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May 17, 2012

Introducing Soria Z. Jewelry and a Giveaway!

I'm so happy to introduce you all to Natalie, the mastermind behind the beautiful jewelry line Soria Z. Jewelry. Her creative journey has lead her to create some beautiful, delicate pieces that I'm sure you all will love. I wish I had the jewelry gene in me! But now let me share with you the story behind this incredibly talented and sweet East Coast gal so you can all see for yourselves what I mean...
Name, Age, Business Name
Natalie Nguyen, 34
Designer/Owner of Soria Z. Jewelry (founded in late 2010)
I was born in Washington D.C. but I'm a native of South Carolina and I've been in Manhattan for over 8 years so I am definitely an East Coast gal!

Can you tell us a little about the history of Soria Z. Jewelry?
Soria Z. was actually named after my mother - Soria (/Sor-ee-ah/) is her middle name and "Z." is the first letter of her last name. She was born in the Philippines and moved to New York City when she was 21. Growing up, I would see vintage pictures of her dressed in the latest 70s fashion trends and hear stories from my aunts about their time in the city. I was so inspired by her decision to come to the US and her life in New York and I knew from a very early age that I wanted to live there one day as well.



A few years ago, I set out on a "creative journey" you could say. The majority of my career has been in corporate business but I knew that I always loved to create and design. When I was younger, I would make jewelry with almost any type of material I could get my hands on! A few years ago, I reconnected with that creative side of myself and started taking jewelry workshops and courses in metalsmithing and fabrication, wax carving and stone setting in various studios in the city in addition to classes at FIT. Shortly after, Soria Z. Jewelry was "born" and initially launched last year at Mzia Shiman Spa on 59th & 5th Ave and recently launched online at: www.shopsoriaz.com.
The vision that I wanted for the jewelry collection is fine jewelry that is effortless in the sense that it is refined, contemporary and understated with versatile every day pieces designed to be worn alone, layered, or stacked to complement another piece. Most of the pieces are sterling silver and 18k gold.

Where do you find your inspiration?
It's amazing how much beauty and inspiration you find and see in your surroundings each day - you just have to look! Much of the design is inspired by everyday life in New York City, international travel and love for creative style. I get so energized being around vibrant people who are passionate about what they do - whether it's art, fashion or music - there is no shortage of that here in the city.
Where do you see the business five years from now?
I would love for Soria Z. Jewelry to expand to other cities in the US and possibly even in other countries. With anything in life it's important to have certain goals and milestones balanced with what organically happens along the way.



















See what I mean? The silver cuff and silver leather bracelet are the newest members of my arm party and I wear them everywhere these days! Her pieces are so versatile! And what you all are going to love even more is the fact that Natalie has offered to give away one silver leather bracelet (value $75) to one lucky reader! To enter the giveaway just leave a comment telling me which of her pieces is your favorite (mandatory)! And for a few extra chances (leave a separate comment for each):


1. Follow Fashion Truffles via GFC

2. Like Soria Z. Jewelry on Facebook
3. Follow Soria Z. Jewelry on Twitter
4. Tweet about the giveaway (please mention @viv_fashiontruf and @soriazjewelry)

The winner will be announced next Thursday, May 24th at noon. Good luck, luvies!


Giveaway fine print:  Ends Thursday, 5/24/12 at 12:00pm EST.
No purchase necessary; void where prohibited.  While I do not announce the winner on my blog, it will be available by Thursday 5/24/12.  By entering into this sweepstakes, the entrant acknowledges that they are eligible for this sweepstakes according to all laws set forth by their state of residency.  

53 comments:

  1. I love the SZ Leather Bracelet - Black & Silver! xoxo A-

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  2. Awesome! Following-- will tweet! XO

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  8. Following everywhere possible :) Absolutely obsessed with the silver dog bone necklace - it would always remind me of my pup... ooh it'd be so cool to have her name inscribed in it. I'm in way over my head, hmpp... Anyway, great giveaway - Soria Z. Jewelry is all beautiful!

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  9. Natalie is the cutest! I follow you, of course. :)

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  10. I'm loving the first necklace posted.

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  11. Just "liked" Soria Z. Jewelry on fb.

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  12. Following Soria Z. Jewelry on twitter (@CouponKitchen)

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  13. Just tweeted the giveaway (@CouponKitchen). Thanks!

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  14. I follow you via GFC and I just love that brown and gold leather bracelet - the perfect addition to any summer arm party!

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  15. thank you so much:) of course i follow you to:)

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  16. I love the silver leather bracelet (gold ring) the most... everything is so pretty though!

    -Allison
    inthequeencityblog@gmail.com

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  17. I Follow Fashion Truffles via GFC

    -Allison
    inthequeencityblog@gmail.com

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  18. I Liked Soria Z. Jewelry on Facebook!

    -Allison
    inthequeencityblog@gmail.com

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  19. I followed Soria Z. Jewelry on Twitter!

    -Allison
    inthequeencityblog@gmail.com

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  20. I tweeted about the giveaway! (@intheqc)

    -Allison
    inthequeencityblog@gmail.com

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  21. Gorgeous designs, love the bracelets!

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  22. Love the Enso and Bedford pennant necklace! So many pretty things! :)

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  23. thank you so much for this post. I love the jewelry.

    Love Storm

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  24. Obsessing over her pieces. You know I love the bracelet and of course follow you via GFC! xo

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  25. Following Soria Z. Jewelry on Twitter!

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  26. Those are to die for!! Enjoyed reading your blog and following you. Keep in touch okay.

    silvia
    www.poisepolish.com

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  27. following your blog via GFC :)

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  28. following Soria Z. Jewelry on twitter - @swellswag

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  29. I'm a gfc follower {Heather Moore} and love how simplistic yet unique these pieces are!
    moorehe2@gmail.com

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  30. liked on facebook! {Heather Moore}
    moorehe2@gmail.com

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  31. just tweeted about the giveaway from @moorehe2
    moorehe2@gmail.com

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  32. I love the "Mini B" Pendant - Sterling Silver
    samantha.tedesco@gmail.com

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  33. I follow you on gfc: samantha.tedesco

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  34. I Like Soria Z. Jewelry on Facebook: Samantha Tedesco

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  35. I follow Sonia on twitter: @samanthatedesco

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  36. I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/samanthatedesco/status/204659393646690305

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  37. I love the Enso Pendant! So classic and pretty :)

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  38. I follow you on Twitter @SamiShenanigans

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  39. I now follow Soria Z Jewelry on Twitter! @SamiShenanigans

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  40. Like the Soria Z. Band with Blue Sapphire - Sterling Silver
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  41. GFC follower = Lyudmila
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  42. Like Soria Z. Jewelry on Facebook = Lyudmila Sizova
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  43. tweeted it:
    https://twitter.com/Ludmilochka/status/205746102568357888
    lusizova at gmail.com

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