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Find of the Month: Castellammare Jewellery


*Rolls neck* *Stretches arms* *Does a shimmy* Okay guys. As of today, the Canadian Gift Guide is in holiday gift idea mode! Well, sorta. I mean, as per usual, all of the gifts featured on the CGG (for the most part) are great for gifting any time of year. But with the stores already brimming with holiday trim and Halloween candy on clearance, I can’t help but be tempted to flip on maybe just one or two holiday songs as I craft my posts for the next two months.

Anyway, I am MORE than excited to introduce you to Castellammare Jewellery, an Ottawa-based jewellery line created by the absolutely lovely Marianna. The line – named for Marianna’s father’s Italian hometown – is absolutely elegant and timeless; featuring pieces any woman in your family would not only love to wear, but treasure. Best of all, they’re plenty affordable so you can keep on adding items that fit your personal tastes or work for a particular gift-giving occasion. I’ve handpicked a few of MY favourites and thrown in some suggestions for how they might be absolutely perfect for. Enjoy!

Castellammare Bow BraceletBow Bracelet – $25
Serious covet alert. One of the things that most seriously eats me up sometimes is when I spot a really beautiful bracelet that would look amazing stacked, only to discover it’s a bajillion dollars and to do proper stack would cost me several hundred bucks. Not so with Castellammare Jewellery. Virtually every piece is under $30, making it a snap to create a gorgeous array of sparkle on your neck, wrist or otherwise. These girly-yet-sleek bow bracelets are easily one of my favourite pieces from Castellammare. They look gorgeous mixed with thinner bangles but also provide a ladylike accent on their own. Like most pieces from Castellammare, it comes in three finishes, including silver, gold, and rose gold. As a fun aside, Marianna filled me in that as a lifelong fan of rose gold, she was thrilled when it started making waves in the fashion world. Many of her pieces are rendered in this slightly more exotic metal based on feedback that women were struggling to find jewelry that worked with their of-the-moment rose gold watches (of which I too, am an owner). Anyone that’s read this blog knows my affinity for rose gold so I was more than a little excited to see it featured so prominently in the Castellammare line.

Castellmmare Jewellery Black Hoop Night Out EarringsBlack Hoop Night Out Earrings – $25
I wanted to include these spectacular danglers because they are something a departure from the bulk of the Castellammare collection. Made from oxidized brass, these celeb-inspired earrings pack plenty of drama, but are wisely rendered in a more subtle finish to allow those of you that aren’t quite comfy with making a bold jewellery statement. A very cool gift for your sister when paired with an awesome sparkly top to celebrate New Year’s Eve in!

Castellammare Gold Fringe BraceletGold Fringe Bracelet – $16
If you love the subtle jingle jangle of a pretty piece of jewellery, you’ll adore this brushed gold bracelet. Made from 14K gold plated brass, I adore this one as a gift for your mom or mother-in-law. The price point is laughably low compared to the absolutely gorgeous finish. I particularly enjoy the modernity of the shade of gold Castellammare uses; shiny gold scares many a woman but a soft shimmer like this works well with any skintone and flatters any woman’s wardrobe.

Castellammare Hammered Infinity NecklaceHammered Infinity Necklace – $21.50
I got my bridesmaids infinity rings as part of their gifts – a thanks to my forever friends for celebrating a forever day. However, had I known these delicate chain necklaces existed with the classic-yet-trendy infinity motif, I certainly would have investigated them as well! Available in rose gold, silver and gold, I think these would make a sweet gift between a mom and her daughters or a trio of friends. Bonus points for allowing you to select the length to suit each gal’s personal tastes and proportions.

Black and Brushed Gold Bangle StackBlack & Gold Brushed Bangle Stack – $60
As I mentioned above, one of my most beloved things about the Castellammare collection is the fact you can actually afford to create a knockout combination of sparkle. If however, you feel lost in the woods when it comes to picking out what works with what, they’ve got your covered – with tons of prepackaged sets of complementary bracelets – like this bold brushed gold and onyx set. Six stacking bangles in various finishes and shapes makes for one easy gifting option: perfect for your wife or girlfriend that isn’t all that into big splurges, but still appreciates sweet tokens of your love. Marianna noted to me that she really aims to keep her jewelry light – so you won’t feel weighed down by this sparkly stack.

