***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
When it comes to jewelry and accessories, I have a very specific taste. Or, according to my husband and friends, I have "Hippie" or "Boho Chic" taste. Apparently, according to most everyone I know, I was born in the wrong era. Which is perfectly fine with me, because I think my natural stones, Buddhas, tie-dye and Peace Frogs are groovy, thank you very much. (Yes, I do own all of these things.)
In all seriousness, though, I do have a very particular style when it comes to jewelry. Sure, fancy bling is nice. But there is such a thing as too much. My wedding rings have more than enough diamonds to last me a lifetime. (If you've ever seen my rings, you know I've got an ice rink over here.)
My favorite jewelry is more naturally-inspired, understated, and almost ethereal in appearance. I love clean designs that offer a dash of femininity and an air of tranquility. That's why I am absolutely, head-over-heels in love with the hand-crafted jewelry at Baroni Designs. They offer a wide variety of jewelry that is exactly my style. These guys literally hit the nail on the head!
My love affair with this amazing brand started about a year ago. I reviewed their gorgeous, Labradorite Daydreamer Necklace, which is my absolute favorite piece of jewelry to this day. (You can check that out HERE.)
About Baroni :
Artist and designer Sarah Baroni has always believed that jewelry and adornments are more than just external trappings. Since its inception in 1991, Baroni has made it their passion to create designs in jewelry that reflect who we are at our deepest level, pieces that are created not only as beautiful adornments but also as testaments to the spirit of the wearer: fearless, vulnerable, wild, free, serene, rebellious, kind, nurturing…and deeply, marvelously human.
Nestled in a small Northern California coastal town and filled with artists, academics, and free spirits, Baroni is a big part of the local community. Support of local non-profits is a priority, as is running a green business that helps sustain the community and the planet. Most of all, Baroni believes that success is meant to be shared, and challenges are to be faced together.
It is said that when even the slightest glimmer of gratitude infuses the heart, fear and darkness are banished. Sarah’s gratitude for her community—and for all of you—is poured into every piece she designs.
May these shining, wearable tokens of gratitude from the Baroni team serve to awaken that deep love in your heart as well.
Some of my Top Picks for Fall :
This fall, I am definitely playing up the accessories. There's just something so much fun about a pop of color here or there, whether it be a necklace, a bracelet, or an eye-catching ring. Well, my Fashionista friends, Baroni has you covered when it comes to the perfect fall jewelry. Here are just a few of my favorite picks for this season:
Check out the Manila Dunes Necklace :
The awesome folks at Baroni Designs sent me their gorgeous Manila Dunes Necklace to check out for myself. I normally choose a silver or white metal finish, but I just couldn't resist the gold finish in this case. It really makes the light, greenish-blue color of the pendant pop.
The first thing I noticed when I received my package was the wonderful detail of not only the piece, but the packaging as well. This necklace came tucked away in a chic little pouch.(LOVE this!) It was also in a small, zip-lock style baggie and attached to a card. This is to keep the chain from tangling in transit. Don't you just HATE when delicate chains get tangled?! I know I do.... Anyway, the folks at Baroni package their jewelry very, very well so that it arrives to their customers in perfect condition.
The next thing I noticed was the stone. The Manila Dunes Necklace is made with a faceted aqua chalcedony pendant. This stone has a calming effect on the wearer, like taking a walk through the tranquil dunes. This stone is very interesting. It appears different colors in different lighting conditions and against different backgrounds. As you can see, in all of my photos, the color of this stone looks a bit different. The stone can appear a very light green, or more blue and green, depending on its surroundings. Pretty darn neat, if you ask me!
One side of the pendant has a smooth, polished finish, as seen above. The other side of the pendant has a delicate, rope-style appearance. It can be worn either way, which I love. It's quite a versatile piece!
The chain is adjustable, and ranges from 16"-18" in length. I usually prefer a bit more length when it comes to my necklaces, but this is very nice in the shorter length.
The necklace features an easy to operate clasp, and also has a cute little tag with the Baroni name. I love little details like that!
Overall, I am over-the-moon for my Manila Dunes Necklace from Baroni. This piece is so unique, and I just love the natural feel of it. The stone is absolutely stunning, and coordinates with most any look or ensemble. It can be worn with jeans and a cute top or tee, or it can be dressed up with an evening gown and killer heels. This feminine, understated piece is sure to become a fast favorite with anyone who wears it. Trust me, you WILL get compliments when you wear this piece of jewelry. I sure do! Oh, and if you're not a fan of a gold finish, the Manila Dunes Necklace is also available in a silver variety.
Connect With Baroni :
You can check out the awesomeness that is Baroni Designs on their website.
Right now, you can save 20% off your order by using the following code upon checkout:
You can also connect with them on Facebook, on twitter,on Instagram and on Pinterest to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
Speaking of promotions, Baroni has an awesome giveaway going on right now!
Baroni is offering a giveaway of a $500 shopping spree and there are 3 opportunities to win! Simply follow the link below for entry:
Enter to WIN A Manila Dunes Necklace :
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky winner will receive their very own Manila Dunes Necklace from the generous folks at Baroni!
How cool is that?!
Simply enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below!
This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ until 12:00AM on September 22, 2014. No PO Boxes. Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.
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