacock Evening Bag, $395.

Here’s a news flash worth getting up in arms over: Patty Tobin is now carrying a fabulous new collection of  “gemmy” evening bags! The designer has brought together an impressive assortment of embellished clutches that are now available in New York at the Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry Boutique, 108 W. 17th Street, and in Albany at Circles in Stuyvesant Plaza.

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“Bringing Up Baby” New Silver and Gold Crystal Tiger Evening Bags ($395)

“They’re the perfect compliment to our jewelry,” says the designer of the new bejeweled clutches. A longtime handbag aficionado, Patty Tobin can tell you first hand how “essential” a good handbag is to your wardrobe. “It’s like a piece of jewelry,” says Tobin. “Only you carry it instead.”

Wonderfully colorful and beautifully crafted, these gemmy little bags feature various animal embellishments from peacocks and cheetahs to tigers and turtles. “They’re just awesome,” says Jayne Drost, Director of the Elizabeth Dee Gallery in Chelsea. “I want to wear this at every art event I go to.”

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“Big Bird” New Multicolor Crystal Bird Evening Bag ($395)

All of the handbags come with an optional chain attachment that can be easily hooked on to use as a purse strap, or left off if you want to carry it as a clutch. “It’s great to have both options,” says Drost. “I really just want to hold it, but if I need to free up my hands, it’s super easy to just hook the strap on real quick and throw it over your shoulder. It’s still looks great.”

The new evening bags start at $145 for the satin clutches and $395 for the full crystal encrusted clutches. Call 212.414.0174 for more details on our current selection.

Clockwise from top left: Teal Satin Turtle ($145), Champagne Satin Cheetah ($145), Large Crystal Owl ($395, Limited Edition), Jungle Fever ($395, Limited Edition), Black Satin Peacock ($145).

Clockwise from top left: Teal Satin Turtle ($145), Champagne Satin Cheetah ($145), Large Crystal Owl ($395, Limited Edition), Jungle Fever ($395, Limited Edition), Black Satin Peacock ($145).

Customer Raves & Faves: Our Top 10 Best Sellers at Bloomingdale’s

Patty Tobin jewelry at Bloomingdale's Trunk Show

Patty Tobin wraps up her first circuit of Trunk Shows at Bloomingdale’s in New York and New Jersey this month. The jewelry designer will announce her next series of showcase events for the fall in the coming months, so stay tuned!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already July, and that we’ve officially wrapped up our first full series of Patty Tobin Trunk Show events at Bloomingdale’s! But here we are with 27 exciting days of showcase events under our belt (with more to come this Fall!) After 12 weeks of shows at four different Bloomingdale’s locations including New York City, White Plains, and Hackensack and Short Hills, New Jersey, Patty Tobin and I sat down to take stock of our biggest “show-stoppers” and customer favorites, and to put together our first TOP 10 BESTSELLERS LIST!

Patty Tobin Trunk Show Bloomingdale's White Plains

Patty Tobin and her colorful collection of fine fashion jewelry has been a hit at each of our Trunk Show events at Bloomingdale’s in White Plains. We can’t wait to return for more events this fall!

For those of you who are familiar with our “Fine Fashion” jewelry line, you already know that Patty creates a lot of “one-a-kind” and “few-of-a-kind” pieces in addition to her classic Patty Tobin signature styles, or our “standard bearers,” as she would call them. (For those of you who are checking us out for the first time, many of Patty’s designs are just that: “One-of” or “few-of” a kind pieces (a.k.a. limited edition items) and when they go, they’re gone; some will be replicated, but very seldom duplicated.)

