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Mardi Gras Balls, Prom, and Pageant
Demand for crowns and tiaras begin now and continue until summer. The Mardi Gras and Homecoming Crowns hardest item to find is mens crowns. Mardi Gras, prom, and festival kings all call for men’s crowns. The cost of quality crowns can go up to several hundred dollars. Fortunately, you have a source with several choices in quality men’s crowns below $85.

Local stores have an advantage over online stores in this market. The king wants to see how the crown looks on and how it fits. Only the local store can offer these options to customers before they buy the crown. A favorite is the one shown that comes in gold or silver plating.

Adjust crowns that are too large by adding padding inside. The easiest way to do this is weather stripping that sticks to the inside of the crown on one side and has foam on the other side. This also makes the crown more comfortable to wear.

Tiaras are even more important because they have a bigger customer base. Brides, pageant winners, maids and other members of Mardi Gras courts, as well as members of homecoming courts are all potential customers for tiaras. Other needs for tiaras are quinceaneras, sweet sixteens, and bachelorette parties. fleur-de-lis scepter

Scepters are another hard to find item. See fabulous designs on the site with the most popular ranging from $12.75 to $29.50. For many retailers, stocking these items makes them the only game in town.

You can view the entire January 2015 Newsletter Here

Comments (0) Posted by admin on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Filed under Costume Jewelry, Necklace Sets
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Crystal Necklace Sets Raise the Bar
The first five months of the year are exciting because there are so many large crystal necklace set events that call for fashion items–prom, dance competition, Easter, spring hats, Mother’s Day, Kentucky Derby, spring festivals. These months have something for nearly every type of fashion business. But the first things out of the gate are Mardi Gras, debutantes, and Valentine’s Day. All of these can call for breath-taking crystal jewelry.

Lavish crystal necklace sets continue to impact consumers with a breath-taking shock of beauty. The look surfaced in the spring of 2013. By fall, Accessories Magazine listed it as a trend labeled Estate Update. Continuous innovation has this trend thriving with the newest additions just one week old. The crystal necklace set pictured is among the favorites.

These dramatic crystal necklace sets are perfect for Mardi Gras balls. The same sets also appeal to some debutantes and what a look for theater and dining out on Valentine’s Day.

Add a few of these sets to a showcase of rhinestone and crystal jewelry. The sparkle will mesmerize your clientele.

You can view the entire January 2015 Newsletter Here

Comments (0) Posted by admin on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Filed under Christmas Jewelry, Seasonal Jewelry
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Christmas scarves
Words only nibble at the edge of the meaning of Christmas spirit, but Christmas accessories ignite the feeling and spread it to others. Christmas scarves are a classic gift that oozes with Christmas spirit. This year, the supply seems to be low, but you have a source and can keep the tradition going of scarves as a classic Christmas gift.

Christmas Ties
The traditional gift for Dad is ties. For Christmas, ties with a message are even more meaningful. What could have more of a message than Christmas themes that radiate the holiday spirit?

Christmas Jewelry
Christmas pins stir feelings of nostalgia with designs in gingerbread men, Christmas carolers, old fashion sleighs, and vintage Santa designs. They have a magnetic quality of drawing customers.

Crystal Necklace Sets
Sparkle that galvanizes attention, crystal necklace sets have raised the bar on beauty in jewelry. Make your customers irresistible for holiday parties and Mardi Gras balls that follow soon after.

Gemstone Jewelry
Has costume jewelry lost its direction? Apparently so! But we can count on gemstone jewelry that is never out of style for this holiday season. Customers recognize an intrinsic value in gemstone jewelry that delivers the beauty of nature.

Basic Chokers
Whether its gemstone pendants or any other classic pendant, the basic wire choker is a piece of jewelry needed to show off these works of art. Humble chokers add a hidden treasure in your shop as something customers need, but have great difficulty finding.

Hat Scarf Sets
Hat scarf sets are the practical Christmas gift that lets your customers look good as they keep warm. Pompoms are stylish again this year.

Animal Hats for Kids
Kids love stuffed animals.  These animal hats have the same cute look and soft furry texture.  There will be no trouble getting them to bundle up with these cute animal hats.

