Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Diamonds & Pearl Bracelet

Our newest pearl bracelet for girls is dazzling!

A beautiful string of round, white freshwater pearls and a special 14 kt. gold clasp. The heart shaped 14 kt. yellow gold clasp has a white gold inset and has been set with 5 sparkly 1 pt. diamonds. The back of the clasp is solid yellow gold and has a "puffed" heart shape.

The safety clasp is the push-lock style that is easy to put on or remove.

Diamonds & Pearls is a beautiful new heirloom pearl bracelet for babies and children. This sweet baby bracelet makes a lovely, special gift for a special occasion or a special little girl.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

What's in a Name?

Grandmothers and grandfathers are called by various different names nowadays, although rarely are they called 'grandmother' or 'grandfather'.

When my oldest child began learning to speak she called my mother 'Nonna'. We aren't sure why, but it turned out that nonna meant grandmother in Italian. I doubt my two year old knew that but the name stuck and my mother has been called Nonna ever since.

My father-in-law was called Grandad by his first three grandchildren. The fourth one, however, chose a more practical name - "Hattie".

My father-in-law has been a civil attorney for decades. Every day that he went to work he always wore a hat. When he left for work he put on his hat, when he came home he took it off and hung it on his hook. For about two years my nephew continued to call him Hattie. He eventually began calling him Grandad to be like the other grandchildren; but we still fondly remember Hattie.

I came across another unusual name for grandfather just yesterday. I customized a complimentary gift card for a customer and the closing was, "With love, MeMe and Muddee". It's adorable! I just hope for MeMe's sake that the name wasn't acquired the same way Hattie was!!