The collection we brought with us to these shows, which kicked off back in March in New York City at Bloomingdale’s highly anticipated and widely promoted “HOT” event, represented a “Perfectly Patty” combination of said “One-ofs” and the designer’s “signature styles”. So, when we sat down to put together our TOP 10 list, we were faced with a bit of a challenge. We wanted to include not only the pieces that had sold the most in number, and were therefore obvious customer favorites, but also the real “show-stoppers” that may only have sold once due to the fact that they were, in fact, “one-of-a-kind” pieces. In the end, this is what we resolved to feature as our TOP 10 “RAVES & FAVES” AT BLOOMINGDALE’S:

TOP 10 BESTSELLERS

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#1) NEW Shell Pearl Lariats

Shell Pearl necklaces by Patty Tobin at Bloomingdale's

Patty Tobin’s newest addition to the designer’s collection was a huge hit at every single Bloomingdale’s show! Tobin’s new Shell Pearl Lariat ($395) comes in a variety of colors, including the Butter Yellow (left) and Tahitian Black (right) shown above, plus White, Pink, Platinum and more. Clasps are adjustable, allowing you to fit to just about any neckline, and come in yellow or white 18K vermeil.

 #2) 16MM Shell Pearls

Shell Pearl necklace by Patty Tobin

There’s a reason we often refer to our Shell Pearls as “the little black” dress of the line, and their popularity at our Bloomingdale’s Trunk Shows just goes to show how true that is. At $295, this lovely 18″ shell pearl necklace comes in a variety of colors and suits ages 18 to 80. It is such an easy wear that you’ll find the hardest part is not deciding whether or not to get it, but which of these fabulous color combinations to get it in!

#3) Ladies loved the LAB!

Labradorite necklaces by Patty Tobin

Bloomingdale’s shoppers and staff alike, simply loved our labradorite pieces! Both the briolette torsade (above left, $995) and the baby briolette and rondelle hand-wrapped 18K vermeil chains (above right, $395 each) were huge showstoppers! And good examples of our “one-of” and “few-of-a-kind” pieces — “often replicated, but never duplicated.” Cheers to the ladies that took home these stunning pieces!!

#4) Bali gets ’em every time

Bali sterling necklace, earring and bracelet by Patty Tobin

Simple, understated and elegant, our Bali Sterling and Freshwater Pearl necklace, earring and bracelet set have long been one of our most popular items and Bloomingdale’s was no different. Although many are drawn to our bigger, brighter, more “statement” pieces at first, our Bali set seems to win out every time. The 18″ necklace ($295) makes for a lovely everyday wear that can easily be dressed up for formal occasions. The earring ($135) and bracelet ($195) make for a great addition to just about any woman’s jewelry collection as they are both easy to throw on and go everyday or pair with more pieces for a fuller statement look. Our long 36″ rope ($495) with its versatility going from a long necklace to a short doubled-up one makes it an easy stand alone piece or a great one for layering. We couldn’t keep these items in stock at the shows; every time we got more in, they flew right out again!

#5) + #6) + #7) Crazy for QUARTZ!!

Aqua quartz and clear quartz necklace by Patty Tobin at Bloomingdale's trunk show

“Crazy for Quartz” is right! There’s no better way to say it then that! Bloomingdale’s customers were loving all of the above (from left to right): Aqua Quartz large briolette necklace ($350), Clear Quartz 14MM necklace ($295), and our “mega” quartz statement piece: Aqua Quartz Briolette Torsade ($895).

#9) Fire Agate Ropes fly right out!

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Our colorful Fire Agate Ropes ($450) were a huge hit at these shows!! Their unusual color and texture was so attention getting that they were among the first to sell right out in every color. It’s hard to say which were most popular, but if I had to pick a Top 3, I’d have to say the Orange & White (above left), the Blue & Yellow (above left) and the Black & Teal (not shown).

 #10) Freshwater Pearl & Gemstone Lariats

Patty Tobin freshwater pearl lariats with gemstone and swarovski crystal at bloomingdale's

Our Freshwater Pearl Lariats with their gemstone and Swarovski crystal detail are truly unique pieces that you simply won’t find anywhere else. As versatile as they are lovely, these colorful necklaces can be worn a number of different ways and come in a variety of colors, including pale pink/rose quartz (shown above, left), bronze/citrine, purple/amethyst, white/clear quartz, and many others. All that pearl and gemstone for only $495! Can you say, such a deal?!?!

Many of these styles will soon be available for sale on our website. In the meantime, please direct inquiries and purchase orders to us by phone at 212.414.0174 (or toll-free at 877.772.8891).