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Bonjour mes chéris, C’est Delphine!

Bonjour mes chéris, C’est Delphine!

Bonjour mes chéris, C’est Delphine!

Let me re-introduce myself:

I am a French (born) New Yorker and the Dreamer in chief for the line.

I am a sculptor of sparkly talismans that aim to adorn your body and help elevate your soul. I carve most of the jewels personally and craft them in NYC using the lost wax technique, in 18k recycled gold and with carefully, mindfully selected and responsibly sourced gems.


This summer will mark 10 years since I officially launched Delphine Leymarie Fine Jewelry. I am a former corporate finance professional happily turned fine jeweler.

I have never met a beach I didn’t love. La plage is my natural habitat, having grown up in the South of France.

I try and always come from a place of love. I am an admirer of beauty. A seeker of inspiration and magic. A student of mindfulness. A practitioner of yoga.

And a Dancer at heart. My first passion, and creative language, movement is the perfect counterbalance of the stillness of sitting at the bench, and I indulge often.

And I am the Treasurer for the WJA New York Metro Chapter. Because I believe in community, and sharing knowledge, and supporting each other.

That big smile on my face? The joy I get from creating jewels as unique as you are, and my gratitude for your support as it allows me to live out my dreams. Merci beaucoup for following along on my sparkly adventures! 💋

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Sharing the LOVE 💛

Mes chéris,

With valentine’s day around the corner, it feels like a perfect time to celebrate love. Romantic love, but also self-love, friendship love, family love, pets love, you-name-it love— all the kinds of love that warm our hearts and make our everyday lives shine brighter.

C E L E B R A T I N G   A R T I S T I C   L O V E


This year, I want to try something different: to celebrate artistic love and share it with you by collaborating with fellow artists whose fresh perspectives inspire me, and whose work I love and admire; and get to see the jewels through their eyes and talent.

T H E   A R T  O F   A A R O N   G I L B E R T   A R N O L D

I cannot think of a better way to start this art series than with the prolific and gifted Aaron Gilbert Arnold, whose drawing above was inspired by my sparkly universe.

Aaron is an abstract and surrealist artist from Cleveland, who also teaches meditation, a daily practice for me. His work process is somewhat similar to mine in that he is very much inspired by life and energies encountered. The relationship between people and symbols is important to us both, their interaction is how his composition starts, and a strong influence in my sketching or carving of a symbolic jewel. Inspiration meets balance in order to create a dynamic with lines, on paper for him; and with volumes in luscious 18k recycled gold for me. And as you can see, we are both drawn to colors and their connection with the astral and etheric realms

You can check more of his inspired and inspiring work on his website and instagram @aarongilbertarnold

You know I love a good charm story, so our collaboration started with 8 charms and their personal meanings for me as talismans, a mix from the Boheme and Facette collections, and you can spot them throughout this drawings.

Here's a breakdown of the charms, my themes for 2021:


The Third Eye in turquoise & diamond: a symbol of our ability to see what might be, a reminder to listen to the quiet whisper of our intuition, and to recognize the potential around us.

 


The Serpent / Snake in my native French: a symbol of transformation and growth; but also of kundalini rising & consciousness awakening, with a heart chakra synchronizing emerald center for self love, and love for others.

 


La Lune Bleu / Blue Moon: to help us focus upon our dreams yet acknowledge our shadows, with an opal center for greater spiritual connection, and lapis lazuli for wisdom.

 

Le Soleil / Sun: a symbol of strength & warmth that aims to help you shine your brightest. Its shape based on one of the ancient alchemy symbols used to depict gold, a subtle way to remind yourself that you are as good as gold, and golden. Also, a subtle way to let someone know they are your sunshine.

 


The Prickly Pear Cactus: a symbol of resilience and perseverance - and they also reminds me of growing up in the south of France, where they grow.

 

 


The Monstera leaf: a talisman of prosperity, growth & longevity for us all.

 

 


La Licorne / Unicorn horn: my favorite way to sprinkle a bit of magic on everyday, and a healthy dose of whimsy.

 

 


The Rainbow Skull:  a talisman of transformation & rebirth; and the ancient symbol of memento mori to honor our loved ones who are no longer with us— because as above, so below. 

 

Aaron explained that he wanted to convey the connection between sacred objects to the earthly and spiritual realms, a theme close to my heart. 

The windows give a glimpse of the other dimensions where my jewelry aims to act as a conduit for healing and balance, while the building gives a sense of the contemporary world and a context of where my work is taking place. 

