From the Heart
We love hearing from our customers and friends and are grateful for the support and for the kind words of encouragement. Each piece of ib designs jewelry is made with great love. Our wish is for you to wear well and feel good.
Peace – Kris and Whealan
Thank you for your generous donation and support of the Tan Tan Tours Takes on Trash beach clean up event. Over 60 individuals in 12 jeeps collected over 150 bags of trash, a few dozen appliances and tires, and even a pair of toilets. Even through the rain, participants were excited and engaged and competed hard to win big.
Thank you again,
Kemit-Amon & The St. Croix Nature Conservancy
Kris, Whealan, and the ib crew,
I am very humbled by the support that we have received from you and your fundraising effort. I am excited that we are working to conserve important coral reefs at home and across the Caribbean and am grateful that you are now part of the process in such a unique and amazing way. From my team and I, a very special THANK YOU! May your family stay blessed, your business prosperous, and may you receive, in return, the good vibes that you mold into every ib piece.
Kemit-Amon & The St. Croix Nature Conservancy
Dear Island Boy,
I purchased by Karma Ring on the last day we were on the island. I love my ring. It is beautiful. The customer service I received the first time I stopped by brought me back. I came back to your store and found everyone helpful and friendly. I am enjoying my Gold Karma Ring.
You know you done good if when you sober up you still love your purchase. We love the necklace. Thank you Island Boy!!!
We just ordered three Umoja cord bracelets and a Trinity Anklet. My fiance and I are going to be married on St. John on March 3rd. We were looking for some beautiful bracelet or necklace to use in our ceremony to honor my 16 year old son who will be with us and our new family unit. We think these corded bracelets are perfect and we love the symbolism of Umoja for our ceremony.
We are really looking forward to including your jewelry in our ceremony.
Kris and Whealan,
Thank you so much for your donation to our Fight Like Frank event in November. Our event was a huge success thanks to generous people like yourselves. I have shared my story and my experience with your business. A lot of people are interested in my bracelets (which never came off) and many people in my family wear them as well. Thank you again for your support and all that you do – you are inspiring – even from hundreds of miles away!
Peace and love, Christine Gessler
I have never seen a more thorough and ” all in one place” set of directions to clean jewelry!!! I appreciate this so much. I have many pieces of various metals and stone, (precious and semi-precious). It gets very confusing as to what I can, and just as importantly can’t, clean them with so, thank you, again!
I love your designs and your web site it great! Have a beautiful, blessed day!
Yvonne Harper, CT
Hello from Minnesota,
I came to St. Croix with Tamara Berg’s group three years ago and fell in love with the island and your jewelry story. Your’s is the only jewelry I wear and with that said: My, now fiance, got my engagement ring made with IB’s infinity band. I have worn the infinity ring since my first trip, and I never wanted to take it off- now I never will have to! It is the most perfect ring in the entire world, and I want to thank you for making such wonderful and meaningful jewelry.
We can’t thank all of you at ib designs enough for your continued support of the Beacon Schools, especially during these very difficult economic times. Your generosity will not go unnoticed and hope will generate many more sales for you. Both the house in Dominica and the jewelry has always been a big hit at our auction.
Thank you so much.
Good morning from Knoxville, Tennessee!
I just wanted to express my thanks to you for creating such original and inspiring pieces of jewelry; we have visited lovely St. Croix twice, cannot wait to vacation there again, and will certainly drop by your shop while there. I enjoy wearing your karma necklace, circle of life ring, and now, as you can see in my photo, your charming hula ring adorns my finger every day as my wedding ring! Thank you again for blessing me with pieces that make me smile every time I put them on; have a beautiful week!
While visiting our daughter her husband and family in St. Croix I noticed my daughter wearing this lovely sterling rope bracelet accented in 14k Gold, I loved it.
My daughter said her husband purchased it for her at your store. I asked my daughter would she mind if my husband would purchase the same bracelet and took me to your store where my husband then purchased the same bracelet.
I wear it every day. It happens to be one of my favorite pieces.
You named your store well, for when I do wear it I look down on the bracelet and I do feel good looking and wearing it.
