Monday, September 8th marked a milestone in my life–I turned 30. And like any other birthday of mine, I had to commemorate it with a piece of jewelry. But for me, turning 30 is a big deal, so each gift had to have some meaning and significance! You only turn 30 once!
For the longest time, probably since I could remember, I’ve always wanted a charm bracelet. I’ve picked up different gold charms along the way throughout travels and special occasions, but never really did anything with them except keep them in my jewelry box. Well, my day has finally come! My parents bought me an 18k yellow gold long-linked bracelet that was given to me during my birthday lunch that will become my ultimate gold charm bracelet! It was given to me empty, except for one charm to start me out. The charm my mom gave me was her key charm (from previous post) which my dad had given to her on one of their first dates! I was speechless! The photo above shows the bracelet with some possibilities–I have lots of charms, I just need to get the bracelet going and well balanced. I am very excited!
I had been searching for a spectacular gift for myself for awhile…it seems like I find some of my best rings on eBay (this one came from seller e.d.jewelry). When I came across the Edwardian diamond ring, I was instantly in love. eBay did the trick again! These Edwardian diamond rings, with the elongated look to them, and the yellow gold shank, platinum-top are my absolute favorite! The diamond weight on this thing is insane. This was no doubt my 30th birthday present to myself! And if you have never bought yourself something for your birthday, I highly suggest it. You should love yourself and celebrate another year within your life…especially if you’re hardworking and dedicated in many aspects. You deserve it!
My last birthday gift came from my fiancé. Since 30 is such a milestone, we decided on a piece from Tiffany & Co. because of its iconic and classic nature; something truly to be passed down and continue to have value. I have been a fan of the Atlas Collection for quite some time and had my heart set on the open Atlas ring in yellow gold. I loved how the ring was open in between the roman numerals, rather than closed. One day, I had gone to their website to admire the ring once more, and found that it was no longer available. I was really sad and searched for answers. An employee of Tiffany explained that the company likes to release styles in limited quantities for a limited time. When Tiffany released some new Atlas styles designed by Francesca Amfitheatrof recently, it was again available. Just in time for my 30th birthday, with a special order for a size 4 in 18k yellow gold. I love the look of the ring, a real classic style, just what I had hoped for!
My 30th birthday has been an amazing one! I got three important gifts that will forever be significant in my life, all with one thing in common–gold! Here’s to many more birthdays celebrated with gold!
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