Beautiful jewelry sends many different messages, everything from love to remembrance to family. The right jewelry does more than improve your look. It can enhance your life. You may want to invest in a few of the following pieces either for yourself or to send a special message to a loved one.
A Wedding Set
Whether you’re planning to get married soon or have been married for several decades, you and your spouse may enjoy picking out a special wedding set that reflects your personality and your relationship. You might choose sparkling platinum wedding rings in a variety of styles for a special shine, or you could choose a traditional yellow or white gold. Have your rings engraved with your entwined initials and perhaps a word or two with a special meaning for you as a couple. You will treasure these rings for years to come, and they will likely become heirlooms for your children and grandchildren.
A High-End Watch
Perhaps you’re interested in a high-end watch. This can be both a stunning piece of jewelry and a useful tool. Don’t think that you have to choose a traditional wristwatch, however, unless of course you want to. You might invest in a pocket watch engraved with an image that reflects your interests and/or with your name or a special quotation. Alternatively, choose a unique watch with a fascinating design that you will enjoy using and showing off to others.
Don’t neglect to bring out and wear your heirloom jewelry pieces. Maybe you have a brooch or ring passed down from a grandparent or great-grandparent. Bring it to a reputable jeweler to have it cleaned, inspected and repaired. Your jeweler will tell you if the piece is strong enough to wear and may suggest a new setting if it is not. Be sure to record the piece’s story, including who owned it over the generations, when it was originally purchased and other interesting details. Then wear the piece or pieces often. They’ll be great conversation starters as well as the repositories of memories and family history.
A Charm Bracelet
If you want to create a piece of jewelry that captures your own memories, start a charm bracelet. Purchase a high-quality chain-link bracelet as a base, and build your collection of charms over time. You might begin with a charm or two that reflect your special interests, a book if you’re a dedicated reader or a cat or dog if you have a pet. You can add charms that reflect vacation destinations, milestone events in your life and important relationships. You may have to split your charms between two bracelets as your collection grows, but these little pieces will provide plenty of enjoyment.
A Memory Necklace
A memory necklace can also offer years of enjoyment and recollection. Perhaps you have your parents’ or your grandparents’ wedding rings. They can be made into a tasteful necklace that you’ll be proud to wear in their memory. You might have a locket that you can tuck photographs into. These days, you can even purchase a necklace that projects a photo. Other necklaces feature engraved messages and even pictures on charms. Choose something that is special to you and that sends a message of love if you choose to make a gift of a memory necklace.
A Handmade Piece
There is nothing quite as unique as a handmade piece of jewelry. Shop at a local craft store or art gallery, or check out Etsy to find a piece that fits your style. You might choose something with a polished stone, for instance, or with an unusual shape or texture. You’ll be supporting an artist, and you’ll end up with jewelry you love to wear and show off.
Beautiful jewelry can help you capture memories and express yourself. So look for pieces that make you smile and that you’ll want to wear and enjoy for many years to come.