Worn With Love
There’s a photo of me as a toddler, it’s one of my favorites. The corners are rounded, the paper is hatched with a matted texture and the color looks like it’s been sitting in oil for 30 years. I’m probably close to three years old, in my diaper sitting on my mother’s vanity, covered in her makeup and powder is smeared all over the mirror. When I think of my childhood, I like to think of this photo because it is peaceful and fondly reminds me of life back then.
From a very early age, I have loved snooping in my mother’s things. I’d try her jewelry and shoes on, making sure to leave most of it where I found it, especially the heirloom necklaces, bracelets and rings that belonged to the women in her life that meant the most to her. From a small child until a grown adult I can remember holding and wearing these pieces, time capsules that held so many stories of lifetimes of strong women. I wear them to this day and believe that they are representative of the love that binds and holds a family regardless of age and time and life on this earth.
When Zoe was born, so many feelings rushed into my head and heart. I somehow felt like I was destined to have a daughter to continue on a legacy of women that began so long ago in Greece. Evangeline and Zoe are both named after my great Aunts on my mother’s side of the family, something incredibly meaningful to me. I thought about passing along these pieces of jewelry to my daughters, realizing that I’d like to have some of my very own to pass along to them as well. Slowly I’ve begun to find really special gold chains, charms, rings and bracelets that I love and wear so often that I really don’t take them off. They’ve become a part of me, so much so that I will truly feel like they are part of my children as well. Helen Ficalora was a brand that I longed for after I saw a fellow mother in Jack’s preschool class wearing her charm and chain pieces. I scrimped and saved and eventually began to build my own legacy of trinkets, growing with my family to include charms with the initials of my children and even a paw print for Theo and Charlie. Helen’s pieces carry a certain weight that feels like heirloom jewelry; they are of the finest quality gem stones and 14K to 18K gold. There is another, finer chain that carries a birthstone for each of my children that sits right on my clavicle, it is simple and yet so lovely, I never worry about them matching with outfits.
These charms are close and quiet when I hold my babies, Evvie plays with them while she nurses, Beau holds them in his palm as I rock him to sleep some nights. It’s familiar to them and certainly moments in time that I won’t ever forget.
Motherhood embodies me as much as I embody it. The moments I remember from my childhood involve tapping into the beautiful parts of my mother’s life and her relatives, feeling close to her and to them. I feel so fortunate to have these pieces of theirs to wear, keeping her and them close to me at all times, and having gold jewelry that is mine alone is meaningful, too. It’s a peaceful sense of self knowing that I will someday give my favorite heirloom necklaces and rings to my daughters and granddaughters, too.
In honor of Mother’s Day, Helen Ficalora and I have partnered to gift a diamond Mom charm to one of my lovely readers.
Let me know which piece of Helen Ficalora’s that you are most drawn to, and leave a comment below telling me about it. You can also get extra entries by following Helen on Facebook and Instagram and then leaving a comment saying so. Contest ends Wednesday, May 6. Winner will be chosen randomly.
Disclosure: This post is NOT sponsored, but I was given a few Helen Ficalora pieces for inclusion in this post. For more information on her jewelry you can call her at 877-754-2676. All opinions are my own.
Love the good luck necklace
What gorgeous charms! I love the moon with three diamond stars. My 18 month old daughter is absolutely enamored with the moon, and it would make a perfect charm for me now- and to pass on to her someday!
I love love love the alphabet charm necklace. I would love one of these charms on a necklace to wear with my baby’s initial – B! I also love the paw print charm ❤️ I would love both!!
Love HF and all her pieces…very touching post on the legacies we leave behind!
I love all of her charms, especially the mom one.
Love the alphabet charm with diamond. In a G for my daughter & N for my son!
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I love the opal gemstone stacking ring
THe birthstone charm, of course!! Anything to remind me of my sweet baby 🙂
Hello ! The paw print disk charm would look lovely around my momma’s neck!! She is one amazing woman and has done everything for her three children. I wouldn’t trade anything in the world for her and what she has done for us growing up.
I also wanted to thank you for sharing your life and stories on here! Your stories and blogs are always so welcoming and fresh!
I hope that this is where I am supposed to leave the comment, as I could not find a place to comment on her website. I covet your necklace, and would absolutely love to have either an “S”, for Sander, or an “A”, for Ava (the two loves of my life), to wear around my neck! If I am supposed to leave this somewhere else, could you please let me know, so I can enter before it ends! Thank you!
P.s. Your family is the cutest 🙂
I love the mom and flower charms! They are all lovely!
I followed on FB and Instagram. Btw. 🙂
I really love the dogwood flower ring.
I would love to have the “C” alphabet charm with diamond for my son Charlie.
The mom charm is just lovely!
The Mom one is my favorite this year as I am a first time Mom. I am in my final year of medical school and have worked so hard to get to where I am, but my greatest achievement is by far my Son. Thinking of the legacy I want to leave behind for him keeps me studying nights after he goes to bed, keeps me focused when I am working 48 hour calls and gives me something to look forward to come home to after a hard day. 🙂
I am following Helen on instagram (LeighS23)
I love Helen Ficalora jewelry. I just followed her on Facebook. Would love to win the Mom charm.
My favorite charm would be the collection Mom Heart Love. Being a mother myself this 3 charm set real incompasses that once you are a mom you are whole heartedly in love with life. My children are my world, they fill my heart up with love every single day. Happy Mother’s Day to you and all of the mom’s out there.
Love the alphabet charm with a diamond.
