Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Rider Review: Gemosi Horse-hair Jewelry

My good friend & Guru's birthday was in March, myself and another yard friend chipped in and conspired to "steal" (more borrow as she got it back ... in a way) hair from her mare's tail for a unique gift.



I first discovered the beautiful Gemosi designs through the wonderful blogging community that is hay-net.co.uk (see also badge to the right).


Initially, I had to contact the wonderfully helpful Jenny @Gemosi as there was a problem processing the payment, it was a small blessing in disguise as the customer service I received was fantastic, you see, I was being awkward (shocker).
The Guru's mare doesn't have a lot of tail and as I was being sneaky; I didn't want her to know I had "borrowed" precious hairs so I decided to also snip hairs from my own mares tails because L calls them her horses too. So that if there wasn't enough tail hairs in the sample I took from her horse we could still get a bracelet made for her by mixing in hair from my girls tails.


However as it happens, I had stolen enough tail from my friends horse for her bracelet & rather than let the clippings from my mares' tails go to waste I splurged on a Solace bracelet for myself!
Jenny & Gemosi were amazing in helping me organise all this with lots of back and forth sorting out delivery etc - I cannot recommend their customer service highly enough.


I sadly didn't think to snap any pictures of the lovely chestnut hair bracelet the Guru got - I got the same design as her, but as my girls' tail hairs are so dark they are indistinguishable one from the other...but I know they are both represented so sentimental value ftw *blush*


It just so happens that the wonderful people of Gemosi are running a facebook contest - so one of you lovely readers could be the new recipients of lovely horse-hair jewelry if you like their page & image! :)

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Disclaimer: I was not asked to write this review and am in no way connected to the wonderfully creative people who make these gorgeous unique pieces of jewelry - I am just a very happy customer.

PS: My Ogilvy arrived yesterday...more on that tomorrow though ;-)

14 comments:

  1. getting some kind of horse hair jewelry is on my "to do" list for sometime in the future. It is such a great idea!

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    1. be sure to like the facebook page & photo & you may win a gift voucher to help you tick that item off your to-do list! :D

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  2. Oh, those are just beautiful! I will have to start saving so I can splurge Christmas or birthday presents for friends!!

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    1. They are really well made, i love mine!

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  3. ahhh I always intended to get one of these! They are fab! Well done!

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    1. I hope you get yourself one :-D

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  4. Ooh - those are pretty! From afar I was confused as I didn't think it was horse hair I was looking at (so shiny!). :)

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    1. Really smooth too, you can totally understand how they make violin bows from horse hair.

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  5. What a wonderful gift! Good to know Ogilvy ships all the way to Lux!

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    1. Ogilvy do ship to Lux, but I actually ordered my pad through a Northern Irish tack shop which I order a lot of things from.

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  6. That's a gorgeous horse hair bracelet! Sometimes they can be kind of tacky, but those are really stunning. I bet the chestnut one was gorgeous. ;)

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    1. I love the simple elegance of the bracelets. The Guru & I are heading off to Vancouver for two weeks at the weekend to see my sister. If she wears/brings the bracelet I'll snap some pics to share as it is lovely.

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    1. It is Laura, hopefully many others order from this fab company!

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