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June 21st, 2021

Happy Birthday, Andrea!

We're celebrating this month's birthday girl with a special, sparkly giveaway. Happy birthday, Andrea Montgomery Stewart, designer of her namesake Andrea Montgomery Designs jewelry collection.

Happy birthday! We're celebrating with a DIAMOND NECKLACE GIVEAWAY. How else are you celebrating this year?
I’ll be with some girlfriends during the day and then my husband is planning to cook a fun dinner for me at home. My four boys are going to help him out in the kitchen which will no doubt be hilarious to watch!

How many candles are you blowing out?
The big 45!

What's on your birthday wish list?
A spa day! It’s been forever since I’ve had a massage and I would love a full day of relaxation. I’m sure I’m like most people who love a bit of pampering to celebrate a special occasion! I think most women love getting jewelry for their birthdays and I’m actually working on creating a little piece for myself as well, which is fun!

Favorite gift to receive…
I really love receiving fresh flowers, particularly peonies! Flowers are such a simple way to brighten a room and they make me smile every time.

Favorite gift to give….
I love to give earrings because they work for almost everyone and quickly become a go-to piece. I love to give a pop of color, such as our Catalina earrings or a pair of our waterfall earrings

You have been creating jewelry for more than 20 years—what’s the best part of your job?
Without question, the best part of my job is getting to hear women tell me that they are still loving one of my pieces that they purchased a while ago and that they receive compliments every single time they wear it. Who doesn’t love getting a compliment on something they’re wearing? I get to help women feel more beautiful and that is such an honor!

Pieces of jewelry you never take off.
I have staple pieces that I wear every day which take me from running around with my boys to a fun lunch with the girls or dinner out with my husband. I like pieces that I can swim or shower in and not worry about them. Then, I layer in pops of color or other pieces for a bigger look, depending on where I’m going. I typically live in one of my diamond disc necklaces, my 14k yellow gold paperclip bracelet with a diamond clasp and my oval micropave diamond hoop earrings.

One piece of jewelry every woman should own?  
I think every woman should own a pair of diamond huggie hoop earrings. They’re the ultimate in versatility - they’re an everyday staple that can go from the pool out to dinner and you can add fun charms or drops to change things up. When I travel, I take a pair of diamond huggies and a handful of drops and they work for every outfit!

What are your bestsellers?
Everyone loves our cream horn cuff bracelets (pictured below), our York freshwater pearl earrings and our petite diamond disc necklaces (we're giving one away below). They have all been bestsellers for multiple years. 

People would be surprised to learn this about you…
That in college, I double majored in Accounting and English. People are always surprised by that - I’ve got both sides of my brain going equally - the analytical left side as well as the creative right side.

Go-to patio these days? 
Coltivare - I love the farm to table food and how beautiful the outdoor space is.

Three local businesses you love supporting.
I love buying wraps from Anna Irion. The owner is a beautiful, sophisticated woman with a great eye for design. I own both summer and winter wraps from her and they are my go-to pieces for a little warmth - especially inside Houston restaurants. I’m super excited that Tres Market just opened a new location near me. They’re a fabulous shop for great coffee, delicious baked goods and to go meals and I love going there. I love buying for my husband and boys at Paris Texas - they have such a beautifully curated store filled with unique gifts for men.

Three apps you can't live without in my job.
Good NotesTrelloGoogle Voice.

Your summer uniform?
I’m usually found in my workout clothes because I go straight from exercising to working in the studio. I’m all about comfortable, but my friends can attest to the fact that I’m usually found wearing diamonds with my workout clothes - it elevates them a little!

To celebrate Andrea's birthday, we're giving away one of her petite pave diamond disc necklaces ($875 value). Head to Instagram to get in the running. 

Want to be the next Tidbits Birthday Girl? Tell us why at submissions-houston@gotidbits.com.

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