Heirlooms weave a continuous string of memories from generation to generation, an intimate connection to our ancestors and family’s past. Not too surprisingly, jewelry is perhaps the best type of heirloom as the precious materials its made of are among the toughest elements on earth. The countless antique jewels that survive today prove definitively jewelry’s durability to withstand centuries of time, making it a venerable favorite memento with which to pass on to kin time and again.
The engagement ring is a favorite type of heirloom today, an everlasting token of love with a vintage look and personal meaning. An antique gold locket with a photo of a young grandmother, a sentimental gold charm bracelet with charms collected over decades, or a very special gold Rolex watch beautifully engraved belonging to a grandfather, any type of jewelry heirloom holds a host of special memories that makes it much more than a ring, necklace, bracelet or watch. It is a part of us, a timeless family relic.
What jewels from today will, years from now, be worthy heirlooms of the future? Though, as an heirloom, a piece of jewelry must withstand not only the tests of time but of fashion trends as well, it should also be something very personal to you. Heirlooms live through their stories, beginning with the very first custodian. I’ve selected a few Future Heirlooms that would be wonderful holiday gifts as well as touching first chapters to their stories of the years to come.
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