There tend to be a few standard things that people do when they travel, regardless of whether they visit a cherished favorite or jet off to a new, exotic destination. Vacation time naturally brings about a feeling of relaxation and calls for indulging in delicious food, strolling around popular tourist areas, discovering hidden gems, and immersing oneself in the history and culture of the place.
Similarly, it’s hard to go on vacation without collecting a souvenir or two. Bringing home small mementos of your trip can serve as reminders of the amazing experiences you had on your travels. Keepsakes can often be cute and kitschy, like a mug, a towel, or artisan creations of the city’s popular landmarks. But too many souvenirs are carefully brought home only to collect dust in a closet. And while kitschy can have its moments, we’re partial to collecting jewelry for a reason. Why? It’s a worthwhile investment.
Jewelry can serve as a wearable reminder of the places you’ve been and the adventures you’ve had especially when put front and center of the memories you’re photographing. Remember how your necklace looked in the light when you posed in front of a breathtaking landscape. Or stack a few rings on your hands before you snap a shot of that perfectly made crepe moments before you devour it.
Maui, Hawaii. From left to right: Maui Hook Necklace and Bar Necklace in sterling silver (custom piece).
If photos are less of a concern for you, create tangible memories: wearing the same earrings throughout your trip to Italy, for example, might take you back to the cobblestones of Rome even after your trip is over. And if you bring a few of your favorite pieces from home with you on your travels, you can build on your collection with pieces that are easy to pair together and require no extra thought.
Pocantico Hills, New York. From left to right: Wrap Arrow Midi Ring (custom piece), Rope Twist Ring (in Yellow Gold), Rope Twist Ring (in Rose Gold), Landry Ring (in Rose Gold), and Lucette Ring (in 14K Rose Gold).
Whether you prefer to make memories at a ski resort in the mountains or while bumming it on a beach in the tropics, jewelry is the kind of souvenir that you can utilize on the daily. Even when you return to the comfort of your own home, your pieces will increase in personal and sentimental value over time. Just like a tiny time capsule.