Let’s Hear It For the Boys Part Part II: Choosing Jewelry

[This post is Part II in a two-part gift guide series for guys. Part I was all about how to to choose a gift she’ll love.]

Caroline Faquin, PANDORA and Ayala Bar Specialist

Caroline Faquin

Jewelry can be some of the most personal items a woman owns. Most pieces will have a story behind it that she will love to tell each time she receives a compliment on her necklace or earrings. We talked with Caroline Fauqin, PANDORA and Ayala Bar Specialist at More Than Words to learn more about how to choose the just the right jewelry for the woman in your life.

Caroline, why do you think jewelry means so much to a woman?

Jewelry helps a woman express who she is. The jewelry she wears brings out her inner beauty and makes her feel special. Since it doesn’t fade away like flowers, for example, she can find joy in each piece for years to come. For many women, jewelry is also a way to commemorate special moments in life like a new baby or even surviving cancer.

Do you have any tips on how to go about choosing jewelry for someone?

Think of her interests and personality. Sometimes you can find something with a charm or bead that incorporates those interests. Notice the kind of jewelry she wears and note the style, color, and size. A salesperson can then help you find options in a similar style. And, as always, listen in for any hints or suggestions she makes!

What kinds of questions do you often get when someone comes into the shop looking for something special?

Many people are concerned with whether something will stay in style or if it is more of a trendy piece. Classic pieces are always a great investment, however we also have plenty of trendier lines for the fashion forward. We also get asked about our free gift wrap and our return policy, which is 30 days for an exchange or store credit on regular items.

Ayala Bar Cross Necklace

Ayala Bar cross necklace from the Spring 2012 collection.

What are your favorite jewelry lines here at More Than Words and why do you love them?

Ayala Bar Jewelry, which is beautifully handcrafted in Israel, has a large selection of colors and styles available, so it can go with anything. Their slogan is “Jewelry as Art,” and that is really very true. Ayala Bar just completes your outfit and makes it more beautiful. An unforgettable moment is something special to every woman, and so I also love PANDORA. You can always find something to fit any budget, whether one bead or a 14K gold bracelet. They really have something for every special moment in a woman’s life.

Thanks Caroline for answering all our questions! You can always come by and ask for Caroline for help selecting jewelry for your loved one!

[The opinions expressed here belong to Caroline and should not be attributed to PANDORA or Ayala Bar in any way.]


The Back-to-School List for College

It’s that time of year again, the season of packing bags, gathering photographs, and finding the things that will put a stylish touch on the semesters to come. Whether you’re shopping for a loved one or for your own dorm room, these items are sure to please the college-bound this semester.

Wooden Keychain with Ribbon

Hear a joyful jingle with every step when you put your new dorm room keys on one of these happy wooden keychains. Colorful and finished with ribbon, it’s a real stylish touch for your pocket!

Unique Chalkboard To Do List

Throw out the Post-It Notes and keep up with your schedule on this artistic chalkboard instead. Chalk included!

SEC College Emblem and Mascot Tissues

In case of homesickness, stock up on these SEC tissue boxes to add some collegiate class to your space.

Colorful flower college or camp shower caddy

Every girl needs stylish organization for her daily beauty routine. This colorful flower shower caddy is the answer!

StudioBE Cindy Wunsch Happy Birds Painting

Remind yourself of positive living with a chic addition to your four walls. There are so many unique pieces all around the store you will certainly find something to suit your own positive outlook on life!

Women's cap with crocheted flower

Let’s be honest… a girl can’t always look her best after pulling an all-nighter. This cap puts a cool boho twist on collegiate style for just those types of mornings.

Notebook with Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake

Hang onto these words of wisdom when the demands of papers and tests send stress your way. We also have lots of cool pens in the store, from fun and crazy to simply beautiful.


As many leave home next month to begin another adventure, we want to leave you with this quote from Oh, the Places You’ll Go by the famous Dr. Seuss:

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of our fallen soldiers. Originally it was known as Decoration Day because of the flowers placed on every soldiers grave. It is a day to bring people together to honor those who have fought for our country. We are PROUD to be an American!

As we all know many, many other family traditions have stemmed from this National Holiday! Bar-b-queing & boat rides on the lake are a couple of our favorites. Ladies be sure you have a cute koozie and matching cover-up & bag this weekend!

Wicker Flower Bag $56.95, Watercolor Cover-up $48.95

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! And we know you are thinking…” Eeeekkkk what do I get my mom that is meaningful?! I’m too old to make her a card and too broke to buy her what she really deserves”.  No fear!~More Than Words has meaningful gifts at a great price! Including Pandora Jewelry sterling silver charms starting at $25; Hand crafted pottery starting at $18.95; and Hand embellished calligraphy starting at $16.95.  Whew! What a relief to know Mom can still get something special this Mother’s Day! Hope to see you soon!

Click here to see our Mother’s Day Pandora ideas!

Pandora Spring Bead Launch!

After anxiously waiting for weeks, the Pandora Spring Beads are on their way! We are so excited to host a Spring Collection Event on Thursday, April 12th from 2:00-7:00. Ladies you can see and purchase all the new beads and meet our Pandora Reps! Also enter to win a door prize every hour! Prizes include Leather Bracelets and a Jewelry Box! We hope to see you there!