Beautiful jewelry, I had never heard of Helen Ficalora before. Favorite piece would have to be the take flight necklace. Just gorgeous.
I love all her charms!! I adore the open heart charm with diamond, if is amazing. I followed her on Instagram and Facebook too!
Went to Helens site. Love her charms, the Texas one is my favorite. Also started following her on IG and Facebook. Thanks for sharing her information!
I love the diamond mom charm necklace!! As a first-time mom, it would be so very special to have!
I would so love to win. I would be very appreciative and I know I would wear it daily.
The initial charms are so special!! I’ve been looking for the perfect one for the newest perfect little love of my life.
I so love The paw print disk charm and the gemstone stacking rings!
The spiritual sparkle is gorgeous! I grew up in Cyprus and wear an evil eye pendant that my 3 year old loves.
I love the “mom” charm with the diamond! Being a mother is so precious.
Love all the charms! The “diamond disk” was my fav! Would love to have a special piece as a new mama and as a daughter who misses her mama (she passed away in 2008).
Charms are small tokens of the things we hold dear to us. Love these beautiful reminders
I love the sweet initial disks or the March birthstone, for my new addition.
Love the initial pendant, fine, and medium fine chains. I’ll have to save up as well…or give a hint to the hubby. Started following her on Facebook and Instagram too!
I love the celestial combination!
I love the most of the heart and star collections of charms. There are just too many beautiful ones to pick from! I am also following Helen on FB and Instagram!
It is so hard to choose from they are all perfect ! I like the initial charms.
I have been curious for a couple of posts; who takes your pictures when you are the subject? Your husband? The pictures are as wonderful as the ones you take, but I wondered.
Beau’s facial expressions always slay me 🙂
whi made your red/orange dress? Super cute.
I love the angel wing charm and the dove! Beautiful pieces 🙂
I love her Mom charm! I also followed her on Facebook and Instagram. What beautiful pieces. <3
Ohh I love the combination chains. So beautiful!! Now on my wish list!
My daughters love trying on my jewelry (and seem to find their way into both grandma’s stashes when visiting). Helen’s pieces are lovely. I especially like the ladybug charm because it reminds me of my oldest (ladybugs are her favorite) and the diamond stacking rings.
Wow, I could not pick which of those rings were my favorite. Every time I scrolled down I saw another one I liked more! I think I was especially drawn to those gorgeous gemstone stacking rings and that showstopper dragon ring (being born in a dragon year myself). So beautiful!
I love the flowering dogwood with diamond charm. My mother always plants dogwoods, they’re her favorite and always remind me of her.
I love the initials!! But I would start with the mom charm! The XOX charm is a close second!
my favorite is the pave bumble bee.
i liked her FB page and followed her on Insta. love her charms. thanks for sharing her with us.
As a mom of 5, I am DROOLING over then combination necklace… with of course 5 initial charms for each of my babied! Lovely! D, C, M, E, and E. For all 5, they each have 5 letters in their name! 🙂
Love it all! My favorite is probably the opal stacking ring though. Just started following Helen on Instagram too. She’s got lovely pictures!
I would love to win the Mom charm
necklace. Helens pieces are beautiful! It’s so beautiful. I just became a Mom 1 week ago and it’s been the happiest week of my life! My husband and I are so blessed with our new baby girl and are completely in love. Being a Mother is the best journey and I’m so excited for what’s ahead!
My baby plays with my necklace while she nurses too. An I vividly remember playing with one of my moms necklaces while she held me. Very nostalgic for me! I love the initial charms to represent my new little one.
Happy Mother’s Day! As a mom of 5, I am DROOLING over the combination necklace… with 5 initial charms for each of the pieces of my heart! D C M E E. Each of our 5, all have 5 letters in their name…
Ps. I’m following Helen on Instagram! 🙂 XOXO
I adore her jewellry, eventyrlig is so delikate an beautiful! I could start a collecction<3
Mum charm for sure with the letter A for my beautiful son.
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What a touching post. This is my first Mother’s Day as a mama. I had my beautiful baby girl, Audrey, just 3 weeks ago. I absolutely love the A charm with a diamond, as diamond is Audrey’s birthstone (April). What a lucky little girl to have diamond as her birthstone 🙂
I also have followed Helen on Facebook and Instagram.
I love the baby heart stud earrings, so simple and beautiful!
<3 the turquoise stacking gemstone ring!
I love the ‘E’ alphabet ring with diamond, as it is the first initial of my sweet daughters name 🙂
The paw print charm and the mom charm were definitely meant to be worn together since I have 2-legged and 4-legged children!
I really love the white gold & garnet earrings. It’s my birthstone but also are so simple & special at the same time. I’ve recently taken a jewelry making class using precious metal clay & these designs are great inspiration. I’ve followed Helen on Instagram & liked her page on Facebook too! Happy Mothers Day❤️
I’m in love and so drawn to the golden birthday rings. I saw it on the opening website page and instantly thought of my mom and best friend who share the same birthday as each other and both who’s favorite color is yellow. Both ladies are my absolute favorite human beings.
I love the classic alphabet charms, I would love to get them for my mom, my role model and my rock. My mom works hard as a flight attendant and calls me daily to tell me about how she bragged about my sister and I to another passanger. Even now that my sister and I are in our 20’s, we still call our mom “mama” or “mama bird” and I appreciate the bond that my mom, sister, and I can share as women in or adult years. Truly special, thank you for the beautiful post.
