12 Ways to Wear Your Carolee 72″ Pearl Rope

By Sarah Mintz

Carolee’s 72″ pearl rope is perfect day or night, and with over 12 ways to wear it, this necklace makes the perfect gift for women across the style spectrum. Check out some of our favorite ways to wear the classic pearl rope.

The Audrey

Loop the pearl rope 2x and put it over your head, showing two different lengths. This is a classic style and looks great with a scoop neck dress or blouse.

The Michele

Fold the rope in half, then twist and fasten around your neck with a Carolee pearl shortener or colorful ribbon.

The Jackie

Loop the rope 3x and put it over your head. You can also drape it around your neck open and loop is around two more times. This clean and sophisticated look is best worn with a button down blouse or classic fitted dress.

The Natalie

Wrap the rope around your neck 2x then make a knot at your neckline to create this fun, beautiful look.

The Duchess

To create a dramatic look, wrap the rope 4x and wear it short with a pin. You can also double it, wrap it around the side of your neck, and close it with your favorite Carolee pin.

The Louise

Look simply chic yet ready to party by wrapping the rope 2x and wearing it long.

The Bette

Wrap the rope 3x, ensuring that the first strand is nested tight against your neck, while the other two strands are loser at longer lengths.

The Carrie

Double the rope, place it over your head and secure it with a pin on the side for a glamorous, retro look.

The Veronica

Knot the rope 3x after putting it over your head for a unique look. Quick tip: If there is any space between knots, push the knot up to nest against the others.

The Diana

This traditional style requires wrapping the rope 4x, so make sure to tighten after each wrap.

The Sophia

This style requires 2 ropes (preferably different colors), because two is always better than one! Double the first color rope and wrap it around your neck with one loop shorter and closer to your neck and the second loop much longer. Double the second color and put it over head, nesting it in the first rope.


It’s Spring at Carolee!

Happy first day of Spring!  What a beautiful day to start that spring cleaning. We certainly have – have you seen our fresh new look online?

In terms of your updated spring wardrobe, teals, blues, and greens are all the rage this season so why not pick yourself up the Island Fever Teardrop Pendant Necklace to get yourself in the spring mood? This statement one-of-a-kind piece it truly unique and can definitely take you from day to night.  Wearing genuine Turquoise, Amethyst, and Cherry Quartz has never felt better!

Spring has certainly sprung with these stunning colorful Candy Couture Double Drop Pierced Earrings. The faceted blue and purple glass stones are the perfect accent to a nude or champagne colored dress.

See you online or in the store! Happy spring!

Sparkle on Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and who are you to look anything but FABULOUS on this special day?

Start with these vintage-inspired yet classic Carolee Sparkle Cluster Clip Earrings to give your face that extra Valentine’s Day glow….

Continue building your glamorous look by adding this stunning silver and crystal bangle. This beautiful piece is sure to sparkle in your Valentine’s eyes from across the table. Be careful, his heart might melt.

Finish off your fantastic head-to-toe look with this Hopeless Romantic Pearl and Crystal Stone necklace, the perfect final touch of sophistication and sexiness that will turn your Tuesday into a perfect Valentine’s evening. 

Now all we need to do is find me a date…..

Visit your local Bloomingdales for these stunning Carolee pieces.


Carolee’s F.I.T. Student Design Competition

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, Carolee has partnered with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) to create a student design competition. This  20-week competition challenges students to learn from top Carolee designers and create their own designs that they hope will make it into department stores around the globe. There will be four winners, one for each of the following designs: Pearl, Metal, Social Occasion and Fashion. The students will be judged by a panel of Carolee and FIT executives. Check out episode #1 below!

Dress to Impress in 2012!

Happy New Year! 2011 has come and gone and 2012 if off and running.  Start the year on the right foot with the resolutions you have set for yourself but also add one more simple resolution – dress to impress. That may sound difficult but Carolee makes it as easy as a piece of jewelry!

This 2011 Limited Edition Garden of Delights Double Flower Pin is the perfect addition to a suit lapel or winter sweater. This bright and intricately designed piece signifies glamour and sophistication. Just watch as you and the piece illuminate any room you walk into. You’ll treasure this one-of-a-kinf pin and definitely impress an audience.

We all know Serena on Gossip Girl, so why not set the trend just like her with these beautiful Serena Crystal Circle Drop Pierced Earrings?  Redefine elegance and elevate your look to another level with these crystal drop pierced earrings.  The best news is that this beuaitful update adds no additional time to your routine. Perfect for busy, on-the-go women like you.  So go ahead, dress to impress without even trying!

