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Behind The Scenes at our “Mother of the Bride” Photo Shoot for Patty Tobin Jewelry

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Mother and daughter relaxing together in between photos at our shoot for Patty Tobin Mother of the Bride Jewelry.

Patty Tobin readers, I’d like to introduce you to two very special ladies:

Meet Kathy & Kienan Lacey
(pictured above).

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Sophisticated Weddings’ own Steve Sendor personally photographing our Mother of the Bride campaign at the Lacey-Hoge residence on Park Ave.

This beautiful – and real life – mother and daughter duo will appear later this month for Patty Tobin in the 2015 New York Edition of Sophisticated Weddings. The release of the magazine’s 2015 bridal book will kickoff our first (“official”) Patty Tobin Mother of the Bride wedding jewelry campaign!

This time last year, the 2014 publication of Sophisticated Weddings New York Edition marked the launch of our first formal Patty Tobin Bridal Collection. We ran our first national full-page advertisement for Patty Tobin Bridal and saw our jewelry styled with several incredible wedding gowns for the magazine’s 2014 feature story. It was especially exciting to see Patty Tobin alongside impressive designer names like Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier, Galia Lahav, and Dennis Basso (exclusive for Kleinfeld).

In the upcoming issue, you can expect to see Kathy and Kienan modeling the Patty Tobin pearl necklaces worn at Kienan’s 2014 wedding in New York City. A full-scale black tie event held at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens last fall, both mother and daughter looked flawless in their unique South Sea and Freshwater Pearl creations.

Mother of the Bride jewelry by Patty Tobin

Bride, Kienan, with mom, Kathy, at their family home for our Mother of the Bride photo shoot.

For her wedding day, the bride wanted to be “dripping in pearls” while still striking a balance with her dress so as not to be too over the top. As we do with many of our brides, Patty decided to design two custom pieces for Kienan in order to achieve the look she wanted. Using a hand-picked combination of creamy-white baroque Freshwater Pearls separated by small sections of 18K Vermeil chain, Patty created an elegant “floating” look for the bride’s necklace. Using two 40″ chains instead of one long, Kienan was able to style and adjust her necklaces to fall exactly where she wanted them. By spacing out the pearls with delicate vermeil chain, Patty created a look that was at once subtle and a statement. The vermeil sections in between the pearls gave the bride an elegant hint of glistening gold as she moved throughout the day while not competing with or overwhelming the beauty of the pearls’ natural luster.

Mother of the bride necklace of south sea pearls

Worn by mother of the bride, Kathy Lacey: Patty Tobin Couture 16MM South Sea Pearl Necklace with diamond and gold clasp.

For mother of the bride, Kathy, a beautiful strand of South Sea Pearls from our Couture Collection was met with love at first sight. No custom design was necessary. Before she even tried on the necklace, the moment she walked in, she saw it,  pointed to it and said, “That one!”

The necklace belongs to our Patty Tobin Couture Collection, which features a stunning assortment of large baroque South Sea Pearls; all hand-knotted on silk and finished with a 14K gold and diamond clasp. It was the perfect balance of sophistication, style and elegance to go with the black and white strapless designer ballgown she would wear for the occasion.

We are so grateful to both Kathy and Kienan, not only for their patronage and friendship, but for their continued support and overwhelming willingness to participate in this important advertising campaign we are undertaking in 2015! Ladies, we thank you both sincerely and are so happy we could be part of your magical day.

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.

Personal Shoppers Welcome Patty Tobin for Private Trunk Show with At Your Service

Last week, for the very first time, Patty Tobin was hosted by Bloomingdale’s personal shopping department, At Your Service, for the designer’s very own private Trunk Show at the store’s famous 59th Street flagship location in New York City!

Patty Tobin designer trunk show at Bloomingdale's At Your Service

Fine Fashion jewelry designer, Patty Tobin, sets up to showcase her latest collection of colorful handmade semiprecious gemstone and pearl jewelry with personal shopping team of At Your Service at Bloomingdale’s.

Patty Tobin designer trunk show with At Your Service at Bloomingdales

The personal favorite of one personal shopper, Kaitlyn, was our African Turquoise Torsade ($595).

