whiteflash

the other day i was given the opportunity to tour the offices of whiteflash.com, an online jewelry boutique (with offices in Houston) who are experts in diamonds and custom jewelry. you can even design your own piece! their in-house designs are definitely worth noting, varying from classic, contemporary, vintage, to trendy... and i was lucky enough to score a personal tour with the ceo herself debi wexler.

first, lemme say, she was a complete sweetheart and since this is a fashion blog, so well put together too! amazingly, she used to own quite the successful PC business prior to starting whiteflash.com, which won me over since my full time job is in information technology. when i asked her how she got into the jewelry industry, she put it best when she said, people are intelligent and when you put your mind to it, you can learn to do anything. over lunch we chatted about doing what you love and enjoy.. as we fawned over trays of whiteflash.com inventory.

what impressed me the most was that she is also a philanthropist helping out the victims of conflict/blood diamonds. with their dreams of africa site, they have custom designs, like this gorgeous pendant where 100% of the profits goes to the wccci. the pendants, earrings, and bracelets are the perfect addition to any jewelry collection.. because they're so versatile and great for your everyday bling. and it's for a good cause!


it was a great visit, and she didn't let me leave empty handed, but with a gorgeous petite dreams of africa diamonds for life pendant, which made the visit even more fantastic.

buying diamonds online?! o ya, i was a bit skeptical at first too.. but really it seems online shopping even for diamonds can get you the best value for your money.. but make sure you go through a trusted source... one with certified diamonds and appraisals.

if you are in the market for some bling.. definitely head over to whiteflash.com | dreamsofafrica.org and if the hubby is reading this.. i sure do like this setting.. *cough*

thanks again to debi and whiteflash.com for being so gracious and allowing me to invade their studio and a big thanks to 'my gurl' romey for setting it all up!




-issa

42 comments:

  1. What a fantastic jewellery. Solid, classy and cute! Great find! ;)

    Have a great Friday: Janet

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  2. thanks for the tour. that jewelry is gorgeous!

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  3. wow very nice. so nice of her to give you a gift too!

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  4. very cool...thanks for sharing and for the link!

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  5. Pretty jewellery! Thanks for this post, it's always great to find sources that are ethical and legitimate online.

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  6. Everything is lovely! I love the way your pictures come out on your blog :D

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  7. That is a very beautiful piece of jewelry!!! How lucky are you!!! Im so jealous.
    I like the color of the dress too!!! I wish they had it on the yellow dress.

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  8. ooo awesome!

    check the made blog :)

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  9. I've always wanted a custom-made piece. The charm bracelet looks adorable!

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  10. that sounds incredible! im envious :) but im so happy you got to do it. and that youre sharing it. have a happy weekend

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  11. Oh my gosh, that sounds amazing! =] those pieces are beautiful; so classic!

    xoxo,
    La C.

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  12. Wow! That must have been fun :) By the way, love all of the most recent outfits hehe*

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  13. OMG, lucky you, it just comes to show that you don't need a background in the creative buissiness to break in into the creative bussiness.

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  14. Cool jewellery.
    And you look soooooo lovely.
    Have a great weekend, dear

    xoxo

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  15. Oh wow, that sounds like such a good experience. The jewellery looks lovely on you. Haha, I hope your husband gets the hint. xx

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  16. :O Such fantastic jewellery, and she sounds like an amazing woman.

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  17. wow what a great experience!! Those pictures are all drool-worthy...hmmm

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  18. Such gorgeous stuff, Issa! I love the pendant you got- and am over-the-moon about places that do good too! If I'm ever in the diamond market, I'll head there first for sure!

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  19. Omg you're so lucky - I can't believe you got to try stuff on too!

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  20. ahhh so lucky. i am still waiting for some bling coming my way from le boyf. if he is reading this, *COUGH* i want it all! ;) ps you look so cute and preppy!

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  21. Oh how wonderful - great swag, and loooove your outfit!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  22. Buying for a good cause? I'm in! lol
    Beautiful , timeless collection in fact!
    OH, and your outfit missy? WOW! Did you say you were "weary" with colors? I DON"T THINK SO!
    xoxo
    Mimi

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  23. That's so cool that you were able to get a tour, and the beautiful necklace you left with is very chic :))

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  24. I'm not really much of a diamonds girl, but I love how delicate these pieces are.

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  25. How fun!! Those are so gorgeous :D

    xoxo, mavi

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  26. my goodness. what a wonderful experience you had. i recently watched a documentary on blood diamonds, so it's good to hear about a company that cares about that cause. beautiful pendant!

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  27. Ahh, the bracelet in the last picture is gorgeous! Looks like you had a great day:)

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  28. ps. just letting you know i changed the blog's url to http://beautystandard.blogspot.com/

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  29. ooooooo custom made jewelry! awesome :)

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  30. Those designs are beautiful!

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  31. Great outfits and lovely jewelry! It's really wonderful that they're doing what they can to help out those in need.

    Also, I just want to remind you that the Rachel Leigh belt contest ends in 10 days if you're still interested in entering. I hope you will!

    Take care and enjoy the rest of your day dear :)

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  32. wow, lucky you! that pendent is so pretty!

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