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This is a huge milestone for your graduate and getting a thoughtful gift is important. Carolina Clover has some graduation gift ideas to make your gift personal and thoughtful. Of course the most coveted and popular gift for graduation is the Monogram necklace for the ladies. We have every celebrity trend in monogram necklaces available at CarolinaClover.com, but here is our two most popular styles:
With so many options in monogram necklaces, how do you choose? CarolinaClover.com is here to help you step by through all the options available to you when building your custom monogram necklace whether it is created for you or being given as a gift. Click on the links and pictures to see your options at CarolinaClover.com
A popular choice is sterling silver for its affordability even though recently the price of silver has tripled. Few shoppers know that you can get the very same look of sterling silver for even less with pewter. Pewter is softer than silver, but won't tarnish and is a beautiful alternative to sterling silver.
Many gold options are available too. Depending on your budget, you can choose a 14k gold monogram necklaceand prices for solid gold start in the $400 range. If your budget doesn't allow for solid gold, you can choose a gold vermeilwhich is a sterling silver design dipped in 14k gold. This is a great design to get into the monogram necklace trend without a huge investment with pricing starting at about $124.99 at CarolinaClover.com. This design can be redipped in 14k gold if the gold begins to fade. Finally, a gold filled monogram necklaceis also an affordable option. Gold colored alloys make up this piece which is then dipped in 14k gold. A rose gold monogram necklaceis hitting its stride in the trend. This option is also created in sterling silver and dipped in a rose gold vermeil.
The newest trend in monogram necklaces is color! You have many color options available to you in the enameled monogram necklace and the acrylic monogram necklace. Choose your favorite color, school colors, sorority colors or just coordinate with your wardrobe. Enameled monogram necklaces lay the color right on the initials that are created in sterling silver. Our acrylic monograms are created with a thick acrylic for durability.
Step 3: Choose single or double bail. A single bail pendant has a detached necklace allowing the monogram pendant to swing freely on the chain. The trendiest choice today is the double bail with attached necklace. This style doesn't allow for the pendant to swing freely on the chain, but the weight of the pendant assists the necklace in staying centered when wearing.
Double Bail Attached Monogram Necklace
Single Bail Monogram Necklace
Step 4: Choose your necklace length. Most monogram necklaces have a 16 inch or 18 inch chain length. We recommend a 16 inch length for junior and those who wish to wear their necklace high on their collar bone or above their neckline on a blouse. 18 inch is the best choice for wearing outside of a collar or sweater, usually lays on the breast bone and is always recommended for plus size ladies.
Step 5: Consider an American Made Monogram Necklace. CarolinaClover.com has selected American jewelry artists for all our monogram necklace designs for several reasons. The obvious reason is keeping our American manufacturing live and well and feeding back into our communities and local economies, the other reason we know that our personally selected jewelers will offer the best possible service and quality materials in the creation of your monogram necklace and they will be available to service the necklace if ever needed.
Step 6: Consider your timeline. Please allow up to 5 weeks for production of your custom monogram necklace. Most jewelers provide us a 3-4 week production timeline during less busy times of the year. See each of our necklace designs for the production timeline stated for each design.
Step 7: Ask questions! Carolina Clover sales reps are here to provide you answers to your questions and if we don't know, we will find out from the jeweler and get back to you within 24 hours.
Carolina Clover is itching for Spring! It always starts with the early January trip to Market to start our buying for the year! This is what Carolina Clover is so excited to bring to you for Spring 2013!
We've got an expanded line of colors this year, so get on the floppy hat trend and order one for your Easter get up, Derby day, and your fun in the sun. We've added navy, lime, natural, orange and aqua! Click on the hat above to see our full line of monogrammed hats.
Our monogrammed sun hat line has expanded to include monogrammed floppy sun hats for girls. Complete those Easter photos with an unforgettable hat that matches her dress and then get full use out of it at the pool and beach this summer! Click on the picture above to see our full line of monogrammed sun hats for girls.
This is our spring favorite, the monogrammed clutch purse in 6 beautiful spring colors. This purse is so versatile as it can be carried as a clutch, wristlet or over the shoulder with the attachable chain shoulder strap. You'll love it for when you want to pair down the handbag for an event! Click ont he photo to see the full line on the web site.
You'll love this acrylic monogram necklace for spring! We have been receiving rave reviews on this necklace that comes in 13 colors for a price that will allow you to buy a few to coordinate with your outfits and it is custom! Click on the photo to view all the options available on the web site.
