Brand Ambassador - Dawn Rubick

Hi! My name is Dawn Rubick and I am very excited to have been invited to be an Ambassador for Gogh Jewelry Design. As a long time fan and customer of Szilvia Gogh, I'd love to share my story and what Szilvia's jewelry has meant in my life.

I call myself a Titanium Mermaid and I think that fits pretty well. Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, I somehow had a terrible fear of the water. This is a landlocked state and my family was not the adventuring type so I'm not sure where that came from but it stuck with me.

Throughout college and graduate school I'd go on trips with friends but couldn't get in a pool much less go near the ocean.

Life went on, I earned many degrees, worked all the time, and stayed away from the water. In my thirties I met my husband. He did not know about my water phobia.

I thought about it and decided that I did not want to carry the burden of that fear with me any longer. Standing up tall I proclaimed that I would be victorious! How hard could it really be? Victories sometimes come in very tiny pieces.

Mine took 7 years and started with being able to get into a pool. Getting to snorkeling, IN THE OCEAN, was a huge accomplishment! Finally, after a lot of time, courage, tears, encouragement, and a whole lot of remembering to breathe, I got to scuba diving. As a birthday gift my husband bought me PADI diving lessons and a trip to Cozumel for our open water certification tests and a vacation. This was IT! I DID IT!

It was scary and amazing. I cried in my mask in the pool. This was ME. I did this! No doubt the most difficult thing I'd ever done. I practiced hard and was well prepared for my open water test. We packed for the trip, nervous and excited. I had slayed the monster.

This was my victory moment! The first real memories I have were looking at my legs and wondering why I was wearing my husband's scrubs (he is a doctor.) Looking around at the hospital room I was confused and I noticed the bruises on my arms and an IV line.

My husband and another doctor were there. I was at the hyperbaric chamber in Cozumel, just regaining consciousness after being in the chamber for 6 hours. I'd repeat that treatment again over the next several days. My diagnosis: Type II DCS.

That means something went very wrong diving. I was okay in the water but was found hours later paralyzed on one side, speaking nonsense and quickly became unconscious.

They called it an "undeserved hit" which means I really didn't do anything wrong, it just happened. Quick recap: worked hard to overcome water phobia, victory dive trip, near death experience from being in the water. There was a whole lot of medical stuff involved (get DAN insurance divers!!) but I made a full recovery.

A year to the week later I went back to that exact same place in Cozumel and went back in the water. I got back on the seahorse. It was terrifying but I'd worked for so many years for that and I was getting my moment!! I said I could so I did.

I earned my mermaid card. That is how I met Szilvia Gogh. Jewelry is meaningful to me and I wanted something special to commemorate my accomplishment. I started looking at women divers online and found Szilvia.

I reached out in an email and asked if she might consider making something special for me. She said yes! Those first two necklaces, Never Give Up and a Dive pendant with a blue crystal, have been around the world with me many times.

Now I am an adventurer and spend a lot of my time diving some of the coolest places on earth, climbing high mountains, and generally making up for lost time.

2 years ago I had a total hip replacement and my husband became a cancer survivor. I faced those challenges with the same mermaid heart I learned I had.

Now I have many beautiful pieces of Gogh Jewelry Design. All for something meaningful to me. You will usually find me wearing my Miss Scuba Mermaid necklace.

But if I'm doing something epic, you will always see the original Never Give Up necklace around my neck. It is just part of my titanium mermaid soul.

