Bohem Gems

Bohem Gems

I am beyond excited to introduce to you Bohem Gems – a jewelry business that one of my very best friends just started. You know I love the entrepreneurial spirit in women – and her pieces are beyond perfection! She text me back in April asking if I thought she could sell pieces. I said ABSOLUTELY! And for a price between $40 and $60 – they are completely affordable too.


Emily is an extremely creative individual with an eye for great design. In fact, the reason I wanted to be her friend in college is the fact that when I passed by her room my first day of moving in (a few nights before the first day of classes) I noticed her gorgeous pink curtains! This girl was on top of it – and making her dorm room look fabulous in less than a full day of living there. I knocked on her door, introduced myself and proceeded to ask if she was a fan of Project Runway and watching the new episode that night. Yes, she responded, and invited me over to watch later (my television was not up and running yet). You don’t have to ask, we became best friends right then and there.


Her love for design, fashion and making pretty things is what inspired her to start Bohem! She designed her own logo and the name is very special – her maiden name being Bohach and her first name being Emily creates Bohem, which is also short for bohemian, her favorite style. Now was this business meant to be or was it meant to be?! Of course being one of my best friends I wanted to share her line with you, but for so many more reasons than that. I LOVE her necklaces and the unique style that each piece has. Each gem is used to inspire a unique piece that she crafts – right now just necklaces, bust soon there will be bracelets too.


One of the necklaces I have never even made it up on her site to sell because I fell in love with it the moment she sent me pictures of some of the pieces she was working on! Blue has always been one of my favorite colors to wear, and wore the necklace when I was in Vegas. Pairing this necklace with this dress is now a go-to. I have a couple of other exciting ways to style this necklace as well that I’ll be sharing soon, along with this necklace I bought from her. Part of the reason I enjoy thrifiting and antiquing so much is to find unique pieces that no one else has, and to me that is the most special part about her business. Each piece looks similar in the style, but each piece will always be unique because every gem she orders is different, even if they are the same color. So if you are looking for a unique piece to add to your jewelry collection, or want to give a special gift, I highly recommend Emily’s site and jewelry! She also is open to creating custom pieces, either based on something you see and like, or something completely new. Stay tuned, I will be sharing how I style my two necklaces soon!


Follow Bohem Gems on Instgram to see some of the jewelry that’s coming soon!

Custom Initial Necklace + Gemma Gray Giveaway!

Gemvara customized necklace

I’m always looking for new, unique pieces of jewelry to add to my accessory collection. Necklaces, earrings and bracelets have always been a way for me to change the look of my outfit, or the pieces that add meaning or value to what I’m wearing. From necklaces my grandmother gave me, to a statement necklaces I’ve found in flea markets and thrift stores, having jewelry that expresses who I am is so important to me.

Gemvara necklace

Gemma Gray is a new line of custom, fine jewelry that offers high quality without the high price tag. I was lucky enough to go through the whole custom jewelry experience. On their site, you can choose from beautifully designed necklaces, earrings and bracelets or start to create your own. As a writer, I love to tell stories, and that’s exactly what I want to do with the pieces I own!

Gemma Gray offers more than just custom pieces, they offer unmatched customer service – with your customer delivery arriving within seven days – and a 101-day return policy. They followed up with a phone call to make sure what I ordered was everything I wanted and more! Normally if a company calls me after I’ve purchased something, it’s to sell me more product, so I was very impressed with this type of customer service.

Now back to the actual jewelry – Gemma Gray has trend-focused designs and 20 gemstones to choose form when creating a customized piece. You can also choose from 14K white gold, 14K yellow gold, 14K rose gold and sterling silver. I’m not always the best at making decisions, so you can imagine how difficult it was for me to choose between all these options.

My Custom Necklace

I decided on the Initial Double Gem Disc Necklace, a simple, yet uniquely gorgeous necklace. I have always loved the look of mixed metals, so I went with a sterling silver for the chain and 14K yellow gold for the initial disc. I also chose to go with white sapphires – they are stunning and will go well with any outfit I choose to wear. The gemstones are genuine, never plated and never fake, so no matter what gemstone I would have decided on, it would have been a stunning piece.

My excitement was escalated when I opened my Gemma Gray package. I’m a sucker for beautiful packaging and Gemma Gray does an amazing job. You get your piece in a jewelry box, and also get an envelope with a bag to store your jewelry and a certificate of authenticity. For me, this piece is uniquely me. I love how I will be able to keep this piece forever and tell a story – how I used to mark my name on everything I owned (hence my initial), how I can’t resist some good sparkle (going with two gemstones) and how mixing metals gives a unique look (and I love being as unique as possible).

And now it’s your turn to design your own custom piece and tell a story! Gemma Gray is generously giving away a $200 gift card! Just follow the instructions below to enter.


  • Visit Gemma Gray and sign up for their emails
  • Browse their site and comment below on which piece caught your eye – and tell me why!

A random winner will be selected on July 22, 2015 by 8 a.m. And for everyone else, click this link to automatically get 20% off your purchase! Good luck!

You can keep up with Gemma Gray by following them on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram!

Thank you Gemma Gray for sponsoring this post & giveaway.