I thought I would share a few little pieces of jewellery with you that hold a lot of sentimental value to me.
A lot of them I haven't had for a very long amount of time, but nevertheless these are the things that I would grab if the house was on fire
This bracelet was given to me from my mum and brothers for my 18th birthday in 2012. It is a Sue Sensi bracelet with an engraved heart attached to it.
The heart on one side says "LOVE" and the other says "Always B, A & Mum". It's said that if and when one of the eyes fall off then you don't need to be protected anymore.
I received this necklace from one of my dear friends Bella, who I met in Queensland when I used to live there. She sent it for my birthday last year but it couldn't have come at a better time. She moved me to tears with her beautiful letter and the message and meaning behind the necklace really hit home as I was going through some really personal things at the time of receiving it. The meaning or message with this is "make a wish and put on your necklace. be like a lightening bolt. strong, powerful, and electric! wear your necklace as a reminder that you are a force of nature. let your inner light shine!"
I bought this ring for myself when I was walking the streets of Soho at a little in New York this time last year. I mean there isn't a lot of sentimental value compared to the other pieces but going to America for uni was honestly one of the best experiences of my life and the memories and the friendships I made were priceless and thats what I connect to this ring.
If I had never gone to New Zealand then I would never have heard about this fashion/ sunglasses/ jewellery designer called Karen Walker. For a couple years now I have had a fascination with skulls and when I saw that she had a skull ring I knew that I wanted it. Mum surprised me on the day that I graduated from High School and it hasn't been taken off since!
Out of all this jewellery, this is by far the most sentimental. One Christmas when we were up in Queensland staying with my grandparents, they bought out a little box that contained all these different rocks and gems. They said that I could pick one and at the time I was probably 15, so I picked the biggest one out of the lot. I believe it is a smokey quartz. Anyway, for my 16th birthday Mum and I took the stone to a family friend who is a jewellery designer and we worked together on something that really displayed the stone.
This is what we ended up with! Because it is such a huge stone I knew I just wanted something really simple and that kept the stone in its original form. Whenever I wear this I always get compliments and if you get it in different lights it changes colours.
That is all! I hope you liked seeing a little insight to my favourite jewellery pieces. Let me know in the comments what you would grab in a fire that means the most to you!