SOURCE: The Passionate Collector

April 21, 2008 17:44 ET

Mother's Day Discount on Unique, Affordable Jewelry and Accessories

Shop Online for Gifts or to Build Your Own Jewelry Collection at thepassionatecollector.com

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - Just in time for Mother's Day, jewelry connoisseur Susan Shieldkret is offering a 20 percent discount on orders placed through May 11 on her website, www.thepassionatecollector.com. (Mention promotional code MD01 for the discount.) Shieldkret hand selects all the jewelry and accessories on the website for their originality and affordability.

"We offer mostly one-of-a-kind or limited quantity pieces of jewelry," says Shieldkret, founder and president of thepassionatecollector.com. "We look for jewelry that you won't find everywhere else -- jewelry that's as unique as you are."

Thepassionatecollector.com offers online shoppers a selection of distinctive necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets created from base and precious metals, semi-precious gems and pearls. The website also has a growing line of accessories for men: cuff links, rings and bags -- some of which are fashioned from recycled materials.

Shieldkret holds a Graduate Diploma in Pearls and a Certificate in Jewelry Essentials from the Gemological Institute of America. Passionate about seeking out the very best in jewelry design, she has assembled a collection of hundreds of versatile items that can be worn with many different looks. She purposely chooses pieces for a variety of people and their many moods.

"I like to sometimes dress funky and sometimes more demure. I think most women want to have an assortment of jewelry to suit the many sides of their personalities," says Shieldkret. "I have clients in their teens all the way through their 80s. Sometimes a younger person can wear something and a 40-year-old can wear it too."

Thepassionatecollector.com provides a personalized service. When a shopper clicks on an item, a description of it pops up along with a message from Shieldkret ("Susan Says") sharing details about the piece and why she chose it for the site.

For example, one popular necklace is called 4-Strands of White Pearls & Multi-Colored Stones. Its description is: 4-strands of little white pearls separated by tiny gold beads and sporadic accents of multi-colored stones. 18.75" long. $65.00. Susan says: "This is a very good necklace for women of all ages. Makes a great gift!"

Another piece from the collection that Shieldkret recommends for Mother's Day gifts is a lightweight, multi-colored pink tote hand-woven from recycled juice packs, which sells for $85.00. Susan says: "I like this color -- just like Bazooka Bubble Gum."

Items on thepassionatecollector.com range from $25 to $6,000. For more information, visit www.thepassionatecollector.com or call 949-644-2246.

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