HMJ: Cherish Who You Are

Hello there!

I hope everyone survived Oktoberfest. It was a beautiful weekend to celebrate! It’s back to the grind here at TOC, we all showed up early for a very exciting meeting this morning. The TOC gals were treated to a morning of training on one of my favorite jewelry lines, Heather B. Moore. Christina, our lovely rep, came all the way from Charleston, South Carolina to teach us about the history, versatility and possibilities of the line.

Christina teaching the TOC gals about Heather B. Moore Jewelry
Christina teaching the TOC gals about Heather B. Moore Jewelry

If you are unfamiliar with HMJ, listen up! This line is extremely special. Anyone would fall in love with these beautiful pieces, but it takes a true jewelry lover to appreciate the techniques and artisinal qualities used to create them. HMJ is a vast line that includes everything from earrings to cufflinks, but the majority of the pieces are personalized charms. These charms can be worn on a necklace chain or a bracelet and are meant to be added to over time.

Heather B. Moore custom charms
Heather B. Moore custom charms

TOC carries some spectacular pieces that have been designed with our customers in mind. If you wish for something a little more personal, however, HMJ will create a custom piece just for you. What really makes these charms special is the stamping technique. Many other pieces of personalized jewelry are made using an etching technique, which is far easier to accomplish. In the case of HMJ, artists use specially made steel stamps to hand stamp a design into the metal. The HMJ studio literally has a steel-mill in the basement… now that is impressive!

Sample HMJ charms
Sample HMJ charms

The best part of the training was getting to design my very own HMJ charm! I cannot wait to see the finished product. I know that no one else in the world will have my charm and it has a special meaning that I can always wear close to my heart. Trust me when I say, THIS IS THE PERFECT GIFT. Every piece of HMJ comes straight from the heart, it is by far the most meaningful gift I think we have in the store. These pieces are meant to be heirlooms, they are absolutely terrific for that special someone.

Heather B. Moore custom charms
Heather B. Moore custom charms

I really wanted to write this post right away because of the time it takes to create and receive a custom piece. It may seem early, but trust me, if you start thinking of Christmas now with HMJ, you will not regret it! This is THE gift. period. I am in love!!! And you will be, too! This is by far my favorite blog topic to date, can you tell? :) Seriously though, come to TOC and ask us about Heather B. Moore jewelry. We will help you create something extraordinary and completely unique.

Until next time, stay sassy and classy!

 

XOXO Holly

2 thoughts on “HMJ: Cherish Who You Are

  1. Im wondering if you would create a necklace with more than one piece would the metals rub each other and leave marks on each piece. thanks

    1. Cindy,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read about HMJ! You asked a great question. Heather B. Moore jewelry is stamped rather than etched, therefor the stamped design becomes tarnished. This tarnish does not transfer onto other metals. As far as the pieces rubbing against one another and scratching one another, the charms all have a brushed metal finish and any mark made from contact with another charm is meant to add to the heirloom quality of the jewelry. I can assure you, however, these marks would most likely be unnoticeable due to the brushed finish. Like I mentioned in the post, these charms are meant to be added to and worn together. The result is beautiful! Hope this helps and thanks, again :)

      Shopgirl

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