Grace: When buying jewelry as a gift, I’ve always found that it’s extremely difficult to find something that is beautiful yet unique. For something that is truly stunning, I would recommend looking into handcrafted jewelry made with sterling silver.
As much as I love jewelry, I’ve never really stopped to think of how difficult it would be to make something like a handcrafted necklace; I can barely thread beads on a piece of string! Since each piece is handmade, no two are the same, and there’s a very earthy, natural quality to this kind of jewelry that cannot be found in those made by machines. For example, I gave my mom this beautiful silver and spondylus necklace, and she absolutely loves it because she’s never seen anything like it before. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also incredible to think that this necklace was made entirely by Peruvian artisans.
I, personally, would love to receive a gift that is rich in history but also applicable to today’s society. Peru’s history is rich with artifacts made of silver and gold, so their handcrafted jewelry comes from thousands of years of tradition handed down from person to person. While I was shopping for my mom, I saw something that I loved for myself and I’m planning to drop a few hints. It’s a silver bracelet with inlaid stones and shells, also handmade, and it is so colorful. Another perfect gift idea for someone who appreciates fine jewelry but also appreciates the time and technique that goes into making such a piece.