Cubic Zirconia Jewelry
If diamonds are beyond the budget this Christmas, the look and the feeling are still there with cubic zirconia jewelry that looks so real, only a jeweler knows.

Purse Hooks
Avery practical gift that is rarely found-purse hooks solve the problem of finding a sanitary place to put their purse. The hooks balance on a tabletop with handbags using the hook to remain suspended above the floor.

Nativity Scenes
No matter what the dire news reports, most shoppers still know the meaning of the season.Nativity scenes let them share the meaning.

Sculptured Pewter Writing Pens
For customers digging for rare treasures, these sculptured pewter writing pens provide something they won’t find in any other shop. They come in dozens of themes and designs. Each one comes in a black velvet box with white satin lining.

Comments (0) Posted by admin on Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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You can’t have a retail store without accessories

Accessories are a huge part of fashion. Without them, most outfits fail to stand out. Shoppers know this, and actively seek them out. Retailers need a healthy stock of accessories on display – these ones in particular.

Fashion Jewelry

Earrings, bracelets, broaches, and necklaces – these are accessory standards and excellent complimentary pieces. They range from ultra-formal to super-casual, meeting all your customer’s needs.

Evening Bags and Clutches

Your head will spin when you realize how many bags and clutches your customers own. As each bag can correspond to a particular outfit, their supply just grows and grows. Have these readily available.


Not only are men always ready to add a new tie to the rack, but their significant others are as well. Just like bags and jewelry, your customers can never have enough ties, so stock up!

We, at Accessory Wholesale, understand how much money accessories bring in. That’s why we always have an ample supply available for wholesale, so retailers like you can enjoy strong profits. Let’s grow together.

Visit our website or call (504)-736-0357 to learn more!

Comments (0) Posted by admin on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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With Christmas arriving soon, we need to plan for events that follow immediately afterwards—holiday jewelry for New Years Eve and Mardi Gras ball jewelry and favors.



The same exciting jewelry that makes standout statement for Mardi Gras balls will turn heads for Holiday parties.  The improved quality and affordable prices of Chinese crystals has enabled crystal jewelry to evolve into breath-taking designs that are affordable for everyone.

dramatic crystal jewelry

Accessorize nearly any outfit with the glamorous look of clear crystals in silver plated settings or the dazzling look of iridescent stones in gold plated settings. The shimmering icy clear look of the crystal necklace set shown creates drama that will steal the show.  Fabulous earrings complete the set.


iridescent crystal choker set

Iridescent crystals with gold plated settings create designs that are equally extraordinary.   Both necklace sets and chokers are available.  The iridescent choker with stunning earrings pictured is one of the most popular designs.  Who can ignore this crystal jewelry for holiday parties or Mardi Gras balls?


dramatic crystal jewelry with color

If your customers want color, these dramatic crystal necklace sets offer looks certain to grab their attention. The most popular colors are available—blue, green, red, purple, black.  Many come with silver and gold plated settings.  The set shown in blue also comes in emerald and purple.  Theses ravishing looks are so new that customers are often seeing them for the first time and loving them.  Catch their attention by having these dramatic crystal necklace sets in your showcases.



Mardi Gras jewelry

Mardi Gras favors for women are much easier to supply than men’s favors.  Mardi Gras jewelry has a long history as popular favors fro women.  Especially popular are pins in Mardi Gras themes.  Pictured is a mask brooch with pave’ crystals.  This pin returns every Carnival season as a leading favor.

fleur-de-lis pin in Mardi Gras colors

There are plenty more to choose from in popular themes like masks, crowns, jesters, and comedy-tragedy deigns.  Recent years have also seen fleur-de-lis pins growing in popularity as favors.



cufflinks for Mardi Gras favors

When it comes to Mardi Gras favors, finding favors for men is the tough part.  This can be good for you because when you can supply men’s favors, you have little competition.  One traditional favor for men is cufflinks.  All the cufflinks on the site including the set pictured come boxed.  That makes an easy presentation.  Also the cufflinks are stainless steel.  Keep an eye on the site because fleur-de-lis cufflinks will arrive in the near future as well as other Carnival themes.


Mardi Gras ties

Neckties are another favor for men.  Fleur-de-lis or Mardi Gras theme ties are ideal.  Men’s ties have many themes on the site so a theme that matches the Krewe’s theme for that year would also be unique.