Being invited to showcase our jewelry with the Personal Shopping department was a huge coo for us – and we don’t mind saying so!  Patty and I were both thrilled to have the opportunity to not only meet the wonderful team of personal shoppers at Bloomingdale’s and introduce them to our line, but also to garner the attention of our their clients during our four day trunk show.

The women of At Your Service were lovely hosts. They were not only welcoming, but they were willing to make time to get to know us and to learn more about the line (despite their super jam-packed schedules). We’re extremely happy to report that they all loved, loved, loved the line. And, perhaps even more exciting, they LOVED our price points!

Patty Tobin designer trunk show with At Your Service at Bloomingdales

Everyone was loving this colorful new freshwater pearl “mega” torsade ($895).

 

It was so exciting to interact with these women, all of whom are  professional expert level shoppers. They are the ones that engage with Bloomingdale’s VIP clientele and in so doing, they are, perhaps more than anyone else, tapped into their customers’ taste, style, and spending preferences. And to receive so much enthusiastic feedback from each of them individually was incredibly encouraging and a real compliment.

Coming up next: Personal Shoppers’ Favorite Patty Tobin pieces and more news on our next AYS Trunk Show Event in December! Stay tuned…

“Fashion Smash” at 59th Street!

October 22, 2014  |  News & Events, Special Events

patty tobin trunk show at bloomingdale'sPatty Tobin will be showcasing her fine fashion jewelry collection during Bloomingdale’s “Fashion Smash” event this Thursday, October 23rd at the 59th Street flagship store in NYC. Stop by and see us on the 1st Floor in Fashion Accessories, near the Third Avenue entrance. We will be setup from 10AM to 6PM.

 

N.J. Trunk Show This Saturday @ Bloomingdale’s in Hackensack

October 15, 2014  |  News & Events, Special Events

Saturday, October 18, 2014

10:00AM – 3:00PM

 

The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, NJ

Bloomingdale’s – Fashion Jewelry

Bloomingdale's Short Hills Trunk Show with Patty Tobin

 For more information, visit our Events Page.

Exclusive Albany Trunk Show Event at Circles

September 26, 2014  |  News & Events, Special Events

Join jewelry designer, Patty Tobin, at Circles in Stuyvesant Plaza on Saturday, September 27th for an exclusive Trunk Show event featuring many of the her latest fall must-have pieces!!

Patty Tobin Albany Trunk Show at Circles

Event Details:

Circles

Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Avenue, Albany, NY

Saturday, September 27, 2014

11:00AM – 5:00PM

 

Words of Wisdom from the West Coast

July 18, 2014  |  News & Events

patty tobin in san franciscoOn her recent tour of San Francisco designer Patty Tobin stops to get advice from Confucius in the bay area’s famous Chinatown section. What wisdom will he have to offer on her long awaited West Coast expansion?

Confucius says:

The superior woman is modest in her spending, but exceeds in her selection. That is why she who wears Patty Tobin shall be the envy of all who see her.

 

Stay tuned for more news on our upcoming West Coast Collection at Patty Tobin.

Hamptons Here We Come!!!

June 18, 2014  |  News & Events

Patty Tobin Designer Trunk Show Hamptons

It’s been a longtime coming, but we are thrilled to announce our upcoming Hamptons debut! Later this month, Patty Tobin will be hosted by the very posh Southampton boutique, Dazzelle, for a two-day showcase on Friday, June 27th from 10:00AM – 5:00PM and on Saturday, June 28th from 10:00AM – 5:30PM.

Designer trunk show hamptons patty tobin at dazzelle

Dazzelle: 47 Jobs Lane, Southampton

Located on the very chic Jobs Lane amidst the best shopping in the Hamptons, Dazzelle is well known among locals for carrying the very best in fashion, including the latest trends as well as the essential classic styles, and all the accessories to pair with every look from beachy-day to evening gala.

patty tobin designer trunk show hamptons preview

 

Patty has designed a special Limited Edition collection of sizzling’ summer styles, exclusive to the event. Guests will have the chance to meet the designer, browse her colorful new collection, and be the first — and only — to snag the beautiful one-of-a-kind handcrafted necklaces.

