~ Spartina 449 ~
This will make for my first official post on jewelry of any kind. And while 'The Unique Nest' has covered tea houses, reclaimed wood shops, interior design, and more - I could not resist telling the world how amazing the Spartina jewelry line is.
Like most of my shopping excursions, I go in for one thing, and come out with three things I didn't need. I guess that exhibiting self-control in the retail world is not one of my best skills. While headed out to dinner with my husband last night, my purse zipper split and I couldn't close my bag. So I stopped at one of my favorite shops, Wit's End, in Clifton Park NY. Although I didn't end up with the bag I needed, I did get to pick up my first (but I know it won't be my last) Spartina bracelet.
If you're familiar with brands like Alex & Ani and Pandora but longing for something different and (I think a little more sophisticated), then this is the jewelry line for you. What really separates this line from anything else is the way the charms connect to the bracelets, necklaces, etc. Check out www.spartina449.com for details on the way this works...very cool! The bracelet below is from their "bangle" collection and comes with their signature mermaid charm (which is their brand logo). The retail price for this set of three bracelets, charm and bracelet slider was $45 (not bad right?!?)
The other super-impressive thing is their packaging. I love checking out the ways that companies market their products and packaging is so important. The case you get when you buy a Spartina bracelet comes with loops inside to hang the multiple charms you can buy (most charms range from $12-$16 each - see example price guide below). The charms come in a multitude of designs but many of them have a nautical feel, which I absolutely love, which is inspired from the Daufuskie Island that the company originates from.
If you like their jewelry then wait until you see their handbag collection. It is so incredible! (see examples below). In addition to bangles the company also offers cable bracelets and other styles that are to die for.
Below are some sample prices of charms that you can buy from Spartina. Their charms easily comes off and can fit onto bracelets and necklaces alike.