Preserve your favorite travel memories in a unique way


DISCLOSURE:  We received this product for free from Dune Jewelry to facilitate our review. The opinions expressed are honest and provided without monetary compensation.

My most treasured travel memory. Our honeymoon in Jamaica.

We were coming off our amazing wedding weekend celebrating with our family and friends. Rehearsal dinner included karaoke. Wedding at the cathedral. Reception at the country club. White water rafting trip in the mountains followed by dinner at our home. Then, it was off to Sandals in Ocho Rios. The Best. Vacation Ever. Beautiful scenery. Delicious food. Tasty beverages. ALL INCLUDED!

That vacation was nearly 10 years ago, but we think of it fondly when we look at pictures and recall memories. Wouldn’t it be great if there was another way we could preserve such treasured memories?

Enter Dune Jewelry. Dune Jewelry creates tangible reminders of life’s greatest moments.  Everyone has a beach memory. It could be a childhood memory, a place you and your friends met each year. It’s where he proposed, where you had your beautiful destination wedding, or maybe it’s where you spent your honeymoon like us.

With thousands of sands from all seven continents in their Sandbank®, Dune custom makes each and every order in their Boston, Massachusetts studio.  You can even send in your own sand. The Sand Artists only need a tiny bit of sand for most designs.  About a soda cap full is enough.

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Each piece showcases the natural beauty of the sand’s origin.  They are modern, beautiful accessories with meaning… accessories that hold a memory!  

“People have such a strong emotional attachment to specific beaches and jewelry is a great way to keep those memories alive and with you at all times,” said Holly Daniels Christensen, Founder and Creator of Dune Jewelry, in a press release to Newsy Parents. “We don’t just sell jewelry, we preserve cherished moments.”

That’s exactly how Newsy Dad felt when I presented him with Dune’s cufflinks made with sand from Ocho Rios.

“I'm not much of a cuff links guy, because I always associated them with a tuxedo.  When my wife told me about Dune Jewelry I thought it was a cool concept.  What won me over was when I saw that they had sand from the area where we celebrated our honeymoon 9+ years ago.  That week in Ocho Rios, Jamaica was probably the most relaxed time I've ever had and now to have a memento that I can wear on special occasions is even more special,” said Brian Van Pelt.

He even wore them to a friend's wedding in Charleston this fall.

Dune also offers a wedding ring. How cool to surprise your husband with sand from where he proposed? Of course, that only works if you got engaged near the ocean like my sister.

New this year, a custom wine bottle stopper! The perfect gift for the holidays. Remember that girls trip to the beach? 

Dune’s prices range from $30-$320 and they donate a portion of all proceeds to a variety of coastal preservation programs.  Their unique line can be found in over 450 retailers worldwide and on their website. All pieces have a lifetime warranty, come with care instructions and a card that lets you know where the sand came from.

What's your favorite piece from the Dune's collection?