Thursday, February 24, 2011

the vintage pearl

My mom celebrated her birthday in January...I was trying to think of what to get her that she could take along to Indonesia. I didn't want it to be big and bulky or weigh much, but I wanted it to be meaningful and pretty.

I have always loved hand stamped jewelry and can't wait to get my hands on one for myself (I digress) and after searching the many different options at the many different online stores I settled on the perfect necklace for my mom, from the Vintage Pearl. I knew this necklace would be able to hold the names of all her children, children-in-law and grandchildren. Sorry dad, maybe we can stamp your name on the back because you're closest to her heart!! My sister and brother went in on the gift with me and we're so happy to be able to give her a little something to help her remember our names mom has a bad memory, that was just a bad joke!

I ordered the necklace and was worried that she wouldn't get it in time. The ladies at The Vintage Pearl said it could take 3-4 weeks and at that point if she would've left on Feb 1st she would not have gotten it on time. I emailed them and told them of this and asked if I should pay the fee to get it rushed. They told me to wait a week and see what happened...I waited a week and it was actually ready to be shipped. The necklace arrived to my mom well before it was slated to get there. She was in tears when she opened it, I guess that makes it a successful gift. I am so glad that I was also able to see the necklace in person. It really is beautiful and the photos don't do it justice...well, mostly because I had to take them late at night under a florescent light...but anyway...if you're looking for a great gift for that woman in your life may I recommend some hand stamped personalized jewelry. The ladies at the Vintage Pearl will take good care of you...and no, they're not paying me to say this. I just wanted to tell you how happy my mom is with the necklace they made for her...and when mama's happy, everyone's happy!

Here are some images of the necklace.

And here's one of my mom wearing it.

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