Okay, everybody, go take a peek into your jewelry box. Is there something in there that you would love to pass down to one of your children? Is it something that they are going to want and be able to wear or does it hold sentiment but lack functionality?
It seems that now-a-days everyone has a ring or necklace that was their grandma’s that they don’t know what to do with, whether it be because they don’t want to wear it, it’s not their style, or it just doesn’t fit them.
We recently made a custom necklace for a mother who wanted to have something that strayed from the traditional heirloom piece. Rather than having just one singular necklace they wanted something that they could give to each of their sons to use in the future. What makes this necklace unique is that while most heirloom pieces don’t start out with sentimental value–often it is not in the owner’s original plan to pass down jewelry and is generally bought for it’s beauty and picks up sentimental value along the way–the pieces of this necklace are meant to be passed down.
This non-traditional heirloom piece was designed to be broken apart. With a diamond for each of their 6 sons, the parents’ intention is to have a diamond taken off and given to each son as they prepare to propose to their future wife.
They wanted to create something that was both functional and beautiful. One of the great things about this necklace is that they don’t have to pick just one son to give it too. They kept all of their boys in mind so that each could have a part of their mother’s necklace.
This necklace and it’s purpose reminded me of an inherently Biblical principle that can be found in Matthew 19:5
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife…”
The symbolism of literally breaking off a stone from the mother’s necklace is a perfect picture of what is to happen when a man marries the love of his life. This “Leave and cleave” concept is portrayed beautifully with this piece of jewelry. This is yet another way that jewelry can be more significant and meaningful than we originally anticipate.
So, why not make a piece of jewelry that can be passed down through multiple generations. Your life is worthy of remembering and celebrating. Your jewelry isn’t just about the here and now, jewelry is timeless. It’s meant to be worn, admired, and passed down.