The most important gift this Holiday Season.
For those who don't know, Matthew and I have two young daughters… Beatrice who is four and Penelope who is just 6months now. We always figured being girls that at some point they would discover how lucky they are to have a Papa that makes jewelry! For Beatrice this Christmas will be the year she will be able to appreciate her Papa's skills...
Like many other 4 year old girls, Disney Princesses are her favorites. She watches their shows, has their dresses, coloring books, pajamas etc. Sofia the First is one of her favorite of the princesses because she has a special Amulet that allows her to talk to animals. The one thing she asked for this Christmas was an amulet just like Sofia's! I knew Matthew could not only re-create this pendant, but make it even better than the real thing. I sent him a photo I found online and he immediately got to work. He hand carved the setting and had it casted in Sterling Silver to accommodate the large pear shaped Amethyst. He made sure to include spots for the three blue sapphires at the top and set the sapphires in 14K yellow yellow bezels. Using a Sterling chain, he added amethyst beads just like the original. Finishing it up with a real strong clasp to ensure it doesn't get lost!
Needless to say, she is definitely one lucky girl and I fear this is just the beginning of her love of jewelry :)