Try This at Home

This summer when I attended the BlogHer conference I met representatives from many companies there looking for bloggers to review products. The thought of having companies send you product free of charge to try out in exchange for a review is very enticing. I tried to be very selective in choosing which companies I was willing to consider doing reviews for. I didn’t, and still don’t, want my blog to become an advertisement. That being said, I do have opinions and I am willing to share, so I threw my card in the bucket (literally and figuratively) at a few booths.

One company that I expressed interest in product reviewing for is RedEnvelope. I have received gifts ordered through RedEnvelope over the years and have always been very pleased. The packaging alone makes the gifts feel very special. I was attracted to reviewing products for them because of my positive past experiences.

A month or so ago I was contacted about an opportunity to review a new product for them. Several new products were listed as options. On the list I saw a necklace, more specifically an initial necklace. I could not open the link to view the description or see the picture, but I wear a necklace virtually every day and have always been a fan of jewelry with words or letters so I was very interested and I let them know.

I was contacted by the company about the personalization (initial) I wanted on the necklace and the piece arrived about a week later. It was presented beautifully in the companies signature red box tied with a white ribbon. They had me at the box!

The necklace made a good first impression. It consists of a dainty, adjustable gold chain with just the right amount of sparkle. The pendant consists of a round gold textured disk topped by a slightly smaller smooth silver disk that the initial, in my case a “T”, is imprinted on. Also on the chain is a good sized fresh water pearl. The necklace is  available in a silver version with the larger disk being silver and the smaller disk being gold on a silver chain.

When I first took the necklace out of the box, I was concerned that the pearl would obstruct the “T”. After wearing it for a week now, I have found that most often the pearl sits to the side of the disks and does not obstruct the “T”. This was important to me because for me the initial is a crucial part of the piece. The necklace is appropriate for casual or more dressy outfits and is very comfortable to wear. The adjustable chain allows for the piece to be worn a little shorter or a little longer depending upon preference.

I really like the necklace. I believe that it will be one of my “go to” pieces from now on. RedEnvelope has a good selection of personalized jewelry to choose from along with a variety of unique gift items many of which are exclusive to them. I have found their products to be of good quality and the presentation makes the gifts, regardless of how big or small, seem very extravagant.

The gift giving season is upon us. Give RedEnvelope look. You might well be pleased with what you find. I know I was.

RedEnvelope provided me with the necklace free of change to wear and review; however, the opinions expressed here are my own.