Super unique jewelry collections from Turtle Love Committee #Sponsors: Jewelry#bridesmaid gifts#dinosaurs#eco-friendly#gifts#jewelry#necklace January 8 | Megan Finley meggyfin This business paid a fee to be listed on @offbeatbride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. We're wrapping up our "best of" the new Turtle Love Committee jewelry collections with two of my personal favorite collections… TLC has an awesome new designer, Chaya Caron — Chaya's blossom series is made from recycled silver, and there are a variety of sizes of pendants, two styles of earrings, and a ring. Would these not be great to wear as your "something new recycled" on your wedding day — hell — to wear on any day really! Also, have you seen their dinosaurs? Yes, dinosaurs! These bad boys would make really unique gifts for your bridal party AND for your favorite Offbeat Bride Managing Editor as well. (My fav is the brontosaurus, just FYI.) So there ya go, it's been fun giving you the run down of our favorite of TLC's new jewelry. So now it's your turn to go check out their site and find your favorite pieces. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher and Editorial Overlord. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog. @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS Help us make OBB even more awesome NEXT Put down the pitchforks, the RSS feed has reverted! Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] I LOVE their tree series…they are just amazing! Thanks for introducing me to Turtle Love Committee! Reply Totally unrelated.. but what is up with the Google Ads all of a sudden? First we can't see full posts in RSS anymore and now there are Google Ads in some of the posts….. Reply Uh — I've had Google AdSense ads on Offbeat Bride since late 2007! I have it set so that the ads are visible only to non-regular visitors — ie, if you've visited the site more than twice in the last week, you don't see ads. I'm not sure why you're just now seeing them — no settings have changed on my end. Reply Definitely my bad. Before I added OBB to my RSS I didn't see the Ads because I was a regular viewer. Since the RSS change forced me back on the actual page all of a sudden I was seeing ads. Sorry Reply I don't think of myself as especially highfalutin, but $45 for a necklace doesn't seem really expensive to me. Reply TLC isn't always expensive but the Chaya line is pretty up there. I guess what I wonder if – what is it about using recycled materials makes something more rather than less expensive (it's a trend I've seen. I originally wanted a wedding set made with recycled materials and conflict free or old diamonds and it would have cost $12,000 for the set. The set we ended up with is only $5,000 but made more traditionally)? Is there something in the processing (Is it harder to melt old metal?) or is it just a trend thing ("people want it cause it's hip, so we can charge more!") or is it just for the artistry (which I can't argue with)? Reply This jewelry is absolutely beautiful… but honestly? Really expensive. Reply At Turtle Love Co., we're committed to sourcing more pieces created by artisans who are our friends, or who we'd want to be our friends. You can definitely get cheaper jewelry made in foreign factories, but we'll leave that to someone else – it's just not that fun. We want to be proud of what we're doing, and we want our jewelry to build human connections for our customers. Thank you for the feedback – it helps us get better what we're doing, and better at talking about what we're doing! 1 agrees Reply Thanks for sharing these really pretty pieces Rustic gold jewelery is my weakness. TLC rocks. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.