Betty B + LiV Blue = Earth Day Love

With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.” – Sylvia Earle

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Happy Earth Week Betty B Family! Every Spring we’re urged to “Go Green”. But when we really think about it, there’d be no “Going Green” if it weren’t for our “Beginning Blue”.

Our precious ocean, and all life giving water– is severely threatened. To truly honor our whole Earth, we must not only cherish the land we live upon, but re-sanctify the very element that allows the Earth (and us) to exist; Water.

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As an homage to the Water, we are donating 20% of all Betty B sales (both in-store & online) to the for-purpose organization LivBlue over the weekend and on Earth Day itself. As a dedicated member of 1% for the Planet, Betty B is also part of the LivBlue Angel tribe that supports the imperative, on-going research of passionate scientist, wild water advocate, and blue movement-maker Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols.

He is the author of Blue Mind; a ground-breaking book which “connects the dots: neuroscience and psychology, nature and conservation, art and science, poetry and practice in profoundly important new ways. The result is an emerging, exciting, fast-growing new field we call Neuroconservation.”

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Every cent we can give counts tremendously towards this much needed cause.

As inspiring marine-biologist, and role-model mermaid Sylvia Earle reminds us,

“[The ocean is] the blue heart of the planet–we should take care of our heart. It’s what makes life possible for us. We still have a really good chance to make things better than they are. They won’t get better unless we take the action and inspire others to do the same thing. No one is without power. Everybody has the capacity to do something.”

So thank you. Thank you so very, very much for your continued support and participation in giving the ocean and all of nature the care and respect it deserves.

With deep blue gratitude,

Donna & Team Betty

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Sirena: Enchantress of the Sea

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Bold, seductive, Sirena

Told across oceans of the world is a timeless tale of an enchanting aquatic being with beauty so sublime, and voice so alluring, sea men would walk off the decks of grand ships hypnotized into deep waters never to surface again.

Her legend spread from the deep to distant lands. They called her Sirena; a spellbinding siren of the sea–a captivating damsel with the face of an angel and the shimmering tail of a fish. We know this maritime maiden as the Mermaid.

Each inspired Sirena ring is made of pure sterling, and is crafted by hand with a traditional Balinese “dot technique” used by master Balinese silversmiths for centuries.

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A flawless flush fit

Genuine sea glass is centered in the ring with a silver “rope” surrounded by glimmering texture reminiscent of mermaid scales.The curved oval bezel lays flush to the top of the finger, and is encircled by pearl-like spheres, framing the opulent layers of this treasure. Imprinted inside of the band is the origin of where the sea glass was found, along with Donna’s authenticating initials.

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An authentic story inside every ring

Be legendary, hypnotize, and enchant with one of Betty B’s freshest Spring ring designs.

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Sizes 4-9 available

As are all Betty B creations, the Sirena is Made with Dignity. Our fair-practice design studio sustainably supports the livelihood of our Balinese team of workers and the local community. We feel blessed to be able to connect the talented individuals who skillfully produce our signature jewelry to you, our cherished customer.

 

 

 

Valentines Gift Ideas for Ocean Lovers

Valentine’s Day for most ocean lovers is a bit different. We love the natural stuff, even found objects. I find it incredibly romantic when I come home from a day at the shop to find some sea glass gems my husband finds for me on his runs at the beach.
For those of you who want something everyday wearable for your ocean lover this Valentine’s day, I have some suggestions that are sure to please.

LAST DAY to order for USA is Monday, Feb 9th for USA and Tuesday Feb 10th for SoCal areas! (We do ship worldwide as well, but shipping times are inconsistent depending on country)

Thank you for making my job such a joy! Sharing the love of the ocean via my designs has been an immense pleasure over the years.

– Donna von Hoesslin

Sea Glass Mermaid Tear with Wave Charm Necklace.

Sea Glass Mermaid Tear with Wave Charm Necklace, $57-72+

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Sea glass rings are #1 on many a mermaid’s wish list. Click image to see more designs, $48+

The Bethany sea glass bracelet is a great everyday piece that fits anyone.

The Bethany sea glass bracelet is a great everyday classic, $79

Upcycled surfboard resin heart necklace is #scraptostyle

Upcycled surfboard resin heart necklace is #scraptostyle. $43

Upcycled surfboard resin charm necklace in sterling.

Upcycled surfboard resin charm necklace in sterling, $42

 

Upcycled surfboard resin heart charm fully adjustable bracelet, $32

Upcycled surfboard resin heart charm fully adjustable bracelet