When I discovered Cloud K9’s collection of vintage dog-themed jewelry I was smitten. The collection is eye-catching, beautiful and involves dogs; how could I resist?
As stated on Cloud K9’s website, cloudk9.com, your jewelry is an exclusive piece of wearable art that is handcrafted, copyrighted and breed-specific depending on your preference. The jewelry is a great way to accessorize your favorite outfit while paying tribute to your beloved canine friend. With over 80 dog breeds to choose from there’s bound to be something for everyone on Cloud K9.
My favorite piece of Cloud K9 Jewelry is the paw-print locket. The locket is 1.25 inch in diameter, made of brass and is lacquered to protect the finish. It comes with either an 18 inch or 24 inch chain depending on your preference. I had the opportunity to wear the paw print locket, complete with a photo of my dog Bailey for about two months before writing this product review. It was a great compliment to my favorite black-dress and added a bit of zing and sentimentality to my outfit.
With any product there is always room for improvement. I believe consumers would be receptive to the option of choosing between the thicker dog-like chain that currently comes with the locket and a more eloquent chain that is thinner and less bulky. In doing so more attention would be paid to the locket, which would become the center of an on-looker’s focus.
I also had the opportunity to review Cloud K9’s pet loss jewelry which may feature anything from a dog to a cat, horse, bird or rabbit. I reviewed the Winged Standing Greyhound Angel Pin which is 1.5 inches by 1.25 inches. The greyhound’s features are distinct and clearly defined. He is portrayed in an elegant, statuesque position signifying both his loyalty and dignity, and his angel wings signify the personal relationships we all have with our dogs who, according to many people, are like their guardian angels. Topped off with a brass finish the pin has an antique look which to me symbolizes the authenticity of our dogs and makes the statement that our love for them is timeless. I would have prefered if the brass for the pin was a bit thicker, however, altogether this pin is sure to please even the most picky pet lover.
The final piece of jewelry I reviewed was the Cocker Spaniel Cuff Bracelet which is also made of brass and is 1 inch wide and 7 inches total in circumference. Much like the angel pin the bracelet has an antique finish which again, symbolizes the timeless love between us and our dogs. While the bracelet is beautiful, eye catching and stylish, according to their website it is not designed for either very small or oversized wrists. The circumference is about 7 inches total (i.e., 6 inches for the bracelet with about a 1 inch gap to slip the bracelet onto your wrist). My only concern with this particular piece of jewelry is the possibility of the brass becoming deformed if you were to take it on and off on a regular basis.
Cloud K9 also features a variety of other gifts for dog-lovers including Dog Cookie Cutters and Dog Biscuit Cookbooks. Visit www.cloudk9.com to view all the products Clould K9 has to offer.
Written By Christine White | Photo By Terri Parthum Photography