Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Review with Giveaway: Meridane Design



Nothing excites me more than when I have a chance to introduce my readers to a product that I think is especially unique and a rare find. I knew when I learned about the "What U Love" Symbol from Meridane Design that I had indeed stumbled upon one of those very rare discoveries, so it is with the utmost pleasure that I introduce this spectacular company and their jewelry designs to you. You will be as fascinated, intrigued and mesmerized by the beauty and very essence of the "What U Love" Symbol. To use the words masterpiece, genius, breathtaking, alluring are just a few words that come to mind when I behold the "What U Love" Symbol in my hands, so allow me to continue to capture the essence of the meaning behind the symbol to you. The more you learn about the special meaning behind the symbol, the more reasons you will think of to want to embrace this symbol into your own life, or give it as a gift for those in your life that you love. It is for these reasons that I knew I had to include the "What U Love" Symbol in all its glory as part of my Spring Radiance 2010 Guide. Let me introduce you to the company and the folks who are a part of it:

The Story Behind our Unique Love and Empowerment Symbol

{
From the Meridane Design Website}

OUR STORY



One fine Colorado evening Sally Short was doodling, which is not something she often does. Her thoughts turned to love, as they frequently do, and at that moment she simply wrote “Love is all U need”, with the letters all stacked on top of each other.

That was the beginning of the What U Love Symbol. Sally kept refining this doodle until it formed a beautiful, symmetrical symbol. At the very last minute she added a peace sign because she is an old hippie (ok, lets not use the word 'old'…. lets use ‘original') and sent the design away to be cast in sterling silver.

Sally has always known she was destined to create a powerful symbol that meant something positive for many people - and her time has come!

Once we received the tangible symbol we knew it was awesome, but did not yet recognize how powerful it would come to be. It was not until the family was united during the holidays that we realized the symbol did not just say “Love is all you need” as originally intended. I saw the word “Believe”. How could that B?



It was then we became conscious that the symbol contained even more letters. We started with A,B,C,D…as each letter revealed itself the energy and excitement grew. Each of us helped discover the magic. Lo and behold we managed to find the entire alphabet!

Everybody sees something different... sees what they need to see...all contained within the same symbol.

Nobody is right,
Nobody is wrong,
Find the lyrics,
To your song,
Or spot your word,
Declare the theme,
One common Love,
But many the dream.

Enjoy the freedom to be creative and find your personal message hidden in plain sight.

P.S. To top it off, it is Multilingual!




Here are some of my favorite pieces from the Meridane Design Website:

CUSTOM MADE NECKLACE:



CUSTOM MADE NECKLACE:



BLACK LEATHER STRING BRACELET:






MY REVIEW




I received a gorgeous "What U Love" Pendant with a Crystal Sphere Stone in the center of the Symbol. What you can't tell from the picture is that the color of the crystal sphere stone is really iridescent and shimmer and shines with pastel colors as the light reflects off of it. The stone really acts as an eye catcher and makes the pendant twinkle. The pendant arrived on a nice long 24 inch dog tag chain. The bail on the pendant is large enough that it will easily fit almost any type of chain, so you can switch it to a chain of your choice and preference in the future. When I took the box out of the padded envelope it arrived in the presentation was really fabulous! The necklace was placed in a large square black box that had the elegant Meridane Design Logo and graphic stamped in silver font on the top of the box. I immediately knew that inside the box was an exceptional "gift" and I was not disappointed. Not only was their the stunning necklace, but also a sweet gift card telling me to "Spread the Love" which I most definitely plan to do! There was also a larger card in the box explaining exactly what the symbol is all about, with examples of how the symbol contains each letter of the alphabet and the numbers 0-9. So if you are giving this pendant or any form of the symbol as a gift, the receiver will immediately understand all about the symbol.

The pendant is a nice size, in my opinion large! It measures just short of 1 1/2 inches in length and 3/4 inches in width. It is a piece that will make a prominent and lasting impression with you wear it! The pendant is rendered in sterling silver and is meticulously crafted. Not only is the design strikingly beautiful, but it is a solid, durable piece that will last you a lifetime.

If you are looking for a gift for either a man or a woman, because this symbol is unisex, and the person you are buying for has everything, then look no more, because they won't have this symbol in their possession. It is the perfect gift for the person who thinks they have everything. And what is even more enticing is you can decide what you want the symbol to mean, you decide the message you want to sent with it. You can create your own special message to those that you love, and you are only limited by your own imagination!

This symbol is only available at the Meridane Design website where it is copyrighted and trademarked. You can purchase the "What U Love" Symbol in the form of a pendant, with a variety of different stones to choose from should you choose to embellish it. You will also find the symbol in different bracelet designs, custom necklaces and earrings. The "What U Love" Symbol will never go out of style, and it can serve as an heirloom piece that can be passed down from family member to family member each knowing the hidden message that is spoken within the design of the symbol, now how cool is that?! Visit the Meridane Design website to see all the different designs they offer and select the one that speaks to you!



