When buying a gift for someone special, it’s great if the gift you find can reflect the uniqueness of your relationship. Rather than simply buying something pre-made off the shelf, if you can customize a piece specifically for the recipient it’s sure to be a gift she will both remember and treasure.
Gifts that tug at the heartstrings are always a big hit. One of the latest trends in jewellery reflects this.
“Family jewellery is really popular right now,” says Sam Bozuk, owner of Prestige Jewellery in Georgina. As examples he cites birthstone rings, mother/daughter rings, family rings, pendants and family trees.
Items like these are excellent for marking special occasions or milestones, like the birth of a new baby, an engagement, wedding, birthday, anniversary or graduation. They also make wonderful gifts for Mother’s and Father’s Day and, of course, the holidays.
Because you choose whom and what to celebrate, family jewellery is one of those rare gifts that work well for every generation. Little girls in your family will treasure a birthstone ring or pendant. Mothers will love to wear a specially designed mother/daughter ring. Grandparents are guaranteed to adore any kind of memento that honours and unites the members of your family.
Popular options include using gemstones to represent each individual member within the family. Others like to give name jewellery or message rings. Family tree pendants are particularly beautiful and meaningful. There is truly something for everyone.
For maximum satisfaction, look for a jeweller who is experienced in custom design. Often they’ll have templates or samples in the store and can explain to you how each piece can be customized. They’ll also often have books you can look at to see examples of some of the from-scratch custom work they’ve done in the past. Use these portfolios as a jumping off point and don’t be afraid to describe and ask how your own ideas can be incorporated.
For more information on jewellery that commemorates the special bonds of family, visit www.prestigejewellery.ca or call 905-476-3700.