You know how it feels... He hands you a small box tied with a bow. Your heart beats a little faster as you open the box and gasp. You have just received the perfect gift. A beautiful piece of jewelry!
So what is it about jewelry that we love so much?
Why is it always the perfect gift?
Well there is the obvious answer... Who doesn't love beautiful sparkling things? Tiny, delicate pieces of art that you can wear on your body to make you feel beautiful, elegant, and special. I don't know about you, but pulling my hair back into a sleek ponytail and wearing a pair of statement earrings makes me feel totally glamorous!
Still though, I think it runs deeper than that.
I think we truly love jewelry because it becomes a part of our story.
Think about it, you always remember who gave you a certain piece of jewelry. It becomes a reminder of a special time and the person you shared that time with. Jewelry marks huge milestones in your life, like an engagement or anniversary. Maybe you still have a treasured piece that your parents gave you for graduation. Or maybe you have a piece of jewelry that your husband gave you just because he loves you. No matter the occasion, gifts of jewelry become a part of your story, wrapped up in who you are and your journey. So much so that one day you will want to pass down your treasured jewels to loved ones, so your story will continue.
When people ask me what I love about making jewelry, this is it. I love creating art that will become a part of people's lives in a way they will cherish. It's pretty special!
On that note, I do have some very new and very special pieces on my website! Check out www.emilyclairedesigns.com to see my new fall collection.