THE GIVEAWAY

(OPEN TO USA ADDRESSES ONLY)






The amazing folks over at
Meridane Design have offered the chance for one of my reader's to win either the Standard "What U Love" Pendant in Sterling Silver that comes with a 24" Dog Tag Chain (which can be cut to size) or a Pair of the Symbol Earrings, your choice of which prize you want. Now how wonderful is that!! Here is how you can enter:

NOTE: You must be Following my Blog Publicly in order to enter. If you are not following my blog yet, the widget is located on the right hand side bar. Just add yourself to my followers with the click of the link.

FIRST ENTRY: You must complete this in order for any Extra Entries to count!! Visit the
Meridane Design website by CLICKING HERE. Browse through their beautiful "What U Love" Symbol jewelry, pick out a favorite piece and come back and leave a comment telling me which piece is your your favorite (other than the standard pendant or earrings being given away).

EXTRA ENTRIES: (Each one that you do counts as 1 unless otherwise stated)

1. Sign up for the
Meridane Design Newsletter by CLICKING HERE (located on left website sidebar)

2. Become
a Fan of Meridane Design on Facebook by CLICKING HERE

3. Make a purchase from the
Meridane Design Website during the giveaway period and come back and comment what you purchased.  (10 Bonus Entries, comment 10 times)

4.  Tweet the following text (You may tweet once a day):

Enter to win gorgeous "What U Love" Jewelry from Meridane Design @ The Best of Everything For You http://tinyurl.com/yev598h #giveaway #win

4. Follow me on Twitter @joannaonthelake by CLICKING HERE

5. Subscribe to my blog through Email, the link is on the right hand sidebar

6.  Become my Friend on Facebook, I love making new friends!  You can CLICK HERE

And that's it!

NOTE:  No purchase is necessary to enter this giveaway.  The true random generator will be used to select the comment number to determine the winner.  But the generous folks over at Meridane Design would like to offer a special treat to the winner if they made a purchase from their website during this giveaway period.  They will be entitled to select any item from the Meridane Design Website as their prize (excluding the Gold Pendant or any of the custom design necklaces.

This giveaway begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 and will end at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. I will use the True Random Generator to select the winner on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 and will email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond back to me.

A very special THANK YOU to Meridane Design for providing me with the pendant for this review.

Disclosure: I received the "What you Love" Pendant from Meridane Design for the purposes of this Review. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.




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125 comments:

Amber said...

I really love the Lapis necklace with Lapis stone - and I am following your blog!
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happyenchilada said...

I love the Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet and I follow with google friend connect (Robert and Crystal W on gfc)
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Tracey said...

I like the Turquoise Stone in Symbol pendant.
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samarcy said...

Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog. My favorite is the Gold Symbol.
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mogrill said...

I like the sterling silver cuff bracelet. Thanks for the chance.
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llinda29 said...

I like Black Leather String

Sue said...

I love the sterling silver cuff bracelet. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I like the Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet! So pretty! :)


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Tina12312 said...

I love this pendant in gold, so beautiful! Thank you!

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Bacallsmom said...

I like the Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet.
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othersideofglass said...

I LOVE the peacock pearl in the symbol pendant.... I've never seen one of those before!

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NotYourAvgJoe said...

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ladcraig said...

I like the chain with the pearls.

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kelley03 said...

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afineday said...

My favorite is the Rose Quartz/Tourmaline Necklace. These are all so interesting! Thank u for the chance to win!

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erma said...

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CherylS22 said...

I follow publicly in GFC & my favorite piece is the Lapis Stone in Symbol pendant. Thanks for the opportunity!

CherylS22 said...

I became a FB fan of Meridane Design

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I'm an e-mail subscriber

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I'm a FB friend

Hotsnotty2 said...

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sharonjo said...

I am a Google Friends Follower and I like the Pearl & Pearl Necklace! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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Jessica said...

I love the Peridot Stone in Symbol necklace from that collection, it is beautiful.

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Oneangel said...

I love the Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet

Melissa said...

I like the Peacock pearl in Symbol pendant from the collection.

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Gianna said...

Squiggly Chain - Sterling Silver (18 inch)

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I really adore the black leather cuff.



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Kate said...

The Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet is gorgeous!!

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dhunt said...

Would love to win !!

dispatcher_kristy said...

I also like the Love and Empowerment T-Shirts

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Sarah Z said...

I really like the Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet - so pretty!
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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I follow! One of my favorite items is the:

Rose Quartz/Tourmaline Necklace!

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I would most love to win the Pendant neckalce!

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purango said...

The Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

Kammi said...

Ive RT your contest tweet and following you. If I get this, I would give to my mom for her bday in may or mother's day or just because..... =)

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lilyk said...

I love the Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet!

lilyk said...

I signed up for the Meridane Design newsletter.

lilyk said...

I became a fan of Meridane Design on Facebook.

lilyk said...

I subscribed by email.

lilyk said...

I became your Facebook fan.

Venus Montoya said...

Love the Black Leather String Braclet.

Tina12312 said...

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thank you!