I was so pleased to receive a complimentary Crystal Kite Charm Bracelet, one selection from the beautifully crafted jewelry with a cause from NOGU.
When I received the initial email from Mario Christian Lavorato, Co-Founder, NOGU, I was immediately drawn to not only the unique, high quality look to the pieces, but even more so to the inspiration and motivation of Mario and his brother, Luca, to create this line of jewelry.
It is the perfect gift for women who love jewelry as well as the fact that many of the selections include donations to worthy causes. Whether it is the holidays, birthday, anniversary or ‘just because’ these unique pieces are beautiful in their simplicity.
Mario and Luca live with cyctic fibrosis, a genetic disease for which there is no cure. (I have extended family members who were born with CF so am a bit familiar with the disease and how it affects the life and potential longevity of someone who has it.)
Their philosophy is to enjoy each day, not stress over the small stuff, follow their passions and do what makes them happy. Opportunities for world travels, spiritual influences and the practice of yoga have also provided inspiration and creativity in NOGU designs.
Mario and Luca Lavorato have translated this philosophy into the style, symbology and materials utilized in this beautifully crafted jewelry with a cause. It’s really cool!
For example, the Crystal Kite Charm bracelet shown to the left has a stainless steel base with an 18K gold finish and 4mm Austrian crystals. I love the petite kite symbol and love to wear it. 🙂
Beautifully Crafted Jewelry from NOGU
You’ll find a variety of symbology jewelry offered with NOGU, including:
Sea Turtle, which stands for Wisdom, Perseverance and Strength. Choose from bracelets, rings and earrings. 5% of all sales are donated to Sea Turtle Conservancy. The Conserveturtle.org mission is to ensure the survival of Sea Turtles within the Wider Caribbean basin and Atlantic through research, education, training, advocacy and the protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend.
Mermaid Glass, which stands for Beauty, Allure and Fantasy. Choose from beautifully colored glass bead bracelets.
Honey Bee,which stands for Hard Work, Loyalty and Strength. Choose from crystal honebee charm bracelets and crystal honeybee macrame charmballa bracelets. 5% of all sales are donated to Bee City, Canada. Bee City Canada’s mission is to inspire cities, towns, First Nations, schools, businesses and other organizations to take action to protect pollinators.
Crystal Kites, which stand for Freedom, Possibility and Hope. Choose from crystal charm bracelets and crystal macrame charmballa bracelets. 50% of proceeds are donated to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Cystic Fibrosis Canada invests in vital care, innovation and research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
Seahorse, which stands for Patience, Luck and Protection. Choose from charm bracelets and crystal macrame charmballa bracelets.
Tibetan Buddha, which stands for Balance, Focus and Power. Choose from charm bracelets and agate bracelets and stack bracelets in a variety of beautiful stone colors.
It is definitely worth the time to see the styles, including men’s selections, that NOGU offers. Prices are very affordable, too, which is always a welcome plus. I’ll bet you’ll find more than a couple of pieces that speak to you!