Vacation State of Mind

Photography by Laura James of Laura James Jewelry

photo taken by Laura James


Nothing refreshes me quite like a visit to the Ocean. Specifically, a very clear blue Ocean with sugar white sand! I frequent our family Florida retreat as much as I can, soaking up the relaxation and inspiration so that I can emerge fresh, renewed, and ready to tackle what's next. It's really the only way for me! 

I loved pulling out my camera to capture this shot at Sunrise this morning. The mix of colors was just what I was hoping for. I am continually inspired by the Ocean and the Beach! It was also fun to vary from my normal Product photography to Landscape photography. It's always nice to try a new route :)...I am already counting down the minutes till the Harvest Moon tonight to see what I can capture!

Where's your Vacation State of Mind?

A NEW Home for Laura James Jewelry

Laura James Jewelry new location in Cotswold Marketplace

I am so excited to announce that Laura James Jewelry has a brand new sparkly home! Located inside Cotswold Marketplace in Charlotte, our jewelry is back on display and available for purchase in person. It will be updated weekly with new designs, so check in often to see the latest! See you soon :).
Our new address:

Laura James Jewelry at Cotswold Marketplace
200 N. Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Jewelry Sale of the Summer!

This is it...the biggest Jewelry Sale to date at Laura James Jewelry!

I am so excited to be able to offer such a huge price cut to all of you, my fabulous customers, friends and followers. The Sale will kickoff next Tuesday, August 19th right on this website.

If you'd like a reminder OR a SNEAK PEEK ahead of time for a little early shopping before the masses, please click here :)
Enjoy and Happy #Friyay!

Jewelry Sale at Laura James Jewelry

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things
Favorite Jewelry Staples from Laura James Jewelry
Over the years, I have found that one of the main questions I am most asked is..."what is your favorite piece of jewelry that you own?"
For me, this is a hard one to answer! Pretty much each piece of jewelry that I own is special to me for its own reason. It marks certain occasions like birthdays or graduations, or the giver was special to me...or it may have marked a time of success in my life and I purchased it to reward myself.
Whatever the reason, each piece has its own special story.
This photo above shows a few of my current faves...the pieces I pretty much rarely take off these days.
The channel set diamond band was a very special gift from my husband to celebrate the birth of our daughter, Lila Lewellyn three years ago... I love that it keeps her near me all day long and I wear it next to my wedding band.
This delicate, rose gold necklace with the bezel set solitaire stone is something I recently created and added to my jewelry line as an answer to an everyday necklace you could wear from the Yoga studio to the Pool. A piece with a little sparkle that you could layer with your other necklaces...and not have to take it off for any reason. As a result, I rarely am without mine!
And, of course, this framed photo as we exited our wedding reception nearly 12 years ago. Not an actual piece of jewelry, though the frame is so pretty it should be! A wonderful reminder of the excitement we felt, the elation of being with all of our loved ones that came so far to see us wed, and the anticipation of what lay before us in the new life we would be building together.
Like a song, photographs and jewelry are closely tied together for me. They are my memory markers that I can always rely on whenever I want to take that trek down Memory Lane.
What are your jewelry staples and why?
Laura James Jewelry Has Moved Online!
My local charlotte jewelry business is moving online! Follow Laura James Jewelry to find out where we'll be popping up next around Charlotte.
Laura James Jewelry Has Moved Online!

What? Laura James Jewelry has Moved?!

Yes, it's true! After operating my storefront for 7 glorious years on East Boulevard in Historic Dilworth, I decided the time was Perfect.

  • Perfect for utilizing my years of experience in reworking jewelry for other people...by up-fitting my own handmade business I founded back in 2005

  • Perfect for embracing this incredibly fast-paced online shopping world... by jumping right on that digital train. 

  • Perfect for getting the extra time to spend actually designing and crafting...the very heart of the reason I began Laura James Jewelry 11 years ago. 

  • Perfect for additional time to offer specials, giveaways and more to you guys...the very reason I have been able to have this business all of these years. 

  • Perfect for making shopping Laura James Jewelry as easy as Amazon...FREE Shipping and fast turnaround. :) 

There are so many other reasons this decision is perfect for me that I could list, but I don't have enough space on this page!

What will be the hardest part? Missing the daily interaction from you. So many of you have become extended family to me, and I assure you that I am not going anywhere. I am actually going to be much more accessible and you will likely see even more of me!

How? I will be all around! Physically and Online. Pop Up Shops, Trunk Shows (let me know if you'd like to be added to the list to host!), Holiday Events, you name it. Online I'll be selling right from this website as well as Facebook and Instagram.

AND the possibility of another studio space open for such events if I find just the right fit...

So, please stay tuned, and make sure to get on our Email List http://bit.ly/1t7BQa2 where you can be notified first where I am popping up next...not to mention all of the fabulous deals and steals I have planned for you!

Thank You for growing with me...

I can't wait to see what's around the corner for us!