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Go Your Own Way
May 17, 2023

Go Your Own Way

Did somebody say “road trip?” The mixtape is nearly synonymous with hitting the open road. Just you, your best friends, a map, and two sides of carefully curated tunes to set the mood and keep you awake after hours behind the wheel. Our cassette tape charm takes you right back! Enjoy our curated road-trip worthy jams here. BACK TO THE BLOG
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How to Keep Your Solid Gold Jewelry Looking "Solid"
April 18, 2024

How to Keep Your Solid Gold Jewelry Looking "Solid"

How to Keep Your Solid Gold Jewelry Looking "Solid" and Free From Tarnish Solid gold jewelry has a timeless allure that transcends trends and generations. Whether an heirloom-worthy necklace or eye-catching charms, your solid gold pieces are precious investments that deserve care to ensure they retain their luster. At Jet Set Candy, we know the true value of solid gold jewelry — and we’re here to share our top tips on how to keep your treasures looking impeccable for years to come. Be sure to clean your solid gold jewelry  Since dust, oils, and everyday pollutants can dull the brilliance of your solid gold pieces over time, regular cleaning is essential to maintain shine. Use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently wipe away surface grime and restore a natural glow. For more thorough cleaning, immerse your jewelry in warm, soapy water (a small amount of dish soap will do), carefully scrub it with a soft brush, then rinse thoroughly. To prevent tarnishing, remember to dry your jewelry completely before wearing or storing it. Don’t expose your solid gold jewelry to chemicals Chemicals such as chlorine from swimming pools or harsh cleaning agents can tarnish and corrode your precious gold jewelry. To protect their shine, be sure to remove your pieces before engaging in any activities that might involve chemicals. We’d also advise taking off your jewelry before using shower soap or applying skin-care products, as even these mild agents can dull the surface and diminish brilliance. Store your solid gold jewelry safely Proper storage is of vital importance to preserving your solid gold’s shine. Store each piece separately in a soft pouch or jewelry box to prevent scratching and tangling. Avoid leaving your jewelry in humid environments, as even small amounts of moisture can lead to tarnishing. Airtight containers or anti-tarnish bags can help safeguard your treasures from the elements. Don’t forget to polish your solid gold jewelry Occasional polishing can restore luster to your solid gold jewelry. Use a jewelry-polishing cloth or a specialized gold-polishing cream to gently buff away tarnish and any residue that might have built up on the surface. Ensure that you follow the care instructions we’ve included with your jewelry, and be gentle while polishing to avoid scratches. Consider a professional cleaning for your solid gold jewelry For heirloom pieces or jewelry with intricate designs, consider periodic professional cleaning. A jeweler can inspect your jewelry for loose stones or other issues, then provide a thorough, professional-grade cleaning to restore its original brilliance. This is especially important for items with gemstones or delicate details. Wear your solid gold jewelry with care  While solid gold is durable, it’s not indestructible. Be mindful of wearing your jewelry during activities that could subject your pieces to excessive stress, such as heavy lifting or intense sports. Remove your jewelry before bedtime to prevent tangling or other unintended damage as you sleep. Inspect your solid gold jewelry from time to time No matter how often you wear it, make it a habit to inspect your solid gold jewelry periodically. Check for loose stones, damaged clasps, or any signs of wear and tear. Promptly address any issues by taking your pieces to a reputable jeweler for repairs. With the right care, solid gold jewelry can shine brilliantly for generations. These tips will help you maintain your own collection — since we want your Jet Set Candy pieces to remain conversation starters for many years to come. Start building your gleaming collection of solid gold jewelry today with Jet Set Candy’s irresistible travel charms.
Tastes like Americana
August 23, 2023