The peice that I’m drawn to is Key to my Heart. Such a simple but beautiful necklace that can have multiple meaning for the loves of your life.
Love the mini key charm and the crescent moon.
My daughter holds the key to my heart and this would mean the world to me to have. The moon is for her favorite book – goodnight moon
I am also following Helen Ficalora on Instagram and FB.
Ohhh I so love HF pieces. The classic initials are certainly a favorite but the Dogwood ring is to die for too!
Please, let me win. Love the birthstone charms for me on Mother’s Day.
My first child is 5 months old and named Evelyn. I have 2 charms on a necklace with my abd my husband’s initials. We need an “E” to complete our set! 🙂
I smiled when I read this post as I too have always loved snooping through my mom’s treasures. I am a new momma to a beautiful baby girl and hope to have my own special treasures to pass along to her someday. Helen Ficalora’s pieces are classicly beautiful. I especially love the
Good Luck combo necklace. Thanks for sharing!
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The gold initial charms are so cute!
I dreamed of getting a Helen Ficalora necklace as a push present…I would love a “C”and December birthstone to honor the birth of my heart on Christmas Eve!
I love the alphabet charm, letter ‘J’ for the loves in my life:)
I also followed HF on Fb and Instagram
Moon with three stars and diamonds. 3 of us siblings. ..
I also wear Helen Ficalora charms around my neck every day – I love them. The one I’m coveting is the one you’re giving away, actually. I love that her charms are timeless and simple and the noise they make as they move against each other is lovely. ❤️
Love the Mom and Alphabet charms in F for my son and E for my own Evangeline 🙂
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I love the stacking rings!! Would love to add one to my wedding set in honor of our first-born in November!
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I’m loving the Mom disk necklace….perfect for Mother’s Day for my daughter who is the best mom to my beautiful grandsons!
I love the ‘Mom Heart Love’ necklace. I just became a mom for the first time 9 weeks ago and never knew how full my heart could be! This simple and beautiful necklace seems to sum up my life perfectly right now!
I really like the love’s luck necklace. It’s sweet and reminds me of my husband who always playfully jokes about my Irish heritage. 🙂
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I love the Spring has Sprung combo necklace! All of her jewelry is so pretty. I’m lusting over the diamond stack rings, too!
My wife and I each have a necklace with two of her charms: one letter for each other’s initial, and one with the letter J for our two-year-old son. My wife gave birth to our twins two months ago and now we want to buy two more charms each, for each our of twins’ initials. We’re excited to have a fuller home and necklaces with twice as many charms as before to represent our little (bigger now!) family!
I love that these pieces are available in white gold as well as yellow(I’m a white gold/silver girl). The paw print charm went right to my heart as we are waiting on some test results regarding our much loved pup!
I love the starfish! My mother and I love going to the beach together. There have been many day trips to the beach just the two of us. I will always cherish those memories with her. Thanks for doing this contest!
Love the combinations necklace with the mom theme- would love to have my sweet daughters initials w me every day. Beautiful collection!
I love all of the paw print charms. My relationship with my pets and my love for animals is one of the most important things to me that I want to pass down to my daughter one day.
I love the “LOVE” DISK CHARM!
The alphabet charm is so simple and lovely!
I love the alphabet charms with the single diamond! They are so simple and elegant. I just had my first child about a week after Evvie was born. Love seeing the pictures of her and the rest of your family! Also, I followed Helen on fb and ig.
I am in love with the pink gold pave initial charm to celebrate the adoption of our little girl Leland. We’re waiting on our court date to make this perfect little girl ours forever. What a special treasure to wear and to be able to pass on your children. This will be worn with love and knowing that she was placed with us for a reason makes giving her heirloom pieces all the better.
I love the spring has sprung combination. I think it would be a sweet piece of jewelry for my daughter and I to share. We currently live in the south and it reminds me of where we have spent the last three years.
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I love the smushy heart charm, and the palm tree charm. Because my family was able to go on vacation for the first time ever this year and we went where the palm trees are. The kids loved it so much.
I’m definitely most drawn to a letter initial charm for a necklace. They’re so cute. Thanks for doing a giveaway!
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I love the paw charm. As your family has embraced Theo as a very important part of your life, my yorkie Pebbles was with mine. Unexpectedly in October we lost her and a very big part of my heart went with her. Wearing the charm would keep her close to me and to touch it would be as if I were touching her. Although Pebbles will always be in my heart, I miss her every minute of every day. The happiness our four pawed children give us is unexplainable. Thank you for your consideration.
I LOVE these necklaces. Timeless style! My favorite is the Essentials necklace. Like you, I have four young kids and so many of the charms symbolize our little group as we stick together through life. I have one daughter and three sons so having the special bond with my daughter makes this post so special to read!
I love all the jewelry that I’ve seen but the angel wing really did it for me. It represents the bond that I shared with my grandmother. She was my best friend and I’ve struggled with her passing for some time. The wing would be that little extra piece of her that I could wear being I don’t have much from her.
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Although I do wear necklaces occasionly, I am NEVER without earrings. Love the garnet dangle earrings
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J alphabet charm with diamond in white gold to represent my first son who is 5 months old!
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Following Helen on Instagram! 🙂
The necklace charms are all so stunning. I love the Alphabet Ones where I would have a K & R. I also love the dog paw one as I just lost my first dog companion of 12 yrs. A few months ago. I think that who ever gets the chance would appreciate any, as they are so simple and beautiful for everyday wear.
I love the Letter M for my beautiful sweet Maggie.
