a sentimental feeling

i met up with one of my best friends for a quick coffee date this sunday. while caffeinating we decided to pop into nordstrom so that my friend could replace a necklace she received as a gift but lost. i’d seen my friend wearing her cute, simple feather necklace before, but didn’t think much of it other than it was both very her and very cute. then, just tonight, i went to meet up with a different friend and saw her wearing the same brand necklace with a different charm. so, clearly methinks this brand resonates with women and deserves its moment in the blog-spotlight!

the necklaces are part of a series of necklaces by “Dogeared” (sold at Nordstrom and other jewelers) that feature a small “symbolic” charm on a simple, sterling silver or gold dipped chain. sound plain? that’s where the packaging comes in! each little necklace sits upon a shiny piece of paper with a saying that relates to the charm on the necklace. check some out:

“make a wish and put on your necklace. a life that is full of love is full of endless possibility. wear our necklace as a reminder that with love, there are no limits.”

“love is a dream come true! live and act in love, with an open heart and a dreamer’s spirit. believe in the power of love, and trust that you will find it.”

“what goes around, comes around… wear your necklace as a reminder to keep the circle positive, peaceful and loving…”

   “make a wish and put on your necklace. feathers are symbolic freedom. they awaken our curiosity and open our hearts and minds to possibility. wear your necklace as a reminder to follow your dreams.”

“make a wish and put on your necklace. women are powerful. we are the mothers, sisters, and friends that make the world go ’round! wear your ner your necklace as a reminder that each one of us is uniquely beautiful and strong.”

“make a wish and put on you necklace. the happy buddha symbolizes the good life… happiness, health, and longevity. whenever you see his smiling face,good luck will follow. wear your necklace as a reminder to keep him close!”

while i think the price tags for these babies are a little high for what they are, i swoon for anything with a sentiment and message. i love the idea of inspiring others and believing in the powers of love, fate, karma, happiness, etc. it’s a beautiful world out there and sometimes we need to be reminded to open our minds and hearts! i think these are a perfect go to gift for a friend or loved one. with an unlimited budget i would get copious amounts of the “believe in love” necklace for my single ladies on valentine’s day to remind them how much i love them and how much love there is out there in the world waiting to be theirs. i know i can think of multiple people that each necklace is applicable to. can’t you, too?

p.s. i also think these would make a great DIY gift. i’m picturing this: find a chain and charm that suits your gifting situation and come up with a witty catch phrase (or word), description of the charm, what it symbolizes as a gift from you, and what the recipient should be reminded of when they wear and think of it. then, put said necklace in a cute box on top of your message and add a cute ribbon.

p.p.s. upon more research of the brand, they put their karma to proper use by selling certain jewels to help support grassroots nonprofits that are passionate about social and environmental change: One Voice, Girls Learn International, Inc., Heal the Bay, Stand Up To Cancer, etc. okay, i concede, give them your money! i knew there couldn’t be anything wrong with a brand that is clearly so sentimentally oriented.

“stand up and join an unstoppable movement. wear this necklace as a reminder that we must rise together as one. wear it for your family, for your friends, and for everyone in the fight. this is where the end of cancer begins.”

“make a wish and put on your necklace. together, we will end breast cancer! wear your necklace as a symbol of courage, awareness, and hope.”

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