Announcement Hey Lovely! Welcome to the grand reopening of the Dusk & Rubies shop! We are so looking forward to spending some quality time with you.
Hey Lovely! Welcome to the grand reopening of the Dusk & Rubies shop! We are so looking forward to spending some quality time with you.
The Dusk & Rubies Creation Myth
I have always been a jack of all bizarre trades- to my father's dismay. He used to scold all of his children for doing too many extra curricular activities. He would recite constantly, "Doers of All; Masters of None". So, like a good girl, I focused on my education.
With my passion for the written word, expression and creativity I found myself going to college with a full scholarship. While in college I couldn't help but continue to work multiple odd jobs: I nannied, taught tennis lessons to 3-18 year olds, sold my jewelry through Etsy and at craft fairs, was a manager for Pier 1 Imports for three years, and worked at a golf course.
Four years later, I graduated from St. Joseph's college with a NY State certification to teach Secondary Education and English Language Arts, as well as experience in: building furniture, interior decorating, sales, teaching motor skills to toddlers, cooking a steak properly, creating jewelry for bridal parties, and using my driver without shanking the golf ball to the left.
I was lucky to earn teaching positions right out of college at the age of 21. Three years later I found myself needing another outlet for my creativity, so over a city trip, gabbing with girlfriends, and sipping coffee I decided to create my own company Dusk & Rubies. I had been designing jewelry in my spare time my entire life, finding the creative outlet fun and fufilling.
So why is Dusk & Rubies a special occasion jewelry design company? Well, Dusk & Rubies is a company that was first inspired by my jewelry designs, and has since enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of so many special memories, and events. I know the importance, and attention to detail that goes into planning your special day...even down to the perfect jewelry.
Dusk & Rubies specializes in creating jewelry for: weddings, bridal parties, family portraits, sweet 16's, communions/ confirmation, thank you gifts, and just because. What is so unique, and wonderful about Dusk & Rubies Jewelry is that it is completely handmade, and all one of a kind designs based on your preferences, and input. I can create the piece you are looking for!
Dusk & Rubies is where my dream meets yours!
I am a jack of all bizarre trades, and a NYS certified English teacher. I am sort of a romantic, because I think the perfect accessory or the perfect word can lead us to a path of greatness.
Welcome to my shop Dusk & Rubies. Take a look around, and even if you don't purchase anything today I hope you feel inspired. Have an idea, or a special event? Remember that Dusk & Rubies offers a unique service where I, through consultation with you and your input, can create exactly what you are looking for.
Dusk & Rubies is where my dreams meet yours.
For consultation, and to discuss what you would like me to create for your event please contact me:
e-mail duskandrubies [!at] gmail.com
Accepted payment methods
If you are hiring my service Dusk & Rubies to create special occasion jewelry designs for: bridal parties, sweet 16s, communions/confirmations/bat mitzfahs, thank you gifts, weddings, or just because all bills are invoiced through paypal.
For jewelry design projects you will need to submit your deposit of a base pay in order to hold your place on my design calendar. I will invoice once we schedule an official meeting time, and request you submit base payment before we meet.
I typically invoice a second time with the amount left over for you to pay through paypal after either: our in person consultation, or our e-mails. There are rare occasion where I may accept a personal check.
Payment methods can be discussed if you would rather be billed in full or incrementally based on your concept and its expense.
If you are hiring my service Dusk & Rubies to create special occasion jewelry for your special day, then depending on the nature of your design, from concept to creation, it can take anywhere between 2-4 weeks.