If there is one gift that can bring a sentimental tear to your eye, it’s receiving something made with a loved one’s treasured jewelry. Recently, I had the honor of designing special heirloom jewelry for an elementary school friend, Lisa. Lisa’s mother recently passed away, leaving her with a box of her mother’s precious jewelry. Lisa was unsure of what to do with her mom’s jewelry until we decided to work together to make a beautiful redesign of her grandmother’s treasured items.
Together, we handcrafted three special bangles from the variety of dazzling sapphires and diamonds that Lisa received from her beloved mother. First, we used a deep blue sapphire as the centerpiece of each bangle. Then, we added white diamonds, representing the love and joy that surrounded Lisa’s mother. During this creative journey, I was able to get to know a little bit more about Lisa’s late mom and get a glimpse of how much she meant to Lisa. In the end, we had something truly special to commemorate her mom.
It was an absolute honor to create a lasting tribute to Lisa’s beloved mother. Wearing these bangles, Lisa will always be reminded of the wonderful love and light of her mother. Her mother's jewelry is now a symbol of the beautiful bond they shared. I am so happy to have known both of them and work with Lisa during her healing process.