Thank You for the designs,
Joan M. M.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE wearing your creations! I wear the Karma bracelet EVERY day…and many days pile on two other bracelets I bought on our 2007 trip to St. Croix. Almost every time I wear the Karma ring [my husband surprised me with this past Christmas] someone will notice the matching bracelet and make a comment. Also when I wear the Wawa Aba earrings, they get noticed! I love my Chaney pieces too with the link necklace I won in your drawing. Your jewelry is so unique and lovingly created that I feel extra special wearing it! My sister-in-law recently became a fan as well. Maybe we can talk them into making a trip to St. Croix one day.
We love our new jewelry! The circle of life bracelet dazzles in the light and is perfectly flawless. The cocoa pendant is even more beautiful than it is captured on the website photos. Your workmanship is wonderful. Thank you
Kris & Whealan- I wanted to let you you know that I did receive the rings yesterday and I LOVE THEM!!!! Mine fits perfectly and Bill’s is so beautiful that I just can’t stop looking at it. Whealan outdid himself and I can’t wait for Bill to see his ring for the very first time on Saturday when we get married.
Thanks again! They’re perfect and undoubtedly will continue to bless us with many years of peace and happiness throughout our marriage.
We will send pics when they are done.
With warmest wishes,
Monique and Bill
Just wanted you to know that I am so very happy with my ironman bracelet...and the infinity one.
I really appreciate you opening up the store for me, so I could get my ironman talisman...it was a grueling race, and I was so happy my son finished without injury, that I desperately wanted the bracelet to celebrate the fact. I am wearing it with great pride and joy...but also with a sense of beauty as the craftsmanship is wonderful..as it is in the infinity bracelet... to remind me of a great weekend. What I love is not just the detail on the top part of the bracelet, but the basic bangle part which has the little uneven indentations of a handmade item that was beaten into shape with a hammer.
Your understanding of my need to get the bracelet there and then, and willingness to open up the shop after hours was an example of the general attitude of the island. We were very impressed with the friendliness of all the locals..their support for the race and their general interest was lovely...nobody walked by without saying hello, good morning etc. I wish the rest of the world was like that!
We very much look forward to coming back to St Croix..but in the meantime..thank you, and when I am in London and see Shepherd's Bush on the tube or bus or where ever..I will look down on my bracelet and think of you.
Best wishes and many thanks,
I love my bracelet! I knew before I got this is where I was coming!
Thank you very much for the gorgeous infinity bracelet. Went to a few stores before and couldn't find what I wanted and saw this beautiful bracelet and knew it was at ib designs.
Our Kris and Whelan,
We love you more than the jewelry- tho my life wouldn't be the same without your stuff all over me!
Lisa, San Diego
We wanted to thank you for the beautiful work that you do. We are still enjoying our pieces and continue to receive many compliments on them. the piece of jewelry i love to wear the most is my black coral bracelet, and tony loves wearing his infinity bracelet.
Tony and Melony, Georgia
April 2, 2008
My husband and I came in last week and bought the St. Croix bracelet, I just wanted to say thanks for your time and sharing such beautiful creations. Your husband's work is beautiful! We honeymooned there 21 ½ years ago and couldn't wait to come back, we love the island and the people. I'm proud to have an ib design as a constant reminder of such a special place. Now that our children are older we look forward to returning more often. I wish you and your family the best and look forward to getting more of your beautiful creations. If you put together a catalog please put me on your mailing list.
Mary Lee Walden, Virginia
August 5, 2007
It was wonderful to have met you in this sweat, beautiful Caribbean heaven. You have a great gift. Stay beautiful. Spread Love and Peace.
Best Wishes -
Sarah from Israel
Beautiful. Elegant. Organic. I find something that speaks to me every time I come in. Rare and unique.
Roland and Mary, Texas
Great to meet you! Beautiful jewelry!
Thanks and Blessing!
Kathy and Ken Ceslowski
Love and Blessings! Your designs are fabulous and make me feel IRIE!
Very warm feeling flow from your jewelry!!
Keep it up!
Pam and Jerry, New Jersey
Thank you very much. I love the pendant that I bough here and will be sure to wear it often.
Oh, my gosh, what a wonderful experience finding you and your beautiful gold and silver jewelry. I'll wear my new bracelet with joy.
Susan Gillolti, Vermont
It is with great pleasure that I bring home with me the treasures that you designed and made - you are talented and loving in nature. What a wonderful combination - Be well!