“All you need is love…” –The Beatles
In recognition of Valentine’s Day, the diamond company, Brilliant Earth, recently contacted select bloggers inspiring us to form our own unique expression of love to share with others. Brilliant Earth is a company committed to providing ethically sourced diamond wedding and engagement rings. I can’t think of any more important piece of jewelry in my life than my wedding ring. Is it a conflict free diamond? I don’t actually know where it came from, as it was given to me as a family heirloom once belonging to my husband’s grandmother. That is my favorite kind of jewelry actually, pieces with a story – handed down and passed along. It’s the ultimate form of being green, don’t you think?
Without a doubt, I have lots of jewelry pieces tucked away. Many are sentimental for the memory attached to it or the person from whom it was given. I’ve been gathering hearts for a few years now with the intention of making something special for Valentine’s Day, and this seemed like the perfect time to create a collage full of my “memory jewels.” I see a heart from Grandma’s pin, and a lone earring, given to me by my best friend in the first grade (the other one long since lost). I see pendants from necklaces I once wore (and some given to me by a former beau or two.) It’s a story of the many people whom I have loved – and I love it!
How do you say “Love?”