Archive for January, 2012

Memories Of A Summer Night

The heat of the day melts away into a balmy dusk.

Children, worn out from the day’s frolicking in the relentless waves, have donned their t-shirts and rolled up their pant legs to just below their knees.  Shoes are left lying where they were dropped as twilight approached.  They remain filled with sand.

It is a summer night.

The smell of barbeque lingers in the air as we set off for a walk along the beach.  The waves of earlier today have been subdued, and lap quietly against the wet sand.  The children have become almost as passive as the waves; their wild rollicking now a slow wandering.

They are content to amble, collecting rocks and shells along the way, returning some to the sea, and leaving others where they lay. Rock pools provide a source of fascination and discovery, beckoning the curious minds to explore and squeal in excitement, and sometimes, repugnance!

The warm air provides the perfect companion to the cool, damp sand, and a relief after the hot, hot day.

Unable to contain their excitement, and despite their tiredness from the intense activity of the day, we watch the children burst with renewed energy, racing in and out of the now cold ocean, squealing and laughing, barely avoiding getting their warm, dry clothes wet.

We laugh at their antics, and watch the bright orange sun disappear into the ocean miles away.

I catch what memories I can with my camera, but most remain in my head and my heart.

Caring For Your Pendants

While photo engraving is a beautiful reminder of someone or something special, there are ways of choosing and looking after your pendant to make sure you continue to get the best and most out of them. We supply all our pendants with a cleaning cloth and care instructions, but here are a few tips to keep in mind when it comes to choosing and maintaining your pendant.

Choosing the right thing for you

Over time, plated metal surfaces can tarnish or the plated coating can wear down. Even sterling silver can be prone to tarnishing and can cause some skin types to go black, along with the pendant. While this can be cleaned, we suggest that plated pendants are usually better as a key ring, bookmark or keepsake item.

If you’re thinking of having a jewellery piece photo engraved and planning on wearing it often, it’s usually worth investing in 9ct gold, which is designed to be worn.

Staying scratch free

As with any metal surface, your pendant may scratch if it comes into contact with or against other hard objects or surfaces.

Keep your pendant scratch free by:

• Avoiding wearing more than one necklace at a time – they can mark against each other
• Storing your pendant carefully, preferably in a jewellery cloth or case, without touching other pieces or items
• Keeping your pendant away from hard or metal edged items

To care for and prolong the life of your pendant, consider which option is best for engraving your photo on and then take the adequate measures required to properly care for your item. Doing this will ensure your pendant will stand the test of time and continue to serve as the perfect memory keepsake.