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    RO's World — Note From Skye

    A Note from Skye // HOW. ARE. YOU. DOING?

    HOW.ARE.YOU.DOING?

     

    Things are tough.  SO MUCH going on that is simply out of our control. 

     

    I know jewellery and accessories may not be top of mind for many people at the moment (I get it, I really do) but I wanted to share that we are committed to bringing you what we do best - COLOUR, JOY & OPTIMISM - as more than ever before I feel like that's what the world needs right now.

     

    I also thought this might be a good time to share WHY we do WHAT we do.

     

    Right from the very beginning when I started this business from my spare bedroom (almost 10 years ago...OMG), I was clear on three things. 

     

    Those three little thoughts have now become three very powerful core values that underpin EVERYTHING we do.

     

    1) SMILES ON FACES
    A smile is THE MOST beautiful thing you can wear - hands down!  Our hope is that with every touch point with us and our products, you walk away with a smile on your face, whether it's a conversation on social media, an email or the joy you get when you open your very first Ruby Olive parcel and wear it for the first time. 

     

    2) SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY
    We've always been passionate about supporting our community but I feel now we need to step up.  It's tough for so many people - homeschooling while trying to work from home (yep, been there), isolation from your loved ones, loss of employment, or needing to work like crazy (and not able to see your family, like so many health professionals), the list is seriously endless and absolutely everyone is impacted.

     

    ***SIDE NOTE*** To bring a little bit of joy and kindness to people that are having a tough time, we're sending out 50 of our Kindness Gift Boxes to people that need some love right now - click below to find out more info.

     

    3) LIVING BOLDLY
    On the surface this may seem a superficial action BUT living boldly is exactly what's needed to get through these uncertain times.  We need to challenge ourselves to do the things we've NEVER done before, we need to live in a way which is out of our comfort zone, doing things which may scare us.  Setting up Zoom or Skype for the first time, pivoting your business like nothing you've experienced before, learning new software which enables you to work from home, or trying to figure out how to homeschool your kids (and stay sane!).  This out of the box thinking...which everyone is now forced to do...IS living boldly.  The essence of living boldly is all about showing up, living a vibrant life, and not being afraid to try something different.

     

     

    Also wanted to say a HUGE big heartfelt thank you for continuing to support us as a small business. It genuinely does mean the world to us and we can not thank you enough.  Thank you for also supporting every other small business that is doing it tough.  I know they really do appreciate it.

     

    Big fat 'VIRTUAL' hugs, 
    Keep smiling and remember to live boldly!

    An Update // Our Commitment To YOU!

     We have YOU at the core of everything we do… which is why we need to have a little chit chat about COVID-19. We care about your safety, our team’s safety and of course, your jewels making it to you safely! SO, we have been following this ever evolving situation carefully to stay up to date + take on board the facts from reputable sources/health organisations. At this point in time, we have taken the following measures to ensure that you can still enjoy RO to its fullest, with the least impact on our team, community and YOU... our gorgeous customers.
    • Our team has taken measures to work from home for the next few weeks and are practicing social distancing. We are all feeling well and are in fabulous spirits, but we would never want to unknowingly pass something on to someone who may be immunocompromised or elderly.¬†

    • We have decided to close our HQ to the public during this time. HQ will only be open to staff, and for freight pickups/deliveries.¬†

    • All click and collect orders can of course still be placed via our online store, but will not be available from our HQ to pick up until¬†May 1st (pending review).¬†

    • We are happy to swap your current click & collect order over for postage if you cannot wait, just shoot us a quick email to hello@rubyolive.com.au and we can get this sorted for you.

    • We will still be dispatching your jewels as per usual, but our daily dispatch will drop down to a few days a week.¬†

    • When we are dispatching your orders, we are doing daily sprays of disinfectant over our office, stock, boxes,¬†along with¬†washing + sanitising our hands VERY regularly.¬†
    What's certainly NOT changing is our commitment to bringing you fabulously fun, vibrant and uplifting jewels - straight to your door. Because let’s face it, we all need a little bit of joy and colour during this time. Life’s too short not to get dressed up… even if we are working from home! 

    To see how these changes and COVID-19 may affect your delivery, please see our shipping page here.

    Any questions, email us hello@rubyolive.com.au or message us on Facebook. 




    Colour Me HAPPY! What Is Ruby Olive About?

    Sure, we design jewellery, but what is Ruby Olive really all about?

    PART 1

    We're about smiles on faces... 

    Our primary mission is clear and simple - we want to put more smiles on faces! Your faces, you friends faces, the faces of people that see you walking tall and proud down the street and the faces of the people who work with us, making and selling our products.

    Your smile is the most beautiful thing about you... seriously, we mean it! And it's by FAR the prettiest thing you can wear. 


    When you smile, you look more confident and feel positive. 

