I readily admit I am not much of a jewelry girl. I actually always just wore the same pair of small diamond stud earrings, my wedding ring, and one of about three gold necklaces I owned. That is until a few years ago when I realized that wearing jewelry can really "dress" a person up and can be fun. As a mama of three girls, I've struggled at times to still look young and cute. However, I've found that wearing jewelry really seems to help (or at least it does for me).
My friend Sarah contacted me awhile ago about a wonderful company called Noonday Collection. At first, I figured it was just another jewelry company. But in fact, they aren't just that. While they do sell jewelry, they also sell things like bags, scarves, and aprons.
But this review is not about what they sell.
Instead, it's really about what is behind the jewelry, scarves, bags, and more. As an adoptive mama, one of the hardest things I ever did was walk away from Xiomara's birth mom. In fact, I blogged about it on our adoption blog shortly after Xiomara was adopted. Chris and I have talked numerous times about how ideally if every woman who is pregnant and considering adoption had a stable job, there would be a lot less orphans in this world. I love adoption, but ultimately, with adoption comes loss. Loss for a birth mom, loss for the child. It leaves a gap in not just one life, but two. Noonday was started as a way to bridge that gap. You can read all about their story, but essentially the goal of the company is to provide jobs to women, so that they have a stable income to support their family. With a stable income, they are less likely to be forced to abandon their child. I fully support a company that is out there doing something to help other moms like Xiomara's!
I got the pleasure of receiving the violet necklace and bengali earrings. The necklace itself was made in Uganda and the earrings in India. One of my favorite parts of the website is that each item has a story behind who made it. In addition to the necklace and earrings, I was able to actually go to a trunk show that my friend Sarah had, and there I purchased the violet horn bracelet, which is also made in Uganda.
All three pieces are beyond beautiful! Not only are they beautiful, but they are also stylish! Another bonus is that they are quality made. One of my biggest fears with the earrings, were that they were going to be too heavy. My ears are sensitive and I can't handle much weight on them. However, I hardly noticed they were there. In fact, I was shopping in a store and a lady said to me, you look cute. I must have given her a confused look because she clarified saying she loved my earrings! I had forgotten they were even on!
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My friend Sarah is an ambassador for Noonday in the hopes that her and her daughter can raise money to go to Haiti and minister at the orphanage where her son was adopted from! What an awesome reason to support this company. Check out the full collection from Noonday here!
Also, as an adoptive mom, I wanted to make sure I mention that Noonday allows an ambassador who is adopting, to put a portion of their money earned toward their adoption. How I wish I had this option when we were adopting!
Overall, I am extremely impressed in this company, the jewelry, and the fair-trade they stand for! Think Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, or just a way to come together and support fellow women!
*The featured product(s) in this post were provided for me by the company. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.