Find of the Month: Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Jewelry


Do you ever look into your wardrobe and see it as transformative? I hope so, at least in some sense. When you put on a favourite piece of clothing, a sleek pair of shoes, or a fun piece of jewelry, my hope for you is that it transports you to a time in your life, a state of mind, or even a character in your head. When I look at designer Jacqueline Finn’s collection, Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Jewelry, I am instantly transported to the sea, which makes sense when you consider the designer is based in Nova Scotia. Her use of brightly coloured stones, earthy wrapped wire, and pretty titanium pendants has a chilled vibe yet eye-catching presence; one that has earned her a spot at exclusive style lounges for the 2013 DPA Golden Globes and AMC/DPA TIFF events. Today, I’ve handpicked a few of my favourite pieces, and I’m psyched to share more details about this lovely Canadian brand.

Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Aurora NecklaceAurora Necklace – $35
Inspired by the Northern Lights, Jacqueline uses raw hunks of titanium (usually just over 1″ long) for a striking flash of light right at your decolletage. Hung from a delicate silver chain (tailored to the length of your choice) this is one of those universal pieces that will set off just about any outfit – whether peeking out from under a button-down top or floating on top of a basic black dress. I actually really like this as a unique bridesmaid gift. Instead of going for the expected, this is a special piece of jewelry your girls will treasure well after the big day has passed.

Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Eternal Optimist BangleEternal Optimist Bangle – $120
So how does one get into jewelry making you ask? For Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Jewelry designer Jacqueline, it started with an intense love for fashion and style. While pursuing an MBA, she discovered a bead shop which soon led to some casual dabbling in jewelry making, including taking some classes in metalsmithing, the chic results of which you can see above. Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Jewelry features a range of textures and finishes, like this handmade sterling silver infinity bangle, featuring a unique hammered look and an adjustable band to sit snugly against any gal’s wrist. A fitting pick for your mom or best friend.

Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Turquoise BraceletBeaded Bliss Bracelet – $42
As I mentioned above, Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Jewelry has made some pretty high-profile appearances (and received invites to many others) including the TIFF and the Golden Globes (where her line was eyeballed by the likes of Mayim Bialik, pictured above). What’s even more incredible is Jacqueline was invited to one of these events at her very first showcase. Now if that doesn’t scream TALENT, I’m not sure what does. There is a really lovely understated beauty to all of the pieces in the line, such as this turquoise-enhanced bracelet that adds a little boho chic to your fave summer ensemble. Buy it for your sister as the weather warms up as a sweet birthday treat.

Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Bronze EarringsGrecian Goddess Bronze Earrings – $85
Apart from the versatility of each piece in the Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Jewelry line, I also love how versatile it feels in terms of appeal. I could just as easily see these sleek yet tough earrings on a teenage girl (like fan and Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas, above) as I could on a mature woman looking to dress up her day look. That versatility goes beyond age; whether your style is boho or preppy, fashionista or timeless, these are the types of items that will seamlessly fit into your wardrobe time and again, for years to come. It helps that they’re lovingly made by hand, to order, and by someone who’s name you actually know (read: not a faceless machine).

Jac-Out-Of-The-Box For The Love Of Color
For The Love of Color Ring Collection – $30 each
If you’re someone that loves to stack their fingers with gorgeous rings, then look no further. The Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Jewelry ‘For The Love of Color’ ring collection features over a dozen different brilliant stones set upon sturdy yet streamlined wire wrapping, giving you a perfect cocktail ring that doesn’t shout bling, but will definitely turn heads. What’s particularly cool is each ring is made to order, meaning you’ll get a one-of-a-kind stone and the perfect size for your finger. Plus, it’s more than a little neat to be able to tell your friends you’re wearing jewellery that’s also being donned by Twelve Years a Slave star Alfre Woodard, am I right?

As you’ve likely deduced by clicking on any of the links in this post, Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Jewelry is available online at Etsy, but it’s also making waves and starting to appear in shops as well (check out retailers here). And speaking of those pretty colour pop rings, Jacqueline has graciously agreed to treat five lucky readers to the ring of their choice. Interested in having a new bauble to flaunt? Here’s how to enter:

1) Visit the Jac-Out-Of-The-Box online shop and leave a comment below telling me which piece you’d most love to own, with a link back to your favourite item. You have until March 31st!

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 April 1st, 2014 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 Entries: 3 ways to rack them up. In all cases, you’ve gotta provide proof you’ve done what I’ve asked by leaving a comment below, whether it’s a link to your FB post or what have you.

Facebook – Like the page AND leave a comment about your favourite piece! Leave a link to your post in the comments below.

Twitter – Follow @JacOutOfTheBoxJ AND send out a Tweet tagging them and linking back to this post! Leave a link back to your Tweet in the comments below.

Pinterest – Follow Jac-Out-Of-The-Box on Pinterest AND repin your favourite item from their collection. Leave a link back to your Pin in the comments below.

