Review #FashionistaEvents #sponsored reviewSince I have been working full-time for the past two years, I have been working on my fashion sense.  Part of that learning process involves acquiring more statement jewelry.  I have already purchased and/or received a few pieces of costume jewelry and some nice bracelets, but I needed a necklace for everyday.

I was thrilled when the people at asked me to review a piece of their jewelry.

About the Product:

oNecklace is an international jewelry manufacturer, that deals exclusively with customized name necklaces. Inspired by the concept of personalized nameplate pendants, they opened our doors to the world in 2001 and have been creating beautiful and fashionable customized jewelry.

As I browsed the website I was a little overwhelmed by all the beautiful choices.  oNecklace offers plated or pure sterling silver and pure gold or gold plated necklaces, rings, bracelets and jewelry, most of which can be customized with one or more names.  I thought about getting my name on a necklace.  That style is very popular these days, and since my name is spelled differently than usual, it would be cool to have one.  I also thought about getting a mother’s necklace with the names of my kids.

Finally, I settled on the Sterling Silver Two Hearts Swarovski Crystal with Two Names.  I lost my wedding ring many years ago and this piece seemed like a special way to show my love for Art.

My Review:

The ordering process was very easy.  I just had to give both of our names and the birth month for each.

When the box arrived in the mail I was surprised at how beautifully it was packaged: reviewInside the gift bag was a certificate of authenticity and a cute little box, with the same logo as the gift bag.  I opened up the box and took out the beautiful necklace inside. reviewThe necklace chain is so delicate looking, but very strong.  The hearts are sweet and simple, intertwined.  One heart reads “Arthur” with a ruby-colored Swarovski crystal and the other reads “Teressa” with an Aquamarine Swarovski crystal.

I couldn’t wait to try on this beautiful necklace.  I had to wait to wear it to work until I was wearing something plain that would really show it off: reviewYou can see the detail better in the title photo, but look how simple and elegant.  It would go with almost anything, dressy or casual.  I plan to wear this necklace most days to remind me of 27 years of marriage with my wonderful hubby.

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Classic Nativity Stones Cross Review

classic nativity stone cross reviewI have never worn a lot of jewelry.  Just now, as I’m getting older and more into fashion, I have started learning how to accessorize. My favorite necklaces tend be fairly simple, with just a pendant or a few stones.

I always enjoy wearing crosses to church or on special occasions.  I was thrilled when I was asked to review the Classic Nativity Stone Cross from the Nativity Stones Collection.

About the Cross:

The Nativity Stones are stones from the Manger Room in the Cave of the Nativity, excavated just a few feet from the star that marks the birthplace of Jesus Christ.  The stones were brought to the United States in 1964 when a portion of the manger wall was being removed.  They have been distributed at various times over the last 50 years,but were reintroduced in 2009 in the hopes that they could be shared with Christians around the world until the stones are all distributed.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Nativity Stones heirlooms has been designated for 2014 to go towards World Vision’s disaster relief efforts.

The unique design of the Classic Nativity Stones cross is the work of world-renowned jewelry designer Paul Dimitriu. The exquisite Christian jewelry design embodies the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit at each tip of the Cross as three concentric circles are joined to form this classic shape. Each Cross has a unique Nativity Stone surrounded by the Star from the Cave of the Nativity, the exact place marking Christ’s birth. The 14-point star design represents this most holy of places.

Each cross comes with:

22″ Rope Chain
Velvet Gift Pouch
Certificate of Authenticity
Explanatory Booklet

My Review:

I was impressed by the beauty of the Classic Nativity Stones Cross. It is different than any other cross jewelry I have owned. I love the story behind the design, and the story of the stones, which makes the cross even more special.  Every time I wear it I will remember the “reason for the season”.  The rope chain is very sturdy and beautiful in itself.

I think  this cross would be a meaningful gift to any Christian at Christmas time, baptisms, confirmations, or just because!!

classic nativity stones cross reviewThe Classic Nativity Stones Cross sells for $49.95.

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I received a complimentary Classic Nativity Stones Cross for the purpose of review.  All opinions are 100% my own.