These Helen Ficalora pieces are gorgeous. I love the alphabet charm with one diamond. It is a beautiful classic look and I love the way the charms look when they are stacked. The fact that these charms are so classic and timeless, makes them so versatile and beautiful heirlooms one day! Thank you for the chance to win one!
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I love these!! I really like the cut out heart and dragonfly.
I have always wanted the necklace that you are wearing in the pictures above, I mean for at least 10 years if not more! I have three beautiful children who are now 19, 15 and 13 what a great way to have a piece of them with you all day 🙂
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I love the initial charms! I would get one for each of my kiddos.
The Horseshoe charm in Sterling because I have a special place in my heart for horses. Their majestic beauty and intelligence are astounding.
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I would love The Z alphabet charm necklace. Z is my son’s initial. I also love the moon and stars charm.
I am a huge necklace fan! I wear one daily. I love the mom heart love necklace and the good luck necklace. Would love to have one to pass on to my daughter! 🙂
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I adore the small paw print charm! Although we are expecting our first baby this October (YAY!), our first child will always be Benny (shih tzu). We adopted him May of 2012, and since day 1, we knew he belonged to us! <3
I love the hamsa mini charm. The hamsa represents protection, and I love the idea of wearing a charm that has a bigger meaning.
I love the letter “k” for my 5 month old baby girl. And also represents my husbands first initial as well.
Love the heart mom love necklace and the stacking rings!
All of the HF pieces are beautiful! I love how delicate and simple they are! Two that I’m drawn to are the Mom Heart Love necklace and the Love takes flight necklace. Being a mom and also having the last name Love, I can’t help but want to fill my wardrobe and house with all things “love!”
I don’t have FB, but I follow on IG! Thanks so much for the chance 🙂
I follow Helen on Instagram !
call me simple, but i like the “e” alphabet charm in sterling silver. 🙂
I follow Helen on Facebook!
I followed Helen Ficalora on Facebook!
I’d never Helen before or her amazing jewelry. I’m obsessed now! Love all the charms but my favorites are the horse shoe charms. 🙂
Now following her on FB and insta.
Thinking of my mother, I am really drawn to the love takes flight combination necklace. Not only does it have three charms (I am one of three children), but the bird is a symbol of my mothers maiden name. I immediately thought of her when I saw it. I also followed Helen on Instagram and Facebook!
I love the alphabet charms! I could have 2, one for my furry dog Seamus and my 9 month old Caden. Love following your posts as we have babies not far apart in age 🙂
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Love the pave charm with an “M”!!
I’m about to become a first-time mom in just a few weeks (!), and have been thinking about the perfect memento of my child to wear at all times, and these charms are just beautiful. I love the simple initial charms, with or without the diamond. So special!
I “liked” Helen Ficalora on Facebook! (Which may be dangerous to see in my FB feed!! haha!)
Love all her charms. I have been eyeing the forever. I especially like the MOM charm as well as the spring collection.
I also am now following Helen Ficalora on Instagram – thanks for the giveaway! My fingers are crossed!!
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I love the rose gold initial charms representing each of my girls. I wear them daily no matter what my outfit looks like and my girls love to look at their charm and tell me which one is ‘theirs’. I tell them one day they will get to wear it as well.
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I love the baby diamond earrings (in white gold). My birthday is May 6th. What a wonderful gift it would be to win.
I would love to receive a pave p alphabet charm for our last name, a diamond J for our son, a mom charm and a good luck charm to wear together on a gold chain. So pretty!
I also follow you on Instagram. What lovely pictures.
I am a mother of two and have two sisters as well. There have been soooo many times I’ve talked to my Mom now and said “NOW I understand!!” Girls are a fun and unbelievably challenging ride. I wouldn’t change a single thing though!
I love the mom charm and what it means. It’s so beautiful I have never seen this line of jewelry before and would be so excited to be able to receive it for mothers day!
The garnet ring is so simplistic. It reminds me of my beautiful Grandmother who sadly is going through dimentia. She and I share a birth month, I’ve always had a very special bond with her.
I love the heart cutout charm with the diamond. It is simple yet so pretty and it reminds me of my mom and how big her heart is. She shows so much love for her family and others and I am blessed to have her as my mom. Her birthday is on Mother’s Day this year and this would be extra special to have for her
I also followed Helen on Instagram. Thanks!
Love the mom charm and the dangle earrings!
Love charm is beautiful
All the charms are beautiful… I would pick the heart cutout charm with diamond <3
Love the “Mother” Tee – what a perfect gift for May 10!
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In love with the spring has sprung combination! Especially the bee as it is the meaning of my name. I love how Helen’s charms are the perfect size to provide a little sparkle without being overbearing. Following her on Fb and instagram too!
The Opal Gemstone Stacking ring is gorgeous!
I love the alphabet charm necklace! Would love for new baby I had and my puppy and hubby. Beautiful necklaces you can pass on!
I followed Helen Ficalora on Facebook.
I follow Helen Ficalora on Instagram.
Love the alphabet charm, “C” for my baby girl. Also love the paw print for our sweet pups.
I would love to start a necklace w/ my son’s initial.
I love the celestial charm in the combo charms. Gorgeous!
I love the Shine On necklace – it has the Mom pendant, which stands out to me along with the sun. It reminds me of my kiddo, I miss him while I’m at work during the day so I have a few necklaces with his initials on them so I feel like i have a connection to him always. 🙂
When I was a child I was never into my mother’s jewerly but my daughter is. She is a girly-girl to the fullest and I never thought of a beautiful tradition of passing down something she could always remember me by. I really love the M pendant ( my daughters initial) with the single gem and the feather pendant.
