I first met Ruth of Seba Dizajn on Facebook, when she took on my 30 Day Blogging Challenge. We exchanged a lot of messages regarding the challenge, and on the way I found out more about her and her husband’s bespoke filigree jewellery makers based in Korcula, Croatia.
Ruth and her husband hand make the most gorgeously delicate jewellery I’ve ever seen, and are nice people to boot.
I spent an age browsing through the photos on their website and Facebook page, before finally taking the plunge and asking them to design me something completely unique to me.
I wanted something that would represent my two daughters; Leigh is 19 years old and Olivia is 19 months old, an Aries and a Pisces respectively. Although I’m not a great believer in horoscopes and star signs, it seemed the perfect way to have a piece of jewellery that represented my love for both my children.
The birthstone for Pisces is amethyst, which Ruth sourced for me very quickly. The birthstone for Aries is a diamond, which was a little beyond my budget, so Ruth suggested a gorgeous white stone that is truly beautiful.
Throughout the design process Ruth emailed me pictures and asked what I thought – a touch that really made me feel a part of the project, and I was thrilled with the final design, which you can see on the left.
However, no matter how good the pictures are, nothing prepared me for the real thing! Delicate, swirly, beautiful and sparkly; I spent an age admiring it before finding a chain to put it on. It is truly gorgeous.
I can’t recommend Seba Dizajn highly enough; my jewellery arrived in about a week from Croatia to France, and the whole process took less than a month.
My first piece of bespoke jewellery, and all because of Facebook. Who says you can’t do business and find suppliers on what they deem is a personal social network? 😉