The two central figures represent the balance of male and female energy, their vestments conveying a sense of ritual and revelation. My favorite part: their raised arms, as they express opening to the universal vibrations of love.

 

G I V I N G   B A C K

While on the topic of love, I am proud to report that together, we have already raised enough to provide for over 8,500 meals via Food Bank For New York City @foodbank4nyc since Thanksgiving, the start of this partnership. I will continue to donate 5% of all website sales proceeds thru the end of March 2021 to this NYC-based hunger-relief organization dedicated to end food poverty across all 5 boroughs. Neighborly love in action, thanks to you.

Together, we can help make a difference,
and life better for all of us.


May you know that you are love(d), today and everyday.

A bientôt!
With 18 karat love from NYC,
DELPHINE
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SPARKLY HOLIDAY UPDATES

SPARKLY HOLIDAY UPDATES

B O N J O U R,  h o w  A r e  Y o u ?

It’s been a while. I hope you and yours are safe and healthy. A lot has changed.

Here are a few updates on what I've been working on:


A  S A F E  B U T  S L O W E R 
N Y C  S T U D I O


I have streamlined our production process to accommodate working amid a pandemic, still in the (mostly re-opened) NYC Jewelry District, of course. Carving, crafting and shipping my jewels for and to you can take a bit longer at the moment, up to 4 weeks for some pieces.

 

H O L I D A Y  W I S H L I S T

I recommend you plan ahead for your holiday wishlist hint drops. Better yet, I am happy to assist you if you'd like.

Simply email wishlist@delphineleymarie.com  to let us know which Delphine Leymarie piece(s) you have your eyes on.

Please make sure to include website link(s), Instagram posts link(s) and/or pictures - and don't be shy, people like options! 

And of course, give us the name and email of the lucky person you’d like us to drop a hint to on your behalf. Add more details as you see fit, we’ll take it from there.

 

H O L I D A Y  D E A D L I N E  F O R  C U S T O M  W O R K

If you'd like to treat yourself or a loved one to a custom piece this holiday season, the last day I can safely accept custom orders will be 11/15 for a guaranteed delivery for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or under your xmas tree.

And as always, if you need something rushed, do reach out, as I am always happy to accommodate whenever possible!

With love from NYC, 

Delphine

 

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HAPPY + MERRY + JOYEUX EVERYTHING!

HAPPY + MERRY + JOYEUX  EVERYTHING!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a bright, happy, sparkly 2020! It's been another amazing year, and I want to say MERCI BEAUCOUP for your patronage and for allowing me to follow my dreams of creating jewels as unique as you are! Continue reading

A Charming Summer Celebration

A Charming Summer Celebration
 
Welcome to our Charming Summer Celebration!

My favorite season is summer, and you've helped make it truly fantastic!

I want to thank you for your support and celebrate you
by giving you a free 18k recycled gold charm 
with your purchase of 2 gold Boheme Clickers or any 2 gold charms.

That's right, we want to help you build your charm story!

Choose between the 

BOHEME MINI UNICORN HORN CHARM 
and the FACETTE MINI SKULL CHARM 
a $275 value free for you!


Both are shown dancing above from our newly redesigned Boheme Clicker,
now opening towards the inside of the charm holders for additional safety.



Simply shop for your combination of charms and clickers, add the free 18k recycled gold charm of your choosing to your cart and use the following codes at checkout:

Code: 
HAPPYSKULL or HAPPYUNICORN 

Valid thru the Autumn solstice on 9/22/18


 
                                   

 
 
Contact us with any questions, we love to hear from you!
 
A bientôt!
Delphine

https://delphineleymarie.com/collections/boheme


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Merci beaucoup, Joyeuses Fêtes et Bonne Année 2018!

Merci beaucoup, Joyeuses Fêtes et Bonne Année 2018!

Mes chéris,

As 2017 is coming to a close, and some well deserved time-off is on the horizon, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on the past year. It's been an eventful one for sure,  filled with many challenges but also opportunities for change and growth, both personally and for my sparkly labor of love.

Because designing and crafting jewelry truly is both labor and love. And I need to give some love back in the form of special thanks to some of my favorite people, without whose support I may not be able to keep pursuing this shiny dream of mine.

Warning: If you don't like feelings, stop reading now, I am about to get a bit sappy.

