Trunk Shows & The Merry, Merry Month of May at Max's

Ok, so it’s only March. Well, that might be true, but we’re planning ahead here at Max’s and we’ve just finalized our trunk show schedule for May. That usually wouldn’t be too hard, but rather than having just one event this May, we’re going to make it a month full of festivities to celebrate the re-location of our store in our great new location, as well as our 5th anniversary in business! Can you believe it — 5 years! I definitely know that that is something to celebrate and I want to celebrate with our great customers who have made it all possible. So, why stop at just one event? How about 3? There will be more information coming as the time gets closer, but the line-up looks like this:

Friday and Saturday, May 6 – 7; Just Jules Trunk Show

Friday – Sunday, May 13 – 15; Janis Kerman Custom Design Event

Friday – Sunday, May 20 – 22; Stephanie Albertson Trunk Show and Max’s Anniversary Celebration (Saturday)

Now, you realize of course, that I am not suggesting that you wait until May to come visit us — just think of this as a “save the dates” announcement!

Welcome to Max's, Anna Ruth Henriques!

I recently returned from my first jewelry buying trip for 2011 and what a trip it was! There’s a lot to be excited about this year — it’s going to be a year of big, bold, and colorful in the jewelry world. The first of the new work from the trip has arrived and is from the poet/artist/jewelry designer Anna Ruth Henriques. I was immediately drawn to her jewelry because it intrigued me so much. Hand-painted designs on mother-of-pearl and set on large labradorite stones — when was the last time you saw anything like that? I was fascinated by this evil eye pendant and quickly learned that Anna refers to it as the Eye of Intuition, helping us gain insight and wisdom into life situations. Nice. Also couldn’t resist the dragonfly ring, especially with spring on the horizon. I think that Anna’s jewelry is really something special and I had so much fun working with her to select a collection for her introduction to Max’s and to Minnesota. (The p.s. to this is that Anna Ruth was my grandmother’s name — the grandmother who was married to my grandfather Max. Hmmm. I think that means we were meant to meet. Very nice!)