August 26, 2021 2 min read

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I had one of the toughest years of my life in 2019 and then right after moved into an unprecedented time with covid. It got me thinking and appreciating things anew. If you have been around Eileen M for a while you will know that we make jewellery that celebrates the beautiful everyday. Now I had an idea months ago; born out of loss and heartache. You see I lost my darling Dad. 

As devastating as that was one of the things that has remained with me from that period was the hugs I received, the love that was poured into me. It came from people in my immediate circle and from people in Eileen M community. I had people putting custom made orders on hold indefinitely saying take time to heal, we will be here later. I had strangers randomly messaging to check on me not just on the day but months after. I had no idea people could be so beautiful! That kindness will forever remain with me.

The irony is crazy, my Dad was a gentle soul, beloved by many. He loved people, enjoyed people and challenged me to do the same. It took losing him and seeing the people that he and my Mum have always gathered close, come around us. I suddenly started seeing some of the beauty in people that my parents took pains to point out simply and quietly. 

Right after this, the world went into a crazy pandemic period, again with such heart wrenching disaster. So many of us slowed down and looked at things anew, treasured things anew….If you look closely at the whole collection, you will notice that the metal seems to hug the stone in each piece. It’s deliberate, the ones we hold dear are never far from our hearts.

 

Single Gemstone Chain -Available

The everyday connections that define life can be so beautiful and rare, they carry an undefinable beauty much like the stones crowning each piece. I had no idea how but I wanted to celebrate those beautiful everyday connections. Each metal, each stone has a story. Each piece a very individual significance. 

Solitaire Single Gemstone ring

 Single Gemstone Ring

So the story of this collection is a special one, the ties that bind us are fragile, deep and dependent on a willingness to show up. We celebrate who are and how we love each other and what binds us together. Maybe by a piece with personal significance. 

When you browse these pieces; the single gem celebrating that special person or significant event,  the multi-stone piece with the family you choose to love… remember what it is that makes us human, what it is that brings us together.

CONNECTED COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE


16 Responses

Eileen
Eileen

September 05, 2021

Thanks so much Phumi!

Phumi
Phumi

September 04, 2021

Beautiful and heartfelt, a collection that will connect special souls. Love it already

Eileen
Eileen

August 28, 2021

Edna, I understand! Yes to glamorous😂 there are several big gemstones in the collection. Nice to hear that, thank you for the comment 😊

Edna
Edna

August 28, 2021

This really touched my heart, The other time i was in a gift shop looking to find something i could get in memory of my dad, im glad i can actually have something glamorous to put on ☺️This would also be a perfect birthday gift for my little sis upcoming birthday

Eileen
Eileen

August 27, 2021

Oh Kate, I’m happy to hear that😊. Thank you for taking a moment to post a comment.

Kate
Kate

August 27, 2021

Just reading this really touched my heart. Thank you for sharing this Eileen, this is truly special. Looking forward to seeing the full collection!

Eileen
Eileen

August 27, 2021

Steffanie, indeed beauty for ashes.Thanks 😊

Steffanie
Steffanie

August 26, 2021

There is beauty even in the pain. Loving the connection inspiration and looking forward to seeing what you have been working on!

Eileen
Eileen

August 26, 2021

Shasha, right?! Hugs are a simple thing we totally took for granted. Thanks so much

Eileen
Eileen

August 26, 2021

Jess you lovely human 🤗 Thank you so much!

Eileen
Eileen

August 26, 2021

Thanks so much Tamu and Tayla! excited about the launch

Shasha
Shasha

August 26, 2021

Heartfelt!
This Covid season has really made me appreciate physical hugs. Being able to be physically available for each other is such an underrated blessing. These pieces are beautiful reminders of that. Can’t wait to see the rest of the collection

Gemma
Gemma

August 26, 2021

This really resonates with me, since Covid hit; we have all had to slow down. It’s helped me to appreciate those around me more

Jessica
Jessica

August 26, 2021

Eileen, what a beautiful concept and such a treasured way to remember your dad and to share it so that we too can remember all our loved ones! This is truly special and I can’t wait to see it ❤

Tayla
Tayla

August 26, 2021

this sounds like a truly special collection!
Tamu
Tamu

August 26, 2021

I can’t wait to see it!!! Hope to spoil myself soon

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