***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Like most women, I love jewelry. I don't own much, but the pieces I do own are highly personal and have deep, sentimental meaning to me. You see, I love pieces that are unique, symbolic, and speak to the heart, rather than anything that's just "blinged-out". I highly prefer jewelry that reflects my personality and personal style.
So if you see me on the streets of my hometown in Ohio, you're sure to notice that my jewelry is anything but common. Even my wedding rings are custom designed just for me, straight from the International Diamond Mines in Israel. Ordinary or common is something I simply don't do.
That's why when I discovered the beautiful, handmade jewelry at Baroni, I fell in love immediately. Not only are these pieces of jewelry lovingly designed by a skilled artisan, they are also created to speak to our inner-selves. Their pieces are unique, beautifully crafted, and inspired by both nature and the human spirit. This amazing company is also very environmentally friendly and helps many non-profit organizations. (And you all know I love companies with a heart!)
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 :
You can literally get lost while browsing the Baroni website. There are so many unique creations, and all of them are absolutely charming. They carry rings, necklaces, bracelets, charms, earrings... There are even offerings for men and children. If you're looking for a custom design, Baroni has you covered there as well. (Please allow 8-10 weeks for completion of custom orders.)
Here are just a few of the pieces that caught my eye from Baroni's fabulous collection :
Aren't these pieces stunning?! I love the purity and the almost elemental feel of the jewelry from Baroni. I know...That totally makes me sound like a Hippie, but I get called one all the time for my obsession with organics, attachment parenting, greener living, and sustainability. The fact that I love tie-dye and classic rock like The Doors helps too, I imagine! Anyway, the jewelry from Baroni is right up my alley because it's simple, rustic, and still incredibly feminine.
My Review of the Daydream Necklace :
The awesome folks at Baroni generously sent me their sensational Daydream Necklace to review. When it arrived, it was beautifully packaged, which had me very excited. I love it when companies take the time to pay attention to seemingly trivial details like presentation. The fact that my necklace was wrapped in a pretty package shows me that Baroni is not only proud of their work, but dedicated to making their customers happy as well.
The Daydream Necklace is absolutely amazing. For one, it showcases a stone that many aren't aware of. The Labradorite is a multi-colored stone that changes with the light. It contains hues of green, gray, and blue, and is definitely very deep in its complexity. Labradorite was first found in 1770 on the Labrador Peninsula in Canada, hence the name. It is also found in Norway, and other locations in the former Soviet Union. There is also a blue, semi-transparent variety called spectrolite that is only found in Finland.
The Labradorite is also known as the stone of intuition, and as we all know a woman's intuition is a force to be reckoned with! Use the elemental powers of this stone during meditation, or when you're looking for inspiration to form new ideas. So the name "Daydream Necklace" is certainly fitting!
Look how gorgeous and complex this stone is. I love the way the colors shimmer and blend together, ever-changing in the light.
As you can see, the Daydream Necklace comes on a longer than typical sterling silver chain. (Major brownie points there!) While most necklaces come with a chain between 15"-18", the Daydream Necklace boasts a cable chain that can be adjusted between 22"-24". This is the perfect length in my opinion, since it falls right at the top of my bust.
Another thing I adore about this necklace is the way the Labradorite is set. It is framed in simple, sterling silver setting, which showcases the beauty of the pendant quite well. Sometimes, simplicity is key. The pendant itself is generously sized at 1 1/4", so it makes a nice statement without being completely overwhelming.
Overall, I am basically in love with my Daydream Necklace from Baroni. It is absolutely exquisite, and I have gotten compliments on it daily. It is also quite sturdy, and withstands the constant "examination" of my two toddlers. It is also visually stunning and unlike anything I have seen before.
So if you are looking for jewelry that definitely stands out in a crowd, I would certainly recommend Baroni. Their pieces are high-quality, thoughtfully designed and crafted, and are made specifically to reach your inner spirit. Baroni gets an enthusiastic A+++ rating from me! (My birthday is coming up next month, by the way....So if any of my loved ones in real life need some ideas, be sure to check these folks out!)
How to Connect :
You can check out the awesomeness that is Baroni Designs on their website.
You can also connect with them on Facebook, on twitter, and on Pinterest to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
Enter to Win :
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive their very own Daydream Necklace from the generous folks at Baroni Designs!
How cool is that?!
Simply enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below!
This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ until 11:59PM June 28, 2013. No PO Boxes. Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! 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. Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
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