12 Days of Gifts: Limited Edition Cluster Gemstone Engagement Rings

By Constance on December 12, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Cluster Rings

No Twelve Days of Christmas would be the same without the five golden rings, so for the 5th day of gifts we are very excited to celebrate our Limited Edition Cluster Rings. We love gemstone engagement rings and these are two very special”“ they are both the only ones out there and ready to come home for the Holidays.

 

Limited Edition Gemstone rings for the Holidays 2015. Pariaba and Opal Cluster, Garnet asymmetrical avens, Andalucite cluster rings

Limited Edition Gemstone Cluster engagement rings for a special holiday proposal.

 

First up is a rare Paraiba Cluster Ring. This ring is truly a one-of-a-kind! Sure it looks beautiful here, but believe us when we say no photograph does it justice. This gemstone is one of the most precious and valuable in the world, and with one glance, it is easy to see just why. Glowing from within, this paraiba tourmaline is an almost electric shade of aqua, set above a small emerald-cut apricot sapphire and a .1ct diamond, in 14kt gold.

 

Limited Edition Gemstone

The Paraiba gemstone is one of the most precious and rare, even moreso for its ethical origins.

 

Next up, our Opal Cluster Ring features a similar design, set with complimentary-colored gemstones to bring out the natural swirling beauty of an ethically-sourced Australian opal. Also one-of-a-kind, this 14k rose gold ring is available in size 5.75.

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The Opal Three Stone Cluster Ring pairs an iridescent opal with apricot and raspberry sapphires.

 

Drooling yet? Good news: these are ready to ship, so if you were hoping to gift or propose with a gorgeous gemstone engagement ring this Christmas, but missed our deadline for fine jewelry orders (bad news: as of today, we can no longer accept even rush orders for Holiday production of rings and bands), just order by 12/23 to have under the tree.  Or right now, because after these limited edition rings are gone, that’s it.

 

Fine jewelry bands and rings are not included in the Holiday sale. Please contact for details to see if this ring can be adjusted to your desired ring size.

 

Please Consider Giving to Congreso this Holiday Season

By Constance on December 11, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Art supplies to benefit Congreso

Art supplies for the Congreso after school program under our Christmas tree

“It is unacceptable that the most vulnerable and those who serve the most vulnerable are having to carry the burden of indecision in Harrisburg.  I implore you on behalf of the domestic violence victims who we can no longer relocate out of abusive homes, the hundreds of clients seeking critical services (SNAP, utilities, cash assistance, etc.) who will face reduced support due to staff reductions, and the Congreso employees who live pay check to pay check, resolve this budget impasse or find a stop gap measure to support the most vulnerable communities.”

““Congreso CEO Cynthia F. Figueroa in a Statement on the Pennsylvania Budget Impasse

Now more than ever, Congreso and organizations like them could use your help. Congreso is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization based in Philadelphia, PA and founded in 1977 with the mission of strengthening Latino communities through social, economic, education and health services, as well as leadership development and advocacy. Congreso’s art supply wishlist includes: beads, comic drawing pages & books, markers, drawing paper, construction paper, drawing pencils, colored pencils, tie dye kits, white tee shirts, paint (tempura & acrylic), tissue paper, pipe cleaners, elmer’s glue, & small paint brushes.
Not only will you receive a discount for your donation to Congreso, but we will donate a portion of the proceeds from this sale to the Malawi Dzonze development project““ you give and we give to education.
In-store only through 12/23.  See locations page for more info about our extended Holiday hours.

12 Days of Gifts, Collection Classics: The Coil Bracelet

By Constance on December 11, 2015 at 12:23 pm

An oval bangle cast from coiled clay

On the fourth day of our 12 Days of Gifts, we spotlight another classic from the collection, the Coil Bracelet, an oval bangle cast from coiled clay. The Coil is deceptively simple, with a 70’s chic-yet-crafty vibe. Wear it everywhere, with any look, and get ready for the compliments to come rolling in.

 

 

The Coil Bracelet is an oval bangle cast from coiled clay with a .5 inch width.

Wear as a bangle or a cuff; available in both Bronze and Silver.

 

A classic bracelet that is also mini-sculpture for your arm party? Check. 25% off in stores with an art supply donation through 12/23? Check. Holiday shopping for the coolest girl you know finished? Check.

 

Stay tuned for a new gift idea every day during our 12 Days of Gifts celebration!

 

 

 

12 Days of Gifts: XOXO Stud Earrings

By Constance on December 10, 2015 at 10:43 am

third day of gifts

On the third day of our 12 Days of Gifts, we celebrate our favorite little phrase via two favorite little studs: XOXO. No earring stack would be the same without the invention of this staple modern piece and Large X and Octillo Small studs are two little essentials that make a big impact. Wear them alone or mix ’em up.

 

Large X studs in 14kt gold

These hot little XX are 10% off in stores during the BNGood Holiday Sale (through 12/23).

 

Donate an art supply in store to qualify for 10% off fine jewelry earrings & necklaces; 25% off the entire boutique line. A portion of the proceeds goes to help Philadelphia’s Congreso after school program and the Malawi Dzone development project.

 

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Sale in stores only through 12/23. Our New York Showroom will open for walk-in shopping for the sale!
Stay tuned for a new gift idea every day, there’s a lot to feel good about this Holiday.
XOXO,
Bario Neal

12 Days of Gifts: Linder Collab Studs and Rings

By Constance on December 9, 2015 at 1:42 pm

12 days of Gifts: Day 2

On the second day of our 12 Days of Gifts Celebration, we are showing off these versatile mix-and-match studs and ring, both from Mortar, a new unisex collaboration with Linder NYC . We love how the innovative geometric pieces come with a variety of colored cement inlays in silver and bronze that let you switch it up, so the look never feels stale. Plus, let’s face it, really great man-gifts are hard to find, especially ones that ladies can borrow.

