I read that something like 35-40% of women would like to receive jewelry for Valentine’s Day. Of course, who wouldn’t want to get jewelry for ANY occasion? I always think that something highly personal is the best gift, regardless of what the actual item is. If you can combine deeply sentimental + jewelry, that might be an unstoppable arrangement.
I just learned of a jewelry launch that does sentimental in a truly beautiful way. Beth Bernstein, who wrote My Charmed Life, has debuted her Estate of Grace collection of fine jewelry that re-imagines antique Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco stick pins into new designs with a modern design twist.
Beth, as she details with wit and emotion in her book, really believes in the power of jewelry’s emotional impact and connections. In this jewelry collection, lovely vignettes from the past are styled for women who are strong yet not afraid to be a little vulnerable; thoroughly present but thoughtful about the past, too. Engaging motifs from the past–serpents, arrows, crescent moons–are combined with on-trend blackened silver chains, colored diamonds, even secret, hidden details to make a fresh piece, ready to create a new history as unique as the woman who will ultimately wear it. Each one-of-a-kind jewel has a past, present and future to tell.
Estate of Grace pendants could convince anyone that history and sentiment indeed make the best gifts.
Available at Greenwich Jewelers in NYC; Zavor and Mor in Berkeley, CA; Gallery of Jewels in San Francisco, CA; Lee Krombholz in Cincinnati, OH; Ylang Ylang in St. Louis, MO; and Palas Jewelers in Atlanta, GA.