Masha Shapiro’s first design for the collection was a locket bracelet. At present, the collection includes four different styles. The first reads ‘Remember Your Beloved.’ It features raised and recessed walls of spaced floral designs around the top and bottom rim of the hinged bangle and an oval locket top which is set with a matte onyx stone and the Beloved ™ logo heart. Within the hinged compartment you can keep photos and trinkets. There is one more locket bracelet and two hinged bangles, all crafted in 18K gold, enamel and hand finished.
Easy to wear and relatable for a diverse range of customers, our 18K rings, which you can wear one or three at a time are black enameled and on one side read mom, dad, sister, brother, friend, my love, grandma, grandpa, daughter, and son. “Next to the word is a 2mm gemstone, which evokes the feeling of what these people mean in our lives. For example, Grandma has a garnet for devotion, while dad has a white diamond and mom a pink diamond for enduring love. On the other side of the ring reads beloved. These rings are straight and round. With 16 in total, the other style is shaped like a ribbon around the finger and features different sayings that will help always keep the spirit of your loved ones with you everyday. Crafted with Love in the USA.
A collection of fine jewelry to commemorate or celebrate family, friends and all who are beloved in our lives.
Masha Shapiro, the designer behind the collection and a licensed mental health counselor, lost her father when she was eight. After growing up and having a child of her own, she began searching for a piece that she could wear to commemorate her dad that “wasn’t a basic locket pendant. I wanted a piece that was more soulful and sentimental—a piece that would allow me to feel that I was wearing his memory.” Shapiro says. She added the tagline I Wear Your Memory ™, which is inscribed on the outside of a few of the signature bracelets.
Shapiro gives a nod to old world charm and workmanship and the feeling of antique memorial jewelry with intricate chasing, black enamel and hand finishing. Yet her pieces offer cleaner more wearable and fashionable 18K gold versions of Gothic letters to create hinged bangles, locket bracelets and contemporary styles of necklace rings.
But as she was designing the collection she noticed that her friends wanted pieces they could wear to celebrate those they were separated from by distance or simply as a love token. “I am so happy that the meaning of the collection grew to have even more significance than my original concept with women who are connecting to the pieces in their own very special ways.” And, unlike purchasing an antique memorial piece, all of the styles in this collection can have your own loved ones names, dates or quotes and saying inscribed on the underside.
“I could not find anything that would commemorate my father and my love for him that I could wear everyday or which would hold a little charm that he gave to me before he passed away. I had seen memorial jewelry from the past, but these pieces didn’t speak of my father. Instead however beautiful they were, they related to other people’s lives and losses.” After researching the period pieces, Shapiro knew she wanted to capture similar feelings but in a small collection that would be relevant to people like her, who wanted to ensure that our beloved’s memories are always close to our hearts. ”Beloved ™ does just that and more…
“It celebrates the great loves in our lives: husband, wife, mother, father, daughter, son and sister and brother,” says Shapiro.
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Please note that all rings can be inscribed with loved ones initials, name and dates. All necklace rings are a size 5 and are available on a 16” 18K gold cable chain. For additional lengths, weights and retail prices, please contact us.