What’s inside my jewelry box?

Hmmmmmm……a jewellery box you say?  Well I do have one but I can never find anything in it!  It gets messy fast!  Since glamjulz is all about colour, I need to make sure that every morning when I get dressed I am perfectly accessorized in matching julz!  That means they need to be in clear view.

As you can see in this picture I have hung all of my necklaces and bracelets to my shelving in my closet…..not the most glamorous display of julz but it keeps them organized and well preserved.

Earrings on the other hand….that’s what I’ve used my jewlery box for……

Once again they are in clear view and easy to grab.  I really LOVE earrings, so I also have them all over the house in strange places like hung off of coffee cups.Sounds silly but you never know when you may have a desire to switch up your earrings.  I always seem to want to!

I also wanted to share with you a couple of pieces that are really special to me and have definitely influenced my desire to become a jewelry designer.  That is one of the most wonderful things about jewelry.  Each piece can tell a story and carry beautiful energy.  That’s what I love the most about jewelry.

This necklace was given to me on my 10th birthday from my Oma.  I love it because it represents everything I loved during that time.  It was the summer of 1979, and that was when all of my favourite shows like The Love Boat, Three’s Company and Charlie’s Angel’s were at their peek and I was allowed to watch them.  My Mom and Dad were really cool about letting me explore music and they encouraged me to play my Shaun Cassidy, Captain and Tennille and Air Supply records whenever I wanted! I look at this necklace it reminds me of that time.  I love the font especially, I remember how popular that font was back then and it made me feel happy whenever I looked at it.  My Oma was the coolest and she always found the latest and greatest for me.

This pendant is especially amazing to me.  It is an heirloom from my Mom.  This little gold heart has a dent right in the centre of it.  After World War 2 ended my Mom’s family ended up in Poland.  Since Poland was a communist country at the time citizens that were leaving to head west, back to Germany were forbidden to take personal possessions such as jewelry with them.  My Oma sewed many of the family’s jewels inside my Mom’s coat, she was only 10 years old at the time.  When my Mom sat down in the coat she dented the little heart.  It’s amazing what people had to do back then to hold on what was valuable.  My Mom’s Oma actually baked a cake and put everyone’s rings in the cake, which she held on her lap as they crossed the border.  Once they were back in Germany the family had to eat the cake and spit out the rings.

Thanks so much for reading and I hope that all of you treasure your jewels and pass them along to your loved ones when you are ready.  Jewelry is such a powerful touchstone for beautiful memories and stories.


Jamie Galipeau

Thank you for sharing this story. Your Mom is a strong beautiful soul. I am glad I have had the pleasure of meeting her a bunch of times.

Laura Bell

Love these stories & I love the font too. It takes me right back to rainbow socks & suspenders!


Wow, what a remarkable story. And your brave mom! What would have happened had the jewellery been detected. I’m sure she had a guardian angel on her shoulder ❤️


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