Dawn's Favorite Jewelry:

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African Turquoise Serenity Necklace to Help Accept Yourself as You Are
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The Sacred Harmony Bracelet Bundle is not just an accessory; it's a representation of your journey—where you've been, where you are, and where you're headed. Embrace the beauty, symbolism, and empowerment that this bundle brings to your life.
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Peaceful Waters Necklace: Chrysocolla and Turquoise with Wrap Bracelet
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Wearing this Conscious Chick - Pearl Jewelry Bundle serves as a visual reminder of your journey toward balance, connection, and understanding.
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Miss Scuba Never Hold Your Breath Gold Filled Necklace
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Sterling Silver BREATHE Pendant on Silver Wire Wrapped Amethyst Necklace to Help Cope with Stress
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Sterling Silver Miss Scuba Never Hold Your Breath Dive Necklace with a Mermaid
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Superstars Set: Best Selling Mermaid Soul Bracelet, Turquoise Octopus Wrap and Enjoy the Journey Wrap Bracelet Trio - comes in a READY TO GIFT Box.
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Ocean inspired jewelry: Mermaid Soul Bracelet Combo - Fresh Water Pearl and Leather Wrap Bracelet with Mermaid Button, Emotional Healing Rainbow Chakra Tourmaline Bracelet for Self Love, Labradorite Wrap Bracelet for a Positive Change in Your Life.
Jewelry inspired by the Sea: Mermaid Soul - Wrap Bracelet Combo with Labradorite, Pearl and Tourmaline
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Enjoy the Journey Turquoise Bracelet with  Compass Charm
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The Peaceful Waters Necklace, Earring and Bracelet Jewelry Set is created with Chrysocolla and African Turquoise. These bule and green gemstones bring you calming and soothing energy, promoting inner peace and tranquility.
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Wear the Cancer Zodiac Gemstone Bracelet Set to feel the Cancer energies!
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Cheer Up Gemstone Intention Bracelet Stack
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Self-Realization Set: Manifest Good Fortune with African Turquoise - Unisex African Turquoise Necklace with Amazonite for Self-Expression, Turquoise Wrap Bracelet with an Ohm button to Promote Self-Realization.
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Find Your True North Pearl Bracelet with Silver, Gold, Brass and Rose Gold Charms. Just as a compass points toward a magnetic field, your personal “true north” directs your path and pulls you forward. Pearl is the "Stone of Truth, Faith and Love," enhances personal integrity and helps provide focus.
Find Your True North Pearl Bracelet with Silver, Gold, Brass and Rose Gold Charms - Combo
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Beach Themed Jewelry Set with a Mermaid Soul Bracelet to Celebrate Free Spirit. Mermaid Soul - Fresh Water Pearl and Leather Wrap Bracelet with Mermaid Button to Celebrate Free Spirit with a Pearl Earring for Feminine Energy.
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Sterling Silver BREATHE Necklace with Blue and Clear Crystals
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Ocean Wave Neptunic SharkSuit Anklet Stack - Sustainable Fashion for Ocean Lovers. People of the Water is dedicated to changing people's relationship with our aquatic world through Exploration, Education, and Conservation. Portions of the sale of this jewelry supports the People of the Water Non-Profit.
Ocean Wave Neptunic SharkSuit Anklet Stack - Sustainable Fashion for Ocean Lovers
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Unisex Turquoise Wrap Bracelet with Octopus to Symbolize Intelligence, Resilience and Adaptability with a Lapis Lazuli Bracelet to Enhance the Magic of Your Own Mighty Will.
Beach Themed Jewelry Set with Octopus to Symbolize Adaptability
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Scorpio Zodiac Gemstone Bracelet Set
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Passion and Drive Gemstone Intention Bracelet Stack
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Do you have a free spirit and a happy heart? If you believe in yourself and trust your soul, you can achieve all of your dreams. This Free Spirit Bracelet Stack is the reflection of that feeling.
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Sterling Silver Untamed Spirit Mermaid Necklace with Tanzanite
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Gift Set for Kids: Be a Mermaid and Make Waves Necklace, Wrap Bracelet and Earrings
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African Turquoise Serenity Bracelet to Bring Good Fortune
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Never Give Up Sterling Silver Inspirational Dog Tag Necklace with Swarovski Crystal
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Motivational Sterling Silver ENDURE Necklace
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Silver Inspirational Never Give Up Dog Tag Quote Pendant Necklace
