The month of January has blessed my family with some much needed rest as we have been off the road. We are resting up and re-energizing before (dramatic pause), Grammy Week! It’s going to be a fun couple of weeks filled with preparation and travel. I’ve talked before about how I always carry on my jewelry because of a lost luggage situation in the past, so flying to LA for the Grammys will be no different.
Along with carrying on my jewelry for the big night, I also have a group of sentimental jewels I always travel with because it’s nice to have options for the other social events that we attend during Grammy week. And, you know I love a beautiful piece of jewelry with a sentimental story. There is a jewelry store in Murfreesboro called Bell Jewelers that my family has been going to for years. When Penelopi was born, my dad gave me a blue sapphire silver ring from this store, and Phillip gave me the matching necklace. Those pieces always come with me because they are sentimental and can go with any outfit.
Along with those pieces, I have my Tiffany’s heart necklace that I received as a gift from my uncle and aunt when I turned 16. Receiving a Tiffany’s necklace is basically the rite of passage in my family. All the girls in my family have received a heart for different special occasions.
I also take my wedding rings everywhere I go. I have been married for 9 years now and have been blessed with a wonderful husband. My engagement ring reminds me of what our love is built upon. Phillip made sure to get a blesh stone on the ring because, at the time, I was working in several boutiques and he thoughtfully didn’t want it getting snagged on clothes. He actually surprised me with the engagement ring two months before we were married. We had purchased our first home together, so I thought an engagement ring was not in our budget. Boy was I surprised!
A more recent sentimental piece of jewelry, is my beaded necklace I received from a dear friend on New Year’s Eve. I was admiring my friend Bethany’s necklace, throughout the night, and at the end of the evening, she took it off, and placed it around my neck for me to keep. I love memorable moments like this. The necklace was made by one of her friends, Marla. It was given to Bethany on her wedding day, which I later found out, and I was so shocked and honored, that she had gifted it to me. She loves passing on good energy, and she did that for sure! The cream beads are made with Riverstone which helps you with strength, especially in times of personal growth. The blue beads are made of Lapis, which serve to protect against any negative energy. A piece of Herkimer crystal is intertwined in the necklace to promote creativity. All good things wrapped in one beautiful necklace! Marla’s Instagram connects to her store on Etsy where you can check out her handmade, beautiful pieces of jewelry!
I am still planning out my GRAMMY’s attire, but I think the jewels below also need to make the trip to the awards!
Kenneth Jay Lane – Gold Plated Choker
Arme De L’amour – Gold Plated Cuff
Arme De L’amour – Oval Signet’ Gold Plated Ring
Do you travel with your jewelry or do you always leave them at home safe and sound?