It’s always nice for the bride to think of the special women in her life — bridesmaids, mothers, grandmothers, shower hostesses — during her wedding and offer them a token of love and gratitude. Keep in mind, though, that items like t-shirts, hoodies, or bracelet charms with BRIDESMAID embroidered or branded on, labeling the friend’s role in the bride’s day, may not be worn again after the wedding.
A more personalized gift like a piece of jewelry with the woman’s name or initial is much more personal and lasts, well, as long as her name does!
Baby Yenta was born last August and instead of wearing a necklace that says MOM, I am now wearing a piece with my daughter’s name and birth date and it’s much more special. Even when I’m not with her, I feel like she’s with me because I am carrying her name, literally, close to my heart.
I absolutely adore my necklace from Sima Gilady that just arrived and I think her pieces would make the most perfect gifts for VIWs: Very Important Women! The VIWs who are related to the wedding experience would plotz over this jewelry because Sima’s work is thorough and perfect, available in many different styles, and, the best part, is totally customizable.
Sima Gilady Jewelry make great gifts from the moment you hand it over to the lucky recipient. The packaging is impressive with a boutique flair due to the handmade care that went into each piece. I love the natural box, heart detail, and raffia ribbon.
The necklace I chose was exactly as I’d imagined it. The hammered discs were perfectly imperfect, and the baby’s name spelled correctly and displayed in an aesthetically pleasing way on the charm. I like that the discs are both silver and gold because I can wear the necklace with any outfit — day or night — and go casual or dressy. I’m a big fan of versatility and when you’re buying for someone else, it’s important to keep that in mind.
Then there’s Sima, the person. She is so kind and accommodating. Her service mirrors the final product: professional and desirable. It always feels good to give business to a small, independent artist and she deserves all of the success she’s had so far. Sima absolutely loves Jewish weddings and all special occasions. We had a great conversation about babies and kids, and I know she made my necklace with my daughter as her inspiration because she is a mother, too.
She speaks, reads, and writes Hebrew and can even stamp the discs with Hebrew letters! So, gentlemen, ahem ahem, if you’d like to buy your bride a wedding gift with the Hebrew date or your Hebrew names, Sima can definitely accommodate this! A bilingual jeweler who is great to work with and has talent, too? It really doesn’t get any better!
So for a bridesmaid gift, hostess thank you, or a symbol of your love for your mother who’s kvelling on her daughter’s big day, consider giving a beautiful piece of Sima Gilady jewelry that can be worn over and over again with great love and sweet memories.
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