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.
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.
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!
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.
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!