When you are putting together that Easter, Derby or Mother's day outfit don't forget your bubbles! This bubble necklace and earring set is a sort of creamy translucent white and hot pink and is hot for spring! These are available on the web site and in our retail store.
Check out our retail store for all our Spring 2013 Lilly Pulitzer Stationery and Gifts!
Arriving in the next couple of weeks are our spring tunics! Perfect with shorts, capris or over your bathing suit, you'll love our tunic selection this year!
We expect mid March arrival of our tunics, so watch for the announcement. We'll have coordinating bags, sun hats, and fashion jewelry.
I just can't believe I haven't formally told y'all about my Hand Stamped Jewelry designer Carolina Clover partnered with this year. The designs she showcases are just gorgeous and I can't wait to bring you more and more of her mother necklaces, hand stamped charms and her initial charms done in wax seal style. Take a look for yourself...
The hand stamped mother's necklace is a true keepsake. Our hand stamped jewelry designer creates this mother's necklace with a sterling silver washer style charm and can add the children's birthstones in the middle. Beautiful hand stamped jewelry designs custom made for mom available at CarolinaClover.com. To shop this mother's necklace on CarolinaClover.com, click here.
Did you get an iPad for Christmas? You are so stinkin' lucky! I bet you are feeling like you are holding a new baby? Well, you are! Now you need to wrap in something comfy, safe and personalized and we have beautiful leather ipad cases for you!
They come in your choice of black or grey leather!
Our personalized ipad cases will feature your name, monogram or sorority on them!
Are you searching for something super special to give your girl for Christmas only to find that nothing is available for Christmas delivery? We've got a monogram necklace design kit for you available for Christmas delivery!
What is a Monogram Necklace Design Kit?
You get this pretty gift box below...
So she has something beautiful to open on Christmas!
This kit contains all the options she has available to her for designing her very own monogram necklace in our most popular size of 1 1/4" charm.
What are her choices?
She can choose her metal and the choices are sterling silver, 14k gold vermeil, or rose gold vermeil.
Sterling Silver Script Monogram
Rose Gold Monogram
14k Gold Vermeil Monogram
Then she chooses whether she wants a script or block font in her choice of metal.
She chooses if she wants a spilt or attached bail necklace and a 16" or 18" length.
Split bail attached necklace 16 or 18 inch
Single bail with separate necklace
16 or 18 inch.
After she has completed the design kit, she mails the kit directly to our jeweler. In approximately 4 weeks, she will receive her personally designed and paid for monogram necklace in the mail.
How much is the Monogram necklace design kit?
$159.99 with no additional shipping charges.
How late can I order a design kit and get it for Christmas?
Can you believe we are already talking deadlines for personalized jewelry for Christmas 2012! That's because this year the huge cut off date to receive your custom monogram necklace in time for Christmas morning fun is November 26th (aka CYBER-MONDAY!) This applies to specific styles that are hand cut or hand engraved such as the following:
All other personalized jewelry orders such has hand stamping, engraving, and machine cut outs will have to be ordered by this date to be received by Christmas ground delivery. No other delivery options will be available on the site following December 15th. So go ahead an place your orders for your personalized jewelry and gifts and then go hit the mall sales!
Are you ready to start earning money from your blog? Carolina Clover would love to work with you! This is a great time to link up with CarolinaClover.com as we embark on the 4th quarter 2012 holiday shopping season.
You can earn a 20% commission on sales when the traffic you send our way converts to sales within the next 30 days. The only thing you do is sign up and place one of our links on your site and then our online system tracks it all. It is super easy!
Now, shop CarolinaClover.com, just browse around...and convert your 20% into commission based on the prices of our products, just take moment to do the math. Isn't that a nice commission? We think so!
I know you have questions, and I've got all the answers for you. So if you are ready to monetize your blog and earn some extra money from all the web traffic you've worked so hard to build, check out our informational page here:
Placing a link on your site can get you commissions, but what can pay for YOUR entire holiday expenditures is success. How to be successful becoming a participant in the Carolina Clover Online Sales Program is not just placing a link on your site, but marketing that link as well in blog posts, Facebook and Twitter. We'll even work with you to provide you a giveaway on your site to promote your commission link.
