I always feel envy when customers walk in with a family heirloom that needs repairing. You see, I don’t have any that need repairing as I did not inherit any jewelry from neither side of the family.All my grandparent have died well before they were 80, so I was still quite young when they passed away. And I think any jewelry that was there, has been divided between their kids (my aunts and uncles) but my parents didn't take or get any. Also, my mom’s mother cut us out of her live for petty reasons and so my mom didn’t even get the chance to inherit something special.
In the store I’m surrounded by beautiful pieces of jewelry, items with loads of history. Some of them sold to us by people who had an abundance of jewelry heirlooms and thus choose to let a few go. And according to research, people don’t value heirlooms as much these days. But they remind us where we came from and of the people who might not be with us any longer.
𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓲𝓶𝓹𝓸𝓻𝓽𝓪𝓷𝓽 𝓽𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰𝓼
My best friend wears her grandmothers diamond ring on one hand and her grandfather’s signet ring on the other. This way, she still feels close to them. And that’s exactly what I love about jewelry that is passed down from mother to daughter, father to son, father to daughter…. It doesn’t matter, the important thing is that you have something tangible that you can keep with you on a day to day basis. So you can be reminded of the person you loved.
Don’t get me wrong, I also love other people’s heirlooms. The unique jewelry that we sell in our shop do give me “the feels” so much and I enjoy thinking about the people who wore them and to which parties or functions. But heirloom jewelry has a special place in family stories and I miss having that. They tie us to the love and stories of our ancestors, bridging both our past and our future. Because when you wear it, you are adding your stories to its history. Jewelry is one of the most popular types of heirloom, as it’s small, wearable and easy to store. Not only does a heirloom come with personal stories of ancestors, but it also has a unique beauty to match.
𝓝𝓮𝔀 𝓱𝓮𝓲𝓻𝓵𝓸𝓸𝓶𝓼, 𝓷𝓮𝔀 𝓼𝓽𝓸𝓻𝓲𝓮𝓼
So with the absence of my own families heirloom jewelry, I’ve started my own collection. That one day I’ll hand down to a beloved niece or nephew (I don’t have kids, nor plan to have them) that will pass them on to their kids and their kids after that. Better late than never, right!
If you’d like to add to your family heirlooms as well, we are dedicated to find special pieces and all about creating a lasting experience, one that extends through the generations of your family. Because the memories of love and happiness, the sentimental value they often evoke is truly invaluable.