When I'm shopping for jewelry, whether for myself or for a present, I like to search and hunt for unique, timeless and handmade items. My Mom and I are a lot alike in this. We believe handmade is more precious and has a story to tell. Something mass produced and cookie cutter is so not the way to go with jewelry, when it comes to us at least. More and more retailers are starting to realize this though, I believe. I have come to find more handmade jewelry options being offered instead of just the same designs most "jewelry stores" tend to carry. Instead, now there are options varying in cut, color and extraordinary designs. There is a taste for everyone and a unique fit just for you. Think of jewelry as Cinderella's glass slipper. It only fit her, not her overbearing stepsisters or stepmother. Jewelry should fit your personality the way a puzzle piece finishes the puzzle.
Then I stumbled across, the fashion jewelry of Uno de 50. A Spanish jewelry brand, was created at the end of the 90’s by a group of designers creating a jewelry style that would break away from the current offer, with a unique and differentBrand started out with the idea of creating 50 units of each design, hence its name.
Uno de 50 definitely offers a selection worth browsing. I was impressed by their collection of grey and white pearls adorned with tiny colored Swarovski crystals. The designs emphasizing the planetary orbits, lunar phases and the twinkling stars. Also, I found myself intrigued by the original hoops silver earrings for women. With my dark hair, especially when it's in a ponytail, I love the look of delicate, and sometimes, large hoop earrings as an accessory to wear. Oh, and, for Valentine's Day, Uno de 50 offered a selection of shooting arrows and pierced hearts, all affixed on leather straps and chunky silver chains. A kind of rebellious valentine. I like it. Iconic, somewhat edgy and definitely different!
It all boils down to finding a perfect fit, that is always what the search of shopping for jewelry means to me!