“We are a group of 6 friends who met at the pre-school gates about 14 years ago and have grown up together as our children also have! We are now firm friends, again as our children are and all live close by in our lovely village.
Although we don’t meet at the pre-school or even school gates any longer we all get together on a Friday evening, whoever can make it, for ‘Friday Fizz, Fizzy Fridays, Friday Fizz @ 5, we all have our own name for it, showing our individuality!! This evolved from Friday breakfast after lockdown 1 prevented us meeting at our favourite café every Friday morning. We started on zoom, moved to having walks, to meeting in our gardens, even through mid-winter with firepits and patio heaters!
This year marks the first year that most of us are reaching the milestone birthday of 50 glorious years! And to celebrate I had the idea that we all buy each other a semi-matching bangle. We are all very individual and very different and so each chose a variation of a theme for our own bangle, different stones, different shape, different engravings but with one central message, and we will all think of each other, each time we slide them on our wrists.
Lots of WhatsApps with each other followed and then emails and zoom meetings with Nicholas and then the designs and finishes were finalised, as always with Nicholas being marvellous and amazing and going above and beyond.
The very exciting day came when I collected them from the shop and as expected, they were gorgeous, perfectly crafted and beautifully presented in fabulous boxes, I couldn’t wait to have us all together to do the Grand Exchange. We had decided that we all couldn’t wait until our respective 50ths so we were all going to have them now to wear and enjoy. I found some lovely tote bags with our initials on them and after carefully figuring out who’s was who’s! popped them in the bags and hung them in a tree for us all to pick & open together. We all love them and wear them with love for the piece of stunning jewellery and love for each other.”
A huge great big thank you to Claire who took the time to write her lovely story and send over these beautiful pictures! We’re thrilled you’re happy with your new super-meaningful jewellery and are so honoured you chose us. What a wonderful way to gift them to each other too! So much thought and love. – The Wylde Team x