Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tramonti's April Give-Away is the Midnight Row Anchor and the Chain of your choice!

The votes are in and the winner of April's give-away will receive the Midnight Row Anchor and the Chain of their choice!

My favorite thing to do is help women focus on pursuing what they love to do by making it easier for them to look good while they do it... for April's give-away I want to know what it is that you love to do, the thing that you would do every day if you could. It can be anything from sky diving to horseback riding!

You have four chances to participate, which means you have the possibility of being entered up to four times in the drawing. If you participated in March's give-away, your name is already in the drawing, which gives you an extra entry!

All of the entries must be completed by 11 pm on April 7th and the drawing will be announced by 10 am on Thursday April 8th. If you are the winner, you will receive an email from me alerting you that you have won, otherwise the winner will be posted on this blog, facebook and twitter.

Here are the 4 possible ways to enter:

1. Reply to this post and tell me what it is that you love to do, it could be something you do every day like a job or a hobby or it could be something you only do occasionally but wish you could do more often. 
2. Tell me in a tweet @TramontiTweets or on my Facebook Fan Page the name of a piece of jewelry from my website that you would love to see included in the Whitney Williams Collection launching this summer.
3. Upload a picture of yourself wearing Tramonti jewelry on my Facebook Fan Page, I always love to see my customers wearing Tramonti!
4. Suggest the Facebook Fan Page to a friend that you love

Email me by midnight on April 7th at to let me know how you participated in the give-away. Good luck!

Friday, March 26, 2010


Michael Kors spring/summer 2010 collection

Chloe  Sunglasses

Spring brings Michael Kors ads that transport you to the world of private jets, VIP access and most importantly the perfect tan from days on the yacht off the coast of  St. Tropez and Mykonos.  If you wear the leather Bottega Veneta clutch, you harness the colors of the ocean, sand and sky and to ensure that life always looks perfect, Chloe gives you the option to look through rose colored lenses. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A rare sighting

(Makanyane Safari Lodge)
When I find a photo that interests me I save it to a file. I know there is a very rare chance that I will ever be able to find it again but it also means something important to me at the time. I was looking back through photos I found a few months ago and loved this one from a post on the blog This is Glamorous. I'm sure when I found this photo I thought the Makanyane Safari Lodge would make a great vacation spot to visit one day. Today it served as a reminder to take time to slow down and focus on the present. I put the photo up as my computer's desktop background. I also don't mind the view.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A change is coming

Life is a little ironic. I founded Tramonti in 2007 as a company that would allow me to fulfill my passion of designing jewelry but the longer I had Tramonti the more I focused on the business rather than the passion. I came to face with this realization one day while emailing a customer and signing off as Tramonti. The email looked more like an automated message from a department store rather than a personal letter from a jewelry designer to a valued customer. I think this was because I viewed Tramonti as a business, separate from jewelry design. The reality is, I would design and make jewelry whether I was making money or not. I was becoming drained from trying to make my company a business and I had to tell myself that business is not my passion, jewelry design is. I didn’t realize designing and selling jewelry was already a “business” before it was Tramonti.  My business was communicating with my clients, finding out what their needs were and making something for them that they were excited to wear. Although I still communicated with my customers, I was focusing on the wrong things.

I decided to look at Tramonti from an outsider’s perspective. If I visited Tramonti’s site would I feel welcome? Would I want to come back? The truth is, I didn’t feel welcome and although I might have wanted to buy the jewelry, I didn’t feel a connection to anyone.  I know I am being blunt about this, but I think it’s important to look at things honestly. I realized that I needed to give my visitors a trunk show experience while online and I think it will come from putting myself into the site. To go along with my “new” business, will be a new business name. This month I am changing the name of the company from Tramonti to the Whitney Williams Collection.  Re-branding my business with my name gives me the opportunity to personalize the business. The new website, which is set to launch in early April, is being re-designed to be an interactive experience between customers and myself. I will do this by keeping a blog on my site that I will update regularly to give customers information about new designs and upcoming trunk shows and it will also be an outlet for communication with customers. I will keep my designs, because they are a reflection of me, the only thing that will change is the name of the business and the experience of being one of my customers. I also hope to make the shopping experience a fun one.

Stay posted for updates on the launch of the Whitney Williams Collection and I hope you will enjoy the new experience!

An early mock-up of the web-site collection:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Stephanie Vann- Winner of the Tramonti give-away!!!

Congratulations Stephanie for winning the Lake Como bracelet in the Tramonti give-away! Don't forget to email me your shipping address to receive the bracelet as soon as possible!

Monday, March 8, 2010


If you want to win the Lake Como Bracelet you have until 11 pm on Tuesday the 9th to participate!
Do any of the following for your name to be entered up to 3 times in the drawing:

1.Become a fan of Tramonti on Facebook:

2. Follow Tramonti on Twitter:

3. Comment to this post about your favorite place to watch sunset (in honor of Tramonti, the Italian word for sunset)

Email me at to let me know how you have participated!

Remember, you have until 11 pm on Tuesday the 9th and the winner will be announced on Facebook and Twitter... winner will also receive an email alerting them that they have won.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lake Como Bracelet Give-Away: Enter your name up to 3 times for the drawing!

Win This Bracelet!!!
The give-away ends on Tuesday March 9th at 11 pm and the winner will receive an email the morning of March 10th and will be announced Facebook and Tramonti's daily blog!
(The Lake Como Bracelet)

The Lake Como is made with delicately twisted Italian gold vermeil chain and the size is adjustable with the Tramonti signature hook. Of course, everyone's favorite part is the stone drop... a gorgeous blue aquamarine... Tracy Hutson from Extreme Makeover Home Edition just bought one for herself!

Your name can be entered up to 3 times in the drawing!

Each of the following counts as one entry:

- Respond to this post with your favorite destination to watch the sunset 
  (in honor of Tramonti, the Italian word for sunset)

- Become a fan of Tramonti on Facebook HERE

- Follow Tramonti on Twitter HERE

Once you have completed any or all of these things, send an email to and write about your participation in the subject line. Example: became a fan of Tramonti, commented on the blog post. 

Good Luck!!!