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Friday, August 20, 2010

Meridane Design Review and Giveaway

I know I’ve said this many times before but I love jewelry and to me there is nothing greater than finding a new piece of jewelry to add to my collection that is very unique. I’ve constantly got my eyes open and searching for new and different jewelry pieces, and I recently came across a company called Meridane Design and let me tell you their jewelry pieces are gorgeous and unique all in one!

About Meridane Design (Taken From Website):

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!

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 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!

My Thoughts:

I was sent the Small Sterling Silver Symbol “What U Love” pendant to review and I could not wait to get it and have a look and see just what all I could see in it. Once it arrived I was so excited I forgot to take a picture of it all boxed up, I had to get it out and try it on immediately! This symbol is beautiful, and even more so in person, pictures don’t even come close to doing this justice! It came with a 24" dog tag chain but I decided after a while to put it on another one of my silver chains that I thought looked better.

I’ve spent quite some time looking at this pendant and finding all the letters and numbers hidden within and I have to admit my husband and I have had lots of fun finding them! You can see the alphabet and number key above to see where each letter and number are hidden! The one thing I absolutely love about this symbol is that you can use one to spell what you want it to say or you can use more than one pendent and spell it out that way! I would really love to get the symbol with the Amethyst Stone for my son since it’s his birthstone.

This symbol is super high quality and is beautiful with anything you want to wear it with dressed up or down it’s a perfect match. I’ve gotten several compliments on this symbol and people are really curious when I tell them it’s a “What U Love” pendant and has all the letters and number hidden right in plain sight! When you purchase an item from Meridane Design they each come with a High quality leather look foil embossed jewelry box, Story Card  and Gift Card (pictured below)


Bottom Line:
I love my small “What U Love” pendant and I wear it almost daily, it’s become really special to me because it reminds me of my family when I wear it because I know anytime I need a reminder of who and what’s important to me all I have to do is look at my symbol and spell out their names!

I think this piece of jewelry would make a super gift for anyone and any gift giving occasion! They don’t just offer pendants they also have a selection of bracelets, earrings and custom necklaces so your sure to find the right format for anyone on your list.

Buy It:
To purchase a “What U Love” pendant for yourself visit their website!

Win It:
Meridane Design has offered one of my readers a their choice of either the large or small sterling 'What U Love' Pendant!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Meridane Design and tell me who you would like to get one of these beauties for. Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Meridane Design be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. “Like” Meridane Design on Facebook


Giveaway ends Sept 02, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the small sterling silver “What U Love” pendent mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

47 comments:

  1. this would be for me, I lost my mom to cancer in March & this would symbolize how much I love & miss her

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  2. I would give this to myself. It would represent my two kids.

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  3. I would like the White Pearl in Symbol.

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  4. My mother-in-law would enjoy this. It's up her alley. I like it too, especially the small one.

    bringhamsweeps@yahoo.com

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  5. I would love to give the small pendant to my sister. She would love it!

    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

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  6. I’m an email subscriber
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

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  7. I follow your blog via GFC as pmnsl95
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

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  8. I like the large pendant. I would love it for myself.

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  9. I like Meridane design on FB

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  10. I would get one of these unique designs for my daughter because my kids are the 2 things I love most in this world.

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  11. I would love to give one of these to my mom.
    monster6236 at gmail dot com

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  12. Id give it to my Sister.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  13. I would give it to me

    meandi09@yahoo.com

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  14. I would definitely want to keep the pendant for myself...it's not everyday that I get a special something since our focus is on the kids/family.

    pamfreecycle@gmail.com

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  15. I am a current follower

    pamfreecycle@gmail.com

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  16. I am a subscriber

    dphumphrey (at) sympatico.ca

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  17. I am a facebook fan of Meridane.

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  18. I want the White Pearl in Symbol.

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  19. I would give this to my mother next May! My youngest sister (there are 5of us) is graduating highschool this year, and between all of the kids leaving home and my father's death several years ago I know she could use the visual comfort of this necklace. What a great idea!

    mnemosynescall at gmail

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  20. I "Like" Meridane Design LLC. on facebook (as Mnemosyne Williams)

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  21. I would love to get one of these for my best friend, Debbie, who recently lost her Father, and is now going through a divorce.

    dancejamboree at gmail dot com

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  22. I follow you with google friend connect.

    dancejamboree at gmail dot com

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  23. I like Meridane Design on Facebook.

    dancejamboree at gmail dot com

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  24. I would love to get one for myself and one for my sister.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  25. GFC follower

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  26. subscriber via Google reader

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  27. I would give this to myself, this would love this to represent my daughter. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  28. I would definitely get one for my Daughter. She would wear it all the time

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  29. I'd give this to my daughter as a symbol of all the positive "words" I use to describe her.

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  30. I already follow your blog publicly.

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  31. Would love to win one of these for my Mom, thanks.

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  32. Follow you (Fatally_Flayed) and tweeted here. http://twitter.com/Fatally_Flayed/status/22850847526

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  33. I like Meridane on Facebook. SalanderServant

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