I have thought about purchasing one of these necklaces for quite some time. However, I really didn't want to spend the money but also didn't want something that was going to turn my neck green! :) It dawned on me the other day that I already had everything I needed to make my own. I have several small pendants that I love to wear at different times. They have all been gifts, each with a special meaning. I wanted to use one of my gold chains so I picked out my three favorite gold pendants. I had to take everything into a jeweler because one of the pendants would not come off the original chain. When I showed it to the jeweler she chuckled and said that my husband had specifically requested that the pendant not be able to slide off. He was afraid I would lose it! I have no idea what would give him that idea!!! :)
I am so happy with the finished product.
This picture really shows the vibrant purple color of the amethyst heart.
This picture (even though it is a bit dark) shows the detail of the bezel set diamond pendant.
Here is the back story to each piece.
- The diamond pendant was given to me by my husband before we were married (still in college). It was a Christmas present and when he gave it to me he leaned over and told me, "Just so you know, that is real." To this day I still give him a hard time about that. We were young and he was very proud of his purchase and he wanted to make sure I knew it. :) This would be the same pendant that he had permanently fixed to the original chain. :)
- The gold cross was also a gift from my husband just a couple of years ago. It is small and simple - I love it.
- The purple amethyst (also my birthstone) was a gift from my parents. My mom picked it out during their trip to Hawaii.
So, there you have it. My new favorite piece of jewelry. The best part is I no longer have to decide which one to wear!