Before starting Hello Adorn, Adam and Jess racked up 10+ years in the demanding world of corporate finance and insurance. But after Jess lost both her parents, the duo realized tomorrow is never a guarantee.
According to the couple, the moments when they were truly happy -- traveling and spending time together with their children and families -- were too precious to sit on the back burner while they slogged away at the corporate grind.
So they decided to pursue their “small dream” of opening a small business. This would allow them the opportunity to create happiness and spend more time enjoying what made them happiest.
“We make beautiful jewelry that makes us just as happy as it makes the people who receive it.”
- Jess and Adam Gardner, Hello Adorn Founders
Along with their tiny team of makers, Hello Adorn creates and sells modern, minimal jewelry for the chic, sophisticated buyer.
Where to Buy Hello Adorn Pieces
The Hello Adorn Studio(205 Gibson St., Eau Claire, WI). While the team works in the studio full-time, customers can only browse the shop Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 4. Besides their incredible pieces, you can also find ceramics and other goodies made by local artisans.
HelloAdorn.com. The brand’s online website is the best place to purchase their jewellery if you don’t live in the Wisconsin area. Because all their jewelry is made by hand in their studio, typical turnaround time is 7-10 business days before an order ships.
Etsy. The Hello Adorn Etsy shop made over 175 sales. However, it closed temporarily while the brand relocated to its new brick and mortar retail space and upgraded its website.
Local boutiques. Hello Adorn works with independent shops all over the country. So you may find a few of their pieces when out shopping at your fave local boutiques.
But what do these US-based crafters actually use to make their jewelry?
Hello Adorn Jewelry Materials
Hello Adorn says they only work with precious metals such as .925 sterling silver, 14k gold fill, and 14k rose gold fill. But that’s just on the surface.
Hello Adorn pieces have a center core of jeweler’s brass. This affordable metal option is typically used in fashion and costume jewelry. But it can tarnish and discolor both your skin and your pieces when it comes in contact with oxygen, moisture (from water or sweat), and chemicals (from perfume, cleaning agents, etc.).
That’s why the brand’s artisans heat- and pressure-bond solid 14k gold to their brass pieces. Pure gold never tarnishes. But if your brass jewelry’s gold coating wears down over time, you’ll have less protection and a higher likelihood of dull, discolored pieces.
🙌 At Blush and Bar, we start every piece with .925 sterling silver, not brass (i.e., way better!). If you want the look of fine jewelry, we coat our .925 sterling silver pieces in a thick layer of 18k yellow gold or 18k rose gold. Our double-coating over high quality metal prevents tarnishing and ensures you stay in love with your jewelry forever.
Warranty, Shipping, Returns, and Exchanges
Before you fall in love with their pieces, check out what you can expect when shopping the Hello Adorn brand:
Free shipping on domestic orders over $50. Hello Adorn offers $5 flat rate shipping on domestic orders and free shipping on domestic orders over $50. They also offer $15 flat rate international shipping.
🌟 You’ll receive free shipping at Blush and Bar, and your pieces will arrive in a pretty, super giftable box to store them in too!
You only get 30 days for exchanges or returns. Hello Adorn pieces can be exchanged or returned within 30 days of delivery. The brand does not offer exchanges on international orders, but they accept returns within 30 days of delivery. Customers will be responsible for return shipping.
💫 Blush and Bar gives you 60 days to decide whether you want to return or exchange your pieces, a full 30 days longer than Hello Adorn.
Very limited jewelry warranty. Hello Adorn offers a 60-day warranty for all chain and clasp defects. If it’s been more than 60 days, or you encounter a different issue, you’ll need to email the team and work toward a solution.
✨ All Blush and Bar jewelry comes with a lifetime warranty! If you're unhappy with your purchase, you can return or replace it, no questions asked, for 💯 years!
So with these finer points under your belt, let’s dish Hello Adorn merch.
Hello Adorn Jewelry and Prices
Shoppers looking for flashy, trendy statement pieces (think: BaubleBar) may not dig the clean, simple designs from Hello Adorn. They specialize in minimalist, wearable jewelry that goes from your morning yoga class to a night out.
You’ll see different prices for each piece depending on your choice of metal, chain length, charm size, and other customizations.
Each page of the Hello Adorn website is organized like a curated feed of square Instagram photos featuring their pieces. You can browse for products based on Bestsellers, What’s New, and collections such as:
Hello Adorn sells a variety of delicate earrings in different shapes, profiles, sizes, and metal choices.
You’ll find solo ear cuffs, which mimic the look of a cartilage piercing, for $18 to $20 per earring. Studs and posts range from $23 to $38 per pair.
