Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Meridane Design Review and Giveaway...




Thanks to the fine and talented folks at Meridane Design, we recently had the opportunity to review this gorgeous sterling silver "What U Love" pendant:

About Meridane Design:
"The Story Behind our Interactive Personal Empowerment Symbol.....
Meridane Design is a family owned business that was created when Sally Short serendipitously superimposed each letter of the phrase ‘LOVE IS ALL U NEED' on top of one another and then added a peace sign to complete the design.
The design was sent off to be cast in sterling silver as a ‘Love and Peace' pendant for Sally to wear.
But something happened when the Short family received it; they saw it sitting sideways and noticed a ‘K' popping out. “There is no ‘K' in LOVE IS ALL U NEED,” commented Merida.
That motivated the family to look for other letters and they ended up uncovering EVERY LETTER of the ALPHABET and EVERY NUMBER within the symbol!
Meridane Design was created by Sally when she combined her two kid's names together, Merida and Dane. The Short family established a Mission Statement to ‘Spread Love and Empowerment' through the ‘What U Love' Symbol.
Given that the symbol contains every letter of the alphabet, it can mean ANYTHING to ANYBODY at ANYTIME. It gives people the ability to create their own personal message, HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT. The 'What U Love' Symbol™ is a thought provoking conversation piece which can lift anyone's spirit, in the best or worst of times. It can also evolve with the person who is wearing it, as it can contain a different message each day.
“We had no idea that this symbol would become so powerful to so many people,” said Dane Short, Director of Sales and Marketing for his family's business. “We sell the symbol to men and women ages 9 to 90! It's a unisex, multilingual, interactive piece of jewelry with infinite possibilities.”
This Symbol allows people to ‘S-P-E-L-L' out what they want it to say, the combinations are endless! Enjoy the freedom to be creative and find your own personal message HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT.
“This symbol is a sign of the times,” commented Sally. “Everybody on this earth is united but unique. The consistent appearance of the symbol unites us all, and the messages we see within it make us unique.”
The ‘What U Love' symbol has, and always will be cast in the USA. A portion of Meridane's casting is done at Annie's Orphans in support of their No-Kill Dog Shelter, located in Durango Colorado.
P.S. To top it off, it is Multilingual!"

What we thought: I loved my pendant from Meridane Design!! It was gorgeous and could be dressed up or worn casually. It matched everything! I love simple jewelry, but this was extra cool because as simplistic as the design looks, it was also very complex in meaning! Every time I wear it, the kiddos and I think of something else it "says" and A really loved "finding" all of the letters in the pendant. This is definitely on of the coolest pieces of jewelry I have ever owned:)
the pendant was very well-made and I expect it to last a very long time. Other than my wedding ring, it is certainly my favorite accessory:) This would be the perfect gift for any occasion, because you can make it meaningful for any situation. ABCD Diaries gives Meridane Design and the "What U Love" pendant an A+!


Buy It: Find the "What U Love" symbol jewelry for yourself or a friend at Meridane Design.


Win It: Meridane Design has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader their choice of a small or large "What U Love" pendant in sterling silver!! To enter, tell us "What U Love"

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Giveaway ends Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a "What U Love" pendant for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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