Artisan Jewelry. Choosing just one

Artisan Jewelry: Catalyst for Romance

Roslyn Celebrations & Gift Ideas, Lifestyle Handmade Jewelry, Romance

While searching through photos from my last Caribbean cruise for inspiration, I found that I had many images of water glistening like sparkling gems. I was drawn into that mesmerizing romantic voyage and the connection between that sparkle, our artisan jewelry and the dance of jewelry in relationships. And then I was jolted back to the present with a note that I had a Facebook private message from the husband of an acquaintance.

His wedding anniversary was approaching and he wanted to surprise his wife with a piece of artisan jewelry. They both appreciated handmade work, in fact, she only wore specially made necklaces, preferably from artists she knew. He trusted his taste as a commercial photographer but couldn’t decide between two necklaces. It was very important to him that he got it right. The two necklaces he was deciding between had similarities: “Gaia” made with iridescent abalone and “Aurora”, which also features an abalone focal with gemstones – both outstanding statement necklaces.

 

Gaia 16 inch Iridescent Shell Necklace

“Gaia”

Quartz Statement Necklace

“Aurora”

 

Artisan Jewelry as a Catalyst for Romance

When a man gives a woman jewelry, it means she is important to him. It represents a bond between them. Every time she wears the gift, she is signaling to him they have a private connection.  And it doesn’t matter how long a couple has been together, a gift of jewelry is a catalyst for romance. It becomes a celebration of the special connection you have with your partner.

As women, we owe it to our partner to tell him how much his gift of jewelry means to us: that we want to wear the piece he chose for us and see the pleasure on his face when we wear it. It is surprising how many men want a hint about how to please the woman in his life and make her smile.  There’s nothing wrong with pointing out something specific; I have heard men say how much they appreciate hearing the suggestions and desires of their girlfriends or wives. Men love to “get it right,” and asking for what you really desire enables them to do that.

Share EarthandMoonDesign.com with the man in your life and give him some choices of what to get you. Men love choosing! They choose it; you love it – bingo, it’s a perfect match! We each feel really good when the other wears something that was chosen for them. I see men beaming when their significant other wears something they have given them. Another nice aspect about wearing the jewelry gift is that when you have it on you are often thinking about the person who gave it to you.

Freshwater pearl and crystal necklace in blue and green

“Moon Magic”

Since Doron was unable to decide between “Gaia” and “Aurora”, he asked his 22- year-old daughter and she selected “Moon Magic”. Picture this streamlined silvery lariat where the crystals adorn the décolletage

Hilary is very bubbly with black curly hair that frames her pretty face. Which necklace do you think he bought? First guess but keep reading to the P.S.

Romance Yourself

If you don’t have a romantic partner in your life and are looking to romance yourself,  you will smile as you wear a new piece of jewelry and see how it enhances your outfit,  gathers compliments and shifts your energy.

Visit Earth and Moon Design, in addition to necklaces, we also feature unique handmade wrap bracelets– a great gift for you and for others.

P.S. Doron chose “Gaia”. Look how lovely Hilary looks.Hilary wearing 'Gaia'

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I loved going to work each day for 30 years as a professional career counselor. When I retired, I explored my creativity and regard for crafts until I discovered beading. At age 68 I turned my new found passion- jewelry design, into a business. At age 72 I took on learning about social media marketing and developing my computer skills. I am sharing my journey from inception, to frustration, to elation -in the hope of inspiring others that 'it is not too late to start again'. Welcome to my re-invention!

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  1. Being a jewelry lover, I agree with you on jewelry as a gift of love…either from someone important in your life to you or from you to yourself. I am always able to buy my mother jewelry she loves, yet people do find it more challenging to buy me jewelry. I am very generous with myself though, and don’t hesitate to indulge when I see something I love. Generally that is in person though. I imagine this man’s dilemma in choosing one over the other. I would have chosen Gaia, however, based on his daughter’s input and your description of her, I would guess he chose Moon Magic. Do tell…which did he choose?

    1. Thanks Beverley Golden for sharing your experience. I do think it is imortant that women treat themselves to those special gifts. If they also receive one from a loved one, then that is extra special. I received a wonderful note from Doron & he will be sending me a photo. Think I’ll just do a blog update after my vacation.

  2. Roslyn, how right you are! I always appreciate it when my wife let’s me know what she likes rather than having to “guess”. I know I have good taste in things, and as a creative designer I can generally pick things quite well, but as you say I love to get it right from my wife’s perspective. Not knowing the lady referred to in your story, I personally would have gone with the “Giai” for black curly hair that frames the face. Or just asked her which she liked the look of more… lol 🙂

  3. Brilliant! I think I need to do a better job of cluing him in on what to get me but one of the best gifts he has given me was a gorgeous, purple Swarovski crystal. I will cherish it always.

  4. Lucky for me, my husband is right on track with my jewelry tastes. AND- I also treat myself occasionally. Do tell which piece he chose – quite interesting his daughter’s choice is so different from the two he was considering.

    1. Deb Nelson, from time to time at a live show a husband would say he knew exactly what his wife liked. Most don’t so you are lucky. I intend to do a follow up blog when I receive a photo so you will have to wait just a few more weeks

  5. Moon magic is gorgeous and I absolutely love these colors.. maybe because I just love the beach and getting lost in the beach love… it’s peaceful for me. Sorry you are having computer issues, you need a Plan B.. spare cheap laptop?

  6. Very beautiful pieces pictured here. As my wife says a woman can never have too much jewelry! My wife has always liked the jewelry I’ve given her luckily! The Moon Magic is really nice!

