Gemologist Lucy Reynaud, FGA DG GIA, explains how we can create bespoke jewellery with a meaning that is exclusively yours.
A client got in touch with The Jewel Box recently, asking us for something extra special to add to their bespoke jewellery collection – bracelets to celebrate an 18th birthday. Of course, we welcomed this as an opportunity to craft a gift that was not only beautiful, but also meaningful and full of symbolism.
Jewellery is meaningful when it is given as a gift. Everyone can look down at a ring, touch a bracelet or stroke some earrings and say ‘so-and-so gave me this for my birthday / Christmas / Valentine’s Day’.
Although choosing a piece of jewellery to give to your loved one can sometimes be a daunting task, wondering ‘will they like it?’, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it.
But above the level of just ‘liking” the jewellery, there is always another question – ‘what does it mean?’
With Engagement rings, and the rise of Promise rings, the question is answered by the giving. Other jewellery is more ambiguous, and that can be absolutely fine – we love people admiring our art and enjoying our jewellery simply for the stunning craftsmanship … but, like with everything in life, an extra hidden level of meaning makes everything more interesting!
For example, for an important 18th birthday gift, we crafted a pair of bracelets around the number 18. There are 18 diamonds and in one of them, and 18 emeralds as well. The carat weights of the stones was also carefully chosen to be either 0.18 or a total weight of 1.80 carats.
As The Jewel Box is a bespoke jeweller, we can weave poignant elements into any piece we make for you. A twenty-first birthday present could include 21 diamonds, for a total weight of 2.10 carats. A 30th wedding anniversary present could be earrings with a total carat weight of 3.0 carats.
The ways to add significance to your special pieces of jewellery are plentiful, and we enjoy finding creative ways to do so. The next time you want to give something, let us help you create something extra special.
Here at The Jewel Box, we would love to help you create a piece bespoke piece of jewellery just for you. Call us on +65 6733 4100 to make an appointment.
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