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14K & Silver Charm Necklace for Mom

Personalized Charm Necklace with a quote for Mom

Who's there when you need advice? Mom. Who's there when you need a shoulder to cry on? Mom. Who's there when you need a little encouragement? Mom. Who's there when you're thinking about plunging into the jewelry business? Mom.

Mom's are very unique and you only get one. That's why this year I wanted to make something very personal for my Mom. If you haven't already seen it, check out the first in a series of videos where I ask my In-Laws about their mothers' and stay tuned for more.

In the meantime, here is a piece we made for a customer that says exactly how I feel about my mom.


Silver and Gold Personalized Engraved Hand Stamped Mother's Day Necklace

These charms are sterling silver with a 14K rim. The oval charm has a 14K heart accented with a small real diamond. The engraving says, "My dearest friend... forever and always.

Check it out on our Etsy Shop
Silver and Gold Mother's Day Charm Necklace


Make your own design with our online jewelry design software:
Silver and Gold Personalized Heart and Oval Necklace

14k Gold "7" Necklace Charm

Any Design Can Come To Life: From Concept to Craftsmanship


Rough Sketch Turns into 14k Gold Necklace Charm



You may have seen custom jewelry that took the handwriting or drawing of a child and engraved it onto a charm; it's a fun way to capture some of childhoods early moments. This number seven charm takes that concept to an entirely new level.

This is a great example of how even a rough sketch can become a beautiful piece of jewelry. A few weeks back a customer came to us with a drawing her son had imagined as necklace. They weren’t sure how to conceptualize the final product but they sent us his sketch and trusted our skill and artistry to make it a reality.

You can get your own custom shape made.

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14K Number 7 Sapphire Pave Necklace

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Custom 14K Pave Charm - Custom Cut Shape

14k Gold and Sapphire Pave Necklace From Rough Sketch



A quick look at our final gold pave necklace.


Childs Drawing turned into a Real Piece of Jewelry



The original sketch we were given.





A close up of the necklace so you can see the intricacy in the layout of the stones and the care taken in mimicking the shape to match the rough sketch.






14k Gold and Sapphire Pave Necklace From Childs Drawing


 A perfect match!


14k Gold and Sapphire Pave Necklace

One final look at this stunning gold pave and sapphire necklace. A great gift for mom or a way to immortalize an image from your child's imagination? We love creating one of a kind handmade jewelry for our clients. If you've got an idea that's not fully realized we can ad that spark of creativity and show you mock ups along the way. Check out our Online Jewelry Design software if you just want to play around with some concepts or follow us on Instagram for daily inspiration.

14K Gold Necklace to Celebrate Overcoming Cancer

Running The Boston Marathon 1 Year After Cancer Diagnosis


Julie Wade Running Through Chemo - Cancer Survivor & 2015 Boston Marathon Runner

Julie Wade has been good friend of ours for a long time. Our kids are friends and have gone to school together for many years. Julie is athletic, smart (she's a great lawyer), and actively involved in our community.  She has always been a big supporter of us and our budding jewelry business. Every year she invites us to a trunk show she hosts with a lot of local vendors during the Christmas holiday shopping season. Around two years ago, Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer. Julie displayed amazing strength and determination throughout treatment, even running to her appointments. You can check out more of her story at Running Thru Chemo and in this recent Boston Globe Article. It's truly an inspiring journey. Almost one year after her last chemo treatment, she is cancer free and running in the 2015 Boston Marathon.

Her strong will really impressed us. We decided to make Julie a custom 14K gold washer charm necklace as a way to commemorate her story of exceptional perseverance.


Make Julie's Design your own with our online jewelery designer.

or add the following items individually

14K Gold Washer Charm  - 1.25"

1.5mm White Accent Diamonds

14K Gold Cable Chain - Flat Oval Link - 1.9mm


Boston Marathon Jewelry, Washer Charm, Gold Necklace, Gold Charm

This handcrafted 14K gold washer charm is stamped with the year of diagnosis and the year she planned to run the Boston Marathon. We wanted to include the word "Survivor" but at the same time wanted to make it discrete and classy. We chose to write the word survivor in Greek. Using Greek also gave the charm a connection to marathons origins. It features 3 diamonds separating the text to add boundaries between the words and a little sparkle.

Boston Marathon Jewelry, Washer Charm, Gold Necklace, Gold Charm

On the opposite side it is hand stamped with the Boston Marathon finish line coordinates and Julie Wade’s personal mantra “See you at the finish line”.

Julie Wade 2015 Boston Marathon

Best of luck in the race Julie and all the runners in the 2015 Boston Marathon!



