Lauren contacted me shortly after the arrival of Cody, her first child and the first grandchild in her family. She wanted to create a special piece for her mother to celebrate her new role as a grandmother. Her vision was a delicate bracelet featuring Cody’s birthstone and an engraved nameplate reading “Lolli,” which is the name her mother prefers over “grandma.” We designed her bracelet with the ability to add more stones over time as the family continues to grow with more children.
In the process of designing her mom’s bracelet, Lauren ended up falling in love with the Alexandrite stone so much that we decided to add a matching necklace to the order for her to wear. The result was an elegant set of custom jewelry that I fell in love with, too.
My favorite part of this custom project was learning about the gemstone at its focal point. I learned that Alexandrite is a rare gem that appears to change colors in different lighting. To the naked eye, the stones pictured here are a prismatic combination of purple, green, and blue – this is how they looked the entire time I had them in my studio. However, when photographed or placed under incandescent light, they become the reddish-purple that you’ll see here! Alexandrite is a great alternative to the traditional pearl birthstone in June if you’re looking for something a little different.
Congratulations to Lauren, Michael, “Lolli,” and the rest of your family on your new addition! Thank you for choosing J’Adorn Designs to create these very special pieces in celebration of Cody’s arrival.