What traditions or hobbies does your family share? Maybe you’re bonded by your heritage or your family name. Legacy or heirloom jewelry captures that.
Legacy jewelry is similar pieces of jewelry made just for your family. It can include diamonds or gems, either supplied by Fox Fine Jewelry, or heirloom gems. Heirloom jewelry is a great way for multiple family members to share heirloom diamonds and gems.
Legacy or heirloom jewelry can be designed to be worn by both men and women. The legacy design can also be used on different types of jewelry. For example, a ring for one person and a necklace for another, both with the same family design. Whatever you choose, legacy jewelry is shared by only your family.
Family coat of arms ring turned into a pendant.
To start, contact us or stop into Fox Fine Jewelry. You can share the experience with a sibling or other family member since it’s so special. If you have any jewelry or heirloom diamonds or gemstones you’d like to use, bring it with you. At Fox Fine Jewelry, we’ll work with you on a design that captures the love and the essence of your family.
Legacy Jewelry Stories
John wanted a really special jewelry gift for his wife. But over the years he’d wowed her with plenty of statement pieces. So we told him about legacy jewelry, and how he could memorialize his family’s name, heritage or memories.
John loved the idea! John has an artistic granddaughter, and he wanted her to be a part of the design team. So all together we decided on matching pendants, a style for both the men and women in his family, using each person’s birthstone, the letter “P” for the family’s name, and a compass rose for the boating trips his family took together.
John had given some really special jewelry in the past, but nothing was like giving his family’s legacy.
One Christmas a couple came in - their mother had recently passed. She wore one ring for decades, and while it wasn’t big and flashy, she loved it. And so did the five female heirs, so the couple came to Fox Fine Jewelry for advice.
We told her about legacy or heirloom jewelry, similar pieces of jewelry for each family member, usually created with special stones, symbols or maybe the family’s initial. The ring had enough diamonds for each woman to have one. It was perfect!
That year at Christmas, the five women opened their gifts and saw an identical necklace - two golden hands gracefully holding a diamond from the mother’s ring. What a precious memory and now all five can all share it together.
Beautiful angels made from mom's stones for each daughter to remember her by.
Barbara Haskins is the second generation of Ojai’s Heavenly Honey. Barbara grew up surrounded by bees and honey, and now her daughter Olivia is growing up in the business.
Barbara heard about legacy or heirloom jewelry and wanted a special pin for Olivia to wear during her Scottish dancing competitions. So three generations - Barbara, her mom, and Olivia - came into Fox Fine Jewelry. This pin would be an important gift from grandma to granddaughter, with Celtic knots and thistles to honor their Scottish heritage. Then, during the design process, Olivia, who is ten years old, touched everyone. She asked, “May I have bees on the pin? Bees are part of our family heritage too.”
These are the moments you never forget. And now Olivia’s pin forever holds these precious memories.
Olivia wearing her beautiful brooch after a dance recital.
Joyce’s family has lived locally for many generations, her grandpa and dad working together in their auto shop. When her dad passed, Joyce inherited his diamonds. She wasn’t sure just what to do with them until she heard about legacy jewelry from Fox Fine Jewelry. That was it!
We made Joyce infinity style necklaces, each cradling one of her dad’s diamonds. The Ferrar family loved them - so much that Joyce was soon back to Fox Fine Jewelry for more family members!
But now Joyce didn’t have enough diamonds!
So Joyce decided to be a part of the legacy by using diamonds from her jewelry. Now everyone in her family has a Ferrar legacy necklace, to enjoy today, and to pass down.