This is a limited time offer as we are getting ready to embark on our busiest season of the year. Sign up to earn commissions before 10/31/2012. After that date, we won't be able to approve new affiliates or work with you on promoting giveaways until after January 2012. We are simply too swamped! And we love it! So go ahead and sign up for your link today!
Could you believe all the fluff around the release of the new iPhone 5? Did you camp out for yours? Now that the dust has settled on the new iPhone 5, Carolina Clover has your monogrammed or personalized iPhone 5 case just waiting for you to order and the good news is, we won't make you camp out for your new case. Clairebella has stylish patterns for your trendy new case, made your way! Here are some cute new designer ideas for your shiny new iphone 5...
Shown above is the new zigzag design in hot pink with lime hollow circle for a monogrammed iphone 5 case. To the right is the new trellis design in pumpkin with a cocoa accent ribbon for a personalized iphone 5 case.
Clairebella has provided us with two case options. "Barely There" is a Lexan shell that snaps on to your iPhone 5, still allowing you access to all your ports and buttons. This case is great for discerning your from other phones, personalizing your phone in a trendy new style, and keeping the whole operation bulk free.
Our next case option, provided by Clairebella is the iPhone 5 tough case. A silicone membrane surrounds your phone for added protection from bumps and drops while also allowing your access to your ports and buttons. The outer lexan shell snaps over the silicone membrane and provides an added layer of protection, and allows you to personalize your phone with the trendy new designs.
Click on the photos above to see these iPhone 5 cases in the store and start personalizing or monogramming your new iPhone 5, not only will your friends swoon over your new device, but they will be blown away by your trendy monogrammed iPhone 5 case!
Please allow 2-3 weeks for production of your new phone case.
Carolina Clover is a premier retailer of Clairebella designs.
Carolina Clover is introducing a new line of Christian jewelry inspired by the challenges we face everyday, called Shield of Faith by Gracewear. The signature design is the Shield of Faith which is based on Ephesians 6: 10-18. Gracewear encourages women to put on the full Armor of God daily for His protection, mercy, and grace. This beautiful scripture reminds us to armor ourselves with God’s word in order to protect all that you hold dear to your heart- your family, marriage, friendships, home, business, church, community... EVERYTHING!! This line has been created by two sisters inspired by HIS amazing Grace... finally realizing that it is God’s desire to protect all who TRUST and CALL upon Him. Carolina Clover is honored to be representing this beautiful gift line which hails from our home state of North Carolina. 10% of the sales from this line is returned to Women and Children Crisis Ministries. This gift line is available in our store located in The Cotton Company in Historic Downtown Wake Forest as well as available online at CarolinaClover.com. Just click on the individual photos below to view them on the web site.
This is our complete display of the Shield of Faith line located in our retail store. Whether you purchase from the store or on our web site, each piece is enclosed in its own sueded jewelry pouch, gift box, scripture, and ribbon. It is the perfect gift for a friend who needs strength and uplifting.
Today's celebrities are LOVING MONOGRAMMED JEWELRY! Do you blame them? How else to you get a jewelry piece that no one else has?!?! Why, you create it with your initials of course! While these celebrity jewelry designs are original, custom, and unique...they are also affordable. You don't have to spend thousands to create your own look. Here are a few of Carolina Clover's Celebrity Monogram Jewelry Designs, click on the photo to see the design in our store.
Are you ready for some cool fall weather and some hot tailgate parties? Football season is almost here and we can do up a tailgate party here in the South! Carolina Clover has all your tailgate party accessories to make your tailgate hot. Carolina Clover is a premier retailer for Clairebella who designs these gorgeous accessories for your tailgate team...
From Can Koosies to Personalized Platters and Trays, you can take one of these designer patterns and create your own ode to your alma mater. See our complete line of Clairebella products by clicking on the photo link above.
We've got your tailgate tote too! Choose your school color, add your personalization and you've got a great tailgate tote to hold all your munchies and accessories. See our tailgate tote in the store by clicking on the photo link above.
Take your school loyalty to a whole new level with a monogrammed necklace from Carolina Clover created in your school colors. Click on our product photo above to see our complete line of game day jewelry.
Our newest designs in monogram jewelry brings color to the forefront! You can now personalize your jewelry not only to reflect your personal monogram but also your personal style in color! Enamel jewelry is a hot trend right now, featuring all your favorite colors.