We are thrilled to showcase our newest Affordable Luxury jewels at Dazzelle. The specialty boutique is the perfect fit for Patty Tobin jewelry. Pairing classic elegance with fashion-forward looks that are both fun and sophisticated is the perfect combination for this special shop and that’s just what we do!

patty tobin designer trunk show hamptons sneak peak

Here’s a little sneak-peak of what will be coming with us to the Hamptons!

Described as “wearable art” by many of her customers, Patty Tobin’s eye-catching pieces range in styles from the big statement necklaces we are best known for to delicate universal “everyday” styles that are sure to take the summer vacationer from the beach to brunch to black tie — and we’ll have all of them with us! So if you find yourself heading east the weekend of June 27 & 28th, we hope you’ll stop by Dazzelle and see us!

Right On Trend: Patty Tobin Brings You The Must-Have Accessories Of The Season

April 23, 2014  |  News & Events

The fashion shows have wrapped. The trend reports are in. And all the stores are brimming with the new spring ready-to-wear collections for 2014. We’ve taken it all in and put together our own special spring fashion report for all our loyal Patty Tobin followers. Enjoy!

Pretty Pastels

Petal pinks, light lavenders, butter yellows and minty-greens are everywhere this spring, including at Patty Tobin. The key is to find the hue that flatters you the most and fits your style, so if pink is not your color, perhaps a pretty pale lilac or icy blue is just the thing. Here are a few must-have pieces for each of the popular colors this spring.

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Starting from the back row and going clockwise, here are a few of the loveliest must-have accessories for spring (shown above):
  1. Soft, butter yellow shell pearl lariat necklace with a crystal-set 18K vermeil adjustable clasp, $395.
  2. Pale pink and white biwa, keshi and coin pearls mixed together in a lustrous 6-strand torsade and finished with a sterling silver and pearl clasp, $895.
  3. Pinky-lavender baroque freshwater pearls strung together and finished with a stunning Amethyst druzy clasp, $895.
  4. Peachy-pink freshwater pearls, rose quartz, Swarovski crystals, and light pink coin pearls make up this gorgeous pearl lariat necklace, $595.
  5. Cool blues and minty-greens with touches of pink and yellow shine through in this luscious aquamarine cabochon torsade, $695.
  6. Sparkling rose amethyst gemstones make for the perfect purple accessory for spring; freshwater pearls brighten this delicate 40″ chain, which can be worn long or doubled, $495.

Icy-Blues & Fresh Greens

For those of us who aren’t crazy about sporting a lot of pink, don’t despair! There are some really fabulous glacial blues and steel greys going on this season. Not to mention a range of greens with everything from your more subtle seafoam and minty-greens to vibrant spearmint shades and even some bold teal colors are popping up all over the place.

green-blueIt’s all about our colorful Fire Agates and Pearl & Gemstone Lariats this spring! They’re the perfect accessory for this season’s color palette with everything from glacial blues, steely greys, vibrant greens and even playful violets. Shown above are some of the most popular pieces trending for this spring and summer.

Starting from the left on the top row, here’s what we’re featuring above:
  1. Patty Tobin shell pearl lariat in Platinum, $395 (left)
  2. Our Amazonite briolette torsade is perfect to pair with the minty-seafoam greens we’re seeing this spring, $695.
Continuing from the left on the bottom row:
  1. Labradorite faceted gemstone briolette torsade, $695.
  2. Fire Agate 60″ rope in icy blue and grey, $495.
  3. Violet shade freshwater pearl and amethyst gemstone lariat, $495.
  4. Spearmint green Fire Agate 60″ rope, $495.
  5. Orange Fire Agate double-strand necklace, $595.
  6. Teal shade Fire Agate 60″ rope with rust orange silk knotting, $495.

Call us today to get your must-have accessories before they’re all gone: 212.414.0174. Or come in and visit our flagship boutique in Manhattan at 108 W. 17th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. You can also shop online at pattytobin.com. Plus, check out our events page for upcoming Trunk Show dates at various locations, including numerous Bloomingdale’s department stores.