I am past thrilled to discuss about this really special piece of jewelry that was created just for my son, Gino. As an Italian-American, I seen a void in the American jewelry market place for old college Italian spiritual medals — these heirloom items that we would receive as young ones with just about every sacrament we completed, from Baptism on up to Affirmation. Italian security medals that had been offered to us by relatives and worn every solitary day, turning into a portion of our identification. All I’ve been able to obtain are low-priced looking kinds that resemble shopping mall kiosk jewelry and not what I required — which was a piece that looked as although I traveled to Italy and brought back with me to present and have it become a household treasure.
That is till I observed the Defense Selection recently introduced by fellow Italian-American, Brooklyn-born and NYC endlessly, Angela Louison of Louison Scarce + Fantastic. This selection not only displays her upbringing but is a legacy in the building. These defense medallions aspect the greatest craftsmanship, each and every handmade in NYC’s diamond district. There is very a couple of to pick out from, with diverse saints and some depicting zodiac signals, so there is a little something for all people. I enjoy all the selection of shapes and numerous themes jogging during the collection.
Gino’s specific medal depicts St. Anthony, the founder saint. Gino’s true title is Anthony Gino, so I believed that was fitting (named Anthony right after my father, who is Antonio). Angela made it even additional particular by customizing the quatrefoil shaped medal and adding Gino’s birthstone to it (emeralds for May perhaps). I just really like how it turned out and I know he will be donning it for years to arrive. It makes me emotional to feel that he will potentially pass it down to his son or daughter a person day…but let us not get far too forward of ourselves.
I highly propose checking out Louison Uncommon + Good and paging through their Security Collection. That exclusive spouse and children heirloom awaits!