in summertime, i love, LOVE, the look of very simple, unfussy gold jewelry on tan skin. I love to wear it myself and I love to see it on others. my most precious piece of simple gold jewelry is also the most personal. . .
soon after my son was born, a friend who was establishing a jewelry business called to say she had intended, but would be unable, to carry heather moore jewelry because she was in another vendor’s footprint. she explained that she was in the process of packing everything up and sending it back but said she would sell me the “bud” charm that she had made for the display case at her cost. i was unfamiliar with heather moore jewelry at the time and didn’t have much time to think about it and had really never considered a charm necklace or bracelet. but, since i was a very new mother, i could not pass on anything with my child’s name on it.
i bought a very simple and thin gold chain and put it on. i wore it every now and then without much thought until one day several years later when my son noticed it. his eyes lit with excitement when he learned that i wore a charm with his name around my neck. i told him that way i can i keep him close to my heart always. and he really, really loved that. from that day forward, i have literally not taken the necklace off. he has always loved it and always used to love to fiddle with the charm whenever i held him on my hip.
when my daughter was born years later, the addition of a charm with her name on it was a priority and was a beautiful mother’s day gift from my husband soon after her arrival. i again returned to heather moore jewelry, though many competitors had entered the field since i bought the first one. i love her vast selection of styles, sizes, metals, and fonts for the stamps, and felt i was able to create a truly personal and unique piece that did not have an “off the rack” kind of feel.
so, my charm necklace is kind of personal . . . it totally fits my jewelry preference, i have never taken it off in more than 7 years, and when i rub the charms between my fingers when i am in deep thought or hear them jingle as i move about, i think about how precious my children are to me . . .
below are some heather moore jewelry options that I think are pretty cool. but, seriously, there are seven million options to choose from. if you are lucky enough to have a heather moore rep nearby, i highly recommend you let a sales person assist. thumbing through the book and seeing size chart and samples in person is invaluable. here in birmingham, etc. in mountain brook village can hook you up . . .