Love love love the dogwood flower ring. Timeless and elegant. Heart.
I absolutely love hearts! I have a few heart pieces, one I wear regularly bc my husband bought it for me when I have birth to our first child. I never take it off and he will pretty much hold onto it when he is falling asleep or nursing. The heart cutout charm is beautiful in sterling silver. The simple L charm is wonderful as well, for Lincoln. Even though I may not have a daughter (yet) I would still pass this on to him if he wanted it-say for his family one day….
Love the mom charm, I would gift it to my mom!
I am not a mother, yet. I know I am only 25, but I will have to work harder than anyone I know to start my family. I am finishing a second degree to make sure that I have financial stability ( or as close as possible) to be able to care for my children to the fullest. I wear a gold necklace with a family emblem on my neck every single day. It’s pretty big and everyone asks about it. I would love to have something as special to me, but that is smaller and more personal. Most of the jewelry I looked at from the website is gorgeous. I would love having any of it!
The Sun Cutout Charm for sure… It reminds me of a little secret – a small tatoo on the top of my left food… My dad was not happy when I brought it back with me from my semester abroad… My mom loved it… 🙂
The first piece of Helen Ficalora I bought was the tiny heart locket . I have give one to my daughter and granddaughter.
I think the Love Takes Flight is sweet and I’d add a simple J for my daughter.
I love the necklace with your children’s initials on them! I also love the necklaces with the combination of charms on them!
What I love most about Helen Ficalora’s collection is the simplicity of her designs allow anyone wearing it to look effortlessly accessorized! I personally love the PAVE “P” ALPHABET CHARM with the FINE CHAIN in 14K YELLOW GOLD. Simply gorgeous!
What a beautiful idea! I love her simple discs with initials, and also the big feather mini charm.
Love the essential combination
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Absolutely love the “A Mother’s Love” combination 🙂 Would love to win one for mother’s day as there is no way I could afford that beautiful combination right now.
I followed on facebook and instagram as well!
What I love most about the Helen Ficalora collection is the simplicity of the charms allow anyone wearing it to look effortlessly accessorized. The PAVE “P” ALPHABET CHARM is simply gorgeous.
My Mom is my most favorite person in the whole wide world and absolutely would love to see her in, “A Mother’s Love”. Through all of our life’s trials and tribulations, she is always my constant.
Following on fb and ig- love the cut out heart charm for necklace! And the diamond chain- it would go with everything!
Does your shirt say “MOTHER”? If so, I must know where you got it!
Mom charm with diamond. Being a mom (and grandma) is everything to me.
loves luck is just a stunning piece by Helen
The alphabet charms are stunning! So simple and beautiful. Anything monogrammed with an initial is personal and a refreshing way to showcase the important people and moments in your life.
Love these charms! ❤️
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I love your posts – I’m not a mom yet but I’m bookmarking many of these for when that day comes.
My mom lost her mother (my dear Bobie) this past January, just a a week shy of the 48th anniversary of her dad’s passing. My mom was the primary caregiver for my 91-year-old grandmother, and I’ve learned the true meaning of unconditional love from the way my mom cared for her mom. It’s something I hope to be able to do one day.
This will be the first Mother’s Day for my mom without her mom, and I know it’s going to be so difficult. I was drawn to the “Mimi” disk charm. While she was known as “Ma” and “Bub” to her kids and grandkids, Mimi was my grandmother’s name and it was a household name around the community.
I want this Mother’s Day to be special for my mom. Even though her mom is no longer with us, I want her to know how much her own children love her.
Love the “S” charm for my daughter!
I love the initial charms, I would love to have them for my 4 kids.
I love the Pave Bee Mini Charm, so cute, and the state insect of Louisiana!
My mother passed away from cancer in February of this year. A few days prior to her passing, she spoke of seeing beautiful butterflies. So, the butterfly charm would have to be my favorite. Although, I already think of her every moment of every day, having this charm would remind me that she’s always with me in spirit.
Beautiful stuff! I would love the V charm with diamond to celebrate my little girl!
I really love the necklaces! All of the charms are awesome, but the bit of luck combo is the best. Followed Helen on fb and instagram!
I would love one of these necklaces! I would make my own combination with my kids birthstones (which I’ve always wanted to do!) I like the flower charms especially!
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I love the Long Island charm. I grew up there and still long to return. You can take the girl out of LI, but never LI out of the girl!
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Beautiful jewelry indeed. I am drawn to the pave bee mini charm. Not sure why, I just keep going back to it. 🙂
I love the simple Mom charm w/ diamond.
Loving her diamond disc stud earrings. An everyday staple that I would never take off! All of her pieces are so lovely!
I love the mom charm with the diamond. They are all so sweet. I’d love to have one of these once my second girl is born, one that has both my girls’ initials.
The rose gold “A” charm speaks to me the most- for my daughter Audrey. I haven’t worn necklaces for a while for fear she’d break them, but I think it’s time again. I follow Helen on both Instagram and Facebook as well!
the Good Luck charm necklace is simple but so beautiful. everyone can use a bit of luck. it helps when it’s stunning. 🙂
I love the simplicity of the mini birthstone charms.
