Lifelong Treasures

My eldest son finished his A-levels this week and this has made me think about what we should give him as a lifelong gift to mark the end of his time at school. 

A lot of our customers buy Rhiannon pieces for sons, daughters, grandchildren, nephews and nieces to mark such special occasions. I know that these are treasured and often worn daily for decades. Our very own Angharad in the Rhiannon office has worn her handmade name necklace on an almost daily basis for years and years. Indeed, it is partly because we know of so many who do wear their pieces every day for decades that we remain as determined as ever to make jewellery which lasts a lifetime! 

Finding the right piece for the right person is challenging though. My son has simply borrowed a nice pair of silver cufflinks and a matching lapel pin from me for a school leavers function tonight. Perhaps it’s trickier for me to gift jewellery as it is a part of daily life for all of us in the family! However, I would hope that we would have something suitable for all the non-jewellers out there. 

I will certainly be looking for something special which will be a reminder for my son, throughout his life, of a key time as he crosses the threshold into the responsibilities of adulthood.  

I am confident that our own jewellery, from the simplest designs through to the larger statement pieces, provide this – my challenge though is finding something elsewhere to fit the bill for my own son (and later on, the other four children coming through!). 

Suggestions welcome!
$(function() { cookieNotice("This website uses cookies.", "In order to provide you with the best possible experience while browsing this website, we store cookies on your machine. For more information please see our", "cookie policy here", "/cookie-policy", "Cookie Policy", "Accept", "Settings", "Some of these cookies are essential, while others help us to improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used. Click Accept to accept the recommended settings. For more information please see our", "Essential Cookies", "Essential cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. While you can disable these by changing your browser preferences, this will impair the website's ability to provide a consistent browsing experience, e.g. by being unable to remember that you have logged in.", "Analytical Cookies", "Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting information about the type of use being made of the website. Only aggregate or statistical information is collected through the use of these cookies, and no personal data is collected.", "Social Cookies", "Social cookies enable us to show our social media buttons and feeds. These feeds offer the ability to reply, like and share posts directly from our website, and to do this they use Third Party cookies.", startAnalytics, stopAnalytics, startSocial, stopSocial, "false"); }); //-->