Saressa Designs + Blake Lively

Posted on July 17, 2014 by Rachel Hughes

When I started designing jewelry 10 years ago, my expectations were pretty small. I just wanted to make a cohesive, quality item I could wear and wanted to wear. Then, when I made the plunge into the abyss of online artists via Etsy, my dream was to actually sell something. Still pretty modest right? As an indie designer, I’ve always strived to make pieces that, while mainstream in the respect that they’re wire wrapped, stand out as original and express individuality in their presentation.  There’s always that hope that something big can happen but also the reality that there is a sea of talented designers with the same hope. With that being said, you can imagine the excitement that has blossomed over time while holding on to this piece of news. And now I get to share it with you all! 


Blake Lively is launching a new website next week, on the 23rd of July, titled Preserve.  Among other things, the site will feature artisan made items that Blake has hand-picked to showcase in a gorgeous collective. Saressa Designs is going to be among those artisans, and I can’t begin to express how excited I am to be a part of this! Follow along and see how some of our designs are styled by going to the pre-launch page here:

See if you can spot our jewelry and stay tuned for more details as they become available. This project has been in the works for quite a while now, and it’s beyond words to finally see this milestone come to pass. Here’s to a long lasting partnership with the incredible Blake Lively and team at Preserve. 


Posted in Blake Lively, Celebrity, Collaboration, Collective, Editorial, Preserve

New New New!

Posted on April 11, 2014 by Rachel Hughes

Here's a sneak peek at a photo shoot that took place for Saressa Designs this week! Some of the pieces you've long since seen, and some will be new. A fresh perspective on how these pieces look can be such an inspiration into updating your own look! Can't wait to share the rest with you guys! On a side note, our ridiculously talented photographer Crystal will be hosting a Saressa Designs giveaway soon. Be sure to check out and like her page Crystal Lynn Photography ( and stay tuned to win a piece of jewelry. Happy Spring! 

XOXO, Rachel

Saressa Designs Giveaway!

Posted on March 30, 2014 by Rachel Hughes

Wish you had a $150 bucks lying around to buy some new gems? Well, that just might happen. We're hosting a fantastic giveaway over on Instagram right now via Hapa Time! Just visit Jessica over at for deets on how you can enter to win.  This is going to be our largest giveaway of the year so don't miss out! Winner will be announced on our Instagram page (@Saresssa_Designs) 4.4.14. Good luck!


Rules as stated on Hapa Time:


For a chance to win $150 store credit to the classic gemstone jewelry on, follow the rules below! 
1. Follow @saressa_designs on Instagram
2. Visit and comment your fave piece here!
3. Go to my Instagram (@hapatime) and repost my Saressa Designs photo on your Instagram and tag: @saressa_designs, @hapatime and #saressagiveaway


Photo c/o Hapa Time

Saressa Designs Gifting To Selena Gomez

Posted on November 07, 2013 by Rachel Hughes

I have some fun news to share with you guys! As many of you may know, Saressa Designs jewelry has shown up in some incredible places over the last few months, including GBK’s New York Fashion Week and Primetime Emmy’s Luxury Lounges, and the The Vampire Diaires. My most recent press release has more details, including celebs who loved their Saressa Designs jewelry:

Alysia Reiner, of Orange is the New Black, wore her Arrow necklace to the Seth Meyers cover party, celebrating Gotham Magazine’s October 2013 issue. You can see her in photo #6 here:

Ok, time to cut to the chase. So last night, the talented and adorable Selena Gomez performed live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, putting on an outstanding show to a sold-out arena of fans. The concert was part of her Stars Dance world tour, celebrating her new album. During the after party back-stage, Selena and her crew were gifted swag bags from The Artisan Group. Among the goodies, Selena received one of our Valkyrie necklaces, and a selection of crew members each received an Argonaut necklace (pyrite nuggets)


Valkyrie Necklace -

Argonaut Necklace -


Both of these are available here at, we well as in my Etsy shop and at select boutiques. The holidays are fast approaching, and these would make wonderful gifts!  Be sure to add them to your wish list so friends and family members know where to find them as well.



Posted in Celebrity, Fashion, Gifting, The Artisan Group

Press Release For TVD + Saressa Designs

Posted on October 31, 2013 by Rachel Hughes

Posted in #tvdhalloween, lapis dew earrings, monsters ball, the vampire diaries, TVD

2013 Primetime Emmy Awards

Posted on September 11, 2013 by Rachel Hughes

That's right! I'm excited to let you all know that my signature bezel-wrapped druzy solitaire necklaces will be gifted to attending celebrities at GBK's Luxury Lounge honoring this year's nominees! Read the below press release for more info.

Saressa Designs + Vampire Diaries Season 5

Posted on August 23, 2013 by Rachel Hughes

There’s a lot happening right now at Saressa Designs. More often than not, the days here start early, and end early….the next day. Though hard work can feel defeating at times, in hind-sight it becomes weightless once the payoff is exposed. With that being said, I’m bursting to share some news with you!

Earlier in the Summer, I had the opportunity to send a piece of jewelry, in association with The Artisan Group, to the wardrobe stylist of The Vampire Diaries to be considered for use in Season 5. I’m so excited to announce that my submission was chosen!

Be on the lookout in November for my Dew earrings in Lapis, worn in episode 5 by Caroline (Candice Accola)! If you want an idea of how excited I was to get the news, this should do the trick:


Click here to grab a pair of the same earrings:



** Dew earrings in Lapis Lazuli & 14k gold fill, worn by Caroline on season 5 of The Vampire Diaries, Ep 5


Happy Friday!

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