    A smile is a REALLY powerful thing... and lots of fancy pants scientists have done lots of fancy pants research on how a smile can create positive feelings which leads to increased endorphins, which leads to... yep, you guessed it... greater happiness. 


    POW! Oh yeah baby, get me more of those endorphins!

    Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing a little more about our story, who we are and what makes us tick. 


    Big thanks to the following people for their amazing photos:

    Top to bottom:
    1. Skye Anderton (Chief Dreamer) - Ruby Olive Jewellery
    2. Rosemary Slade (Content Editor) and Shelly Horton (Lifestyle Journalist & News Commentator) - Super Fast Diet
    3. Margarita Shoebridge (Dream Fulfilment Specialist) - Ruby Olive Jewellery 
    4. Dayle - @artfulcitystyle 
    5. Madison Sturgess (Communications Manager) - EnergySpark International

     

    A little note from Skye...

    Celebrating a wonderful life!

    Back in 2010, after living in the UK for almost a decade and when my business was just a few scribbles in a holiday sketchbook, I started thinking seriously about what I would name my little startup.  I didn’t want to call it my name but I knew I wanted it to be meaningful.  I searched high and low for ideas but nothing was being ignited in that crazy head of mine.  Randomly one day however, it came to me.  It was meaningful, it was catchy and it was reflective of what I wanted this business to be (ie: about colour)...and it was sitting there right in front of me.  It was a name that I had said and heard so many times growing up and it was a name that held so much love in my heart.  It was the name of my gorgeous Grandmother - Ruby Olive. 

    I told my grandma back in 2010 that I wanted to name my new business after her...and her response was a lovely ‚ÄėAwwww, that‚Äôs nice‚Äô.¬†

    I sent her gorgeous branded postcards with her name and clippings from magazines and newspapers which featured her name, and even years later after I’d launched in the US, won some fancy awards and been on TV, I still don’t think she really ever comprehended how many people actually knew her name.

    My Grandma was my last living grandparent, and I consider myself so lucky that she was in my life as long as she was.¬† She was able to meet my boys, and my boys got to know their GG or ‚ÄėGREAT‚Äô grandma - as they called her (they‚Äôd always emphase the GREAT).¬† As my boys got older, so did grandma.¬† When grandma was not well it was so touching to see my eldest (6) treat her with such kindness.¬† He‚Äôd kiss her gently on her forehead, hold his little hand around hers and give her sweet smiles‚Ķ.followed by a one way dialogue on Lego, giant snakes and monster trucks.¬† Clearly she had no idea what he was talking about, but it was her beautiful twinkling eyes that told him that she was so happy he was there by her side.

    Grandma wasn’t well for quite a while, infact over the last year she experienced quite a few TIA’s (mini strokes) and began to get worse and worse, never really recovering.  Late last year I heard her utter what I believe were a few softly spoken pleasantries but she hadn’t spoken anything conversational for some months.

    In March we were told she ‚Äėdidn‚Äôt have long, maybe days, maybe a week‚Äô, it wasn‚Äôt nice to hear, but it didn‚Äôt come as a surprise.¬† She ended up hanging on about 15 days...no food, no water, nothing but morphine to keep the pain at bay.¬† Awful really.¬† (Made me think about the argument for Euthanasia...but that‚Äôs a whole other discussion for another day).

     

    As my dad said in her Eulogy a few weeks ago...

    ’Today is a celebration of a wonderful woman’. 

    And indeed she was a wonderful woman.  A kind, thoughtful and gentle woman.  A woman who would do anything for her family and made the BEST sponge cakes and sweet treats, and we certainly can’t forget the never ending jar of Monte Carlo cream biscuits that used to live in her pantry.  She was a woman whose garden was full of the strongest scented roses in the most amazing array of colours.  A woman whose hands were so incredibly soft from the 60 years of milking cows as a dairy farmer’s wife.

    A celebration it certainly is.

    I write this post, just before Mother’s Day, to pay tribute to not just my grandmother but to all the mums, grandmothers, great grandmothers, step mothers, god mothers and all the other wonderful women who have touched our lives in amazing ways but are no longer physically with us.  What they have left behind are the special memories and stories that deserve to be celebrated.

    Big heartfelt cheers this Mother’s Day to those very special women xx

    Have you got a story or a memory of someone special that you’d like to share? I’d be truly honoured to hear it (email me at skye@rubyolive.com.au or comment it below).

     

     

    In memory of my beautiful grandma, Ruby Olive, I've launched some little earrings cards (see images below) and 10% of the proceeds of each earring sale will be donated to The Australian Alzheimer’s research foundation.

    The handwritten message on the front of these little cards are thanks to a beautiful mum and artist, Annie Love, who started hand lettering as a form of therapy after one of young boys passed away.  You can find out more about her heartfelt story of grief HERE.  

    Big thanks to our very own Shaelah Ariotti for the original artwork.