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Mother’s Jewelry with a Twist from Gemvara Evulation

My sister and sister-in-law became first time moms last year (11 days apart) so when Gemvara approached me about reviewing a custom Letter Pendant I knew it would be a perfect gift for my sister. You see I’ve been a mom for many years, I received my fair share of mother’s rings, gemstone pendants, macaroni necklaces and more. I thought the Letter Pendant would be a timeless but unique piece of mother’s jewelry for my sister.

My sister and BIL are done having kids, Madi is their first and will be their last so I knew getting an “M” initial would be something cherished forever. This necklace and pendant gift serves a dual purpose for Kim actually; obviously the “M” stands for Madi but it also stands for Matt, her husband who baby Madison is named after.


I got to choose from 16 gemstones, 8 metals and 4 chain styles. This made for endless combinations, perfect for any situation, personal style and budget.  For my sister I choose a silver pendant and chain with a “diamond” accent (her birthstone).  I opened the gift box and was greeted by a beautifully bright and lovely piece, I knew my sister was going to love it. The necklace and pendant came beautifully wrapped a couple weeks after deciding on the design. This is because is pendant is custom made to the buyers request.

Designer Ji Hwang designs jewelry with a fluid graceful line, like strokes of a painter’s brush. Her pieces are often inspired by the natural world, abstracted into modern sculpture. Her work reveals nature’s subtle aesthetic, capturing the beauty of its form, the simplicity of its design, and the vitality of its colors without embellishment. She often finds that by simplifying, she often can best reflect the essence of nature. A classically trained jewelry artist educated at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute in New York City, Ji’s work is instantly recognizable to jewelry connoisseurs.

Gemvara is about more than mother’s  jewelry and letter pendants.  With a wealth of talented designers contributing to the online shop Gemvara offers it’s buyer the chance to customize almost everything to suit your needs and wants.

Gemvara jewelry is made to order just for you:

  • We hand-select high-quality conflict-free natural gems to perfectly fit your design.
  • A 3D model is created in wax and used to mold the setting.
  • We use recycled or responsibly mined precious metals to cast your jewelry.
  • The piece is meticulously finished and polished by hand.
  • Your stones are carefully set into place by a skilled craftsperson.
  • We quality-check every detail to make sure it meets our high standards.
  • Your one-of-a-kind piece is delivered in three weeks in a beautiful box.
  • 30-day hassle-free return policy (even though our delighted customers don’t need it.)
  • Exceptional personal service and shopping advice: 800-436-8803.
  • When people ask about your beautiful jewelry, be sure to tell them you designed it yourself!

Gemvara is offering LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! readers the chance to win their own sterling silver Letter Pendant (no gemstone). Visit Gemvara and let me know what other jewelry pieces you would love to own.

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Your entries must follow the rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, Monday,  August 9, 2010. The winners will be emailed and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. This contest is open to US residents only. For complete rules please read our contest rules page.

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