I certainly have sentimental pieces in my jewelry collection (like opal earrings made from my grandmother’s ring), but few things feel as personal at this necklace from A.Jaffe. It’s part of the “Maps by A.Jaffe” collection that allows you to pay homage to the place that holds a special place in your heart. The front is engraved with a map with a diamond marking a beloved location. Another map can be engraved on the reverse side, or you can opt for a personal message.
I chose to have the neighborhood I grew up in engraved on the necklace with the diamond marking my childhood home (see it here). On the piece, I can see the block my elementary school was on, the location of the neighborhood market where I worked for one week before getting a job at a jewelry store, and the spot of my grade school bestie’s house. A few years ago, my parents built a new house and prepared to put the old Victorian house up for sale. To say I was devastated would be a bit of an understatement! I spent an hour, cocktail and camera in hand, walking through my home, snapping photos of the rooms and details I took for granted all those years. I added a few of those photos below, but my favorite detail was the walkway in front of the house where 1323 was pressed into the concrete. Having that same detail on the back of my necklace makes it feel so much more personal.
I’m thrilled to share that A.Jaffe is giving one lucky reader her own “Maps” necklace in sterling silver (choose from the rectangle, circle, or heart). Just scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter. As always, there are bonus entries for being a reader of Bedknobs & Baubles and for supporting our sponsor. Good luck!
The giveaway is open to readers with a U.S. mailing address. Your email address will be shared with A.Jaffe.
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