Jewelry may seem like a frivolous commodity to some. Sure, it can add bling to an outfit, but it can also make a woman feel happy and can be a wonderful gift for someone special. At times a gift of jewelry is the perfect expression of love. This was the case with a recent custom order.
I enjoy designing custom pieces and like to hear that the recipient of the jewelry was pleased with the outcome. I recently received a note from a customer that expressed such gratitude for a special order item that it brought tears to my eyes.
A woman from the Middle East inquired about a possible special order after viewing my jewelry on ArtFire. Her Grandma lost a special necklace many years ago and she discovered it was similar to my Celtic Knot design. The customer sent me pictures of her Grandma wearing the original necklace. I was able to make a few adjustments to my design and the finished product looked very much like the one she had lost. The customer was thrilled and planned to give it to her Grandma for her birthday.
I received an email several weeks later telling me how much her Grandma liked the necklace. She was extremely happy to have received it and knew it was given out of love. My customer had even received a call from her Grandpa to thank her for bringing so much happiness with the gift. He said that the Grandma felt like the luckiest woman on earth to have been given this necklace by her granddaughter especially since she ordered it from half way around the world. Yes, the Grandma likes the necklace, but the love behind the gift is what she treasures the most.
I was honored to have been able to help this young woman show love to her Grandma in this way. I like knowing that I had a small part in bringing so much joy to a sweet 80 year old woman. I have always loved making jewelry, but that note made me love it in a new way.