Disclosure: I received the product mentioned to facilitate my review. Regardless, I only recommend products I feel would benefit my readers. All opinions are my own and those of my family.
Back what seems like a lifetime ago when hubby and I started dating, he gave me a simple metal cuff bracelet that was very special to him. His father had a similar one with a thicker band. That bracelet was my favorite piece of jewelry at the time. Well, hubby and I went through a rough patch and I gave the bracelet back and we went our separate ways for a little while. When we ended up getting back together, he held onto the bracelet, kind of a just in case situation. One day we were at the movies and he wanted to play an arcade game before the movie started and he took the bracelet of because it was digging into his skin while he played. He simply placed in next to the controller and went on playing.
It wasn’t until AFTER the movie ended that he realized that he forgot to put it back on and we went back to the game hoping that it was still there. Unfortunately it was gone, lost forever. That was 17 years ago and yes, that day is still fresh in my mind because that was the first time I saw my husband cry. It turns out that an old friend of the family had fashioned both his and his fathers bracelets especially for them. They had lost that friend shortly after, although I still do not know the details.
To this day I have always had a soft spot for cuff bracelets even though I have not owned one since. I have been on the lookout for a GREAT one for hubby, something thin and simple that he would love, but honestly I have not found one that I feel is worthy. So my search continues. However, finding one for me is a bit easier!
I met Mary online a few months ago and she told me about the company she sells for, Color by Amber, which is a line of eco friendly jewelry using 40% pure recycled eco resin and is a full supporter of artisan communities around the world.
Mary sent me the Desert Bloom Cuff-Sol for me and it is gorgeous and comes in large enough for my thick wrist, so that makes me very happy, but she also sent me a Skinny Cuff in Spun Spice for Lexi and she loves it and wears it all the time now. It’s subtle, which is perfect for a teen, especially with her schools strict dress code. Mary also sent me the Reds Full Circle Necklace which has such amazing reds and is a great compliment to the Skinny cuff hat Lexi has. I love that the jewelry is extremely sturdy and strong. I don’t think I could break them if I tried without heavy tools lol! Don’t worry, I don’t plan on trying. It is also very beautiful, I LOVE the ethnicity and charm and of course how just by wearing it instead of other pieces, I am helping protect the Earth!!
I think that Color by Amber products make GREAT gifts, because well, they are gorgeous but also supporting the earth AND artisans all over the world is a great way to show someone you care.