Mardi Gras magnets

Jester magnets are another traditional favorite used especially for table favors.  These magnets have over twenty designs.  The jester head in Mardi Gras colors shown is the best seller.


Favors, especially men’s favors are not easy to find so have some in your showcases so you get your share of the business.

Comments (0) Posted by Michael Gietl on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Filed under Christmas Jewelry
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What is the magic of small business gift and accessory stores? In a word, it is surprise. Surprise after surprise makes these small businesses irresistible. Cracker Barrel Restaurants recognized it and must have done an extensive study to capture the intrigue of a quaint cottage shop. One item mesmerizes you with sparkle, the next with nostalgia, then comes practical use, followed by the surprise of reviving something long since forgotten. The surprises never end. It is not the slick look of department stores, but something very homey and comfortable.

Black Friday is upon us followed by Small Business Saturday, but these labels are the invention of Madison Avenue advertising. The reality is the everyday consumers find surprises in small businesses-the most creative people on earth. Let’s review some items that may add to the magic of your shop.

Comments (0) Posted by admin on Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Filed under Christmas Jewelry, Costume Jewelry, Fashion Accessories, Fashion Marketing, Seasonal Jewelry
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The Drive of Christmas Giving that the Economy Can’t Stop

Every time we are in a slow economy when the end of the year approaches, economist release their dire predictions for Christmas shopping. But when Christmas on 34th Street starts playing on TV and Silent Night on the radio, hearts melt and everything changes. Se we can never count Christmas out.

Start with some classy Christmas jewelry especially the pendants that double as a pin and have the look of sterling silver. Do you remember the sterling puffy hearts that were once a rage? A stamping process created the puffy hearts from a thin sheet of silver. They were hollow inside, creating lightweight pieces that were nice size.

The rising price of sterling hindered development of new designs. But an innovative manufacturer picked up the idea using the same process with thin sheets of steel to produce jewelry that looked identical to sterling. The line is mainly pendants and earrings. Most of the pendants have a pin back letting them double as pins. Some of the very classy Christmas jewelry is part of this line.

The Christmas pendants and earrings provide the expensive look of sterling silver in more affordable fashion jewelry. Add some chokers from the choker selection so your customers have an attractive way to wear the pendants. The Christmas pendants have a classy and expensive look for your customers to wear, but they also make a meaningful Christmas gift with the valuable look of sterling silver.

Next Newsletter: What is Hot for the Holidays

The next newsletter will explore all the new items for the Holiday stretch. Your success concerns us. Looking back over the year, the economists’ predictions for consumer buying have missed the target most of the year. The coming upturn has not happened. We are working hard to find the items that will make it happen for you. That is what our next newsletter is about.

Comments (0) Posted by admin on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Filed under fashion colors, Fashion Trends
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Different Ways Your Customers Use Them

It doesn’t take much to make a scarf. Pick fun material and you’re just a few snips away from one of the most diverse pieces of cloth you’ll ever own.

Stock up on them because your customers use them, and in many different ways.


Scarves can improve a particular décor fixture that seems lacking. Dress up curtains, drape over couches, lay them out across coffee tables, and so on and so forth. The possibilities are endless.


They can add character to your outfit as well. It’s common to see fashionable gals involving scarves in their hair-dos or as a purse accessory. They are great additions to a quick outfit for last-minute outings.

Wall Trimmings

If the fabric of a certain scarf vibes well with the color scheme of a room, all it takes is a few tacks and it becomes part of it.

We, at Accessory Wholesale, have a great selection of the fashion, Christian, and polyester scarves that your customers are going to want this holiday season, as well as a full line of jewelry for all occasions.

Visit our website or call (504)-736-0357 for more information!

Comments (0) Posted by admin on Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Filed under Christmas Jewelry, Crystal Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Fleur-de-lis Jewelry
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Fashion Items Consumers Can’t Live Without

The fashion items people can’t live without go by many names including impulse items. With fleur-de-lis being a hot item in Louisiana, these rhinestud ball caps caught on immediately. The hats have pizzazz and go straight to the heart of those captivated by the fleur-de-lis.

