Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Charm Necklace

I am just in love with the popular look of adding multiple charms (or pendants) to one chain.  I have seen some very pretty designs at James Avery (which come with a very pretty price tag) and much more affordable necklaces at Charming Charlie's.  I also like them because I think they make great conversation pieces.  I always want to know the story and reason for picking each charm.

I have thought about purchasing one of these necklaces for quite some time.  However, I really didn't want to spend the money but also didn't want something that was going to turn my neck green! :)  It dawned on me the other day that I already had everything I needed to make my own.  I have several small pendants that I love to wear at different times.  They have all been gifts, each with a special meaning.  I wanted to use one of my gold chains so I picked out my three favorite gold pendants.  I had to take everything into a jeweler because one of the pendants would not come off the original chain.  When I showed it to the jeweler she chuckled and said that my husband had specifically requested that the pendant not be able to slide off.  He was afraid I would lose it!  I have no idea what would give him that idea!!! :)

I am so happy with the finished product.

This picture really shows the vibrant purple color of the amethyst heart.

This picture (even though it is a bit dark) shows the detail of the bezel set diamond pendant.

Here is the back story to each piece.
  • The diamond pendant was given to me by my husband before we were married (still in college).  It was a Christmas present and when he gave it to me he leaned over and told me, "Just so you know, that is real."  To this day I still give him a hard time about that.  We were young and he was very proud of his purchase and he wanted to make sure I knew it. :)  This would be the same pendant that he had permanently fixed to the original chain. :)
  • The gold cross was also a gift from my husband just a couple of years ago.  It is small and simple - I love it.
  • The purple amethyst (also my birthstone) was a gift from my parents.  My mom picked it out during their trip to Hawaii.  
So, there you have it.  My new favorite piece of jewelry.  The best part is I no longer have to decide which one to wear!

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