|What does Paris have to do with personalized jewelry?|
Read on and find out :)
What combines aesthetics and message with an intimate touch?
More intimate than a work of art,
more resilient than a written note,
a piece of jewelry can do what very few objects can.
It can dazzle the eye, at the same time keeping a wish or message close to one's heart.
No wonder jewelry makes such a popular gift.
Especially when the gift is made especially for you.
Rather then talking about personalized jewelry, I would like to 'walk my talk' this time and show you how I created a gift that touched hearts.
|Sarah and Benjamin wedding invitation, November 10th|
It started with a wedding invitation we got - which it a very good start given the wedding took place in France and enabled to sneak a few days in Paris (...see the connection now? :))
As a wedding gift, I decided to create something special for the bride. Something that will always remind her of this day and our wishes for many happy days together.
As research is something I love to do, the first thing I did was to start collecting pictures and researching symbols I could use.
Here is a link to the Pinterest board I created then.
When it comes to wedding/happiness/connection symbols, I discovered the sky is the limit.
From Celtic knots, to infinity signs, to Chinese symbols - you name it.
Eventually, as this is a young Jewish couple I settled on pomegranates, a symbol of abundance and fertility.
What better wish for a young couple than having as many happy years together as the seeds of the pomegranate?
After days of sketching pomegranate pendants, and not being really happy with any of them, I looked at the wedding invitation again ... and flipped it to its backside.
Bingo!!!! The bride and groom designed an interlocked version of their initials: B and S.
What better way to surprise them than creating a lasting version of their design?
Few days later, and pendant is ready - glistening in sterling silver, featuring a stylized version of the bride and groom initials and 3 pomegranates. Two set with rubies, one engraved with the wedding date.
Complementing the pendant, I thought a pair of pomegranate earrings will really make this a nice gift, so back to the studio....and here is the result!
|...I liked them so much, I posted these in my ETSY shop|
Packed in a handsome box, the necklace and earrings traveled to France and after the wedding ceremony went to Sarah, the beautiful bride.
A few weeks later, back at home, we got a really nice note (...in French of course :)
|"....your gift, so thoughtful and personalized shows your generosity ...."|
You do not have to say it,
the recipient knows it was designed and created especially for them.
.......and will probably cherish it as such for a long time
Next time you want to give a truly personalized gift, invest a bit of thought and it may go a very long way towards making a loved person very very happy.
|Here is the link to the English version:|
There is an English and a Hebrew version - pick the one you are more comfortable with - download, read and let me know what you think of it.