My friends Michele Lamy and Scarlett Rouge are the only duo I know that can pull off mother-daughter dressing.
This is on my mind because Mother’s Day is one month away. I’m not one for Hallmark holidays, but I admit to being a bit sentimental when it comes to family and the amulets we wear to keep them close: a crest, a monogram, a ring passed down over generations.
So when I was about to leave for a lunch this week with a friend who is a mother, I wondered if I could make her a present with some sort of family element to it. The result was this wrap bracelet, in metallic brown leather, with my friend’s birthstone in the middle–an amethyst–flanked by the birthstones of her two kids.
Well, almost. One of her kids was born in September, whose birthstone is sapphire. Not having a precious gem on hand, I used iolite, which is also called “water sapphire.” It has a wonderfully smoky indigo color.