Tastes like Americana

American innovation – the spirit that's given us everything from moon landings to jazz, comic books, and Barbie. But if there's one domain where the sheer wackiness and deliciousness of American ingenuity shines through, it's undoubtedly the things we put in our mouths. That's right, we're talking about the finger-licking, thirst-quenching, and oh-so-iconic foods that have not only filled our bellies but also shaped our culture. And what better way to honor this culinary creativity than by delving into the fizz and flair of Coca-Cola and the ketchup-coated magic of Heinz, all now lovingly commemorated by Jet Set Candy's Americana collection? Adorable details from top to bottom and a fun nod to the taste of summer all year round.  But what do you know about these Americana essentials? Let's start with the nectar of the carbonated gods – Coca-Cola. It's more than just a beverage; it's a cultural icon. Think about it – from Elvis to Santa Claus, everyone's got a bit of Coca-Cola in their heart (or at least in their fridge). This caramel-hued concoction made its sparkling debut in 1886, thanks to the curious mind of John S. Pemberton. A pharmacist by trade, he accidentally invented a beverage that would go on to become a global phenomenon. The secret formula? Well, that remains one of the world's most closely guarded secrets, locked away in a vault and guarded by mythical soda-fueled unicorns (or so we like to imagine).   If you want to learn more secrets of America’s favorite drink then Atlanta, Georgia is calling your name! The World of Coca-Cola stands as a living testament to the global phenomenon of this beloved beverage. As you step into its hallowed halls, you'll be transported through time and innovation, discovering the captivating story behind Coca-Cola's inception and growth. Visitors can marvel at vintage advertisements, explore interactive displays that detail the bottling process, and even catch a glimpse of the intricate machinery that brings this iconic drink to life.And let's not forget about Heinz ketchup – the sticky, tangy, universally beloved condiment that turns every meal into a feast for the senses. Henry J. Heinz had a vision: he wanted to bring the vibrant flavors of ripe tomatoes to every table in America. Or really, wanted to give the USA an alternative to the popular fermented fish sauce (really!) that was widely used to liven up the taste or cover up the expired-ness of food. Tomatoes sound like a bit of an improvement! So, he whipped up the first batch of his legendary ketchup in 1876. Fast forward to today, and Heinz ketchup bottles have become a fixture in kitchens, diners, and picnics across the land. Whether you're dipping your fries or adding a dollop to your hotdog, you're indulging in a time-tested tradition that has found a special place in the hearts (and taste buds) of Americans.  Heading to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? The Senator John Heinz History Center, located in downtown Iron City, is more than just a museum dedicated to a single food item. It's a comprehensive exploration of American history and culture, with a diverse range of exhibits spanning various topics like sports, media (think Mister Rogers!), the military, African American history, and the industrial age. And yes, ketchup. Within the museum walls, visitors can delve into the intriguing history of ketchup, tracing its origins from ancient civilizations to its evolution into a staple condiment in American kitchens. The museum offers insights into the production, marketing, and cultural significance of ketchup, showcasing how it has become emblematic of American culinary traditions and innovation. And, of course, you can snap a photo beside an 11-foot ketchup bottle. The taste of American innovation is ever present in our 3D Amer-I-can and USA Ketchup charms. Pair with luggage tags from your favorite US cities or create a whole charm bracelet with 3D charms that commemorate the country from sea to shining sea.   BACK TO THE BLOG
Nautical Flags: Secret Language of the Sea
August 16, 2023

Nautical Flags: Secret Language of the Sea

If you've ever gazed out at the open ocean and wondered what those colorful flags flapping in the breeze are all about, you're in for a treat. Nautical flags, those vibrant and distinctive signals sailing high above ships, hold a world of meaning and history. So, batten down the hatches as we embark on a playful journey into the world of nautical flags!  So, imagine this: you're out at sea, the wind in your hair, the salty breeze on your face, and suddenly, you spot a ship on the horizon. But how can you communicate with sailors from afar? That's where nautical flags come into play! These ingenious banners serve as a maritime alphabet, conveying messages that range from simple greetings to crucial distress signals.   Nautical flags are like a secret language of the sea. Each flag represents a specific letter or number, allowing sailors to spell out words and transmit information with just a few flaps of fabric. But that's not all – these flags also have colorful designs and stories behind them.Take the "A" or "Alpha" flag, for instance. It's white with a blue stripe and a little notch. This beauty tells sailors, "I have a diver down; keep well clear at slow speed." Next in the phonetic alphabet, the "B" or "Bravo" flag, a notched red flag, says, "I am taking on, discharging, or carrying dangerous cargo." Some are less dramatic, like “K” or “Kilo” which signals you want to communicate. Or "C" or "Charlie" which signals a resounding "YES!" So, next time you spot these colors, you'll know what's going on! And in most cases, know to steer clear! The history of nautical flags is as rich as the ocean itself. Sailors have been using flags to communicate for centuries, with records of flag systems dating back to the 17th century. Back then, messages were hoisted using a combination of flags to create phrases. It was like sending a text message, but with sails and masts!    As the maritime world evolved, so did flag communication. In the 19th century, the International Code of Signals was established, creating a standardized system for maritime communication. This made life on the high seas safer and more efficient, ensuring that sailors from different countries could understand each other's messages. So, we thought we could add our own little splash of color to the high seas! Or at least our own collection. Our Nautical Flag charms and rings feature the bold designs and unmistakable colors of actual nautical flags and bring them to you! Combine them to shout out your initials, represent you and your travel buddy or life partner, or simply select the designs you find most alluring. Available in mini and standard size charms and mini flag rings. Pair with other nautical charms like anchor charms, clamshells, and mermaids or stack with our color enamel rings to create a layered and stunning look. The Nautical Flag collection is sure to delight ocean enthusiasts and land lovers alike.    BACK TO THE BLOG
Summer Staff Picks: What the JSC Crew is Wearing
August 02, 2023

