Sunday, October 23, 2011

Anjolee Jewelry

          I have never been a materialistic person. Although I love clothes, jewelry and shoes, I buy them because I'm passionate about fashion and not because I get gratification and fulfillment from buying possessions. I also used to really like big, clunky and outrageous jewelry and accessories. I would wear enormous bows and flowers in my hair, don my fingers with blatant rings, and wear big beaded necklaces. As I grow older, I feel my taste has become more sophisticated and subtle. Of course I occasionally will clip a flower in my hair or wear Edie Sedgwick inspired chandelier earrings but it is not as it was before. Now, I find myself drawn to pearl earrings and delicate jewelry that isn't noticeable upon first glance. There's something so enigmatic about small accessories. Only ones who closely examine you can discern the little treasures that embellish your wrist or neck.
          My revelation brings me to Anjolee, a company who sells precious stone and diamond jewelry. I was fortunate enough to receive a tennis bracelet with alternating CZ's and garnets. The bracelet is absolutely stunning. It's amazing how something so small can have such a significant impact on my mood and appearance. I always associated "grown-ups" with expensive and precious jewelry, high heels, and cocktail dresses. And now that I have all of this, I have finally arrived at the point that I have been dreaming of since I was a child.
          I could spend hours on the Anjolee website. There are so many pretty things to look at! They have a variety of items including tennis bracelets, diamond jewelry, engagement rings, earrings, and more. Their jewelry is so soft and delicate and an ideal present for a loved one. I'm almost considering getting my mom a diamond tennis bracelet (Oh, if only I had a job that paid more than minimum wage).
          Anjolee also complies with the Kimberly Act of 2003 which states that diamonds that are going to be sold must be "conflict free" meaning that they cannot acquired through an illegitimate source or from violence. "Blood Diamonds" are common in the warn-torn areas of Africa, where most of the worlds diamonds come from. This information alleviated my anxiety; ever since I saw the 2006 movie Blood Diamond, I realized how this is a serious problem that I need to be aware of.
          I don't believe in owning something if you're just trying to "fit in" or impress someone. Possessions should have meaning and you should buy and own them because you love them. They are for you. That's what I love about Anjolee; they provide personal and meaningful jewelry that reinforces my philosophy.

10 comments:

Charlotte said...

How beautiful and delicate. While I usually go for bigger jewelry, I think there's something sweet and feminine about small jewelry. Almost like it's glossamer thread.

Anastasia said...

this bracelet is perfect. i love delicate jewelry too. i feel makeup, shoes, accessories are enhancements to the beauty of an individual.

McKenzie King said...

that is so stunningly beautiful.

Jessamyn Read said...

That is such a gorgeous chain!xx
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Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

So pretty! While cheaper quirky jewelry can be lovely to wear, nothing will ever beat a truly nice piece of jewelry, right?

Sia Jane said...

I feel the exact same.
It isn't about the possession.
It is about a passion and just love for all of that expression.
The bracelet is stunning.
My mum only buys diamonds that are ethically sound and I think Blood Diamond was actually a very important film <3

She is Sara said...

That is seriously beautiful!

Jane said...

This bracelet is so lovely! It's not too loud but it's still quite unique.

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

What a beautiful bracelet! I love your philosophy around what you wear, you have such a healthy attitude about it all.

Magda said...

Beautiful bracelet!