The postlady delivered a parcel the other day which I was very excited to receive.
I opened it to find two beautiful pink floral pouches, and two silver polishing cloths from KAYA Jewellery.
Two things really struck me about KAYA jewellery during my research when they first contacted me. Firstly that a huge part of KAYA’s ethos is about giving back.
Tanja, KAYA’s founder, planned from the beginning to give a proportion of her profit to The Eduki Foundation in the Netherlands who provide underprivileged children in Gambia with an education. This isn’t just a nice idea either – so far she has donated over £8000 and supported 20 children to go to school according to her website.
I’ve written before a number of times about how kindness can change the world and this is a very real example of that.
The second thing that struck me was the quality of the components she uses for the jewellery. These include Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and sterling silver clasps combined in, what I think, is very reasonably priced jewellery.
It was important to Tanja when she started KAYA that she created children’s jewellery made from genuine materials rather than plastic or wood. It’s this that, I believe, makes it suitable for both mothers and daughters and results in beautiful pieces that all ages can comfortably wear.
Mom & Me bracelets
In our two pouches were a bracelet each for Dee and me that I’d chosen from the Mom & Me bracelet range.
I chose this design because I’m a fan of stars and I liked the simplicity of the colour scheme. I also thought Dee would like the hearts and it could represent our love and the bond we share as mother and daughter.
What we thought
Dee was thrilled when I showed her the pouches, and when she found her ‘Dee sized’ bracelet inside.
It is a lovely gift to give someone and feels very special when presented in the silky pouch. It was lovely to be able to share this gift with her and talk about the symbolism behind having matching jewellery and the hearts. We had a very sweet moment together with lots of cuddles.
I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the materials. I knew from the website that genuine pearls and Swarovski crystals were used, but I still worried that it might feel a bit like a ‘toy’ bracelet with the hearts and stars.
Nylon coated wire is used to string the bracelets, and I understand this is a design choice to suit small bracelets for children. I felt this did make them feel a little stiff and reminded me of plastic beaded bracelets I had as a child. This is my only criticism though, and in fact, it helps to keep its shape when worn which I quite like in contrast to other bracelets I own that are beautiful but look ‘limp’ on the wrist.
At just £33.90 for these two bracelets, I thought that was a very reasonable price, especially considering the packaging and the fact they are handmade.
Overall I do like these bracelets very much, especially because they match and it feels like a special treasure to share with my daughter.
KAYA Jewellery also offer personalised jewellery which is hand-engraved in London which I will be keeping an eye on for upcoming special occasions.
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a voucher worth £40 to spend at KAYA Jewellery.
I was gifted these bracelets for the purpose of reviewing them. All opinions are my own and reflect what I genuinely think of the product. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.
GIVEAWAY – Win KAYA Jewellery of your choice up to £40
KAYA Jewellery have very kindly offered one of my readers a gift voucher worth £40 to spend on their website.
This would be an excellent mother’s day gift, either as a treat for yourself and your daughter, or for a mum you know.
For a chance to win the voucher, enter using the Rafflecopter widget below, and in the meantime, feel free to browse the KAYA Jewellery store to see what takes your fancy.
The competition closes at midnight at the end of Monday 5th March. Be sure to check out the terms and conditions at the end of the post and GOOD LUCK!
Terms & Conditions
KAYA Jewellery Giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. Giveaway starts Tues 27th Feb 2018 at 00:01 GMT and ends Mon 5th March 2018 at 23:59 GMT. UK entrants only. Entrants must be 18 years old or over. There will be one winner. The winner will be selected at random using the random winner generator within Rafflecopter. The prize is one gift voucher for KAYA Jewellery worth £40. The winner will be contacted by email and their name will be displayed on the giveaway page using the Rafflecopter widget. Where possible, I will also tweet the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. No cash alternative. Please note that KAYA Jewellery are responsible for fulfilling this prize and Letters to my Daughter is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfil their prizes. I have represented the sponsor with the expectation they will fulfil their prize and in a timely manner. I will only be passing your details on to the sponsor so that they can contact you regarding your prize. I will not share or sell your information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway. Please note that in order to qualify for the Twitter entries, a valid account that clearly identifies the holder as being a Twitter user is needed, and any entrants found to be using multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.
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