Comments
115 Responses to “Find of the Month: Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Jewelry”
  1. I really like the Aurora necklaces. They’re beautiful. But I’m also enamoured of this pale blue ring:

    http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/169818061/for-the-love-of-color-pool-blue-oval?ref=shop_home_active_16

  2. Joan G says:

    My weakness is rings and I adore the For The Love of Colour Lavender Jade Ring

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/123497880/for-the-love-of-color-ring-lavender-jade?ref=shop_home_active_13

  3. Alison K says:

    The piece I’d most love to own is her “For The Love Of Color – Pool Blue Oval Ring” http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/169818061/for-the-love-of-color-pool-blue-oval?ref=related-15

    Bonus Entry: Followed @JacOutOfTheBoxJ and sent a tweet https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/440382078836699136

  4. Dale Steele Nicolov says:

    I really like your fuschia colored ring.I like the shape,size and color.

  5. Francesca Douglas says:

    I love this ring: http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/169817145/for-the-love-of-color-pinkcreamblack?ref=shop_home_active_18

    It is so unusual and unique and really pretty.

  6. Louise says:

    i like Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Jewelry and made a comment on facebook -fb name Louise gilbert

  7. anjel mankarios says:

    I really like For the Love of Colour Ring. It’s a beautifl pink/fuchsia shttp://www.etsy.com/listing/123495543/for-the-love-of-color-ring-fuchsiapurple?ref=shop_home_active_2tone pendant ring.

  8. Edith Rennes says:

    http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/175001060/aurora-necklace-titanium-sterling-silver?ref=shop_home_active_3

    I love the look of the aurora necklace. It is a very striking piece of jewelry

  9. Pam says:

    Love the eternal optimist bangle

  10. Edmond says:

    I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/124252724/drop-of-luck-sterling-silver-necklace?ref=shop_home_active_7. SOS. Help. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true & means more to me than anyone else to win. 😦 Starving artist here desperately needs the customed design rings to have fun, feel alive & inspired again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thanks for the awesomeness, the contest, & generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest!

  11. Darrah Bailey says:

  12. Darrah Bailey says:

    Liked and following on Facebook

  13. Darrah Bailey says:

  14. CLC says:

    These Blue opal earrings are gorgeous . . . but then so is everything I saw!
    http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/161954963/blue-opal-earrings?ref=related-0

  15. Lisa Bristow says:

    These earrings are my favourite. They are simple, with a little blast of colour.
    Matte Silver Flower Earrings

    http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/121968705/matte-silver-flower-earrings-with-bright?ref=shop_home_active_24

  16. Lisa Bristow says:

    Not sure if I`m posting this FB link right, but here`s my comment on your FB page!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jac-Out-Of-The-Box-Jewelry/298981056869902

  17. Heyer says:

    Posted comment of FB https://www.facebook. (hope this works!) com/pages/Jac-Out-Of-The-Box-Jewelry/298981056869902

  18. Deloris Christian says:

    I like all the pieces, especially the rings as I am a ring fanatic.

  19. Would love to win a ring!

    I love this piece: http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/181519182/circle-of-delight-earrings-goldtone?ref=shop_home_active_2

    FaceBook: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));
    Post by Erica Morrill.

    Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/517843657125664130/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericam3/status/441390664287141888

  20. Laura says:

    I love the pyrite ring! I like the idea of taking a material that is considered worthless (fools gold) and using it to make something beautiful.
    link:
    http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/169806044/for-the-love-of-color-pyrite-ring?ref=shop_home_active_5

  21. retromusic says:

    Tweet tweet!

  22. Elaine R says:

    Like the First Crush

  23. KellyLS says:

    Love the All You Need Is Love necklace

  24. Victoria Ess says:

    I love their rings!! My favourite is the Agate ring, which I would love to have! http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/180487473/for-the-love-of-color-agate-ring?ref=shop_home_active_15

  25. Victoria Ess says:

  26. Angela Erickson says:

    Love the Eternal Optimist Bangle!

  27. binabug says:

    For The Love Of Color – Pool Blue Oval Ring

  28. Annie D says:

    following on Pinterest and pinned 3 favourites 🙂 but here is one :http://www.pinterest.com/pin/20618110768623001/

  29. joyce s. says:

    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/124252724/drop-of-luck-sterling-silver-necklace?ref=shop_home_active_2
    I like this necklace – it would add that extra something to an outfit.

  30. Sherry K says:

    Like the Silver Amazonite Bracelet. I like to have a bracelet on every day and green is a lucky colour for me. https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/181070746/silver-amazonite-bracelet?ref=shop_home_active_3

  31. Emilia says:

    Like and commented on facebook

  32. Emilia says:

  33. Emilia says:

    My pinterest pin

  34. Valerie Gibson says:

    I’d love to win the purple lepidolite ring.

  35. Sara A says:

    I’d most love to own the Aurora Necklace – titanium / sterling silver!

  36. diane p says:

    I would love to own the Eternal Optimist Sterling Silver Bangle – wide (4mm). http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/124255203/eternal-optimist-sterling-silver-bangle?ref=shop_home_active_3

  37. diane p says:

  38. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love so many items but especially the For The Love Of Color – Quartz Ring
    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/180487473/for-the-love-of-color-quartz-ring?ref=shop_home_feat_2

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