These are the kind of products we need to fit the just-got-to-have category. For women going to formal events, the got-to-have item can be breath-taking crystal jewelry. For church ladies it can be a stunning dress hat. The products in this category have to have an irresistible attraction shoppers just can’t live without out.

What items does your customer base find irresistible. These are the items you need at least a modest selection of in your shop. Irresistible beauty trumps cheap price for shoppers.

Comments (0) Posted by admin on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

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While rhinestone and crystal jewelry continues to fill needs, fashion jewelry seems to have lost its direction.   With the beginning of shopping season for Christmas, what can retailers do to appeal to consumers? brown agate necklace

Do you remember the importance of wholesale gemstone jewelry for you selection in past holiday seasons?  Especially in those years that classic jewelry was all that counted.  Well, gemstone jewelry is timeless and has an attraction that never ends. The uniqueness of each piece formed over thousand of years by nature; the cold feel of natural stones; colors that coordinate created by nature compounding elements.  How can the human spirit ever discard the beauty of gemstones?




Nothing surpasses turquoise for consumers that want gemstone jewelry.  This magnificent semi precious stone has so many textures and colors that there is no end to designs artists can create.  Most turquoise is mined out in the US.  But the mines still give their names to the turquoise they yielded.  Traderoots.com shows the different shades of color and matrix from each mine.  This was the Turquoise Native Americans used to create the genuine American Indian jewelry–a true American art.

polished turquoise nugget necklace set

The turquoise jewelry pictured with a chunky polished nugget necklace set captures Navajo inspiration.  Especially the Navajos worked with polished nuggets and bolder designs.  The original jewelry is a treasure in high demand, but not easy to find.  Imported turquoise jewelry provides the look to a certain degree at a price that is affordable to nearly anyone.


Since gemstone quality turquoise is around $1,500 a pound, imported turquoise jewelry is either low grade or reconstituted.  Reconstituted turquoise contains pulverized turquoise that is mixed with resins and dye to create attractive stones at a low price. According to Wisegeek, this process is not exactly new.  The Egyptians had a similar process 4,000 years ago.



Many semi precious stones are household words.  Your customers recognize them instantly.  Rose quartz, tiger’s eye, amethyst, and coral (which is actually not a stone) fit into this category.

Rose quartz gemstone necklace set

Rose quartz has the characteristic soft pink color that is semi-transparent revealing inclusions.




tiger's eye necklaceTiger’s eye jewelry has colors between deep brown and honey.  The moving eye is the most famous characteristic.  It is called chatoyance.  Parallel fibers in the stone cause the effect.





Amethyst is perceived as a gemstone too expensive to be included with affordable gemstone fashion jewelry.  Clearamethyst gemstone earrings amethyst in deep purple with no color variance has a gemstone quality that commands a price.  Anything below that can be components in gemstone fashion jewelry.  Notice the color variance in the amethyst earring shown.  Your customers can take advantage of this slight variance in color that lets them own a pair of amethyst earrings at a very low price.



red coral bracelet

Coral is grouped with semi precious jewelry, but is actually a life-form of the sea.  The most popular colors are Mediterranean red or pink coral from the Pacific.  In order to supply inexpensive coral jewelry, drab colors are dyed or enhanced to get the rich red or soft pink.



Gemstone jewelry offers an array of colors that makes coordinating a breeze.  The easiest way to illustrate this is by follow the link to gemstone identification.  There you will see color with pictures of 21 gemstones.  By browsing wholesale gemstone jewelry on the site, you will see far including basic black and white like the snowy white quartz necklace set shown.



From necklace sets to bracelets, whatever you find in fashion jewelry can be found in gemstone jewelry.  Bracelets are particularly popular. Fro a bracelet that goes with everything, consider the mixed gemstone bracelet shown.

contemporary gemstone jewelry

Gemstone jewelry can be very traditional or very contemporary.  The Blackstone necklace set pictured is strung on piano wire for today-styling.  This comes as a surprise to many when they consider this semi precious jewelry.


So when stocking showcases for Christmas, if fashion jewelry doesn’t seem to have anything to offer that will excite your customers, fall back on wholesale gemstone jewelry that is never out of style for long.

Comments (0) Posted by Michael Gietl on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014