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Honeymoon Highlights

cape town views
I wanted to give you all a peek inside our honeymoon in South Africa!
It’s no surprise I like to travel, and luckily I found a husband who does too!  We wanted to pick a place we’ve both never been and who knows when the next time we’ll be able to do a big vacation like this again! 😉
We broke the trip up into 3 parts: Safari, Wine (duh), and Beach!
Our first stop was Kruger National park. The safari was by far one of the coolest things I’ve experienced. Being so close to the animals on their natural habitat was amazing. One of my favorite parts of being in Kruger is that they believe in letting nature run its course. The pictures don’t do justice to actually being there!
The next stop was Cape town were we got to do some hiking and exploring the city and Franschhoek, aka wine region! We enjoyed our days winery hopping, learning about their wines, eating delicious food, and enjoying incredible views. Definitely a must go place if you’re ever in South Africa!
Lastly, we ended our trip in Hermanus spending our last few days relaxing on the beach where we experienced gorgeous views and beautiful sunsets.
Our trip to South Africa was picture perfect to say the least and we enjoyed exploring a new place together!
xoxo Camila
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MADE IN USA

As most of you know our products are all handmade with love in the Philippines but today that changes as we are sooo excited to introduce our made in the USA earrings!!

These beauties are handmade in Maple Glen, Pennsylvania by our fun creative team. At Sylca we don’t like to waste so instead of trashing our jewelry casualties, throughout the years we have kept them in hopes of coming up with something creative! Finally one day a customer gave us the amazing idea of turning these unused beads into beautiful earrings, and thus the birth of our new Made in USA line.

Let us know what you think of our new earrings!

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Why Wear Sylca!

Wondering why you NEED to own at least 1 piece of Sylca Jewelry. Our customers say it best!

“Will become one of my favorites. Got raves from my friends” – Verna

“So in love with my Sycla necklaces. Each one is so well made, colorful, and unique. Always get compliments when I wear them. They can dress up any outfit, and look awesome with casual ones too. Will definitely be back for more.” – Gaby

“It has beautiful visual interest and very light. Adjustable to your neck line. I will wear with this many tops! ” – Patricia

“I dressed conservatively most of my life.  Now I am enjoying letting my artistic side come out. I bought one of your lovely necklaces at the Marin County Museum of Modern Art .Every time I wear it I get lots of compliments from women and men!” – Sue

If you don’t own a piece of Sylca… what are you waiting for? and if you already do we would love to hear why you love it.

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Spring Inspiration

Our Newest Spring 2018 Collection was inspired by COLORS and the meaning behind them. What they make us feel and really what we wanted you guys to feel when wearing Sylca!

Some of the main color groups we used in the collection were blue, yellow, pink, orange, green, and black and white!

Let’s start with
BLUE


Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. This is our temple and we need to take care of it! We wanted you to get the feeling of calm and tranquility when wearing our blue jewelry. Let us know if you get this feeling when shopping or wearing our new BLUE collection!

Now moving on to
YELLOW

Yellow produces a warming and cheerfulness effect, it is also known to stimulates mental activity, and generate energy. When designing this line we had one goal in mind to make you feel happy and cheerful! We hope we accomplish this when you see this new designs!

Keep posted to hear about our other color inspirations!

XOXO
Sylvia & Camila

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Colombia Christmas Traditions

With the Christmas season upon us we wanted to share some of our favorite Colombian traditions with you!

We would kick off the Christmas season with Día de las Velitas’ or Day of the little Candles where everyone would decorate their houses with tons of candles and festive lights! It was always fun to walk around to see all the decorations!

Like most, some of our traditions include decorating the house with holiday decor, candles in the windows, a nativity scene, and of course, a Christmas tree! The nativity scene was especially important, as we would right letters to baby Jesus letting him know the presents we wanted each year!
The one tradition I loved most growing up was taking part in Novenas. This started on the 16th of December and went until Christmas eve. Each night we would gather with family and friends for prayers, caroling, and of course, yummy food!
What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?
XOXO
Camila
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Holiday Gift Guide

1. We love this Moto Jacket from Evie Lou! Its the perfect every day jacket, or pair it with our Strand Link Necklace for a night out!