Summer Staff Picks: What the JSC Crew is Wearing

When the Jet Set Candy Crew loves something, we can't help but share. And our favorite summertime styles are no exception. Sure, there are puffy sandals and purses, oversized trousers, crop tops, and color for days dominating the fashion scene.  But we've only got eyes for jewelry (ok, and maybe some mallow slides.) That's why we created the Summer Staff Picks collection, featuring the charms, chains, rings, and charms we just can't get enough of. And clearly want you to know all about! So, indulge us a little and take a look at our JSC obsessions for the season.   Caroline's Pick: WAVE RING    “I love spending my summers at the beach and the design is so simple yet fun. It reminds me of vacation even when I am in the city.”  INSIDER TIP: “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air" quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson is engraved around the base. And this ring is available in sizes 6 to 9 so you can style on any finger you choose.     Amaris's Pick: SUN CHARM   “I think it’s so fun and can be great on its own or as an addition to any necklace or charm bracelet. Plus, summer is my favorite season and I love being in the sun.”  INSIDER TIP: If you can't get enough of this sunny selection, check out our mini sun necklace or sun earrings and shine bright from head to toe.         Ellyn's Pick: LAX LUGGAGE TAG CHARM   “LA is a city close to my heart. I’ll be wearing the LAX charm when I visit this summer, and I’ll probably never take it off! INSIDER TIP: A little while back, our LAX charm had a mini glow-up and now features a bright, shining sun detail. What else?!      Amber's Pick: AIRPLANE RING   “When I wear it at home, it brings me joy – every timeI look at it remembering all the good memories of me traveling around the world!”INSIDER TIP: Change the direction of your ring to fit your itinerary. Point the nose up when you're adventure-bound. Turn it around when you're headed back home.     Jackie's Pick: MIXTAPE CASSETTE TAPE CHARM   “While I may not have anything to play my actual mixtapes (or CDs) on anymore, now I can always carry the memory of summer road trips and just driving around blasting music with my high school friends.”INSIDER TIP: Find this charm in both large and small sizes so it can perfectly fit your necklace or charm bracelet. And even better, one side is engraved with "Road Trip" while the other reads "Take me Away." Yes, please.      Hannah's Pick: INFINITY LINK CHARM BRACELET   “A charm bracelet is the perfect way to collect all the places I’ve been. It’s like it grows with my travels over the years.”INSIDER TIP: With links that click open, you can add charms instantly which means no trip to the jeweler required. And, believe it or not, you can put up to three charms on each link. Do the math, carry the one, and that equals a charm bracelet that holds up to 36 of your collectible treasures.        BACK TO THE BLOG
Celebrating Amelia Earhart
July 26, 2023

Celebrating Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart said it best. A “shero” for the ages who reminds us each day to thwart expectation and reach for our wildest dreams. She was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas and would be 126 this year. A globally recognized pioneer in aviation, she developed a taste for the sky at an early age and was the first woman to complete a non-stop solo transatlantic flight in 1932. Amelia went on to set five (or even more!) world records for flying speed and distance between the years 1930 and 1935. She supported women's rights and wasn’t shy about voicing her opinion. Today we celebrate Amelia; her courageous spirit, independence, and unwillingness to take no for an answer. Here are a few more Amelia-isms that inspire us to be the pilot of our own aspirations.       "Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?"    "Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done."    "There's more to life than being a passenger."      "No borders, just horizons — only freedom."       "Use your fear. It can bring you to the place where you store your courage."   "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."    BACK TO THE BLOG
Our favorite European Destinations Come with the Best Souvenirs
July 19, 2023

