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Ancient Coin Jewelry: The Denarius

Ancient Coin Jewelry: The Denarius

At Design House, we're all about unique, bold characteristics that help us tell unforgettable stories through jewelry. Our ancient coin cabinet holds rich history and no shortage of one-of-a-kind designs.  Our favorite coin to work with at the moment is the Roman denarius, a silver currency that was worth a day's pay for Roman cavalry members. A Roman foot soldier (legionary) received a payment of one third of one denarius to be put toward equipment maintenance and daily expenses. Throw some sapphires on these special coins and you have a truly rare piece!   Our favorite design aspect to these ancient coin beauties...

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Fall Fashion Forecast

Fall Fashion Forecast

The changing of the seasons is always a great time to research and reflect on what the up and coming looks will be for the remainder of the year. We know long sweaters and tall boots are a must, but what’s going on in the jewelry industry that stands out as innovative, interesting, and unforgettable? Our team took a look at some of the fall jewelry trend forecasts and broke down what we’re looking forward to the most for the upcoming season. Let us know what your favorite fall jewelry look is in the comments below.   Multi Stone Rainbow...

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Viva Las Vegas!

Viva Las Vegas!

  You know what they say about Vegas… Have a blast, take risks, and buy too many gemstones! We are so thrilled to have been a part of JCK Events 2021. To say we enjoyed our trip is an understatement. From the gorgeous, rare gemstones to the insightful, memorable JCK Talks with leaders of the industry, we had the trip of a lifetime.  GEMSTONES GALORE From dazzling bicolor tourmalines to beautifully cut ametrine, we had to stop ourselves from drooling all over the hundreds of trays of precious stones. Bethany finally found her morganite (among other stones) and we brought...

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Why we love the 254

Why we love the 254

Recently, we launched our 254 Jewelry & Crystal box, designed to celebrate Waco and all of the wonderful things that make us memorable and unique. In doing so, our amazing customers let us know what they love most about #WacoTown and why we call this incredible city home: Photo by Jed Owen "Waco is home! No matter where I go, I always find a connection back to Waco." -Kim One of the things we love about this city is how many people are connected to it. Some of our team members have met long lost relatives while out and about...

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Crystal Kits for Every Occasion: Good Vibes, Good Night, Good Luck, & Good Times!

Crystal Kits for Every Occasion: Good Vibes, Good Night, Good Luck, & Good Times!

We have put together some amazing crystal kits that we believe anyone can benefit from. Whether you have been collecting and using crystals for years or you’re just beginning your journey, there is a crystal kit for you! We have hand picked each set, one for Goodnight, Good Luck, and Good Vibes.   Good Vibes Our good vibes crystal kit contains snowflake obsidian, rose quartz, and green agate. Snowflake obsidian is believed to cleanse negative energy and promote tranquility. Rose Quartz promotes love, and kindness, it replaces negative emotion with positive emotions to keep you in a place of pure...

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Our Newest Jewelry Collection: Sticks and Stones

Our Newest Jewelry Collection: Sticks and Stones

We've been incredibly inspired behind the bench and we're excited to launch our latest collection of fine jewelry: Sticks & Stones. This grouping features sleek, geometric settings that allow the stones to do the talkin'. We're inspired by sharp, eye-catching lines that pull us from one stone to the next. Take a look at our newest designs below or come try them on in person, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm, at our downtown Waco jewelry studio.   AMETRINE, CITRINE, & DIAMOND PENDANT This gorgeous piece is a rounded, feminine beauty that features an 8.60ctw ametrine (combination of amethyst and citrine). The dangling citrine at...

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