Hi Jessica! I love your post, I’ve thought a lot about the same thing and admired most the necklace my grama wears. She has a gold locket with a diamond set inside a star, and all over it are little indentations from her chewing on it as a baby! I love those tiny heirloom pieces that are beautiful in many more ways than their look. Family treasures are the best. I wear certain pieces daily that my son likes to tug and twist and play with while I hold him, some I don’t even take off. Ever, hah. I would be so gratefully blessed to add a Helen Ficalora necklaces to my sweet little collection of family gems and creations I’ve collected over time. I love the moon with three stars and the J alphabet charm for my son Jaxon. And I started following Helen Ficalora on Instagram too, I’m so glad I saw your post about her because I had never heard of her before and her jewelry is absolutely beautiful!
Love the “a mothers love” combination.
I love that everything is so personal – especially the alphabet and birthstone charms! It is a great way to wear a symbol of what you love at all times. The paw print charm is super cute too!
Following both ig & fb for HF. =)
Love the alphabet charms in pink gold- would love to do the same thing, wearing an initial for each child that they can latch onto while nursing or cuddling! I wear the same small charm necklace every day and have for 17 years, love the idea of changing it up to a new one!
I love the stacking rings! Would love to have a couple, especially the one with the diamond.
Hi Jessica! I’ve followed you on Instagram for some time now and I dearly admire the grace and openness of motherhood you express to us all! I love this post and have always thought about those things because I’ve admired for a long time the necklace my grama wears. It’s a gold locket with a diamond set in a star and all over the locket are little indentations from where my grama chewed on it as a baby! I love family heirlooms and the meaning and beauty they hold that is much deeper than their appearance. Family gems are the most precious treasures. I’ve collected heirlooms and handcrafted pieces from my loved ones over time that my son likes to twist, tug, and stare at. Some I don’t even take off, ever, hah! I would be gratefully blessed to add one of Helen Ficalora’s necklaces to my sweet little worn collection. I’m in love with the moon and three stars and the J alphabet charm for my son Jaxon. I also started following her on Instagram, I had never heard of her before but I’m glad I saw your post because her jewelry is absolutely beautiful!
I’m one of 7 kids and my mom JUST lost her old charm bracelet with all of our initials on it the other day and she was devastated. This would be the PERFECT mother’s day gift to her! She has a very simple jewelry style (practical for a mama of 7!), so I think she would love the one you have!
Following on FB and IG!
The Mom charm is beautiful! I really love the opal ring, I’m usually not a fan of opals (my birthstone) but the ring is lovely!
I followed Helen on Instagram 🙂
I liked Helen’s facebook page 🙂
I love the pave diamond charms (Z, M) and the paw print disc on a medium chain. They’re all so beautiful that you really can’t go wrong!
I love the alphabet charms; simple, beautiful and classy!
I also follow Helen Ficalora on Facebook and Instagram
I LOVE Helen Ficalora. My favorite Helen Ficalora piece is the heart cut-out charm. It is simple and classic.
i love the rose gold flower charms. I have charms with both of my girl’s initials, I love that the oldest’s is slightly larger and flatter from her playing with it while nursing and cuddling. I also follow Helen on FB and Instagram.
Followed on Instagram
i love Helen Ficalora & especially the heart cut-out piece.
I followed on instagram & facebook
Liked on Facebook
I love the Essential necklace. It encompasses my life perfectly. It’s amazingly beautiful. Helen Ficalora is truly talented!
I love “Good Luck” and “spring has sprung”.
This is such a sweet post. I’m drawn to the turquoise stacking ring. I’ve raised my kids by myself for 21 years and my oldest is graduating from college. I’ve been thinking about treating myself to a lovely ring as a symbol of self-love and pride in the absence of a husband all these years.
I like Helen on facebook and instagram
All of her pieces are amazing; sweet and understated. I particularly love the diamond disk stacking ring in pink gold.
Thank you for sharing your life with us. Your posts make my day!
I am following Helen on Facebook!
I adore the dog paw charm – We welcomed our puppy in September and he is such a sweet member of our family!
I am following Helen on Instagram – great photos!
love the initial charms! have them for each of my kids and have never taken it off since they were each born!
Beautiful sentiment, beautiful jewerly…would be honored to wear “mom” <3
Love takes flight is my favorite.
My favorite piece my husband got me when we had our third and surprise baby girl!! He didn’t want to exclude the other 2 children so he got me the crown with 3 little diamonds!! The crowns has three diamonds, one for each of our children and the other 2 points represent us!! Love HF!!
I love them all, but my favorite was “The Essential,” the name explains it all! It is exquisitely beautiful and encompasses everything that is special to me and I would love to hand it down to my future daughter.
(I followed on Instagram + Facebook too!)
The paw print charm for my rescue Pit Bull baby girl.
It is the Helen Ficalora sand dollar mini charm that I most relate to and would be honored to wear. As a child, my grandparents lived in Florida and I would spend all of my summers there. While it is a very long time ago, the memories, smells and sounds of the beach with my grandmother are still strong in my mind and my being. One of the things that my grandmother would love to do with me was to walk the beach and look for sand dollars. She collected sand dollars and would treat them almost like figurines and display them throughout her apartment. I would love to pick them up and shake them to hear the sand in them. A Helen Ficalor sand dollar mini charm would allow me to show that memory to everyone and tell the story again and again.
The “mom heart love” necklace is gorgeous!
I love the Spring Has Sprung charm combo –my father is a beekeeper – makes me think of him!
Following on FB and Instragram
I love the charms, especially the Mom one where I can add to it for each child. It’s been something I’ve wanted since becoming a Mother and well, my kiddos needs will always come before my wants in life.