Metal Pressions Visit to Etsy - Part 2 - The People we met at Etsy

Visting Etsy - Part 2 - The people at Etsy

We got to meet a lot of wonderful people on our visit to Etsy. Here are a few shots from our visit in and around Etsy headquarters in Dumbo NYC. The people at Etsy were very gracious to accommodate our request to visit them. If you haven't seen it yet, checkout our Etsy Store.


Metal Pressions with Etsy Team - Abby F, Mike Grishaver, Andreas Argentinis, Elisha Argentinis, Chad Dickerson, Heather Jassy, Clare M

So great to meet some amazing people at Etsy.

Left to right Front: Abby F, Mike Grishaver, Andreas Argentinis, Elisha Argentinis, Chad Dickerson

Back: Heather Jassy, Clare M

A bunch of smiling Etsy employees holding  the gifts we made for them.

A gaggle of Etsians taking a second to pose with some of the gifts we sent them.

A shot of the Manhattan Bridge outside of the Etsy headquarters.

A shot of the Manhattan Bridge near Etsy headquarters.

Beautiful Etsy employees with radiant smiles.

These two lovely ladies jumped up to give great big hugs when we walked by on our tour.
Sarah S, Elisha Argentinis, Andreas Argentinis, Katie Rose C

Our guiding angel at Etsy, Bernadette.

Bernadette was the host for our visit. She was such a pleasure to meet and an absolute guiding angel. We can't thank her enough for arranging our visit and spending so much time with us.

Elizabeth is the supreme greeter at Etsy and brings smiles to everyones face.

Elizabeth C was the first person to greet us when we walked in. She has a beautiful smile that is sure to brighten anyone's day. Supreme greeter extraordinaire.

What blog post wouldn't be complete without a selfie... Andreas is a goof.

A little selfie of us enjoying the day. I told Andreas not to be goofy, but he can't help it. This is the least goofy of several pictures.

Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson was kind enough to take a photo with us.

Chad took a few moments out of his busy day to meet with us and take a few photos.

A pro dog walker in NYC. Had to take a picture of that.

Last but not least.... a professional dog walker in NYC. He's got his hands full. Can't imagine the clean up.

Metal Pressions Visit to Etsy

 Visiting Etsy 

The Main Door at Etsy  A Crafty Space at Etsy


As part of our little initiative, Project #ThanksEtsy, we set out to visit Etsy headquarters in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, on March 10th. Our plan was to meet a few Etsians, thank them in person for the impact they've had on our business, give out our handcrafted gifts, and be on our way.

Front Desk at Etsy with a man eating plant Hand crafted over-sized lamp at Etsy

What we thought was going to be short visit turned out to be a several hour affair. Elisha and I were given a tour the of the facility, met a ton of Etsy people, and grabbed a bite at their bi-weekly lunch (appropriately called Eatsy). The visit brought me back to the exciting times during my early career at a young internet start-up called Priceline.com, except the environment at Etsy is much cooler! There is a noticeable buzz at Etsy - not just because they are working hard and have a impending IPO - it's the electrifying feeling you get when great people come together with creative ideas and initiatives.


A really Cool larger than life Owl Sculpture at Etsy a mosaic art piece in an Etsy lounge


You're probably wondering what it's like at the crafty marketplace giant. Is the place as incredible as their website? After all, they have so many amazing vendors making everything from fine jewelry like us to wooden tables and beer holders.  So the answer to your question is YES. Etsy is as cool as you thought it would be.  Actually, it's cooler than you can imagine. It starts off with a seemingly uninteresting entrance, but all that ends when you pull open the heavy wooden doors. From there you're greeted with an eclectic entrance and front desk decorated with a cornucopia of all types of goodies from the crafty to the well-crafted.

Etsians at work - Hey no cubicles!


For a space that houses over 500 employees, it surprisingly doesn't seem too big or overcrammed. We couldn't see any traditional cubicle spaces. Lots of open space with picnic table style desks where Etsians work together a la family-style dining. No phones on the desks (but there are some replica phone booths where people can make their calls) make the space surprisingly quiet.

Etsy Indoor Bike Parking. Etsy cargo bike to haul compost.


To top it off, they have a zero carbon foot print initiative! Not only do you see recycling everywhere, but they also have indoor bike parking. Racks of glass "to-go" coffee cups are available to avoid needing paper cups when Etsians take a stroll to local coffee shops. Add to that up-cycling and the fact they all pitch in to pedal biodegradable waste to a local compost, and you'll start to realize that the people at Etsy aren't just cooler than you thought...They are nice, thoughtful, hardworking, dedicated, innovative, and a downright pleasant group people; and one that we happen to be particularly fond of. ;-)