For most graduates, the start of college or a new career is met with both excitement and fear; eager anticipation for one’s new independent chapter in life, but trepidation and hesitation of the unknown. Glastonbury’s own Baribault Jewelers is helping all high school and college graduates harness their inner strength and resilience by custom-creating a new bracelet for the company’s popular The Power to B jewelry collection. Specifically, the new piece will boast the signature royal blue color of Glastonbury High School and the University of Connecticut with the choice of all 5 power words, B Limitless (A graduate favorite) B strong, B Fierce, B Fearless, B Badass in silver. What’s more, 20% of proceeds for the $68 limited-edition bracelet will be donated to the Glastonbury Education Foundation and the UCONN Foundation.
“Although we created The Power to B line as visual reminders to remain strong and hopeful during our pregnancy struggles, the beautiful thing about this jewelry is that it’s inspirational power can be transferred to any personal challenge, fear or experience,” said Christina Baribault Ortiz, co-founder of The Power to B. “Our wearable words of encouragement are ideal for all grads who are ready to crush glass ceilings and conquer the world!”
Baribault Ortiz and her sister Raeann Baribault Schwartz created the line after each struggled with infertility issues that lasted an arduous six years combined before being able to conceive. What got them through the darkest time of their lives was their love for each other, as well as visual messages of positivity that they would place around their homes. This inspired the third-generation jewelry designers to create stunning bracelets featuring powerful phrases to remind men and women of all ages that they are not alone. The complete The Power to B collection emboldens everyone to B Strong, B Fierce, B Badass, B Limitless, B Fearless, or B You.
The Power to B Co-Founder Raeann Baribault Schwartz notes that the jewelry line stole the show at the recent Oscar Awards as top male and female celebrities enthusiastically accepted the inspirational bracelets as gifts. “It was so well received that the entire line will be featured at an exclusive gift shop in Hollywood this summer,” she adds. “What makes the line truly unique is the unisex versatility of it. Everyone- regardless of gender- needs a dose of inspiration and The Power to B delivers it with simple elegance.”
Prices are $68 for a cord bracelet and $98 in a necklace. The Lux collection offers necklaces, rings and bracelets in 14k white or yellow-gold with diamonds starting at $495-695. Several exclusive items that debuted at the Academy Awards event are now available for purchase.
Future plans for the jewelry line include expanding the collection with a new version of the silver and gold bracelet design and hosting a contest for the next B word.
“As Glastonbury High School’s mascot is the guardian and UCONN’s is the iconic husky, we hope that all graduates will simply look at their wrists and know that their “B Limitless” power bracelet is protecting them and infusing them with strength in their next exciting phase of life,” said Baribault Ortiz.
The Power to B collection can be purchased online at www.ThePowertoB.com or in-store at Baribault Jewelers at 81 Rankin Road in Glastonbury, Conn. Additionally, the line is available at both Water Street Jewelers locations at 769 Boston Post Road in Madison, Conn. and 61 Whitfield Street in Guilford, Connecticut.
About The Power to B
Created by sisters and designers Christina Baribault Ortiz and Raeann Baribault Schwartz in 2019, The Power to B fine jewelry collection aims to bring women together in joyful empowerment. The stunning 14k gold- or gold-plated phrase bracelets, necklaces and rings remind women to B Strong, B Fierce, B Badass, B Limitless, B Fearless, or B You. The Power to B is about being fearless enough to speak your dreams into the world and being strong enough to turn them into reality. Learn more at thepowertob.com.
About Baribault Jewelers
Since 1948, Baribault Jewelers has been guided by its core values of authenticity, integrity, service, gratitude, courage, trust and respect in providing sterling service to its local, statewide and national clientele. While styles come and go, the mission of the family business has always been to help its valued customers create beautiful memories with the people they love. Visit www.baribaultjewelers.com.
Glastonbury’s first jewelry store- Baribault Jewelers - is helping all high school and college graduates harness their inner strength and resilience by custom-creating a new bracelet for the company’s popular The Power to B jewelry collection. Specifically, the new piece will boast the royal blue color of Glastonbury High School and the University of Connecticut with the choice of all 5 power words, B Limitless (A graduate favorite) B strong, B Fierce, B Fearless, B Badass in silver. 20% of proceeds for the $68 limited-edition bracelet will be donated to the Glastonbury Education Foundation and the UCONN Foundation.