Drop earrings, dangles, and threaders vary between $28 and $48. Hoop earrings, which are the priciest, start at $33 and climb to $58.
Hello Adorn also works with gemstones to craft their Moonstone Chip earrings ($42 to $46), Herkimer Diamond studs ($44 to $48), and Marquise Moonstone studs ($44 to $48).
Hello Adorn bracelets can be worn solo or layered up depending on your mood, aesthetic, or outfit.
Delicate chains with a gemstone, freshwater pearl, or tiny charm vary from $25 to $30. Small chain link bracelets range from $28 to $53 each. Cuff bracelets have a higher price point at $50 to $58. And a bracelet with thick links, such as the Dylan (pictured below), can cost as much as $73.
If you’re into charm bracelets, the Vibes bracelet (pictured above) has almost 20 different stamps in symbols such as a cactus, heart, wave, rainbow, mountain, etc., to choose from (priced $25 to $28).
Bonus: Hello Adorn bracelets often have a matching necklace in the same style, such as the Vibes set or Freshwater Pearl pair. Wear them together or mix them up to suit your mood.
There’s a Hello Adorn necklace for every style and budget.
Delicate chain link necklaces range from $25 to $30. But a thick, solid layering chain varies between $46 and $64. Chokers have the widest price range ($35 to $128) and include both dainty and more substantial pieces.
Want something a bit more interesting? Necklaces with charms, spheres, bars, tiny discs, and initials go for $35 to $52.
A gemstone necklace (with opal, moss aquamarine, moonstone, Herkimer diamond, or labradorite) will set you back $36 to $50.
The Supermoon necklace (pictured here) comes in four lengths, and you can even select the size of the gold disc “moons.” Depending on the metal, “moon” size, and chain length, you’re looking at spending between $38 to $68 per necklace.
Bolo, lariat, and other Y necklaces tend to be on the higher end of the price range at $48 to $74 each.
The TINY and MINI Collections
The TINY collection includes the daintiest Hello Adorn pieces, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings. Teeny-Tiny bands and those with a bit of texture start at $12, stud earrings begin at $23, bracelets at $25, and necklaces at $30.
The MINI collection boasts the brand’s smallest earrings “cute enough to get noticed - but small enough for every day.” They’ll look equally gorgeous on a grocery run as they would on your wedding day. And they cost between $23 and $43 per pair.
Jewelry for a Cause
Hello Adorn believes in giving back and frequently creates jewelry to unite around a good cause, such as:
The Dolly Necklace ($42 to $46, pictured here). For the entirety of Women's History Month, 100% of sales from the Dolly Necklace will go straight towards an organization dedicated to celebrating body positivity and empowerment.
The Entwined Necklace ($36 to $42, pictured here). This necklace symbolizes love and togetherness.
Hello Adorn will donate 100% of all Entwined necklace sales to different racial justice organizations each quarter - forever.
👏 You don’t have to buy a special piece to give back with Blush and Bar. We donate 1% of all sales to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which creates life-changing wishes for children in the US with critical illnesses.
So now that you know more about their pieces, let’s see what customers have to say.
Reviews of Hello Adorn
Hello Adorn is a fairly new company, so their customer reviews are pretty positive. However, these ratings may change as buyers start to put in more wear and tear on their pieces.
On Facebook, 281 people gave Hello Adorn a 4.7 out of 5-star rating. In their eyes, the Hello Adorn customer service team is top-notch, and their hypoallergenic jewelry is perfect for sensitive skin.
Hello Adorn earns an even higher rating on Google Reviews, with an almost perfect score of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 355 people. Customers routinely say they’re impressed with the quality of their pieces for the price. Many also describe ordering from the brand as an overall great experience.
As far as negative reviews, some customers found the jewelry too small, especially earrings and rings. If you have larger ear lobes or fingers, Hello Adorn jewelry may not fit or be comfortable to wear.
💍 We have extended ring sizes at Blush and Bar because we believe you don’t need dainty fingers to wear dainty rings. We make jewelry for real women with hands of all sizes. So you’ll find our rings available in sizes 4-13.
Other customers say Hello Adorn jewelry is too difficult to put on and take off on your own. So if you’re living the single life, this may be a problem each time you want to wear your fave pieces.
If minimalist pieces with clean lines are your jam, you’ll fall in love with their affordable pieces. Just remember that you need to take extra care of them since they’re still brass at their core and lack a lifetime warranty.
If you like your jewelry to have more visual interest and sparkle, you may be disappointed by Hello Adorn’s minimal approach.
Blush and Bar offers a mix of both understated and glam rings, so you’re never bored. Mix and match our high quality sterling silver and gold vermeil rings to create your signature ring stack and rack up likes and compliments!