I’m sure most of you have heard of Origami Owl before, but on the off chance you haven’t I’ll give you a brief overview. The company was founded by Bella Weems when she was only 14 years old. She developed the concept of the “Living Lockets” as a way to raise money to buy her first car. Her idea soon blossomed into a nationwide jewelry trend and a business opportunity for women of all ages (14 years +). Origami Owl products are available for retail purchase, by hosting a home or online jewelry bar or you can get free jewelry by joining the Orgiami Owl sales team. The company’s motto is “Be a force for good.”
Don’t you just love that story? I sure do! A young entrepreneur wanted to make the world a little more beautiful through her jewelry and earn herself her first car. I’m so proud of her! I love her story almost as much as I love her jewelry. Almost.
Christina, an Origami Owl representative contacted me about reviewing a Living Locket. She sent me the locket of my choice and three charms that I also chose. It took me the longest time to decide which ones I wanted! There is such a variety and so many possible combinations! Here’s a look at my locket:
After much deliberation I chose the gold locket and chain. To go inside the locket I chose a tiny pearl,a rose, and a sparrow. Each of these pieces have a different significance to me and I think they look lovely together.
Here’s a close up view of the necklace. The locket opens just like you would expect a locket to giving me a quick way to add other charms I may purchase later or a metal plate to cover the back panel of the locket. I guess I could even add a tiny picture to the locket if I wanted to…but I probably won’t. I like it just like this! For now anyway.
Can I be honest and tell you something that surprised me about these lockets? The price – it is so low! My locket was $20, my chain was $12, and each charm was only $5. $47+ tax for an incredibly personalized piece of jewelry. That’s unbelievable! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want them to raise the price or anything but don’t be fooled by the low price, these lockets are well made.
These lockets would be a great gift for nearly any occasion! Birthday, anniversary, graduation, Christmas, bridal, or a new mom gift! There are so many occasions that this would be a perfect gift for. Hint, if you’re reading this sweet husband, I like the Vintage section of the charms.
What is your favorite Origami Owl charm?