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All in the family: Adding pizzazz to family jewellery

By Llyn L. Strelau

We designed these earrings based on an inexpensive pair with glued-on coloured rhinestones given years ago to my client’s mother when he and his twin brother were children.

Jewellery is all about symbolism and significance. After engagement and wedding rings, one of the most popular kinds of jewellery is that which celebrates family. This can be as old-school as the simulated birthstone rings those of a certain age will remember from the once-popular Consumer’s Distributing to pieces as exalted as Fabergé eggs! The challenge for a custom jeweller today is to design something that both represents the family or event and shows creativity.

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