She sells sea shells …
I love jewelry with a story. And not only is Tiffany Chou‘s jewelry so much more than meets the eye, so is she.
The New York-based designer was adopted from Seoul, Korea at the age of 3 months. Her Chinese American father and Italian Amerian mother raised her and her two adopted brothers, one from Korea and one from Cambodia, in her father’s native Maui.
With that unique and eclectic perspective, you know Tiffany’s going to bring a little something special to her jewelry, and she channels her artistry into an appreciation for sea life. She’s all about making the least impact on the environment, so she hand selects a few shells and creates a mold. From there, she metal casts the pieces into simple but stunning jewelry that tell a story and give back to the environment. (Tiffany donates 5 percent of all profits to the Dancing Palette and the Coral Reef Alliance.)
Now, just in time for the holidays, Audrey readers get 15% off all jewelry purchases on TiffanyChou.com. Just enter promo code “AUDREY” at checkout. You have from today to January 17, 2011 to use the promo code.
Of course, you know it wouldn’t be TGIFree Friday if we didn’t give you something gratis also. So we’re giving away a Tiffany Chou “Oh My Urchin” bangle in 5/8 inch rose gold to two lucky Audrey readers. I love this bangle, especially in rose gold (so chic and flattering on our skintone), created by piecing together casted sea urchin fragments. The texture of the sea urchin looks a little rock n’ roll while the rose gold adds elegance to the bangle. Stack it with bangles you already own for an eclectic look, or show it off alone.
You have till Wednesday, December 22, 11:59 pm to do the following:
1. Take a photo of yourself and your copy of Audrey Magazine‘s Winter 2010-11 issue.
3. Then comment to this post telling us your favorite story in the Winter issue.
Remember, you must have a U.S. mailing address to win. Good luck!