To my customers, MERCI BEAUCOUP! You are the reason I love sitting at my bench to come up with new jewels. I am grateful, and frankly, quite flattered, that you would purchase and gift and cherish these pieces I dream-up using recycled gold and colorful ethical gems, curtesy of Mother Earth. You make me feel understood as a designer, and help cast away any thought that leaving the dull world of corporate of finance for the brilliant one of jewelry was a folly. And if it was indeed a folly, well, thank you for coming along for the ride and making it more fun!

To my family in France, thank you for always believing in me, not matter what choices I make, and for allowing me to find my way, on my own terms but always with your guidance. Maman, papa, Lio & family, je vous aime tous très fort.

To Beth Anne Bonanno, thank you beyond words for taking me under your wing and welcoming me into your incubator within The EAB Project. I have learned so much, and worked hard with you to improve upon my designs, while taking the brand back to its core values and beyond, thanks to your creative vision. But above all this, I cherish your friendship and always on-point, badass advice! Love you! Unicorns are real, because you are one of them...

And I can't mention the rebranding without thanking Tiphaine Guillemet from T Branding for her talent, patience and skills throughout this all process. It wouldn't have been possible without you! Je t'adore, chérie!

To Emily Lombardi, thank you for helping the jewels shine in their best light by letting me use you as my model. You helped the new brand vision come to life more than you can imagine, and I couldn't love the resulting look book more! Also, I am so grateful, and lucky, that we are besties!

To the jewelry industry, particularly my NYC crew, thank you for welcoming me and giving me the opportunity to meet so many talented, like-minded souls. #gembesties, you know who are!

May you all have a charmed rest of the year and a sparkly, healthy, abundant 2018!

Bisous,

Delphine

 

PS: We are closed next week, and I will be busy plotting my next beach getaway. If you have urgent jewelry needs, the best way to reach me will be via instagram!

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The Grateful Sale

The Grateful Sale
 
Gratefulness.
As a small business owner, I am immensely grateful for your support! I don't say it enough. I know there are a lot of beautiful jewelry options on the market, and I am beyond appreciative that you would pick, and wear, my jewels to build your own sparkly story.

I could never have done this without you, pursuing this crazy dream of leaving the world of corporate finance to let my creativity shine thru in the form of jewelry. Hand carving those beauties for you brings me more joy than words can express, and for that too, I am grateful. 


With thanksgiving just past the corner (yesterday!), I wanted to express my thanks in a tangible way with our last sale of the year, offering two discount options:

 

OPTION 1:

Use GRATEFUL10 at checkout on www.delphineleymarie.com for 10% off all orders thru Tuesday 11/28

Click  HERE to add the 10% discount to your cart

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OPTION 2:

Use GRATEFUL20 at checkout on www.delphineleymarie.com to get 20% OFF ON ORDERS OVER $1,500 on BLACK FRIDAY AND SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY ONLY

 Click HERE to add the 20% discount to your cart

And feel free to share these codes with your besties and fellow sparkle lovers. Happy shopping and gifting!

 

Also, our beautiful HOLIDAY LOOKBOOK, created by Tiphaine Guillemet of  T Branding, is now live on the site. Each page links to the relevant collections or piece to make your gifting and hint giving easier!

Click on the picture below to access it, or find LOOKBOOK on our main menu.

 Delphine Leymarie Holiday LookBook

Don't forget to start dropping those holiday hint-lists with whomever needs to be pointed in the direction of your dream gift! We will have most jewels on hand but it's best to give us a few weeks lead-time in case they sold out. 

I carefully craft the jewels in NYC, using recycled fine metals as much as possible, and want to make sure you can get them in time for your favorite gift-giving (and receiving) holiday!

Our deadline for guaranteed delivery for xmas day is 12/13!

Email, call or DM with any questions, we love to hear from you!

May you love and feel loved, today and everyday! 
 
Bisous,
Delphine



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Jewelry How-to: Our Boheme Clicker Charm Rings & their Great Many Uses

Jewelry How-to: Our Boheme Clicker Charm Rings & their Great Many Uses
Here are video tutorials on how to use our Boheme Clicker Charm rings to assemble necklaces and two kinds of earrings. Since they are basically clasps, they can be used to close anything you can loop them thru AND hold your charms. You can use them as necklaces, holding charms for you in the front, hook them to each other to create chain or bracelet links, and/or use them as components to create earrings. I actually made a special EarWire and a front facing Clicker Hoop so you can build earrings easily, and assemble jewelry in combinations as unique as you are! Continue reading