Have you finished holiday shopping yet? I haven’t. I have three gifts for my husband, and that’s about it. I have two gift ideas for our son, and one for our daughter (depending on how much it costs). I did purchase gifts for my co-workers and my son’s girlfriend, which is great because I don’t have to run around looking for last minute gifts for them.
I honestly don’t want people to think that their gift was a last minute thought, which is why I am happy I already have gifts for my co-workers. I want my family and friends to know that I DID give a lot of thought about their gift, and that it’s not just any old gift you can grab at the last minute at a local department store.
One way to show the person you a gifting that you put a lot of thought into their gift, and took the time to create it, is by giving them a gift of personalized jewelry.
Over the years I have posted reviews for the brand Pictures on Gold. I have always loved their jewelry and I still wear the pieces I was sent to review. Each one is special to me and contains photos of the people who mean the most to me in this world like my husband, our children and my family.
Here are some of Pictures on Gold necklaces that I have. PLEASE NOTE – it’s not easy to get a great photo of the inside. They look scratched, but they are not. They look so much nicer in person.
This year I was fortunate to receive another beautiful piece of jewelry to review. I was sent one of their photo lockets.
This year I knew exactly what photos I wanted to have inside – a picture of me and my brother John, and a picture of my cousin John. Both of them died within a year of each other. My cousin John has been in my life since I was a baby. He was more like a brother to me than a cousin. As for my actual brother, it took me 28 years to find him and I lost him two years later in a car accident. My heart is forever broken with the loss of both Johns.
For privacy reasons, and out of respect for both families, I have “fuzzed out” the images of both Johns (my brother or my cousin). I left my image so you can see it.
On the front I have a special quote engraved on it. On the back I have my husband’s initials (since he’s a very special person in my life too). I tired to get a good photo of the quote, but the reflection from my photo interfered with it and it was hard to see in the photos.
The locket comes with your choice of a necklace.
The necklace and locket come in a beautiful box, ready to give to the lucky recipient. The necklace and locket can also be kept in the box for safe keeping.
Designing your own locket is an easy and unique process that let’s customers use their creativity to create the perfect locket. It’s super easy to do, and all the instructions are laid out before you so you never have to question what you are doing.
What I love most about the designing process (aside from how easy it is), is that you can see what your locket will look like in real time. That means you don’t have to wait for it to arrive to see the finished product. You can see how it will look before it’s processed right there on my desktop and/or mobile device.
You also get to design the front, back, inside left and inside right of the locket.
The whole locket is a blank canvas, just waiting for your personalization with images, text and/or clip art (they have plenty of clip art to choose from).
Here is a link to the whole process – Design Your Own Locket:
Here are the steps:
- Customize the FRONT SIDE of the Locket by selecting CLIP ART from any category.
- Proceed to the next step to add a PHOTO to the left side. Choose to upload the file. You can center it yourself.
- Proceed to the next step to add a PHOTO to the right side. Choose to upload the file. You can center it yourself.
- Click on the next step to add a PERSONAL MESSAGE on the reverse side.
- Click on next step and choose an 18 inch Sterling Silver BOX CHAIN with a lobster claw.
- Click on next step to PREVIEW the finished locket before you add it to the cart.
- In the preview mode you are able to see the completed locket
- If you would like to make changes you can then make changes.
You don’t have to worry if you think the image is not sitting properly in the locket on your screen. The people at Pictures on Gold will make sure the image fits in perfectly. They will remove any white background, however, if you would like the white background kept in the image, write that down in the “special instructions” section of the order.
If you happen to have two people in the image you are using that are spaced apart, the people at Pictures on Gold will enhance the photo and bring the people closer together.
The images you choose are not photos stuck inside the locket. They are done with a color laser or laser, making them 100% waterproof (unlike a paper photo that can’t get wet). The image is also scratch-proof and guaranteed for a lifetime. Even the text you create is done with a high definition laser engraver.
You might think that designing your own photo locket (or any other piece of photo jewelry on their site) would take forever to be made and shipped out to you. That is not the case at all. Believe it or not, most times the jewelry ships out in ONE DAY! That is pretty impressive if you ask me.
There are so many details about this gift that anyone would love to receive during the holiday season. Being able to Design Your Own Locket for a loved one makes it the ideal gift.
If a personalized photo locket is not what you’d like to gift someone, Pictures on Gold has many other great jewelry options to choose from.
Pictures on Gold carries regular lockets, personalized fingerprint jewelry, medical alert jewelry, religious medallions, sports themed jewelry, name jewelry and more. They also carry necklaces, rings (even a toe ring), bracelets, wedding bands and more.
If you are interested in checking out all that Pictures on Gold has to offer, visit PicturesonGold.com.
Would you like to gift someone personalized jewelry? If so, what kind?
Would you love to receive a photo locket from Pictures on Gold?
*I received a free sample product to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.