Our favorite European Destinations Come with the Best Souvenirs

From breathtaking landscapes to centuries-old architecture, Europe has stolen the hearts of wanderers worldwide. And when it comes to summer getaways, this vibrant continent is the ultimate go-to destination that never disappoints. Europe offers an irresistible mix of sun-soaked beaches, enchanting cities, and a treasure trove of history and culture. Whether you crave the bustling nightlife of Portugal, the romantic cobblestone streets of France, or the charming villages of the Swiss countryside, Europe has something for everyone. And we are here for it. The only thing better than a summer trip to Europe is the fun souvenir you collect after. And it’s no coincidence that some of our favorite Jet Set Candy travel charms feature top Euro destinations. Charms with a little whimsy, a lot of sparkle, and little details that just keep on going.  So, grab your passport, pack your bags, and get ready to fall head over heels for Europe this summer. It's time to make unforgettable memories and collect your adventures along the way.    ITALY: Gelato, pasta, dolce vita? What’s not to love about Italy? Which is why it’s a real challenge to pick just one Italian city to visit this summer. There’s only one logical solution. Try them all!  From the romantic canals of Venice to the ancient ruins of Rome, to the art-filled streets of Florence, Italy is a treasure trove of awe-inspiring destinations. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Colosseum in the capital (yes, it is ancient) , savor a slice of pizza in Naples where the dish got its start, go back in time as you wander through the historic streets and ruins of Pompeii, and gaze in awe at the magnificent (and seemingly infinite) artwork of the Vatican Museums. Commemorate your Italian escapades with Jet Set Candy’s Italian scooter charm. This charm captures the spirit of Italy's vibrant culture and joyful way of life. Plus, the playful features do not disappoint. Wheels that spin, Italia etched on the side, and even a diamond headlight, you'll catch yourself staring at it more than you'd like to admit!      PARIS, FRANCE:  France, how could we not include this one? Ask any jetsetter and they’ll tell you: France is an enchanting summer travel destination that offers a captivating blend of rich history, cultural sophistication, and breathtaking landscapes. Or something basically like that! At the heart of this allure is the magnificent city of Paris, the epitome of romance and art. With its iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris exudes an irresistible charm. Delight your taste buds with mouthwatering French cuisine, from delicate pastries to gourmet cheese and wine. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Montmartre and Le Marais, where bohemian vibes meet trendy boutiques and charming cafés. Take a leisurely stroll along the Seine River or immerse yourself in the world of art at the Musée d'Orsay. For a unique experience, venture outside of Paris to discover the stunning landscapes of Provence, the glamorous French Riviera, or the picturesque countryside of the Loire Valley. Cherish your memories with a bracelet dedicated to our France-inspired 14K solid gold mini charms. Charms include the iconic Eiffel Tower, Chanel-esque perfume bottle, Fleur de Lis, CDG luggage tag, France passport stamp, Champs-Elysees sign, and even a croissant (this one is so cute it borders on illegal.)   SANTORINI, GREECE: Santorini, Greece, stands as a top summer travel destination, renowned for its breathtaking beauty and captivating allure. This volcanic island in the Aegean Sea has become synonymous with dreamy sunsets, whitewashed buildings, and blue-domed churches. All all Greek to me, and that's the point! Exploring the enchanting towns of Fira and Oia is a must, where you can wander through narrow streets adorned with boutiques and cozy tavernas. Witnessing the legendary sunset from Oia's caldera is an unforgettable experience. Or take the nautical route and book a sunset cruise around the caldera instead. Be sure to visit the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, a well-preserved Minoan settlement buried under volcanic ash, offering a fascinating glimpse into the island's ancient history. After all that exploring, Indulge in the local cuisine, savoring dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, and fresh seafood, while sipping on crisp Santorinian wines. While you’re there, hop on a boat and visit neighboring islands like Mykonos and Naxos, each offering its own unique charm and beauty. Conclude your Santorini adventure by bringing home the Jet Set Candy Santorini luggage tag charm. Modeled after the vintage-style bag tags, this beauty features the name of the city in Greek letters, the JTR airport (or IATA) code, and a miniature replica of Santorini's iconic blue-domed churches against a backdrop of whitewashed buildings. The perfect little souvenir of this idyllic Greek island summer getaway.   