Delicate jewelry never goes out of style, but I’ve been seeing it now more than ever. I recently came across GLDN by Long + Layered, an online brand with gorgeous delicate personalized and non-personalized pieces. The main reason why I fell in love with GLDN is because they promote integrity, community, and conscious shopping. Each item is handmade in their studio out West, and I believe each piece is made with love. They kindly sent over some pieces for me to style, and I’ve (honestly) been wearing them non-stop since!
Take a look at GLDN’s mission statement from their website:
“Created with the spirit of an independent maker, GLDN approaches business with a holistic philosophy. With each design, as with our brand as a whole, we consider how it affects everything it touches and believe we should always leave a positive impact. We value integrity for how product is made and business is run. We’re thoughtful about every detail of what we do, from how our team experiences our culture to how our customers experience our designs. Threaded into every aspect of our business and process is a focus on experience and honoring our commitment to quality design, ethical practices and conscious production. So wear your GLDN piece with pride. It has a beautiful soul.”
I don’t know about you all, but that message really reasonates with me. Not only can I get cute jewelry from GLDN, but I feel good doing so, because I know exactly where it came from and exactly who made it; each piece comes with the name of its maker on the back of the packaging. I’m getting to the point where I am becoming more aware of the type of companies I’m giving my loyalty and commitment to, and GLDN is definitely one on my list.
Here’s the scoop on the pieces I selected:
Duelle Earring, 14K Gold Fill – $62. 40mm wide, 50 mm tall. Also available in sterling silver and rose gold fill (pricing varies).
Aydan Necklace, 14K Gold Fill, 16″ – $44. 16mm diameter. Also available in sterling silver, rose gold fill, and 14K solid gold (pricing varies). The crescent moon pendant has a hand-hammered finish.
Sabine Diamond Stacking Ring, 14K Gold Fill, White Diamond – $109. 2mm diamond, conflict free, VS2 to SI1 clarity. Also available with black diamond, and in sterling silver, rose gold fill, and 14K solid gold (pricing varies).
Personalized Rhone Band, 14K Gold Fill – $37. 1.8 mm band with hand-stamped personalization in all capital letters. Also available in in sterling silver, rose gold fill, and 14K solid gold (pricing varies).
Since all of the pieces are minimal, they go with anything and everything. I personally like to layer my Aydan necklace with other delicate chokers, and I wear the two rings on the same finger or on two different fingers.
I love that the pieces are delicate yet stunning. I styled it with a really simple outfit (H&M bodysuit that I’ve worn countless times, AEO cropped flares, Marc Fisher booties, and an oversized shirt from Goodwill) so the jewelry would stand out a little bit more.
Fun fact: I got my mom’s name, which is also my middle name, hand-stamped on my Rhone band. It serves as a reminder that my mom is always with me, and when I showed my mom, she absolutely loved it. I might have to get her one with my name on it as a present 🙂
Another thing you need to know about GLDN is that it’s a brand that gives back, which is the community part I mentioned at the beginning. 10% of profits are donated to a charity that has a connection to customers or the employees themselves, such as a local youth soccer team from an economically challenged demographic and domestic violence and sexual assault services at a local women’s shelter. You can actually email a charity suggestion with your story to GLDN – they select a new one every two months! Their employees also get service time each year to volunteer in the community. How awesome is that?!
It’s safe to say that GLDN is one of my new favorite brands, and it is so important to be aware of brands you support. I can’t wait to get my holiday season shopping on, because GLDN has the perfect personalized pieces! If you know of any other brands with great stories or values, feel free to share them in the comments. xo
Although product was sent to me, all opinions are 100% my own. All information is from GLDN’s website.