Through blogging, I heard of The Collegiate Standard because I had seen reviews of their Greek jewelry. I never bothered to head over to their site before because I didn't think that they would have anything for gals like myself who did not opt to join a sorority in college. When the marketing intern for the company contacted me about a collaboration, she informed me that there are some some non-Greek pieces for sale on their site as well. As I was browsing the fashion jewelry section, a beautiful fleur-de-lis sterling silver pendant caught my eye. In the same way that those who joined sororities will be reminded of their college experiences by wearing The Collegiate Standard's jewelry, the fleur-de-lis pendant I chose actually is representative of my own time in college! Hear me out... Did you know that the fleur-de-lis is a symbol of French royalty? I saw this stylized flower for the first time on a trip to France because it was in some of the chateaux our group visited. This necklace ended up being the perfect piece for a French major like myself, although it would look fabulous on just about anyone.
The description: "A beautiful and classy sterling sliver Fleur de Lis Key pendant set with brilliant lab-created diamonds, designed exclusively by our company. The fleur-de-lis key pendant is hand-crafted and polished to a dazzling shine."
Even though I do own many statement necklaces, I always get more wear out of simpler, more delicately designed pieces like my new fleur-de-lis pendant. I'm thrilled to have this lovely piece in my collection and have been wearing it all week. Since it's made with sterling silver, I know it's high-quality, and I don't have to worry about it looking tarnished or discolored over time.
Regardless of whether or not you decided to partake in Greek life, the Collegiate Standard has some great jewelry, and everything comes with a life-time warranty!
Here is some more information about the company:
"Who we are: Created by Greeks, for Greeks! The Collegiate Standard caters to Fraternity and Sorority organizations. We commit to customer satisfaction with excellent service and a life-time warranty for all of our products. All of our online transactions are 100% secure, and we will never use your information for any kind of solicitation.
As an official Green Licensed Jewelry company, we give a portion of all our sales to the designated sorority or fraternity. The advancement of your Greek organization is our priority, and we are always glad to assist in any way that we can--from fundraisers to group discounts and sponsorships. The Collegiate Standard is there for your organization's needs.
Our mission, as fellow Greeks, is to raise pride and unity by providing the highest quality jewelry and accessories at a reasonable price to the Greek community."
If you do go over to see what the company has to offer, then have fun shopping! Were you in a sorority in college?** I was given this product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.