I love the Amethyst Cabochon Charm and of course the Alphabet Charms. Her things are so beautiful, it’s hard to pick just one!
I’m most drawn to the Alphabet charm necklaces and birthstone pieces (the letter O for my daughter and her November birthstone). I always admired my mother’s charms that she wore of my birthstone (sapphire), as well as both of my brothers (emerald). Unfortunately, all of my mother’s jewelry, from diamonds to charms, to fashion jewlery was stolen recently. It has been devastating to see her so distraught over it- not for the money value of her loss- it’s the sentimental value of the jewlery being passed down to her that is now gone. I hope to build my own collection of sentimental pieces one day, but i’d rather pick a charm necklace for her so she could have something meaningful to her again.
I find myself continuously drawn to HF’s classic gold alphabet charm necklaces. Most recently while watching Girlfriends Guide to Divorce (Googled it!). Classic and timeless. Totally fits my New England style and love the layer effect! I’ve got one little guy now, he’s the fifth so I’d choose a ‘V’ to represent him. We’re having another little one (gender is a surprise!) at the end of the summer so I’d be looking forward to adding another charm. What’s not to love?!
NOTE: Following on both Instagram & Facebook
I follow Helen on Facebook. 🙂
I love all of her charms! So simple and beautiful.
A piece of helen ficalora jewelry that I am most drawn to are the dogwood stud earrings. After having my son, I began my Helen Ficalora collection and saw the dogwood charm and thought how pretty it was so I added to necklace. Later, I decided to do some research on the dogwood flower and learned that it is a symbol for sacrifice. I thought to myself how appropriate it was to be wearing such a symbol around my neck next to the initials of the most important people in my life since i would indeed sacrifice anything for them. Anyhoo….i love the dogwood charm and am drawn to the earrings because I think it would round out my little collection nicely. Plus it would serve as a constant reminder that my family always comes first.
Beautiful, all of it. The rings are my favorite. I’ve been searching and searching for a way to keep my three babies close to my heart–I’ve decided to start collecting a special ring for each one of them, to wear now, and pass down later!
Loving the mom charm (just had our first baby in October)
Following on instagram! (I don’t have Facebook)
I love her charms as they hold as much meaning as they do beauty. With 5 children age 5 to 20 the mom charm would mean a great deal.
I love the simple elegance and intimacy of the alphabet charms and the charms with diamonds. I would love to have the necklace and have been pining for such a piece for a while but hadn’t found one that suited me with quality and affordability. I also have a third baby coming in four weeks so this would be so wonderfully timed 🙂
I’ve liked Helens Facebook and Instagram pages and look forward to seeing more of her artistry. I hope to win!
As a new mother, I would like to have jewelry I can pass on to my daughter. These pieces are great! I’ve been looking for something to have with my daughter’s initial. The “E” charm is simple and beautiful. amd the “paws” are great for my first “fur-baby.”
Such a special thing to remember loved ones with. I love the 18 inch with a flower charm and my sweet grammas birthstone. I follow HF on both. Great giveaway!
I love the spring has sprung set! Gorgeous! Following on Facebook and Instagram.
Love the initial charms. Would love a set with my girl’s initials.
I love the modern key mini charm..so sweet!
I love the angel wings and love charms. ❤️ Beautiful photos!!
Also following on Facebook and Instagram!
the G charm 🙂 thanks!
Since having my first baby 7 months ago, I have been talking about getting a band to add to my wedding set for each child I have…with the intent that I would some day pass down their band to each of them. I have only a few pieces from my grandmothers and felt as you do that I’d like to have my own pieces to pass on.
Thanks for the post to add inspiration for the collection of a different kind of special piece. I love the idea of the intial of each child. Her pieces are simple and beautiful.
I really love the birthstone range, especially the diamond flower charm. I have never heard of Helen Ficalora before, but am now following her on Instagram and Facebook! Gorgeous and meaningful jewellery. 🙂
Love the moon one for me my mom and my sister 🙂 would love to send this to my mom as she’s in NY this year and I’m in Florida!!
I LOVE all of her stuff but I adore the Celestial combination charm necklace.
I followed on Instagram and Facebook. 🙂
I love the puffy baby heart charm. It means so much to me that these little gifts (babies) are given to us to care for and love.
I love the alphabet charm necklace with diamond! I would love to wear one in honor of my absolutely scrumptious 3 kiddos!! Their initials are CCN.
I’ve been looking at HF’s jewelry quite a bit after reading one of your posts, stating that you rarely take off the necklace…I LOVE the alphabet charms for the initials of my 2 children. Also, love the Mother, angel wing, hummingbird, and butterfly charms! They are all gorgeous! :o)
I have to say that I love the bee charm. My 3 YO daughter has recently taken to singing “Busy busy bumblebee won’t you say your name for me” while we giggle about naming ourselves, parts of our bodies and her imaginary friends. Also, it’s one of the guaranteed ways I can get my 6 MO son to smile by making my index finger a bee that buzzes around and lands on his nose, chubby tummy, etc.
Also, you need to tell us where you got that dress! It’s beautiful!
Beautiful charms! I love the pave alphabet charm, especially the letter M for my baby Maggie!!
I’m following on Facebook and IG again.
Thanks for the introduction to HF jewelry. I had not previously seen her work, and now I am enamored. I love the simplicity and classic look of the charmed necklaces-specifically the alphabet pieces…I will be saving my pennies for the A & E, at current.
I also am now following HF on FB and IG as well.
Love HF’s initial charms!!
