Unique Jewelry to Raise Money for Baby Quest
By Nikki Zazzali
Hello Baby Quest community! I’m Nikki Zazzali, the owner & designer of Revive Charitable Jewelry. As the newest Baby Quest partner, I’d like to introduce myself & my company to you all.
I like to say that I create jewelry that’s more than just a pretty necklace or bracelet. It’s hope, strength, awareness, charity and cures.
All my designs are based on cellular images of disease, which are a lot prettier and more interesting than you’d think. These cell images, called histology slides, are used by doctors and scientists to discover and identify what’s going on inside the body to make a diagnosis or study treatments. I’m simplifying here for the sake of our brain power, and because I use these images in a non-traditional sense. I see them as being full of beauty, bursting with color & wonder.
Here’s an example of how I turn these cell images into jewelry. This photo shows some of my best selling stud earrings & their corresponding imagery.
I use this unsuspected beauty to raise money for 16 different causes (and now 17!). When you buy Revive Jewelry you’re taking your power back from diseases and creating positive change because 10% of each sale is donated to life-saving research.
My motto is:
Let’s fight disease together one piece of jewelry at a time.
So what does all this have to do with Baby Quest?
My jewelry has always represented causes that are important to me. I’ve been on my own fertility journey for the last two years. I just finished my first round of IVF and am waiting to do a transfer once all this Covid stuff settles down.
I feel very blessed that I have the opportunity to pursue these treatments, because they can be very costly. My heart goes out to anyone who wants to have a family & is being held back by the financial aspect.
As I’ve gone through this journey, I’ve met a lot of women in the same boat. Most of us are desperate for hope on this seemingly endless quest for a baby which makes you feel constantly disappointed and sad. Not to mention the frustration over how your body doesn’t work right and how everyone else around you can seemingly have no issue getting pregnant— it’s just not fair.
As a serial optimist, I was having trouble keeping up my positivity. It’s really easy to go to a dark place through this. Searching for answers & the key to getting pregnant to end my suffering, I turned to acupuncture for help.
It was my acupuncturist who suggested I create a fertility piece for my collection. This was one of those palm-to-face moments when you wonder why you didn’t think of it first!
She was right. I needed to use my charitable jewelry to spread positivity, raise awareness for infertility and money to help other women going through the same trials. Starting conversations & talking about how common this is for couples will help break down negative stigmas.
So, I created the Fertile Soul Necklace to raise money for Baby Quest & to help you find more hope in your journey. For every necklace you buy, I’ll donate 10% of profit to Baby Quest to help fund their grant programs.
The overall shape of the pendant is symbolic of the embryo taking root in the womb. It reminds you of your natural feminine ability and the beauty in creating life.
Accented by 3 sizes of reflective moonstone to enhance fertility. These stones give off blue flashes when the light catches them. The pendant is made of a sterling silver circular outline with a smaller round pendant containing a resin covered image of an early embryo.
This is the early embryo image I use to make the pendant. Can you see it?
Image Credit:Zeiss Microscopy, Early human embryos, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and assisted reproductive technology (ART) with ZEISS Axio Observer and PlasDIC contrasting method www.zeiss.com/axio-observer
On our fertility journey, we often envision this image of an embryo in our minds when we hope to be pregnant. This necklace is a physical reminder you can actually reach up and touch when you need strength or faith.