I am past fired up to communicate about this quite unique piece of jewelry that was made just for my son, Gino. As an Italian-American, I discovered a void in the American jewellery market for outdated faculty Italian religious medals — these heirloom items that we would get as young ones with every single sacrament we concluded, from Baptism on up to Affirmation. Italian defense medals that have been supplied to us by loved ones and worn each solitary working day, getting a portion of our identification. All I’ve been equipped to locate are affordable seeking ones that resemble shopping mall kiosk jewellery and not what I preferred — which was a piece that appeared as though I traveled to Italy and introduced back with me to present and have it become a family members treasure.
That is till I noticed the Security Assortment not long ago introduced by fellow Italian-American, Brooklyn-born and NYC for good, Angela Louison of Louison Unusual + Fine. This selection not only demonstrates her upbringing but is a legacy in the earning. These defense medallions characteristic the greatest craftsmanship, each and every handmade in NYC’s diamond district. There’s quite a handful of to select from, with unique saints and some depicting zodiac symptoms, so there’s one thing for anyone. I love all the assortment of designs and several themes operating through the collection.
Gino’s particular medal depicts St. Anthony, the founder saint. Gino’s true name is Anthony Gino, so I believed that was fitting (named Anthony after my father, who is Antonio). Angela built it even extra exclusive by customizing the quatrefoil formed medal and incorporating Gino’s birthstone to it (emeralds for May perhaps). I just like how it turned out and I know he will be donning it for a long time to appear. It makes me emotional to assume that he will possibly pass it down to his son or daughter a single day…but let us not get also forward of ourselves.
I extremely suggest examining out Louison Rare + Wonderful and paging through their Security Collection. That distinctive loved ones heirloom awaits!