One thing that I love giving and receiving are sentimental gifts. Whether it’s something from a place that has a special meaning or something I can wear that will always remind me of a loved one – those gifts are the ones that always mean the most. I have received many wonderful, sentimental gifts and years later I am still wearing them and thinking of the memories that are attached to them.To celebrate our anniversary at the end of October, Nick and I both knew we wanted to do something special. We had a staycation where we got married, which brought back so many wonderful memories. The week of our wedding I received a necklace that had a map of our wedding venue with a diamond in the middle of the exact spot we got married, so needless to say I love sentimental pieces. When it came time to discuss anniversary gifts, we knew we wanted something sentimental to celebrate our first year of marriage. We worked with Fink’s Jewelers to create a custom piece of jewelry!
So let’s rewind a little bit, shall we… my grandmother passed away about seven years ago and I received one of her rings. It was custom piece that she had made 25+ years ago and it consisted of diamonds from one of her rings and my great grandmother’s ring. I was so incredibly grateful to get the ring because it had so much family history to it. The ring itself, while beautiful, was quite large and over the top, so it stayed in my jewelry box for years.I felt so bad about having such a beautiful piece just sitting in my jewelry box!! I had been wanting to do something with it for a while, but was at a loss of where to start.
One day I headed to my local Fink’s Jewelers to get an idea of the value of the ring, what could be done with it, and start the customization process. We decided to go with a custom anniversary band and a pendant. From there, Fink’s master jewelers took over the design process and continued to update me regularly on the progress! The entire process was a breeze and I really appreciated that they included me in every single step and educated me along the way. They were so knowledgeable about everything and had really great ideas for the pieces. Below I’m going to share some photos they took of the process!
1. JOHN HARDY INTERLOCKING PENDANT | 2. 15MM MONOGRAM NECKLACE | 3. 15MM BLOCK LETTER MONOGRAM NECKLACE (I have this & love it!) | 4. CLASSIC MONOGRAM NECKLACE | 5. TINY TREASURES INITIAL PENDANT (I have a similar necklace and wear it all the time!) | 6. SABEL COLLECTION BEZEL SET DIAMOND BAND | 7. CLASSIC HOOP EARRINGS | 8. ROUND PEARL EARRINGS ($100) | 9. CLASSIC MONOGRAM BRACELET | 10. MIKIMOTO PEARL NECKLACE | 11. MIKIMOTO PEARL EARRINGS | 12. DIAMOND CROSSOVER BAND (my wedding band is VERY similar!) | 13. SABEL COLLECTION ROUND CUT DIAMOND STUDS | 14. DIAMOND RING WITH MARQUISE ACCENTS | 15. MONOGRAM RING | 16. FOREVERMARK TRIBUTE BEZEL SET DIAMOND PENDANT | 17. SHINOLA MEN’S WATCH WITH TAN LEATHER STRAP | 18. MEN’S MONOGRAM BLOCK CUFFLINKS | 19. IPPOLITA CLASSIC SKINNY HAMMERED BANGLE | 20. WOLF 1834 5-WATCH HOLDER
A few other gift ideas…
You can almost never go wrong with a watch for a guy! Nick loves watches and has worn all of the ones I got him endlessly! He gave *not so subtle* hints about this Rolex haha! Jokes on him 😉
I hope y’all enjoyed this post! It was a fun one to write and share with you all. I would love to hear what you plan on gifting this season and what’s on your list!
This post is sponsored by Fink’s Jewelers. All thoughts, writing & styling is my own.