*This is a paid post from an APW Sponsor*
Turtle Love Co. has been and APW sponsor for a long time. And why not? They are a perfect match for you guys. They sell artisan made, ethical, environmentally friendly, affordable engagement rings and wedding rings. Plus, they are a women owned small business run by a business owner I’m particularly fond of, Adrianne. But until Adrianne’s post earlier this week about her really simple wedding band, and how it made her think a lot about the choices we make with the rings on our fingers, I’d never really known the whole Turtle Love story. I knew that Adrianne had been a big firm lawyer, and I knew she’d given it all up to sell affordable wedding rings, but I didn’t know why. And this week I got it. For Adrianne, it’s about pushing the envelope. It’s about giving all of us options. It’s about helping all of us find out who we want to be – not just in our jewelery choices, but in our relationships. And how can you not love that?
So apropos of this weeks post, it seemed fitting to write about Turtle Love’s unique wedding bands. I guess it’s not a huge surprise that my favorite of their handmade designer wedding bands are the simple ones. Take this tiny hammered silver ring (for just $70), or this Burnham wedding band ($70 again!). Or for men, can we TALK about this Cliff Island Wedding Band that looks just like bark? Or this unbelievably simple, graceful, and simple sterling silver wedding band? Or this simple Diamond Wedding Band (that could be a wedding band or an engagement ring, if you ask me), that just nails it.
But Turtle Love doesn’t just do wedding bands APW-style, they do engagement rings. The most fascinating part of Wednesdays post for me, was reading through the comments, and seeing how all of you related to your engagement rings. Some of you had rings that you never expected (big heirloom diamonds), some of you had really unusual rings that you’d fallen in love with. And some of you, like me, had more simple and traditional diamond rings. Well, Turtle Love Co. gets all of that. Their engagement rings are unique stunning. They have the Petite Nest Diamond Engagement Ring, which is teeny and lovely. Then for those of you looking for something a little quirky-er, there is the stunning Nested White Pearl Ring. And personally? As a confessed fan of the cocktail style ring, the opt out of the diamond olympics option? I love the Oval Amethyst Engagement Ring.
And finally, if you’re not getting married or are already married, but are a big fan of Turtle Love Co.? Necklaces! Earrings! Jewelry gifts for Christmas for everyone. Personally, I’m waiting on a lovebirds necklace. So go, enjoy. And this time, while you’re shopping, you’ll know why Adrianne created Turtle Love Co., and you’ll know that you love the reason.
PS And because you’re friends with Turtle Love Co. after this week, you can be friends with them on Facebook, and hear all about their woman filled office shenanigans!