This 3 initial monogram necklace features a script design and a split bail attached necklace. It is created by hand in sterling silver and then dipped in your choice of enamel color. Click on the photo to see this in the store.
This monogram necklace is also a script design, created in sterling silver and dipped in cranberry colored enamel. This design features a pendant style single bail with your choice of necklace length. Click on the product photo to see this design in the store.
This single initial monogram necklace is also created in sterling silver and dipped in blue enamel. Our price point depends on the size of the charm being created for you. Click on the product photo above to see this design in the store.
This is a gorgeous charm featuring a 3 initial monogram that is hand engraved into a sterling silver charm and dipped in blue enamel. The result is a stunning and unique piece of personalized jewelry. Click on the product photo to see this design in the store.
This design is also hand engraved in a sterling silver charm and dipped in green enamel. This is our split bail attached necklace design that comes in your choice of necklace length and charm size. Click on the product photo to see this design in the store.
Even our name plate necklace featured here can be dipped in any one of our enamel colors that include purple, blue, navy, hot pink, pale pink, olive, turquoise, cream, black and orange. Click on the product photo to see this necklace design in the store.
Introducing the monogram necklace in acrylic! We have so many rich colors to share with you that you won't know which to choose! You'll have to choose more than one to dress up or dress down or coordinate with your wardrobe. This new color trend would be beautiful bridesmaid gifts coordinating with their dresses! These acrylic monogram necklaces are affordable too, all of these are priced under $100 for even the largest size. Plus, all of these styles are handcrafted in the USA.
This is my personal favorite. I can picture my dCm done on this acrylic monogram necklace with hot pink script. This style here is the single bail with gold vermeil chain. Your choice of single or double bail and gold or sterling silver chain for a true custom monogram necklace. Click here to see this hot pink situation in the Clover store.
Here comes the bride! So what do you get the happy couple as an engagement gift, shower gift, and wedding gift? With so many gifts to buy for the big event, consider a personalized gift from Carolina Clover that will quickly become the couple's favorite gift. Gift Registries aside, we have some unique and personalized wedding gift ideas for you!
Our favorite wedding gift idea, the personalized throw blanket! Coordinate with the couple's decor, add their monogram or last name and you've got a uniquely personal handmade wedding gift!
Carolina Clover is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Celebrity Monogram Jewelry Designer Jane Basch! Jane has designed jewelry for celebrities such as a mommy necklace for Kendra Wilkinson, a monogram for Taylor Swift, a nameplate necklace for Christina Applegate and a Layers of Lux for Brook Anderson, co-host of the INSIDER and many more! Now Jane's design workshop can design your custom monogram necklace, earrings, bracelet or charm.
We are thrilled to offer her professional design to our Clover customers and the value and quality in her custom monogrammed jewelry is unbeatable. For a custom piece of jewelry in your size, metal choice and style made just for you her designs are surprisingly affordable.
Mother's Day is Sunday May 13, 2012, so you'll want to order by April 15th with your ($tax return$) in order to be wearing your new custom piece of jewelry on Mother's Day! This is not an off the shelf item, your jewelry piece is created just for you so please allow 3 weeks for production.
Now some designs to add to your wish list...go ahead, PIN THEM!!!! Click on the image/text to go to CarolinaClover.com for more information on these custom jewelry pieces!
Carolina Clover is announcing our new line of personalized pillows just in time for spring redecorating! Add a touch of personalization to your home by adding a pillow with a single initial or three letter monogram. Our chevron patterns are the trendiest look in home decor and create a contrast of patterns where you need it most. Coordinate our chevron patterns with our thread colors to create the look you home needs to seem refreshed! You'll love the quality of these personalized throw pillows, the style and the size. A whopping 16 inches square is sure to make the impact you are looking for in your home!
(click on the pillow of your choice to view details on CarolinaClover.com)
You won't personalized pillows like these in your local home decor haunt, so go ahead and place your order for a beautiful addition to your home at CarolinaClover.com!
Skip the mad dash to the grocery store for flowers and a card this Valentines by ordering a monogram necklace from CarolinaClover.com! We've got your Valentine Gift Ideas for jewelry at Carolina Clover...so just trust us, she'll LOVE IT and YOU for putting a little bit more thought and effort into it this year! Our deadlines are early for a custom piece of jewelry, so let's get moving. We'll let you know the deadline for Valentine Delivery as we go along in this blog post...
