When I was little, my family would drive for 18 hours every summer from Florida to Silver Spring, Maryland where my grandparents lived. My Grandmother loved jewelry and collecting pieces from all of her travels. She had drawers and drawers full of jewels, which I would spend most of my days in Maryland rummaging through ... trying on every piece over and over. Those summers spent occupied by the wondrous depths of my grandmothers jewelry drawers sparked my life long love of jewelry.
The Classic Charm Bracelet
When my Grandmother passed away, I inherited her charm bracelet. It was a big, gold classic bracelet with lots of large engraved charms she had collected over the years. A ballerina with gemstones, a giant initial made of pearls, a large disk with flowers ... you get the idea. All of these charms either had engravings of dates or names on the fronts or backs. I LOVED that charm bracelet and everything it represented. Wearing it reminded me of my Grandmother whom I adored! It symbolized the history of my Grandparents loving relationship, and most of all, it told a story about my Grandmother's life. I remember realizing then how jewelry can be so much more than decorative. Jewelry often commemorates events like the birth of a child, an anniversary and, of course, a marriage. It can tell a story that can be a private reminder for the wearer or a public shout out.
Adding on to your charm story
Today when I design pieces for my LSJ collection, I often think of that charm bracelet. I design a lot of “pendant” pieces and absolutely love a charm bracelet or necklace. Many of our pieces can be customized with specific gemstones and given as gifts. We even do customizable pieces, combining stones or charms from your old personal pieces and giving them a new LSJ twist. I love the idea of marrying our new charms with your existing charms and creating a continuing story. You can also buy a charm necklace with one or two charms and then add on for special events or just because they make you happy. The possibilities are endless. Most of the charms are on our website are pre-designed with chains but can be sold without. We welcome any and all ideas and inquiries about creating a piece that is perfect for you. Just contact our office.
This holiday season, celebrate by adding another charm to your story. At LSJ, we know how important giving the perfect gift is (especially when that gift is for yourself!). Allow LSJ to play a part in creating your perfect gift with our charms. Whether it’s a peace sign, a flower, a puffy heart, a LOVE tag, a chain or even a charm link bracelet. Not only are charms fun and fashionable, they can be a meaningful reminder of something which touches your heart.
Always feel free to reach out for advice on what or how to add to your existing charms, the best way to layer them or for help starting a brand-new necklace or bracelet. We’re here to help you add a little sparkle to your story.
Wishing you all an upcoming holiday season that’s meaningful and filled with gifts that last a lifetime.