My grandfather gave my grandmother a beautiful locket during their engagement. Shortly after, her father sent her away to live with an aunt and uncle hoping it would change her mind about getting married. It only made her more determined. She gave the photo on the left to my grandfather to let him know how she felt about him and the locket.
For over seventy years, that locket has held a special place in Grandma's heart. When my uncle, her youngest child passed away, she kept a small photo of him inside. Somehow, that locket helped fill that empty space left at her son's passing. Of all her possessions, this necklace meant the world to her. It was always her symbol of love for my grandpa and uncle.
In June, my 22 year old daughter was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Ever since her diagnosis, I wanted something I could wear that would remind me of her. I thought of my grandma's locket and wanted to find something that would mean the same for me as it did to Grandma. What I wanted was something stylish and modern, made by hand which expressed the hope I feel everyday that my daughter's life will be extended.
|Victorian Wax Seal Necklace by Lauren Nicole Gifts|
My heart nearly jumped in my chest when I found the sterling silver Victorian Wax Seal Necklace by Lauren Nicole Gifts. This was exactly what I hoped to find as my symbol of love and hope. I ordered my necklace with my daughter's first initial, K. The white bead is my symbol of pure love. The best part about Lauren Nicole Gifts is that I could buy a special bead add on. To my necklace, I added a bead in the ovarian cancer color of teal and a sterling silver hand stamped bead cap with the word "hope" across the top.
When my package arrived, I was so excited to open it, my hands were shaking. I could tell from the packaging that there was something special inside.
I loved the cute little ladybug. Most of all, I loved what I found in the box. My eyes welled with tears when I saw my necklace. It was exactly what I hoped for. The perfect reminder of what I love and cherish the most in the whole world, my family, specifically my daughter.
|My necklace from Lauren Nicole Gifts|
I wore my necklace the first chance I got. Ironically, the first place I went with it was the hospital with my daughter into the chemotherapy infusion room. She noticed the necklace and was touched I would wear it for her. I plan on wearing it a lot. The necklace is high quality sterling silver. I have a soft spot for hand made jewelry as I used to make jewelry. It is apparent that Lauren Nicole Gifts takes extra time and care to make sure the jewelry is made to last. I especially love the Victorian look of the wax seal and the antiqued silver around it. For me, it is both modern and nostalgic, a great combination of what I love about my grandmother's locket and my style.
I hope to add a personalized bracelet in the future. My experience with Lauren Nicole Gifts has been excellent. The customer service is impeccable. My special request for my extra bead was handled quickly and compassionately. I highly recommend Lauren Nicole Gifts for heirloom quality jewelry.
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Contest Details: Lauren Nicole Gifts generously offered one of my lucky readers their own sterling silver Wax Seal Initial Necklace ($80 ARV). Freshwater pearl bead is included. The extra bead is not included in the prize. Contest ends 8/25/2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. By entering the contest, you acknowledge you have read the terms on the Rafflecopter form and agree to have your name published if you are the winner.
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