Who doesn't love a good wedding? The romance, the excitement, the good food, and of course, the gifts! These joyous occasions are enhanced when we can give and receive presents that we know will be cherished for many years to come. To help you keep track of tradition and make sure you're covering all your bases, we've compiled the ultimate guide to wedding gifts—from what they symbolize to who they're for and how to choose the perfect one.
Spring has sprung! It's a time when the natural world revives itself after the cold winter months, and sunlight becomes more plentiful. Similarly, humans like to shake off their winter doldrums, welcoming the warm weather with a fresh perspective and possibly a new outfit or two. What are the fashion trends we're expecting to see this spring season? Read this blog post for all the details (hint: pearls are definitely involved).
The holiday season is nearly upon us, and there's nothing we enjoy more than giving gifts, especially when they involve Add-A-Pearl cultured pearl necklaces! One thing we've learned over the years from customers and friends is that there's definitely more than one way to give a gift. If you're thinking about getting more creative with your gift-giving this year, then you'll want to keep reading for five unique ideas!
Not only is summer a season devoted to leisure and good times spent with family and friends, but it's also an opportunity for sporting fashions that typically can't be worn at other times of the year - like bathing suits, shorts, tank tops, bright colors, sandals, and more.
A question we often receive from customers is: "Now that I've purchased an Add-a-Pearl necklace for my daughter or granddaughter, what can I buy the boy in my life who also deserves a special gift that will last a lifetime?" There are actually plenty of examples of heirloom treasures that can be gifted to a son or grandson. Continue reading this blog post for some of our favorite ideas.
In January, many people feel hopeful about the year ahead, which they see as a blank slate. They imagine positive changes, better habits, new beginnings, and a brighter future. According to a survey from Discover Happy Habits, more than a quarter of respondents plan on setting a resolution for 2021. Some of the most common New Year's resolutions include losing weight, exercising more, eating a healthier diet, saving money, achieving a better work-life balance, getting organized, and quitting smoking. Do you typically set a New Year's resolution?
Decking a Christmas tree with garland, lights, and ornaments is a beloved holiday past-time for many families all over the world. Ornaments can be treasured heirlooms, and they often symbolize special moments and milestones, just like Add-A-Pearl custom pearl necklaces do. While some people adhere to a specific theme for their tree trimmings, others simply accumulate ornaments over the years. Either way, the decorated tree always looks magical and otherworldly.
Many people today associate pearl jewelry with power, and that idea all started with Cleopatra. In one legendary tale about the Egyptian queen, she dissolved one large pearl from a pair of her earrings in vinegar and drank the solution as a way of showing Mark Anthony her power and extravagant wealth. Even in modern-day times, pearls are associated with fierce female leadership, both in the courtroom and in politics.
While an heirloom is a treasured item that has belonged to a family for multiple generations, a "future heirloom" is typically a special gift shared with the intention that it will be passed down to children and grandchildren. The best heirloom gifts are personal, meaningful, and timeless, so they're not driven by fads or trends. In addition, they're typically made from high-quality materials that can hold up to a controlled indoor environment and reasonable wear. Ideally, they'll also appreciate value over time.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many couples who had planned to tie the knot in 2020 are now postponing their weddings or scaling back on their original vision for their dream wedding ceremonies and receptions. However, some couples are still planning to get married this fall. According to the results of a recent survey by the wedding planning resource Hitched, 18% of couples will be sticking with their original wedding date if it's due to take place before the end of the year. They simply can't wait any longer to commit to forever!