Monday, November 19, 2018

The Mimi Locket Necklace


Disclosure: I received the item above at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. 

 To me, the perfect give is something that, when opened, leaves the person receiving it breathless. The perfect give is special not because of the price tag, but because of the meaning behind it. All jewelry has a personal touch but no other piece of jewelry expresses those warm and intimate feelings like a locket. In a locket, a loved one's presence can be seen and felt. Children are ageless and those that we've lost in this world are returned for just a moment. The Mimi Locket, from With You Lockets, combines a heart-warming picture of someone special with the absolute beauty of the precious metals it's made with, giving anyone a gift they will forever remember this holiday season.


 

These two! My grandparents have always been two of the most important people in my life. When my parents divorced and my life turned upside down, they were always my constant and their home was always a place of fun, love, refuge, and pie; there was always pie! They loved their family fiercely and were never afraid to sacrifice. My Granddad is  94 years old now and still just as loving and ornery as he always was. My Grandma passed away a few years ago now but the lessons she taught me and the example she set before me lives on. When I think of the wife and mom I strive to be, she's the first that comes to mind. Her patience was unmatched! I know she's making her home in heaven and I look forward to the day I get to see her again. I still feel her presence every day. Trying to decide what picture(s) to put in a locket was a hard one! But when I thought about the perfect pictures to put in my Mimi Locket, I knew it was my grandparents that just had to be included.

The Mimi Locket



This beautifully detailed peek-a-boo locket necklace is a modern take on tradition. A petite center diamond is a luxe finishing touch. A perfect everyday piece destined to become a family keepsake. Available in Sterling Silver, Yellow or Rose Gold Plated. The Mimi holds two photos. Locket Pendant with .02 diamond CTW. 18” double necklace chain features a jump ring at 16” allowing two length options. Locket measures 26 x 31mm. 

 For such a vintage style necklace, I wanted to include vintage pictures of my Grandparents. The first picture was my Grandma around age 17 and the second was of my Grandfather, not much older than my Grandma, when he enlisted in the Navy to serve in the Pacific during WWII. Though I didn't know my Grandparents till they were much older than these pictures, I love seeing them when they were young. These pictures remind me that they aren't just my Grandparents, they were two people in love who had their own hopes and dreams. They had their whole lives ahead of them and did their best to positively influence the world God had placed them in. No doubt they had their own fears, their own failures, maybe even regrets. Through it all they never stopped growing more in love with each other, more patient with their own children and more determined to pass on all they had learned and all the love they had to give to their grandchildren. Looking at these pictures reminds me to do the same. To dream, to forgive, to love fiercely and be determined to pass on the legacy they have left for me as well. This locket is absolutely beautiful! The rose gold metal that I picked for my locket is stunning and shiny. It has yet to develop any sort of tarnish. The small diamond is the perfect touch of sparkle that doesn't outshine the photos inside. This piece is truly beautiful, inside and out!  

   

With You Lockets goes the extra mile with all of their jewelry by using a cast mold injection and placing the photo inside of the locket for their customers. I've had a couple of lockets in my lifetime and cutting and placing my own photo has never come close to what With You Lockets is able to do. This is my second With You Locket. In both cases the photo that With You Lockets printed and placed was brighter and more clear than the actual photo. I love knowing that I never have to worry about losing the picture or having to cut it just right in order for it to fit properly. With You Lockets takes care of everything from start to finish. All you have to do is email them the photo you want included!

 

How do I know that the Mimi Locket will make the perfect gift for anyone? Because I knew what to expect when I opened the package and it still took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes. Whether you are shopping for the holidays or just shopping for someone special, there's no gift more personal, more stunning, and more memorable than the Mimi Locket. This necklace still makes me smile every time I wear it and even more than that, I'm so grateful to have an heirloom quality necklace that I can enjoy and then pass along to my own daughter. The love that my Grandparents had for me is felt each time I look at their pictures and it means so much to be able to wear that love around my neck. The Mimi necklace isn't just your average gift. It's filled with beauty and class. It's intimate and special. The response this locket brings is priceless, not just for the one who receives it, but for the one who gives it as well. This necklace is the picture of love, and for me, there's no greater gift.

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