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Sterling Silver Enjoy the Journey Inspirational Globe Trotter Quote Necklace with a Compass Charm
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Zero Waste Necklace and Earrings with up-recycled SCUBA parts and African Turquoise. Buy them together and get a Bonus Dragon Blood Gemstone Heart ($15 value)
Zero Waste Ocean Themed Jewelry Set for Sustainable Living
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The Self Acceptance African Turquoise Jewelry Set includes:  - African Turquoise Bracelet - African Turquoise Necklace - Moss Agate Heart Shaped Gemstone
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Zero Waste Necklace with up-recycled SCUBA parts, Amazonite and Lava Stone
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Journal now with the #1 best-selling guided journal and experience a breakthrough in relationships, your mental well-being and an increased sense of togetherness and belonging in the world.  Work on your gratitude journal while wearing the African Turquoise Necklace!
Self Reflection Journaling Ritual Set with African Turquoise Necklace for Self-Expression
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Our "Peaceful Pathfinder" wrap bracelet is more than jewelry; it's a testament to your inner strength and the path to a harmonious, authentic self.
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Apatite Wrap Bracelet to increase Self Confidence. Apatite helps you accept yourself as you really are, and to gain greater self confidence.  Apatite Bracelet for Healthy Habits - Best Healing Crystal Bracelet for Eating Disorders. Are you looking for crystals to help with eating disorders?
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The "Ebony Tranquility Mandala Bracelet" is a striking accessory crafted for both men and women who appreciate substantial, larger pieces that seamlessly blend elegance with the meaningful symbolism of the mandala.
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As you wear your Mandala Whispers of Labradorite Bracelet, you're continuously reminded of the harmonious blend of your individual journey with the greater tapestry of the universe.
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The "Mandala Whispers of Pearls Bracelet" is a truly enchanting accessory that combines the ethereal beauty of freshwater pearls with the profound symbolism of the mandala.
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Apatite Wrap Bracelet to increase Self Confidence. Apatite helps you accept yourself as you really are, and to gain greater self confidence.  Apatite Bracelet for Healthy Habits - Best Healing Crystal Bracelet for Eating Disorders. Are you looking for crystals to help with eating disorders?
Apatite Wrap Bracelet to increase Self Confidence
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Coastal Horizon Set
Coastal Horizon Set
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Purification and Protection Wrap Bracelet with Turquoise. Turquoise is the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. Turquoise has been recognized as possessing the power to protect the wearer from harm. Lava stones are excellent for calming emotions thanks to its grounding qualities.
Turquoise Shield Wrap Bracelet
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Find Your True North Pearl Bracelet with Silver, Gold, Brass and Rose Gold Charms. Just as a compass points toward a magnetic field, your personal “true north” directs your path and pulls you forward. Pearl is the "Stone of Truth, Faith and Love," enhances personal integrity and helps provide focus.
Find Your True North Pearl Bracelet with Silver, Gold, Brass and Rose Gold Charms - Petite Version
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Find Your True North Pearl Bracelet with Silver, Gold, Brass and Rose Gold Charms. Just as a compass points toward a magnetic field, your personal “true north” directs your path and pulls you forward. Pearl is the "Stone of Truth, Faith and Love," enhances personal integrity and helps provide focus.
Find Your True North Pearl Bracelet with Silver, Gold, Brass and Rose Gold Charms
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Lava Wrap Bracelet with Ohm to Help Dissipating Anger from Gogh Jewelry Design
Lava Wrap Bracelet with Ohm to Help Dissipating Anger
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Unisex Turquoise Wrap Bracelet with an Ohm button to Promote Self-Realization from Gogh jewelry Design
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Untamed Mermaid Spirit Wrap Bracelet
Untamed Mermaid Spirit Wrap Bracelet
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Zero Waste Bracelet with up-recycled SCUBA parts, Sea Glass and Amazonite
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Zero Waste Sea Glass Bracelet with up-recycled SCUBA parts
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Turquoise Wrap Bracelet with Octopus to Symbolize Intelligence
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Mermaid Wrap Bracelet with Mermaid Button on Pearl and Leather
Mermaid Soul - Pearl and Leather Wrap Bracelet with Mermaid Button
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