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Designer Spotlight: Be. True with Gin Bartlett

July 15, 2008 · No Comments
Gin Bartlett’s designs are one of a kind. Literally. As each piece is hand made with the finest precious and semi-precious stones and metals, no two pieces are alike. But what’s even more unique is Gin’s newest jewelry collection, “Be” and her “Go Green” campaign. Inspired by Shakespeare’s “To thy own self be true and it follows, like the night the day, you can’t be false to any man,” Gin believes in making a difference and giving back through her creations for Be. True.
The “Be” campaign consists of a Signature Recycled Tag Necklace with a Black Diamond and a Cuff Bracelet with the word “be” carved out. Proceeds from these products are donated to a different charity or non-profit organization each month. So if there’s a particular cause close to your heart, do let the staff of Be. True know — they would be more than happy to make a donation in your name.
Being green is also on the top of Gin’s “to do” list. By using eco-friendly jewelry making processes such as recycled and sustainable gold and silver metals and chains, not only is Gin spreading the importance of being green, she is also enabling everyone to know that you can do good while being stylish and fashionable at the same time. It is with this in mind, Gin created the “Go Green” necklace where a portion of the proceeds is given to the Earth Day Network. Gin is also extremely committed to this cause by using recycled wood for workstations, Energy Star bulbs in her studio, 100% recycled paper and shipping boxes as well as human-friendly stones in all her designs.
Take a look at some of Gin’s latest designs for Be. True and take a stand to help her cause. She’s serious about being stylish and green. Are you?

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Giving back and/or to is one of the most fufilling things that you can do with your life in any way! I try to as much as possible, especially now a days when things can seem so gloom in various parts of the world, communities, and lives. So, I am always glad to see when other people and companies still are willing to do something to benefit others before themselves, even in today's drying economy. Plus, I am even more thrilled when one of my fav and fab businesses/companies do it. So, I am sure glad that I can talk about Be. True's "be" campaign!

'What does "be" stand for?  The word "be" is associated with the company name, Be.True.  Be.True believes in 'giving back' and helping different Charities and Non-Profit Organizations.  With the "be" Campaign they have made a Signature Recycled Tag Necklace with a Single Black Diamond and a Cuff Bracelet with the word "be" carved out. 

Using these two products, Be. True plans to make a difference.  Every month Be.True will choose a Charity or Non-Profit group to 'give back' to with the proceeds from each sale of the Necklace and Cuff Bracelet.  Be.True truly wants to make a difference and wishes to carry this Campaign forward indefinitely!  Every time you purchase a Signature "be" product, proceeds will be donated to that Charity or Non-Profit group in your name. 

Be.True will change who they donate to monthly, so if you have any ideas or something that is close to your heart, feel free to email or call Be true (!  With Be.True and their wonderful clients, we all will make a difference.

Stay Stylish!


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Star Power

July 03, 2008



If diligently studying Us Weekly has taught you anything, it’s this: Stars – they’re just like us! They fill up their cars with $4 gas, they pick up their dog’s poo, they have stores shut down so they can shop in private. Uh, maybe not that last one.


Even if you can’t get celeb treatment, you can get their look by picking up funky, feminine pieces from local jewelry designer, Gin Bartlett. This It Girl is getting tons of buzz – she even created the necklace the Russian gifted Carrie in the Paris episode. “In the know” boutiques around here carry her line – so get your hands on the necklaces Courteney and Paris wear, or the ring Audrina loves.

Now, get back to that important “research” – E News is covering controversial issues tonight.

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WHAT?! A post AND a giveaway on a Saturday?! Yes, ladies, you definitely are going to be glad that you decided click on over here today once I introduce to this line and you see the incredibly cuteness of the final giveaway. I would say that I saved the best for last, but I can't because all the designers I featured this week were A-MAZING!!

If someone was to create a jewelry line based on my personal jewelry wardrobe and current style, then it would definitely look identical to the Be.True collection. My current love of wearing multiple thin gold necklaces in different lengths and size charms made me fall hard for the necklaces in the Be.True line. I heart the I Heart U necklaces and the Love Lockets in the "Fall" in Love collection. The chunky rings and the delicate looking bracelets complete me and my jewelry wardobe!

The Be.True line is designed by Gin Bartlett. Gin started making jewelry as a way to give personal and unique gifts to friends and family. What was once a hobby has become a full time passion. Each piece is produced individually with only the finest materials and precious and semi-precious gemstones.

It's really going to hurt to have to send out all this fabulous and beautiful jewelry out to all you well deserving winners and its really going to hurt to send this beautiful necklace. The final giveway for jewelry week is The Carrie necklace by Be.True. The Carrie necklace is a way to add elegance to your look everyday. It has clear CZ stones on a 14kt necklace and will look great with everything and every occasion.


Stay Stylish!