January 5, 2021

Ana Luisa - Sustainable & Ethical Jewelry: The Review









I finally am sharing this post after months, it was something I was putting off for a while due to lack of creativity, I had the photos already but I wanted to do a very small and short video to go along with it. Somehow yesterday, I was like okay, let's try filming and it turned out better than expected. :)

Before I get started, I just want to mention that I've collaborated with the brand to create a different type of content for them (mainly just for Instagram) in fact it happened last year somewhere around July, I think, and this review was not part of our contract but despite that, it was still something I wanted to do on my own, so like I've just mentioned it before it was something I truly wanted to share but for said reason never got to do so. 

I'm not a huge wearer of jewelry, I used to in the past as a kid and very early on in my teenage years wear as many accessories as possible from earrings, necklaces and even bracelets; nowadays I do not longer do so but I still buy and wear them, it is mostly earrings and sometimes, only sometimes necklaces. My preferred style as for earrings is "the bigger the better", I love such statement and big earrings, they're my favorites and as for necklaces I prefer the most dainty pieces, more feminine and delicate as well, but that's just my personal preference. As I also said, for bracelet, I don't longer wear any, just my everyday watch and rings? I don't have that many, the one I curenttly have is one I got when I was a kid and have to re-size it so I can wear it again. 

So for this previous collab, I was reached out by Ana Luisa to create content for them and I could chose up to 3 pieces from their collection, it could be earrings, necklaces, bracelets and/or rings. I saw the email, and kept on going back and forth on if I should accept it or not as I mostly reject the collaboration offers I get, but something in my heart told me I had to do it and I accepted working with them.

That's how I first searched information about the brand itself which is something I always do, by looking at their website first and found out that they're a sustainable jewelry brand with affordable pieces but still feel luxury and that doesn't come at Earth's expenses which is great. In fact this collab came when I had just finished on taking my course on fashion & sustainability, so I saw this as an opportunity to learn more and support these brands, I honestly loved the whole concept and vision of the brand itself.

I'm not going to lie or be biased but the quality of these pieces is A+, their pieces are made out of 14K solid gold, gold plated brass, sterling silver and sustainable diamonds that are lab-grown. (If you want to know more, check this out) their pieces come in a velvet-like pouch/bag, you name it, which you can also upcycle, back then I had no wallet so I was literally thinking of using one of these as such, haha! One's gotta be creative, but honestly, you can also use them for future travels, if you don't want to spend money on a small jewelry box. Perfect to keep your jewelry safe and protected.

I chose these pieces, because I really love everything minimal and delicate when it comes to necklaces, in fact the Ana Gold necklace, is similar to ones that my grandma has which she wanted to pass on to me but rather than that she gave me her watch as my graduation gift so, when I saw it on their website I knew I had to get it, plus the little balls are so tiny, so I love this one more. About the Vida necklace, I just loved it, it still had that minimal yet delicate vibe. Both necklaces have also that classy and elegant vibe as well. And the ring, you guys, the Chloe ring, it's the most beautiful ring I've ever seen and owned, and I don't wear nor have that many rings as I said it, I simply loved the design, very unique if you ask me.  

After months of having these pieces, they haven't damaged, I have really been taking care of them and I'm careful as well as I'm with most of my belongings. So, I can tell that's if used properly they can last long but that really depends on how frequent you wear them. However I dare to say that the quality is A+, and another reason why I'm sometimes a tad bit skeptical with pieces like this is because I get allergies, but with these ones didn't get any at all. 



Note (Jan 6th): I just had to re-upload the video as I made some tiny changes! Hope you can also stop by a leave a comment there! :) 

And last but not least, here's the little video I recorded and self edited to go along with this post! I really had so much fun with it! Hope you can watch it! As I mentioned in previous posts, I've been into making and editing videos just for fun that I upload to my Youtube channel, to express my creativity in a video-format, just like how I share photos and my writing here on the blog. Hopefully this year I can keep on learning and improving my skills! 

Let me know in the comment box below if you've heard of this brand or any other sustainable brand? Until next time! 


Ana Luisa (*gifted*) Vida necklace ; Ana Gold necklace and Chloe ring

23 comments:

  1. Loved the photos and video; and the pieces are so so beautiful too, my favorite is the ana gold necklace! I think I've heard of this brand from someone else but I'm not sure so I'll gotta check it out! Have a lovely day! x

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    1. Thank you SO much Tuğba! Yes, they al are indeed and that's my favorite as well! Definitely go check it out, there's so many lovely pieces there! You too have a lovely day and week ahead! xo

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  2. I've been learning more about sustainable fashion so I'll have to check out this brand.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. That's awesome Jodie! Yes, you definitely should check it out! xx

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  3. Such lovely pieces! I love them all but that ring is so beautiful and unique too! The video turned out really good! I’ve loved following you all these years and seeing you learn and improve not only your photography but also video skills as well as grow! Wishing you all the best always and have a happy new year! ♥️ xx

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    1. Thank you SO much Maria Paula for your support all these years, I truly appreciate it! I've also seen myself grow and improve ever since I started my blog, so thank you for sticking around! You too have a beautiful new year filled of so many beautiful things! xo

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  4. These are all so beautiful! Thanks for stopping over today!

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  5. These are some beautiful jewelry pieces! The ring tho! ♥️ Also, the video turned out so good, love it! Keep it up girl! xx

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    1. Thank you SO much Camille! I do agree, it's just so beautiful! I really appreciate it! xx

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  6. This jewellery is beautiful!;)

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    1. Thank you SO much Martyna! Yes, I do agree! They're indeed! xx

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  7. These pieces are so beautiful! I love the tiny necklaces and that breided ring is so beautiful <3

    LackaDaisy

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    1. I know, right? I can't get over it and how beautiful the ring is! Definitely my favorite! xx

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  8. what a lovely pieces!
    thanks for sharing!!

    http://www.itzytrendy.com/2021/01/pajamas-all-day.html

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  9. These are beautiful pieces! Love that they are ethical.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  10. These are such stunning pieces, and I love the way you've captured their delicate beauty so well! I'm such a sucker for pieces like this <3

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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  11. What gorgeous dainty pieces, and you photographed them so well! I don't wear my rings often as I have eczema on my hands and all the creams I cover them in makes rings tricky, haha! But I do really love that ring, it's my favourite piece from all you shared! :)

    Hope that you are having a good week :)

    Away From Blue

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  12. Love how simple and dainty these are. So beautiful!

    XX Angelica
    https://eraenvogue.com

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  13. Descobri este site essa semana e já estou adorando os conteúdos, são ótimos!

    Parabéns! 👏

    Meu Blog: Heloísa Pinheiro

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