Give The Gift That Sparkles!

The holiday season is upon us and shopping sounds more daunting than ever. Thankfully, Carolee has made it brainless for you this year. With the 2011 list of Best Sellers it’s impossible to make anything but a perfect gift decision for all then women on your list!

The Emma Deco Crystal Illusion Bracelet from the Carolee LUX collection is nothing but pure elegance – a fantastic addition to your sleek winter wardrobe.


As a safe bet, go with the Jacqueline 72 Inch 10mm White Pearl Rope Necklace. Classic and versatile, this necklace is perfect for women of all ages and occasions across seasons.

And for the woman who loves a little understated bling, knock her socks off with the Kate Middleton inspired Kate Crystal Teardrop Earrings

Because every girl deserves to feel like a princess over the holidays…

Watch This!

Just in time for the holiday season, Carolee has launched a beautiful collection of timepieces that mirrors both the elegance and quality of its jewelry. The versatile and unique collection of watches align with today’s watch trends and are available in necklace, bracelet, and the classic watch styles to meet every woman’s needs.

The Buenos Aires Multi Row Bracelet Watch in Silver combines chunky links with delicate pearls to make a great statement piece. The 8″ bracelet watch is made with the finest of white hand-polished simulated pearl with a toggle closure.

The Moscow Illusion Pendant Watch in Jet will take you back to the glamour days of the 1920s. Wear this 23″ jet and hematite pendant watch alone or layered with Carolee’s jet rope necklace for more of a statement look.


If the more classic watch is what you fancy, The Montreal Oversized Link Watch in Gold will give you the classic and sleek look you desire. The  goldtone and crystal bezel will add a little sparkle and turn heads as you walk by.

All watches come in an elegant keepsake box with a 2 year worldwide warranty so get yours before they go!

Get the Necklace Length You’ve Always Wanted!

I don’t know about you, but for me, choosing a necklace can be as hard as finding a new pair of shoes! Is the length of the necklace too long? Is the heel on the shoe too high?  Thankfully, Carolee has solved the necklace issue for you. Introducing the new, ultra chic Necklace Shortener by Carolee.

Now you can take your favorite rope pearl necklace and style it in multiple ways to keep your look fresh and new. Check out the Carolee Style Guide and the Jewelry Accessories page for more details!

Hostess of the Holidays

Are you gearing up for all the festivities that are quickly approaching? Somehow, Thanksgiving is just over a week away and it already feels like December. While switching closets to the darker shades is never fun, we thankfully have fantastic new collections by Carolee to get us through the darker days of winter.

Let’s start with the Vibrant Blues Multi Row Torsade Necklace,  a stunning combination of mixed materials that will add flair to your going out look this fall.

Are you hosting Thanksgiving at your house and want the understated yet glam look? Why not pick up a pair of statement earrings to do the trick? Carolee Vibrant Blues Oval Button Clip Earrings will add some 1950s glamour while Fall Sparkle Chandelier Clip Earrings provide the chocolately look of fall.


And as you’re  serving the turkey and stuffing and sweet potatoes to your gracious guests this Thanksgiving, why not flaunt some wrist for all to see your beautiful new Golden Rules Woven Bracelet. The layered mix of gold pearls and metallic beads makes this a must-have bracelet of the season.

Happy Fall ladies!

Shop for the Cause

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a company of 80% women, Carolee has dedicated over 15 years raising awareness and funds totaling over $2 million through product sales and in store fundraising events benefiting such organizations as Breast Cancer Alliance and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Help the cause and celebrate courageous women everywhere with these beautiful breast cancer pieces:

This 2011 Breast Cancer Awareness Glass Pearl Stretch Bracelet Set combines 3 tri-tone pearl stretch bracelets for you to wear together or separately, dressed up or down, show your support and make a statement. From the Carolee LUX Collection, tihs is the definitive collection of designer jewelry. $5 of retail sales from this product will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

If you’d rather celebrate with something less flashy, try this Gold Breast Cancer Awareness Heart with Deep Pink Ribbon Pin. This pin is the perfect way to show your support for friends, family, and anyone affected by breast cancer with this small, yet elegant pin. It also makes a great gift of inspiration or something nice for yourself. 10% of retail sales from this product will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Show off your love-and support for the fight against breast cancer with this Sterling Silver Heart Necklace with Pink Sapphire, the perfect sentiment of hope in the continuing fight against Breast Cancer. 10% of retail sales from this product will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.