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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Stackables: ICONN Jewelry Review

If you ever catch me walking down the streets, chances are I have a full stack of bracelets adorned on my arm.

I've never been a huge fan of accessories because I have a tendency to lose them, as I am a very active person. However, with that being said, I always have something wrapped around my wrist. Whether it be a wristband or a simple string, bracelets are a must for me. I wear it more for comfort rather than style, and I do get strangely attached to my string bracelets (I find metal/cuff bracelets much too irritating for me). With that being said, the wrap bracelets I always have on are not always the most appealing to the eye (I do sleep and shower with them on). That's when I stumbled across this amazing brand called ICONN Jewels, a little online boutique based in the Netherlands that specialise in simple yet elegant accessories. When browsing their website, I realised that comfort and style aren't mutually exclusive. 

I contacted the owner, Conny, and she was sweet enough to send me a few bracelets for you all to review! A simple yet stylish twist to your everyday arm candy--what more can you ask for?



Style Selection

Woven

ICONN Jewels has a beautiful array of styles, ranging from woven bracelets to simple bracelets. The woven style is very unique in that it is thicker and is embellished in the front with either silver or gold beads. There are a lot of colours to choose from, ranging from black to turquoise green. I personally did not receive a woven bracelet to review, but if they are as nice quality as the ones I have, I think it'll be safe to say that these are just as good.



 Simple

The simple style is probably the largest collection ICONN Jewels has, which features a simple beaded band with varying beads. I received two from this collection, and they are absolutely beautiful. From what I know, Conny makes these herself by hand. They also come in a variety of different colours. 



Charm

ICONN Jewels has an impressive collection of charm bracelets, which, like their other collections, come in a myriad of different colours. I received a bracelet from this collection (the silver skull one), and I absolutely love it. The size of the charm ranges from bracelet to bracelet--you can definitely choose your preferred size!



Initials

They also recently came out with a new style--the stamped initial. You can customise your bracelet to your liking. I really wish this style was out when I was picking out my bracelets! I would've loved to have one of these. It's really sweet because you can have you're boyfriend or girlfriend's initials engraved on it if you wish.

Sizing

ICONN bracelets range in size, but they are typically 16cm long with adjustable knots at the end, so you may loosen or tighten according your wrist size. Conny is also open to customised lengths if you think the standard one won't fit you. I really love the sliding knot closure, as it keeps the bracelet on me and allows me to take it off with ease. I do have small wrists, and the closure made it easy for me to keep the bracelet on. I think it is important, because things tend to slip off my wrist, and I'm glad the bracelets took into account different wrist sizes.

Customer Service

I absolutely adore the owner, Conny. She replied to my emails within 12 hours, and sent out the package swiftly and efficiently. She even sent me pictures of the bracelets she was going to send me to make sure I would like them. How considerate! Also, if you wish to customise your bracelet, you can just email her. Overall, I love their customer service.  

About

ICONN Jewels aims to provide "create pretty delicate jewelry pieces that give personality to your every day outfits."

I think Conny 100% upholds her vision. Not only are her creations comfortable, stylish, and very wearable, I think her approachable personality and consideration for her customers make her company even better.

After all the background info is cleared up, onto the review! I was sent three bracelets to review. Conny actually helped me pick out the bracelets--I only specified that I would like the stack to be black and white themed.

Packaging/Delivery Time

ICONN Jewels ships from the Netherlands, so it took about a week to get to me. A unique thing about this company is that is offers free worldwide shipping. How cool is that?! That means you don't have to pay extra piles of homey to receive beautiful jewellery! That's definitely a plus for me, since I don't live in the Netherlands. Shipping took about a week, which is pretty standard. 


The items came wrapped in an envelope decorated with stickers, and there was foam paper added around the sides to protect it from getting crushed. Below the two layers of protection paper and foam, the bracelets were encased in a sleek square envelope that had the ICONN label on it.


Behind the main package, Conny tied this cute tag that says "handmade with love," which I think is absolutely adorable. You can tell that she spent a lot of time and care packaging the items.




Inside the envelope, there was a sleekly wrapped gold tissue paper package with a huge gold sticker keeping it together. Inside was my bracelets!

Conny did an amazing job in wrapping the bracelets, and she clearly went to great lengths to ensure that the bracelets arrived at my doorstep in a good condition. I really love packaging, and I think that her level of effort and time she spent to make sure everything was perfectly wrapped is noteworthy.

Material

The website states the material of each individual bracelet very clearly in the description. The material Conny uses is very sturdy, and can definitely last you. I wear them even in the shower and the beads have yet to tarnish. Even the crystals are holding up just fine. I think these bracelets are very durable and very wearable. 


The finishing to the bracelets are really remarkable. She attaches little beads at the end of the closure to spice it up, which I think is really unique. At first I thought the bracelets would break really easily, because they are made out of string, but I have (accidentally) snagged them on the table a few times, and they do hold up extremely well. This is great for girls (or boys) like me that are very active. I can wear the bracelets even when doing sports without having to worry about breaking it.


The charm on the skull charm bracelet is a matte silver colour, which I love. This also means that the metal won't tarnish as easily. 


You can wear these separately or together, but I typically like to wear them together as a stack. I love how the beads are placed in a very organic manner, and doesn't have a very clear pattern. It make the bracelet more unique and different from the ones you typically see in stores.


I am obsessed with black and white, so I chose this colour scheme. Conny picked out the bracelets for me, and I have to say, I love her taste. These pictures are actually the ones she sent to me beforehand to make sure I liked them. She even customised two of the bracelets for me!


As a jewellery maker myself, I am happy to say that she uses really good quality materials. I'm sure these bracelets will last me a long time! 

Fitting

I absolutely love how the bracelet fits. No complaints! You may adjust the length to your liking, and you can customise it if you need it to be bigger or smaller, depending on your wrist size!

Pricing

The price of a bracelet ranges from 12~ € 34, which I think is good for the quality of the bracelet. Also, you don't need to pay for shipping. However, I do think it is on the pricey side.

Ratings

Style Selection: 5/5
Size Selection: 5/5
Customer Service: 5/5 (excellent!)
Packaging: 5/5
Delivery Time: 4.5/5
Material: 5/5
Fitting: 5/5
Pricing: 4/5

Final Verdict: 4.81/5 


I would like to give a huge shout out to Conny, the owner of ICONN Jewels. Not only is she so sweet, I absolutely love her creations. Go ahead and show her some love by checking out her business here, and maybe buy one if you find something you like! You can also follow her company on Instagram @iconnjewels! These bracelets have now replaced my old bracelets as my new everyday stack!

Hope y'all found this useful!

Until next time, 

-R

*These bracelets were kindly sent to me by ICONN Jewels. All opinions are my own. 

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4 comments:

  1. omg so swag can i have one plz

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    1. ofc yo :) thanks for the support manager!

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  2. love the overall looks and style of iconn. I know they're meant to be casual but I think you should wear it to prom cause they match your dress 👌🏻

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    1. YAS. That's what I intend to do as well. I think it'll match pretty well with the dress!

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