2. Make a statement in this Textured Jacket from Atelier 957! A "wow" piece that is lightweight enough to be considered part of your outfit, but will also keep you warm this winter.

3. These Suede Ankle Boots from Dot & Minnies are the perfect go to boot for the winter. Best of all they are anti slip and water proof!

 
4. Red and Black Cowl Neck Top from Evelyn & Arthur. The perfect mix of comfy and cute this holiday season. 
 
5. Jewelry Stand from Hello World is the perfect piece to display all your Sylca necklaces!
 
6. We love the pattern mix and pockets of this Draped Pocket Dress from Freesia. It also pairs perfectly with our double strand red and black necklace!
 
7. Lipstick Set by Stila from Ulta will certainly add some holiday cheer to all your outfits this season!
 
8. This Beanie from Love Your Melon is this gift that gives back! Not only is this beanie the perfect way to keep your head warm this winter, but Love Your Melon donates HALF of all purchases to multiple charities to help fight pediatric cancer!
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Our trip to Dominican Republic

Our recent trip to Dominican Republic has by far been one of our favorite trips! We spent the week with family and friends visiting the local towns, laying on the most beautiful beaches, and best of all celebrating Camila and Michael's wedding day!

We spent some time in the capital; Santo Domingo, Altos de Chavon, and Saona Island. All so beautiful, but we especially loved walking through Maria De Toledo Square in Santo Domingo. It was built in honor of Maria De Toledo, who enforced feminine clothing, jewels, and headdresses... and you know we love accessories!

The rest of our trip was spent relaxing on the beach in La Romana, which is both where we stayed and where the wedding was held! The beaches were so beautiful, and the water was crystal clear. If you look hard enough you could see 3 to 4 colors of blue in the water. It made for the perfect backdrop for our wedding!

 

It was truly a memorable trip that we will never forget! We thank all of our friends, family, and customers for being so supportive and we are so happy to share this special time with you all!

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Suso Monastery

Our newest collection was inspired by the Suso Monastery in La Rioja Spain. It is most known for being the birthplace where the Spanish language was born, but we like to think of it as the birthplace where our newest collection was born!

La Rioja is not only home to the Suso Monastery but also a well know wine region in Spain, which to be honest was our main reason we were visiting. We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon in the bodega, or winery as we call it, tasting and learning about the many wines they made. While there, it was recommended to visit the Suso Monastery. Being that it was only about an hour away, we decided to go and we’re happy we did!

The Suso Monastery was a hidden gem we stumbled upon which then ended up to be so much more for us. The birth of our new collection! As we toured, we were immediately drawn to the colors and textures of the monastery’s architecture. The beautiful natural rock all throughout is the color palate we used for the collection. It’s definitely a palate that can be worn all year round!

Which piece is your favorite from the new collection?

Xoxo
Sylvia

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Temple Collection

Traveling is our main source of inspiration for our jewelry collections so during one of our many buying trips we branched off and visited it the Temple of Emerald Buddha in Bangkok. It can’t always be all work and no play, right?

The colors and shapes throughout the temple is what sparked our inspiration for this collection. Red and gold are the colors we focused on in this collection as those are typically the main colors seen in Asian culture and are seen throughout the entire temple.

We would love to hear what inspires you?

Shop our Temple Collection

You can read about our other trips and inspirations here

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Forest Collection

My trip to Ohiopyle with my fiance, brother, and his girlfriend is what inspired our forest collection!

The scenery was surreal. As we hiked up the mountains we felt so renewed and energized there was so much green everywhere! Something you really need after a long winter. The beautiful hues of greens and blues seen in the sky and trees as we looked out from the Sugarloaf overlook was what we wanted to capture in our jewelry. Green and blue are both very calming colors that create a feeling of freshness and confidence both things we feel every-time we are out in nature.

We hope that when you wear the pieces from our Forest collection you feel rejuvenated just how we feel when we are out exploring nature!

If you enjoyed reading about our inspiration. Check out our Pueblito Collection story!