When it comes to choosing jewelry that I love, I follow the same school of thought that I do when designing rooms. Less is usually more and I choose pieces with meaning. I have always been drawn to lockets. Much like a gallery wall in a home, a locket tells the story of the person who is wearing it. When Monica Rich Kosann asked me if I would like to write about one of her gorgeous lockets, I jumped at the chance. Yes, please!
I chose the Petite Sunburst Locket, but it was seriously hard to choose. There are so many beautiful lockets on Monica Rich Kosann's website. My locket is made of sterling silver and the craftsmanship is top notch. The best part? The clicking sound that this locket makes when I close it, just like I imagine a locket that my grandmother might have worn would do. The next hardest decision was picking what pictures to display in my locket. The obvious choice would have been all of my boys, but when I was looking through my pictures, I came to my very favorite picture from last year. In it, my husband, Billy is with our golden retriever, Forrest and they both look so happy and content just to be together. The picture was taken soon after we got the diagnosis that our sweet Forrest had a limited number of days remaining with us because of cancer. Now I can carry Forrest, and the memory of this special day in the mountains, with me in my locket.
I decided to put a quote on the other side of the locket. I chose, "Wherever you are, be all there" because it is a reminder that life flies by at such a fast pace. I need to remember to put down the phone or whatever else happens to be distracting me, and focus on what matters most.
Monica Rich Kosann makes it so easy to create a memorable and special gift. The locket came with a link that helped me print the picture and quote of my choice. There are lots of ideas included on the website to create your own special locket that tells your story, or to create a memorable gift for someone you love. This would be the perfect gift for a special mom on Mother's Day! Or for yourself. If your husband is anything like mine, he might appreciate a gentle nudge (or a direct product link!) letting him know what you would like.
I know this is a classic piece that I will treasure for many years to come. I imagine sharing it with my future granddaughter (I wonder if most moms of all boys dream of things they will share with their future granddaughter?) :)
So now friends, tell me, what would you put in your locket? I would love to hear your ideas in the comments.