The good news is to enjoy some of the swag bag’s best items we don’t have to be nominated or even be in the motion picture industry–at $60 price point these are not out of reach.
These are some of the many goodies VIPs (who’re attending an invitation-only luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions to honor Oscar nominees and presenters) are taking home.
The swag bag is filled with artisanal and hand crafted items: From create-your-own-scent kits to chai goat milk soaps. What completely stole our attention are these, both delicate and stunningly beautiful, Serene Lotus necklaces handcrafted with real gemstones: mint green amazonite, black agate, purple amethyst, royal blue lapis, rose quartz, and sky blue aquamarine.
The lotus in Chinese culture ranks as the highest of all flowers; it represents divinity and the best of the human spirit. This lotus pendant’s clean yet complex wire-worked design will remind you to be the best you can be, each day you wear it.
We did a little digging and the necklaces are from New York-based Yun Boutique. The unique jewelry piece is priced at $60. You can choose gold filled or sterling silver and the chain (as well as wire wrap) are tarnish resistant and hypoallergenic.
The Serene Lotus necklace can be paired with semi-precious matching lotus earrings. 14K gold-filled ear wires.
Yun Boutique’s Realm of Peace necklace and bracelet will be on display at the lounge. The tridacna seashell featured in this piece is the whitest natural gem on earth, and is said to calm the spirit and clear the mind. 14K gold filled lotus spacer and bead cap.
The personal story of China-born Ariel Tian, Yun Boutique’s designer and proprietor, is truly inspiring. In modern China artisan or craftsman are not considered to be respectable career choices. In fact, parents would often scare their kids into brushing up books at school by saying: “If you don’t study well you’ll end up doing handmade crafts” and it’s really not easy for someone with a creative bone to do what they love. Today, costume designers on sets of trending TV shows, like Netflix’s Fuller House and Marvel’s Jessica Jones to name some, have Ariel’s creations in their arsenal.
Check out this video about Ariel’s becoming a jewelry designer journey and the source of her daily inspiration for creating beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.