  7. I love these colors! And you are so right about letting our husbands know what we like. One time, many years ago, a woman at the jewelry counter was showing us some necklaces. Trying to be polite, I told her one particular necklace was “nice”, because she said she liked it… I didn’t give it another thought. A few months later, on Christmas I open up one of my husbands gifts for me and there’s that necklace. He was so pleased with himself for getting me exactly what I wanted… Lesson learned… 😉

  8. Re-reading this piece, I was reminded of a boyfriend when I was in my early 20’s who went on a European quest and came back with a lovely necklace and earrings for me, with topaz and hammered metal of some kind. It was a lovely gesture and the point of this story, is even though I never wear either the necklace or the earrings (I don’t wear earrings ever), I actually still have them. I think the memory of his generosity and that he thought about me and bought me a gift, is why you say jewelry can be a catalyst for romance. It was a wonderful gesture and obviously still is, as I’ve kept it all these years.

  9. Gorgeous! I have to give my husband a lot of clues. He actually did great when we were dating on his own but now I have my friends give him hints around my birthday. We do what we gotta do right?

  10. Wow Roz, such an awesome post on romance and what kinds of jewelry would be perfect to wear 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your post:) I have some great ideas now to show my man!

  11. Those necklaces in the pictures are very beautiful! Romance and jewelry, those are great combination! Great post and thank you for sharing!

  12. So true, Roslyn!
    Receiving jewelry from a man that I love, definitely makes me feel loved and appreciated. Love the Artisan designs here!
    Best 🙂

  13. I love these colors – the blues and greens are marvelous!! The lariat one is my favorite of the three, however I don’t have the figure to support any outfit with the necessary neckline to wear with that one 😉 So perhaps the 1st one would be my pick!

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          Well, thanks so much Coach Natalie Palombi for the compliment. We’d love to help you and others enjoy either wearing the jewelry you own or to select something new to complement your wardrobe & personality.

  14. Your jewelry is beautiful! And yes, I agree that jewelry represents a special bond in a relationship. When I look.down at my ring I am constantly reminded of the love my fiance and I share.

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      Thanks Sharise for your comment and comment. I’m sure over the years in your marriage, your soon to be hubby will bestow you you with other wonderful jewelry.

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  15. What a wonderful reminder! I do not wear a lot of jewelry, but most of what I do wear were gifts from my hubby and my family. I wear them with pride as feel loved every time I do. And that Moon Magic piece is glorious!

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  16. So happy to see that they chose Gaia for her. It looks gorgeous on her too! The perfect compliment to her hair and face. Loved all of them and whoever ends up with the others will be perfect. Thanks for sharing the outcome with us too!

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      Beverley Golden, you were one of the readers two weeks ago who asked which necklace did he choose. That got me thinking and I requested a photo which came last night. I also sent them a copy of the blog which they both loved. Doron had intended to take a photo of Hilary at the wedding, but they were so engrossed in having fun, he didn’t. I let 2 weeks go by & I messaged him. Hilary got dressed up again & he shot 2 photos just yesterday.

  17. I love this statement, “As women, we owe it to our partner to tell him how much his gift of jewelry means to us.” It just slapped my hand. Wonderful article.

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  18. Yay, I guessed right! Seriously, my husband does look to me for “clues” (sometimes not-too-subtle postings on his Facebook page) about what I want. Luckily, after 24 years of marriage, he knows when to take a hint. And I do love the necklace he bought for me from you.

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      Michael Kawula, yes, Hilary was very happy with his choice and we are always able to make exchanges, so if you chose Moon Magic for example as a gift for your wife, we could accommodate to be sure she is very happy.

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  19. Lovely article Roslyn, and a great story about how husbands can chose a romantic gift for their wives.:-)

  20. I love the colors!!! I like your idea to “guide” our significant one in the choice of gifts, as opposed to just letting them guess.

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      Thanks, Erika Kalmar for your compliment. Now with ecommerce, it is so much easier to guide, hint, leave a site open, ask which do you think looks would look better on me, than to drag them shopping.

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  21. I love all your jewelry, Roz, but I gotta say, that “Moon Magic” is awesome! I’m glad your client bought a different one, lol, so I won’t have to share! She looks happy with the decision, which is always gratifying for our effort. 🙂

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      Liz Benoit Cozby, thanks for your enthusiastic response. You know most of our pieces are one of a kind, so if interested in not sharing it with anyone else, let us know.

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      Corinne Rodriques, Thank you so much for the compliment. We do not ship to India but if there is something you have to have, please let us know and we can investigate what shipping costs would be and let you know.

  23. I chose the gaia, too! Love it! Your talent in making the gemstones look like an artistic piece with a touch of your soul is indeef remarkable, Roz!

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      Thank you, Monique Stampleman for your comment and appreciation. An extra bonus that you know the recipient of this lovely necklace. Hillary was indeed very happy.

  24. Wonderfully written post. Just might need to copy and paste some of it in an email to my husband! Gorgeous work.

    My favorite part: ‘Every time she wears the gift, she is signaling to him they have a private connection. And it doesn’t matter how long a couple has been together, a gift of jewelry is a catalyst for romance.’

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      Welcome to our blog Robin. Appreciate your comment and compliment. We got the inspiration for the topic from a comment a reader left months ago. She saw a necklace she really wanted, they had an anniversary approaching, and she left hints, that the celebration would be extra special if… PS. He did go on-line and purchased her favorite.

  25. This is beautiful, blue and green are my favorite colors! My husband often buys me jewelry and you are right, it is a great gift. My favorite pieces are the ones he gave me upon the birth of my children (5). I wear them on their birthdays and special events (like a school play etc.) to help highlight that it is their day! I look forward to directing him your way 😉

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      Welcome PrairieWifeinHeels to our blog and our jewelry. So appreciate your comment and to find another blogger/reader who appreciates the gift of handcrafted jewelry. Also love your blog name. If we can assist your husband or you in any way, feel free to contact us.

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