I love the beach retreat one! My mom and I vacation with my two daughters every summer in Capitola. This summer will be our 5th year. Building great memories with my girls and they get to spend fun time with grandma!
I love the initial necklace! It’s simple and refined. Like you said, it looks great with everything (btw, I love that dress too! Where did you get it?)
Thank you! Dress is Rachel Pally. I wore it pregnant with Evvie 🙂
The stacking rings and initial charm necklaces are beautiful!
Following Helen on Insta and fb! Xo
I absolutely love Helen Ficalora as well! I love her initial charms (with my children’s initials) and absolutely everything else! My son picked out the lady bug charm for my 40th, which holds special meaning for me. I can’t wait to “carry on the tradition” and buy my daughter her own Helen Ficalora necklace one day!
I love the initial charms! So simpleband pretty!
I LOVE the Celestial set!! What a gorgeous combination. I may definitely have to start saving my pennies for that one. I am definitely following Helen on Facebook and Instagram. Jewelry is sometimes the most subtle way to express yourself. Beautiful things. Thank you for sharing your story. Our childhood is what makes us who we are.
I love all of Helen’s pieces, there so delicate, I just want them all! But, the alphabet charm with diamond in white gold would definitely be my first choice.
Also following Helen on both Facebook and IG!
I love the letter charms. They’d make a great mother’s day gift for my mom!
The daisy ring is a dream! And the paw print disc is just adorable! I could wear that every day! I love that you mentioned the weight of these pieces. It’s so hard to tell when ordering online.
Absolutely love the crescent moon charm. My son has loved the moon as long as he could recognize what it was. Very simple and elegant.
Wow, what beautiful jewelry! I love the initial charms with the diamond & the birthstones. What a special giveaway!!
I really loved Helens gemstone stacked rings. But really I love Everything ..her. Jewelry is so unique and original.
I love the mom charm and the open sun. Thank you for sharing!
I really love the mom piece, I would love it for my mom. I am drawn to the love takes flight for myself!
Also following on IG and fb!
The mom charm you are giving away speaks to me the most right now. In my life, I am most proud of our successful creation of a blended family. We lost one member last year (a beautiful step-daughter to breast cancer), so a close runner up would be her initial C! All in all, her pieces are beautiful! Thank you for the introduction!
Following Helen on FB!
I woud love to get the chance to win this necklace! I am also drawn to the “Love” Disk Charm.
Forgot to mention why. This would symbolize the love I have for my wife. just like the beauty the charm holds, it symbolizing her inner beauty forwards me and everyone around her 🙂
I too am following on IG and facebook.
Followed on Instagram (@geckogirl5)
I followed Helen on Facebook (Serena Spee)
I forgot to add that I’m following HF on facebook and Instagram as well. 🙂
I’m a new follow on FB and Instagram.
Beautiful, beautiful jewelry, would love to give three charms to my mom for Mother’s Day seeing as she recently lost her necklace with my siblings and I first letters, A, S, and J. Couldn’t think of a more perfect gift for my best friend! 🙂 just followed Helen on both Instagram and Facebook as well!!
Beautiful! I would love to do a cross charm for my mom for Mother’s Day.
I’m not sure if my first comment went through regarding the item Im drawn to. Please delete if it’s a repeat. I am drawn to helens Cherry Blossom diamond Flower Charm!
I would love to get the celestial charm necklace combination for my mother. Beautiful work!
Following by facebook
Following by instagram
I love the snake ring .
the essential is a must have combo of course:)
I think if I had to pick just one, I would choose the Hope charm. My husband and I struggled to have children, and when we weren’t able to, we went on the path of adoption. That process was emotional as well, and we had several heartbreaks. I kept hoping that everything would work out. (I would like to say I had faith, but my faith was faltering.) Then on July 1, 2014, a beautiful baby girl was born, and she is my everything. We’ve had her since day one, and she is the light of our lives. I wouldn’t change a thing.
My daughter introduced me to Helen Ficalora’s lovely jewelry. I havent purchased one, but if I did I would get the Garnet Dangle Earrings. All are great pieces.
I started following Helen Ficalora’s page on Facebook.
Opps I also started following on instagram
I’m following on IG!
I “liked” the facebook page.
I follow Helen’s instagram.
The simple alphabet letters are my favorite. Over the past 7 years I built up a collection for my mom to wear as each of my five nieces and nephews were born. I dreamed of the day I would be able to add my own child’s initial to her collection. Last November, after a long and difficult journey, my dream came true. I added the A to her necklace and received one for myself as a gift. My daughter already loves playing with it…she must know how special it is! 🙂
Such a beautiful post. Those things are irreplaceable. I am in love with the Pave Initial Charms. So beautiful and Simple.
Where is the Mother Tshirt from? I need it
I am drawn to the mimi Disk Charm. I would love to purchase this for my mother because this is the name my 2 year calls her. It warms my heart you have it as a choice. So much love <3
I love the charm necklace. So beautiful.
I love the Dragonfly charm, they have a special meaning for my mom and me, that I hope to also pass to my daughter 🙂
Hey Jessica! I am in love with the small paw print disk charm. Both my mom and I can’t imagine our lives without our German Shepard mix, Petey. I see so much of him in Theo, they both have such sweet faces and personalities. She and I love looking at your instagram pictures of Theo being a lovie to all your kids, they bring a smile to my moms face and mine. This charm would mean so much to here, I would be awesome to be able to surprise her with it. I also follow Helen Ficalora on instagram and Facebook.