Delicate Silver Leaf EarringsDelicate Silver Leaf Hoop Earrings – $18
These simple earrings are inspired by none other than one of the world’s biggest fashion icons: the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. Another very cool thing about Castellammare’s line is that all of the pieces feel and look very light but they aren’t especially fragile. They’re a boon for any woman that doesn’t like heavy or clunky jewellery that gets in the way of her everyday life – try gifting these to a busy mom friend that hasn’t treated herself recently. Also available in gold.

Castellammare Jewellery Art Deco PendantMint Green Art Deco Pendant – $26
This was a really difficult and easy post for me to write. Easy because there was so much I loved, hard because there was almost too much to feature – like this stunning 1920s-style pendant necklace. I’ve always loved vintage-themed accessories, but The Great Gatsby has really influenced the fashion world so we’re seeing more and more deco pieces. If it’s not part of your regular wardrobe style, your best bet is to spend a little to incorporate one or two iconic items as opposed to splurging on something that may not work in your day-to-day life a year from now. Enter Castellamare’s super-affordable line-up! A fetching find for your most stylish friend.

So if you clicked on any of the links above, you’ll have noticed that Castellammare Jewellery has two online presences: an Etsy shop and an independent store. I actually recommend perusing both; while many of the most popular pieces can be found in both places, you’ll also find plenty of treasures that are unique to each storefront, however the independent Shopify presence actually has the latest and greatest items. Extra nifty is the fact the brand is Canadian – meaning you, dear readers, save dearly on shipping.

Stacked necklaces

Finally, one last piece of fantastico news: SIX of you are each going to win a $50 gift certificate to spend to your heart’s desire at Castellammare Jewellery. Whether you choose to treat yourself to two pieces or opt to share half of your winnings with a loved one (because really, you can certainly score two items with that kind of moola).

Beyond that, EVERYONE is a ‘winner’ this season because Marianna has graciously handed over an exclusive coupon code for all of you kids! For the entire month of November (excluding the Black Friday weekend of Nov 22 – 25) you’ll score 15% off at either of Castellammare Jewellery’s sites when you enter the coupon code ‘CANADA’ at checkout.

Still interested in winning? Here’s how to enter:

1) How would you spend your $50 if you won? Pick out your favourite item or two from either of the Castellamare Jewellery sites (Etsy or Shopify) and leave a link(s) back to your choice pieces in the comments below – you’ve got till November 30th!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 1st to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry #1: Like Castellamare Jewellery on Facebook, leave them a comment about why you love their jewellery, and leave a link back to said comment below to earn yourself one bonus entry. 

5) Bonus Entry #2: Follow Castellamare Jewellery on Instagram to see the latest and greatest from the line, like at least one photo, leave your handle below and earn yourself one bonus entry.

As always, there should be a *few* opportunities for you to pick up some bonus entries into this month’s Find of the Month giveaway. Be sure to read the Canadian Gift Guide every single day to increase your chances of winning!

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74 Responses to “Find of the Month: Castellammare Jewellery”
  1. Susan says:

    If I won the $50 giveaway at Castellammare Jewellery, I’d buy the Delicate Silver Branch Statement Necklace http://castellammare-jewellery.myshopify.com/collections/new/products/delicate-silver-branch-statement-necklace
    and the Silver Detailed Edge Bangle.
    http://castellammare-jewellery.myshopify.com/collections/new/products/silver-detailed-edge-bangle

  2. William Stewart says:

  3. May says:

    I would pick the Delicate Silver Hoop with Tiny Silver Dangling Leaf Earring Kate Middleton Inspired
    http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/118240635/delicate-silver-hoop-with-tiny-silver?ref=shop_home_feat

    and also the Silver Stardust Bangle
    http://castellammare-jewellery.myshopify.com/collections/bangles/products/silver-stardust-bangle

