The Memory Box: Jewelry with a Story


Some relive memories through photos. Me? I reminisce through jewelry.

My grandmother always said jewelry tells stories, that it’s meant to be collected and loved – then passed down and loved again.  So every trip I take, I pick up some small bauble to remember it by. That Merino-glass pendant from the street vendor in Rome’s Trastevere. Those clinking little silver coin earrings from Lima. A teeny-tiny rose-gold-dipped shell from my annual summer trip to Cape Cod.

And when I’m not traveling? I look for jewelry that has stories of its own. Case in point: John Hardy’s nature-inspired, handcrafted-in-Bali pieces. Luxurious enough to have that “it” factor now and with the fine attention to detail needed to be passed down through generations, they’re the kind of pieces that are meant for celebrating (and remembering) landmark occasions – no photo album required.

Our John Hardy Boutique opens Thursday, October 18, at 11AM ET.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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October 18, 2012


  1. Patti Prior says:

    When my mother would get “dressed up” to go out, she always wore 5 sterling silver bracelets. Every time she moved her wrist they made this wonder sound. One day I told her how much I loved that sound-she took them off and gave them to me.