Joyful Easter Memories

No matter when Spring officially begins, for me it begins on Easter Sunday. Easter was my Grandma Dooley’s favorite holiday. It is a time of re-birth, renewal, and hopefulness. I think about Grandma often, and especially when I am in church. I loved holding her hand while playing with the dozens of charms on her bracelets, each silhouette engraved with the name of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. With the touch of each charm came the anticipation of gathering with my close-knit extended family at Grandma’s house after church.

Easter Sunday was also the day we debuted our finest spring dresses and capelets that my mom so lovingly crafted. She even made sure my little brother had shorts and a bowtie to match our dresses. Oh, I wish I had pictures to show you, but they exist only in slides. He’s no-doubt happy about that!

Up until the last time I held Grandma Dooley’s hand, I made sure I always came dressed to delight her and make her proud.  Maybe it was the sparkle in her eyes, her beautiful smile, and her sweet comment I wanted to inspire and experience. I know when I look at this First Communion picture of Grandma standing next to a basket of lilies I am drawn straight to her beautiful eyes.

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While I won’t be with my Minnesota family this Easter Sunday, I will take time to be grateful for the blessing of family, faith and traditions; and to be mindful of how the little things we do now can mean so much to so many later.

I think my Grandma Dooley would be especially delighted by my selection of gifts of faith, hope and love.

Joyful blessings to you this season!





Country Couture


One of my favorite places in this wonderful country of ours is Nashville Tennessee! It’s the city where I can indulge in three of my passions; fashion, music and nostalgia! During our last visit, Bill and I spent hours in the Country Music Hall of Fame, intrigued by the personal stories and signature style of some of America’s most inspiring artists. Having grown up alongside my mom spending countless hours at our sewing machine, I have tremendous appreciation for exquisitely designed and crafted garments.

And, I have to admit, I am obsessed with jackets! Probably not a surprise to many of you who have tuned in to my QVC shows over the past 23 years. Needless to say, a few of my own might now be considered “vintage”! The embroidery in this one actually inspired one of my favorite collections, Country Couture. My approach to couture is what I call “understated elegance”, meant to turn any day into a special event. Roll out your own red carpet!   



Another highlight of my trip to Nashville was the opportunity to broadcast over 650 AM WSM, the most famous country radio station in the world, and home to the Grand Ole Opry! Of course I made a point to  invite everyone to tune in to my next QVC shows! Speaking of, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join me on QVC2 March 8th from 9-11pm ET, and March 9th from 7-9pm ET. Jennifer Coffey, Nancy Hornback and I are going to have a really good time and a REALLY BIG DEAL! Take a sneak peek at this bracelet! Oh, and did I mention lots of Easy Pay and Free S&H on all CP Jewelry? This is a VERY Big Deal!


Knowing Nancy, we’ll probably break out in song. And maybe Jen will show us some fancy footwork. But we want YOU to be the star of the shows! Post a photo or video of yourself in your favorite CP Jewelry on the Carolyn Pollack Facebook page, and you’ll have a chance to be featured during the live shows!

I really look forward to spending time with you! If you don’t have access to QVC2 on your television, we’ll be streaming the shows live on QVC2’s Facebook page and on

Happy International Women’s Day!

With Love,




Getting older sure is more fun when it involves jewelry!


Hi Friends!
Yes, it’s that day again, and the best way I know to celebrate my 55 years is with a Birthday Jewelry Sale! “55 in a Flash” features 55 items that have been deeply reduced. However, they are very limited, and will only be available at this “Party Price” through February 10th . In other words, it’s “Last Call”!

I wish we could all gather together for a toast, but I’ll be thinking about you and look forward to hearing about what you are treating yourselves to on my birthday! Nothing makes me happier than knowing you feel beautiful and joyful… that is my ultimate “Happy Birthday” wish as I blow out my many candles!

Please share your stories with me and all our friends on Facebook.


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Some of you may have noticed our new and exciting website! You can read all about it here and visit us here.

If you had an account with us on our old site, you will need to create a new account. For security reasons, we could not transfer your email and password over to our new site. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but are following web security guidelines to protect you and your important information. When you create a new account, you can use your same email and password as before, though it is not required. Click here to create your new account – it takes less than a minute! 

But what about my order history? We know your jewelry order history is important and are working on a solution to provide you with all of your previous purchases as soon as we can. We will update you when we have a solution that will work best for you, our loyal customers. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy shopping our new site and look forward to your feedback!

Thank you!

Happy New Year!!!