  4. Wanda Bergman says:

    I would probably get the Blue Ombré Facated Crystal Glass Bracelet – The Castellammare Bracelet ( http://www.etsy.com/listing/100781267/blue-ombre-facated-crystal-glass?ref=shop_home_active ) and the The Prettiest Rose Earrings – Petite Red Rose Stamped Enamel Coin Leverback Dangle Earrings ( http://www.etsy.com/listing/107944376/the-prettiest-rose-earrings-petite-red?ref=shop_home_active )

  5. lisa bolduc says:

    i like the Bridesmaid Aqua Rose Drop Earring – Coming Unstitched Limited Edition Wedding Earring
    CastellammareDesigns

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/128043228/bridesmaid-aqua-rose-drop-earring-coming?ref=shop_home_active

  6. Maria G. says:

    nice stuff!

  7. GARRY S says:

    GOLD FRINGE BRACELET

  8. i’m inspired by the bow bracelet that is up for the giveaway

  9. thomas rusinak says:

    I think the silver hoop earings are for me!

  10. Angela Erickson says:

    I’d love a pair of the black hoop earrings! One set for me and one for my sister.

  11. Debbie Petch says:

    I like the Facebook page Castellamare Designs!

  12. Marlene J says:

    I would choose Rose Gold Wide Hammered Coin Dangle Earring
    http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/159330848/rose-gold-wide-hammered-coin-dangle?ref=shop_home_active
    The Prettiest Rose Earrings – Petite Black Rose Coin Leverback Earrings
    http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/107944201/the-prettiest-rose-earrings-petite-black?ref=related-2
    to name a few of the items

  13. Sam Turnbull says:

    sammyturnbull instagram

  14. Natalie SQ says:

    Hmm what a beautiful collection. If I had 50$ I would first buy http://www.etsy.com/listing/106517593/timeless-teardrops-sapphire-blue?ref=shop_home_active to match my sapphire engagement ring and
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/108240971/pansy-and-pearl-earrings-gold-flower?ref=shop_home_active because I have a new admiration for everything pearl.

  15. Sadie says:

    Those silver leaf earrings you featured are really pretty, I’d definitely buy those for me or my sister: http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/118240635/delicate-silver-hoop-with-tiny-silver?ref=listing-shop-header-0

  16. Victoria says:

    I just started my first “adult” job and now I’ve realized I need more sophisticated looking accessories to show I mean business! I would definitely go for this gorgeous gold branch necklace (http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/167767546/delicate-gold-branch-necklace-delicate?ref=shop_home_active)and this teardrop necklace (http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/123878775/pretty-silver-branch-and-tyrrhenian-sea?ref=shop_home_active)! I love jewlery that is feminine, and nature inspired and I think these two pieces are just beautiful!

  17. KellyPC says:

    I love the Pretty Pink Opal Double Stone Dangle earrings! So pretty! http://www.etsy.com/listing/100632409/pretty-pink-opal-double-stone-dangle?ref=shop_home_active

  18. Leah says:

    I follow and liked on instagram @leahmukai

  19. Jeannie says:

    I love the Silver Black Crystal Gatsby Tassel Earring – 1920s Inspired Dangle Earrings!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/169499773/silver-black-crystal-gatsby-tassel?ref=shop_home_active.

  20. Kimiko says:

    I love this piece from her independent shop! So gorgeous 🙂 Love this wishbone necklace! http://castellammare-jewellery.myshopify.com/collections/necklaces/products/gold-wishbone-necklace-get-lucky

  21. Ruth says:

    I have an obsession with flowers so I would definite get Mint Pink and White Rose Stud Earring Set, and I have hair pins that match! http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/126037317/mint-pink-and-white-rose-stud-earring?ref=shop_home_active

    Like you, I also love rose gold and bangles, so I think the Less than Perfect Rose Gold Dainty Bangles would be perfect! They are simple, elegant, and gorgeous! http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/161763662/less-than-perfect-rose-gold-dainty?ref=shop_home_active

  22. midgeknows says:

    i love the Delicate Silver Branch Statement Necklace
    midgeknows@rogers.com

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