Have you ever fancied taking home a little piece of a holiday or a special moment in your life that can be turned into something you cherish for years to come? If the answer’s ‘yes’, then Dune Jewelry might be just what you are looking for. This clever little design company takes the sand from a special place or moment in your life and turns it into a piece of jewelry that you can cherish forever – such an enchanting idea.
Holly Daniels Christensen, a self-taught jewelry designer, began making beach sand jewelry for friends and family in 2007 with her close childhood friend Kellie Quinn and from this, Dune Jewelry was born. As you know, once you receive a really special piece of jewelry, you tell everyone about it, and word of mouth can spread like wildfire, which is what has happened in the case of Dune Jewelry. Featured in The L.A. Times and The Huffington Post, this amazing and yet beautifully simple idea is really something quite different.
I have two pieces of Dune Jewelry: their statement Sandbar Earrings and matching Sandbar Necklace, and I chose to have sand in them from where I went on my honeymoon: Maui in Hawaii. I couldn’t wait for the pieces to arrive and when they did, I was really pleased with them. They look really stylish as jewelry items alone, but I know they have a special sentimental value to me as they carry the sand from my honeymoon. I must admit that I thought I would be able to see every individual grain of sand a little more clearly in my pieces, which I can’t, but they still look absolutely beautiful.
Now don’t worry if you haven’t got a vial of sand from your honeymoon, holiday, or favorite place – most people don’t. Instead, the clever people at Dune have created a ‘Sand Bank’ containing sand from hundreds of different parts of the US as well as from beaches and dunes around the rest of the globe! Simply have a look, select your sand and then choose your item of jewelry from a wide selection of rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, charms, and items for men, too. Then leave it up to the clever elves at Dune Jewelry to turn your unique moment into a keepsake that you can treasure for a lifetime.
So if someone you know has a special birthday or anniversary coming up, why not get them something that little bit more special?
Pictures courtesy of British Airways / Steve Sullivan Photography.
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