What’s even better than that? The BNGood Holiday Sale starts today! Donate an art supply in store to qualify for a 25% off the Linder Collaboration and all of our boutique jewelry, plus 10% off fine jewelry earrings & necklaces. A portion of the proceeds goes to help Philadelphia’s Congreso after school program and the Malawi Dzone development project.  Stay tuned for a new gift every day, there’s a lot to feel good about this Holiday.

Sale in stores only through 12/23. Our New York Showroom will open for walk-in shopping for the sale and extended holiday hours go into effect soon at our Philadelphia store. Check the locations page for details.

 

 

Just in time for the Holidays: Ruby Slice Earrings

By Constance on December 8, 2015 at 11:14 am

Ruby Slice Stud Earrings

Who’s that hot new guest at the holiday ear party? The Ruby Slice Earrings

 

All eyes are on the new Ruby Slice Earrings, who showed up just in time for the holidays, bringing a welcome splash of crimson color to the winter jewelry landscape. Joining its striking counterpart, the Small Sapphire Slice Earrings, these rough-yet-refined geometric slices are sure to impress that special someone on your list. Equally impressive: each slice is a one-of-a-kind, uniquely shaped and marbled with subtle striations of cranberry-crimson hues, sourced from small scale miners in Liberia.

 

Ruby Slice Stud Earrings  in 14 karat yellow gold

 Our Ruby Slices in 14 kt gold: a welcome splash of crimson color for winter.

 

Imagine that pop of natural beauty, color and sparkle for special nights or to brighten drab winter days.

 

To celebrate the special occasion that is simply unveiling these beauties, we decided to kick off our 12 Days of Gifts, introducing a mix of new designs, Limited Edition pieces and classics from the collection for the the next 12 days. Oh and did we mention starting 12/9, they will be 10% off as part of our BNGood Holiday Sale?  Learn more about our great causes and how to save 10-25% off your in-store purchase this holiday!

 

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Stay tuned to the BNBlog for a great gift idea daily. Also, don’t forget when shopping that our Fine Jewelry bands and rings are made to order. Please see lead times or contact us to see if  can be rushed for delivery by 12/25. Good things come to those who wait, but if you need something to put under the tree, we will ship or email a certificate, just send an email to inquiries@bario-neal.com with the order number, details of your gift message and specify email or ship.

 

Holiday Give to Education Sale: December 9th-23rd

By Alyssa on December 3, 2015 at 3:38 pm
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 Art by students in the Congreso after school program
 Our Holiday Give to Education Sale is almost here! December 9th-23rd Bario Neal, will offer a 25% discount on boutique jewelry and a 10% discount on fine earrings & necklaces with your donation of an art supply to benefit Congreso After School Program, a Philadelphia education initiative. This percentage will be donated to the Malawi Dzone development project to benefit the education and health of communities surrounding the Chimwadzulu Mine, a major source of our sapphires.
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Please note, this sale is in stores only. Our New York Showroom will be open for walk-in shopping December 12th-13th & December 19th-20th from 11-6! Philadelphia location open extended hours.
Congreso’s art supply wishlist includes: beads, comic drawing pages & books, markers, drawing paper, construction paper, drawing pencils, colored pencils, tie dye kits, white tee shirts, paint (tempura & acrylic), tissue paper, pipe cleaners, elmer’s glue, & small paint brushes. Not only will you receive a discount for your donation to Congreso, but we will donate a portion of the proceeds from this sale to the Malawi Dzonze development projects”“ you give and we give to education.
Congreso is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization based in Philadelphia, PA and founded in 1977 with the mission of strengthening Latino communities through social, economic, education and health services, as well as leadership development and advocacy. Congreso offers countless invaluable services to adults, families, and youths in the Philadelphia community, and your donation will specifically go to its after school program, which offers vital enrichment and educational support in academics, dance, music, visual arts, sports, science, and technology. Students in the after school program benefit from well respected programs including Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow (GTLT), Transitions Program, Family Engagement, and Tutoring and Senior Project Support. Congreso’s numerous awards include Philly.com’s top work places for 2014 and 2015, and NLCR Affiliate of the Year Award, and Leap of Reason.
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 Art projects completed by students in the Congreso After School Program
The Malawi Dzonze Development Project was established in 2008 by Nyala Mines Limited in collaboration with Columbia Gem House, a mining, cutting and marketing company committed to corporate social responsibility (csr). The Project’s mission is to raise funds for projects that will directly benefit communities surrounding the Chimwadzulu Mine, a producer of sapphires and rubies where Bario Neal sources many of our colored gemstones. Focus areas for funding include agriculture, education, environment, health, sports, and drinking water projects, and the project is directed by the managing director and local community nominees. The Project has delegated funding to the Kandoma Primary School to help pay for the employment of qualified teachers and assistants, teaching and learning materials, construction of school water and sanitation facilities, construction of two classroom blocks, and over 300 desks for students. Funding comes directly from the sale of Nyala rubies and sapphires. Columbia Gem House also conducts fundraising through specific promotions for its retail clients. With these two combined sources, the Project has 1 million US dollars budgeted for projects through 2020, making the Malawi Dzonze Development Project the most successful CSR model in Malawi.
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School (two classroom blocks)
Consider donating one of these supplies to receive 25% off boutique jewelry or 10% off fine jewelry earrings and necklaces.