When it comes to jewelry, I definitely gravitate to simplicity and clean lines. I don’t wear a lot of jewelry with color and hardly anything with colored stones. So when I was offered the opportunity to collaborate with Messages in Metal, I wanted to choose a piece that would show off the specialness of the line while being true to myself and my style.
The made-in-Montana personalized and family jewelry offers a wide range of designs – I mean huge. There’s something for everyone. After carefully looking at everything on the site, I selected this simple birthstone pendant. Since my children are now adults, a necklace with each of their names engraved seems a bit over the top. These sparkly birthstones, set in a very simple, rectangular pendant, feel just right for keeping close to my heart something that connects to my kids.
When I opened the shipping box (itself surprisingly beautiful), I was surprised to find not only a beautiful white, glossy box, but inside a black velvet jewelry box presenting my new necklace.
The Swarovski birthstones are truly radiant*.
*Darn! The photos of the crystals don’t show their true colors. The sparkle is hard to photograph. Take a look at the web photo below for an example of the crystals.
Styling the Necklace
I wanted to “test drive” the necklace before sharing it here, so I wore it with a few different looks during the past week. Does it look better against a black or white top? Does the feminine design work with my “biker chick” vibe? Could I wear it with a lightweight poncho?
I was happy to discover the versatility of this pretty and personal necklace. Though much of my neck jewelry tends toward silver statement pieces, I have truly enjoyed wearing this birthstone pendant. I especially enjoyed layering it with two necklaces I wear almost all the time – both of them personalized too (my initial K necklace and the bar with the first initials of my family engraved).
This radiant pedant has won its place in the rotation of my necklaces. With the seemingly randomly chosen crystal colors, it’s fun to share with those who as what those colors mean.
A Special Discount for You from Messages in Metal
I’m really excited to let you know that you can receive a 10% discount for a special-to-you piece from Messages in Metal with the code: Karen. Take some time to browse the website. (There is also a Coupons and DIscounts page on the site, so check that out as well.)
There are lots of things that make perfect gifts for family and friends. A few of the most popular designs are below.
January, April, February, July
Here are those cherubs who birthstones I’m wearing . . . then and now. Funny how they are positioned in birth order in both photos – completely random!
Birthstones represented in this necklace (all are Swarovski crystals, not actual gemstones): Garnet, Diamond, Amethyst, Ruby
While I did receive the piece shown in this post in exchange for a product review, I do not receive any compensation for any products you purchase.
I wish the photos of the necklace I’m wearing were more clear. The crystals are so sparkly that it was a difficult photography subject! Check out the Messages in Metal website for more realistic representations of the crystal colors.
Discover Other Blogs
One of the bloggers I consistently follow is Jo-Lynne Shane. Her style is simple and casual, and she curates clothes and styles that you can purchase from popular retailers. Every Friday she offers to other bloggers a “link-up” that allows us to link posts at the end of her Friday post. It’s titled “Fashion Friday.” Check out today’s; it’s a great place to discover blogs you might love.