Woo Hoo! Lucky Duck! Who wouldn't want to unwrap something so wonderful as an iPad for Christmas!?! You probably need a case now, because kind of like a new mom, you're carrying around this little breakable thing now where ever you go. CarolinaClover.com has your custom monogrammed iPad Case!
You will love the quality of our monogrammed iPad cases, they are embossed leather, with suede accents and neoprene for cushy safeness. Available in any one of our 52+ cute and trendy designer patterns, you'll spend considerable time trying decide how to decorate your iPad case because you'll want them ALL!
Happy Holidays Clover Customers! Just a quick update on Holiday 2011 shopping season at CarolinaClover.com...
Two dates just announced: December 5th and December 17th. Why are these important?
We have three monogrammed and personalized gift lines that have announced December 5th as the absolute cut off date for Christmas Delivery. Why? Because these lines are custom made to order from the time you place your order...before you place your order your item doesn't exist. Elves don't pull it off the shelf and ship it to you. We have a battery of elves that create your personalized gift order from raw materials and this takes time.
Some Monogram Necklaces and Earrings! Don't worry, we've marked each item with its own cut off date so you'll know which pieces have a deadline of a December 5th order. They are the ones that are hand cut, so as you can imagine it takes a bit longer to produce these items.
Butterscotch Blankies! As you can imagine, these monogrammed and personalized blankets, throws, and pillows take TIME, so be sure to get your order in by December 5th so it will be there by Christmas!
Everything else on our web site, including the monogram jewelry pieces and personalized gift items have a order cut off date of December 17th. After December 17th, we cannot guarantee delivery of your personalized jewelry and gifts. You can offer to pay upgraded shipping, stand on your head, send us fruit cake, send us sweet emails, or tell us a Christmas story, but unfortunately this is the cut off date given to us by our artists, suppliers and manufacturers for Christmas delivery.
If you have ANY questions, or if we can assist you in making your purchasing decisions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let the festivities begin! Starting WAY before Thanksgiving with holiday open houses, school parties, friendly get togethers, Christmas parties, and New Years now is a great time to casually shop and get hostess gifts and teachers gifts. Carolina Clover has put together a few gift ideas to get your creative juices flowing and remember, not all our items have to be personalized with a name or monogram. Add generic sayings and phrases so the gift can be suitable for anyone.
Give your hostess or teacher this carved scented soap personalized with her initial or monogram and comes in a gift package ready for gift giving. Starting at only $14 this is a very affordable gift option. Who wouldn't love this beautiful soap in their bathroom! Click here to view our monogrammed soaps on CarolinaClover.com.
I am thrilled to introduce to you a new line of monogrammed jewelry! The artistry in this new line is AHHmazing. In fact, each monogrammed necklace is designed by an American jewelry artist and hand cut. No two creations are the same!
Not only is the pendant, earrings, and ring especially designed for you, but your custom options are also unique. You choose if you want a single bail or a split bail with chain attached and you choose the metal finish you desire to complete your look.
This is a totally custom piece of monogrammed jewelry, and the prices are unbeatable for something that is created specifically for her. Imagine the value here vs. buying from that mall jewelry store and paying hundreds if not thousands more for a custom piece of jewelry and then...is it REALLY custom?
Here is a sneak peek of Carolina Clover's Newest Monogrammed Jewelry line...Click on the pictures to take you into the web store where you can browse all the styles and get more info!
Carolina Clover LOVES Clairebella! Their products are so cute, so trendy and so personal! The TODAY SHOW recently featured Clairebella products!
Check out their monogrammed cell phone cases for the iPhone and Blackberry. Yes, 4S generation, these cases fit the iPhone 4S that is FLYING off the shelves at retailers everywhere. Take a look at Clairebella's newest design! Preppy Annapolis featured on the right! And that is the chain pattern featured on the left.
The newest patterns include Preppy Annapolis, Preppy Charleston, Preppy Hamptons and Preppy Palm Beach! How to choose?!?!?
Look for a super huge publicity announcement featuring Carolina Clover and Clairebella, we can't WAIT to share this with you...just need to wait a "little bit" longer! But if you are as excited as we are over these products, check out a giveaway going on now! One of our lifestyle bloggers is giving away the winner's choice of the Clairebella Monogrammed Serving Tray!
If you want to win one of these monogrammed trays, go to Krystal's Kitsch Blog and enter to win your choice of pattern, colors, and personalization on this tray.