Welcome to our NEW website! Along with all the new features, I’m thrilled to premiere new collections, and an exciting fresh look and feel! I recently spent time in West Chester, Pennsylvania with my friends Susanne, Mary, and Staci. We had a blast styling my new designs for the New Year! We discovered my three featured collections; Country Couture, Embrace the Stone and Color Connections, can each take us from work to casual and even more formal social occasions. And, yes, there was wine involved as we raised a toast to the New Year and lasting friendships. I hope you enjoy a glimpse into our “Girls’ Day” as you explore our new website today and in the weeks and months to come. We have a lot of fun things planned now that we have all the technical issues sorted out! Speaking of friendships and sorting things out….my Team here at CPJ would love to hear about your experience as you navigate our new site. As in all great friendships, honesty is always a good thing. Please let us know what you’re loving and what you’re not loving so much!

Happy New Year Friends!




I’m thankful for the Thanksgiving traditions and precious memories of the simpler times of my childhood. How I looked so forward to going to my Aunt Jenny’s and Uncle Wayne’s surrounded by my dozens of cousins, so closely tucked around the tables that no one wanted to, nor could, leave the table until all of the “thanks” and prayers were shared and the last bits of turkey eaten. Depending on the weather, my highly competitive family would engage in football or countless board games.

I am so thankful that my extended family continues to gather with the next generation of loving children and grandchildren in Minnesota, and that Bill and I have had the opportunity to immerse our own children and grandchildren into the “Minnesota Nice” culture. Because, there is NOTHING more important than family.

As our own children, Tiffany and Miles, have moved away and started their own families and traditions, Bill and I have needed to become more flexible about our own holiday plans.  We had a beautiful visit with Miles, Heather, Grace and Georgia in Yakima, Washington around Halloween, and we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with Tiffany, Andrew, Easter and Ivo in New York. We’re going to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and then we’ll go eat cheesecake at Junior’s!!!

And of course, we must cheer on our Minnesota Vikings on turkey day!!

I know that’s what my good friend Mary Beth will be doing, as we did together last Sunday!


Happy Thanksgiving and Skol Vikings!!!!!!




Honoring our Heroes on Veteran’s Day

There seems to be question surrounding the difference between Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day. They are both federal holidays; however, Veteran’s Day is observed on November the 11th and is designated as a day to honor all who have served in the military whereas Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May and is set aside to pay tribute to those who died serving in the military.

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This Saturday is Veteran’s Day and is the perfect opportunity to thank members of the military no matter the branch or the job they serve(d). The selfless who enter into the military share a common bond of patriotism, love of country and the willingness to serve and sacrifice for the greater good.

In the comment section below, please share your personal thanks to the great men and women of our armed forces. If you are among them, I thank you from the very bottom of my heart. Your job is important and I appreciate the sacrifices you and your families have made.
With love and patriotism,


Happy Halloween!

We just got back from a wonderful visit to Yakima, Washington, where our son Miles, his wife Heather, and their kids Grace and Georgia live.  It was the perfect fall visit, we went to the pumpkin patch, on a hay ride, and Georgia guided us through a huge corn maze! She really did, she must have a keen sense of direction for a 19 month-old! I’ve always loved fall, but now it’s even more special because I get to experience all the fun things we did as children, and witness the same joy in my grandchildren.




When we got back to the house, we painted and carved pumpkins. Grace took hers a little further, she made a Mr. Pumpkin Head.


Speaking of Pumpkin Heads…….check out my sweet Georgia pumpkin!


One Halloween tradition has dramatically changed since my childhood, when my mom would dress up as a witch and hand out candy at our “haunted” house, while we went trick-or-treating door to door for hours alone. Now, I’ve learned about a popular new tradition called “Trunk or Treat”, where people gather in a church or school parking lot with their car trunks decorated and hand out candy. I think this is wonderful. It still requires creativity and walking and gathering under the stars in the fresh air, rather than under the roof of a shopping mall!

I hope you all have a joyful, spooktacular Halloween!!







Getting to Know You

Hi friends!

Did you know Carolyn Pollack Jewelry has a website: and we’re currently on three Social Media platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter? We are also building a Pinterest page and I’ll announce when it’s up and running on my Facebook page:

My goal is to get to know you better and to bring you the products and posts that interest you. I like to share photos, links and information about our jewelry, recipes tossed in with happenings in my life and humor. In addition to sharing information and photos of the jewelry, I also follow a daily schedule on Facebook that you might not know about and that you might want to check out:








I want to hear from you. What do you like about the pages? What don’t you like? Do you have any suggestions or feedback for me? Carolyn Pollack jewelry? We wouldn’t be here without you and I strive to do my very best to give you what you want. It might be a challenge accommodating all requests, but I promise you, all of your comments will be read and taken into consideration.

Send me your comments and feel free to respond to any of the following questions with a “yes” or “no”.

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With love and friendship,