ENGLAND: England is an enchanting summer travel destination, offering a blend of history, culture, and picturesque landscapes. Plus, typical mild summer temps aren’t bad either! The country boasts a myriad of vibrant cities that are popular among tourists. London, the cosmopolitan capital, is a must-visit with iconic landmarks like the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and the British Museum. The historical city of Bath is renowned for its Roman baths and Georgian architecture. Cambridge and Oxford attract visitors with their prestigious universities and charming riverside settings. When it comes to attractions, Stonehenge's ancient stone circle captivates visitors, especially on the summer solstice where over 10,000 sun worshippers and tourists gather to spend the longest day together. Lake District National Park offers breathtaking scenery and outdoor activities. In terms of food, don't miss traditional fish and chips, afternoon tea, and hearty English breakfasts. The Jet Set Candy British Charmite charm is a cheeky little nod to your UK excursion. Modeled after everyone’s favorite (or least favorite?) spread, the two-tone charm has a removable lid and is adorned with a little British crown on the front and a list of ingredients on the back AKA all of those intangible British-isms (dry humor, properness, you get it). Definitely smile-inducing fashion.    LISBON, PORTUGAL: If you're craving an unforgettable adventure in Portugal, look no further than the city of Lisbon, bursting with history, culture, and mouthwatering cuisine. This enchanting city is a delightful mishmash of old-world charm and contemporary cool. As you stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets, you'll find colorful tiled facades, cozy cafes, and lively street performers. Oh, and did I mention the breathtaking views from the iconic São Jorge Castle? Prepare your taste buds for a flavor extravaganza! Portuguese gastronomy is a feast for the senses. Indulge in the heavenly pastéis de nata (custard tarts) at the world-famous Pastéis de Belém bakery, and savor the freshest seafood at the vibrant Mercado da Ribeira. And if you're a fan of wine, don't miss the chance to sip on some delicious Port wine at a private tasting. You’ll be surprised at the variety of flavors and shades of red, too. Be sure to catch some powerful and poignant fado music at the Museu do Fado or even at various restaurants and performance spaces across the city. With some extra time on your hands, why not pop up north to Porto for a spell? This city is a treasure trove of architectural wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its charming old town, ornate churches, and stunning Douro River, it's a photographer's paradise and yes, another possible place to grab a glass of Port. Venture a little further to Sintra, a fairytale land straight out of a storybook. This enchanting town is home to magnificent palaces and magical gardens, including the colorful Pena Palace and the mystic Quinta da Regaleira. It's like stepping into a whimsical wonderland! Take home a little piece of your adventure with the Lisbon luggage tag charm. The collectible charm features the LIS airport, or IATA, code along with the eye-catching Rooster of Barcelos detail; a symbol of local legend that you've been seeing all around town.   SWITZERLAND: The stunning alpine wonderland, otherwise known as Switzerland, is where summer dreams take flight! Get ready to immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes, indulge in heavenly chocolates, and embark on unforgettable adventures in this charming country. Among the must-visit cities in Switzerland, Zurich, Geneva, and Lucerne steal the show. Zurich, with its cosmopolitan vibe, offers a blend of modernity and old-world charm. Explore the charming Old Town, stroll along the picturesque Lake Zurich, and indulge in luxurious shopping on the famous Bahnhofstrasse. Geneva, nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva, is renowned for its elegant atmosphere and international flair. Don't miss the iconic Jet d'Eau fountain, visit the United Nations headquarters, and take a leisurely boat ride across the lake to explore the charming town of Montreux. In Lucerne, prepare to be enchanted by its fairytale-like setting. Take a leisurely walk along the Chapel Bridge, marvel at the stunning views from Mount Pilatus, and indulge in delicious Swiss cheese fondue at a traditional restaurant. Now, let's talk about the true star of Switzerland: chocolate! Swiss chocolate is a divine treat for your taste buds, and the Jet Set Candy Swiss chocolate charm captures its essence perfectly. Modeled after the famed Toblerone chocolate, this charm is a miniature delight that you can wear in or out. It’s a whimsical addition to any charm bracelet or chain that might make you just the tiniest bit hungry. BACK TO THE BLOG
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