Monday 3 August 2015

Review: JORD Watches (and Laurie's 30th birthday)

For my very first Mother’s Day, back when I was still a nervous, anxious wreck, Ebony bought me a necklace. Well, I’m pretty sure Laurie bought it because Ebony doesn't have an income to this day. And I’m pretty sure he picked it out too, because Ebony wasn’t so great at pointing to things when she was two months old. The necklace has an acorn on it, and the acorn is carved out of ebony wood. It’s a really lovely necklace and it has great sentimental value to me.

With Laurie’s 30th coming up, I started thinking about what Ebony could give him for his birthday. 30 is a pretty big deal, so I felt like she needed to get something special. He’s not easy to buy for, because everything he owns gets lost. This can sometimes happen minutes after he gets it. Gone forever. I cannot tell you how many times he has lost his wedding ring. And wallet (he doesn’t currently have one, in fact, because he lost it). And car keys. Really, the only way of getting Laurie a present he will treasure forever would be to get him a tattoo. But he isn’t really a fan of tattoos, so that won’t work. 

When JORD Watches asked me if I’d like to try one of their watches, I was excited to discover that they had watches made from ebony wood. It seemed like the perfect solution to what Ebony should get Laurie for his birthday. After all, I may do the writing but she provides all of the stories for this blog so I do feel she’s earned it. 

JORD watches are made from sustainable woods, and there are plenty to choose from. I opted for the Dover series made from ebony wood for obvious reasons. The watches are sized in advance, so you measure your wrist before choosing which watch to order. You don’t have to do this, but it saves you a trip to the jewelers if you get JORD Watches to do it all for you. The watch arrived quickly and I was more than a little impressed with the packaging. It arrives in a beautiful wooden box with the JORD logo engraved in the lid. Upon sliding open the lid, I discovered the watch inside, beautifully displayed on a little cushion. That sounds weird, but trust me, it works.

The colour of the watch is just perfect. It’s made from ebony and rosewood, giving it a coloured detailing. One of the things I love about these watches is that they’re made from natural wood so each one is truly unique. You can order the Dover Series watch in ebony and rosewood for $295 here (this works out at about £190). I think it’s the perfect 30th birthday present, what do you think?

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