You guys, my best friend had a baby. She didn’t just have any old baby, she had the world’s most precious little baby girl. Her name is Summer Rose, and she’s perfect. When I think about just how proud/happy/excited I am for Ashley Brooke and her husband Ryan, I’m at a loss for words. I feel so lucky and honored to be even just a small part of their daughter’s life. As far as new mom gift ideas go, I know that diapers, balloons, and adorable onesies are always acceptable. I, however, wanted to be sentimental. I wanted to give Ashley a gift that she could pass on to Summer on her thirteenth or sixteenth birthday. That’s why I turned to Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry.
When I said I was looking for a gift for new mom, I had the hardest time simplifying my thoughts into complete sentences. I knew I wanted it to be meaningful but not “too much,” sentimental but not overblown. Jared has an acute way of turning feelings into jewelry, and they’re dedicated to helping their guests find or make the perfect piece to express the way one feels about their loved ones. That being said, I found what I was looking for almost immediately. Her daughter’s name is Summer Rose, so I wanted something feminine, something summery, and something fashioned in rose gold. I narrowed my selection down to three pieces from their Earthly Treasures Smithsonian® collection.
My top three contenders were a round rose gold morganite necklace, cushion-cut rose gold morganite necklace, and rose gold morganite ring. All three pieces are modern in color, yet classic in design. As much as I love a sparkly pink ring, I realized a neutral necklace would be most practical. After going back and forth about a dozen times, I finally decided on this beautiful cushion-cut 14K rose gold morganite necklace.
Oh, and since Jared is an expert in “Just Because” gifts, they’re hosting an awesome sweepstakes from 10/10/17-12/8/17! Participants will have a chance to win one of FOUR #JaredTimelessMoments prizes, being the winner’s choice of jewelry from Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry valued up to $400! You can enter through one or all of the “Ways to Enter” at the bottom of this post!
Kyle and I moved to Columbia, Missouri in June, so I booked a flight to Orlando to meet Summer for the first time– and, of course, to give Ashley, what I’m calling, her “new mom” necklace. I’ve been slowly collecting practically every pink and/or unicorn-themed baby outfit I come across. Hence, I came prepared with three full gift bags of pink baby paraphernalia to meet my new miniature BFF. First impressions are everything.
I was nervous about whether or not I chose the right piece, but Ashley loved the necklace. Before I could even tell her its succession plan, she said, “Oh my gosh, I can give this to Summer when she’s older!” My heart was so full. The thought of this precious little angel one day wearing the necklace I gave her mommy gives me all the feels.
Ashley is a stunner to begin with, so it’s no surprise that the necklace looks like it was made for her. I know women glow when they’re pregnant, but my BFF continues to glow even as a new sleep-deprived mama. What a beaut!
Seriously, how perfect is she? I keep whispering, “I’m going to be your best friend” in her tiny little ear. Hopefully, she isn’t afraid of me yet. In the lose words of Amy Poehler, I’m not gonna be like a regular aunt. I’m gonna be a cool aunt.
If you’re on the hunt for gifts for a new mom– or for any occasion, no matter how unique, Jared has a large selection of fine jewelry for any milestone or occasion at all price points. They work with renowned designers to deliver exclusive pieces, only available to Jared guests. For info about new collections and limited releases, follow along with them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
In my case specifically, I know push presents are common, but I didn’t really know if giving a “gift for new mom” was a thing. The truth is, whether or not it’s customary is irrelevant. Jared found the perfect way to celebrate the incredible moment when I got to meet Summer Rose and see Ashley in maternal action for the first time. I’ll remember that moment forever.
Jared Just Because Sweepstakes
As mentioned earlier, participants will have a chance to win one of FOUR #JaredTimelessMoments prizes, being winner’s choice of jewelry from Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry valued up to $400! Enter through one or all of the “Ways to Enter” below! Contest ends December 8, 2017! Good luck!
For any other new aunts or cousins or future BFFs out there, how did you celebrate when your best friend had their baby? Did you do anything special? Oh, and if you yourself are a new or expecting mommy, be sure to check out Ashley Brooke! Not only is she an incredible fashion and lifestyle blogger, but she’s been sharing tons of new mom tips and product recommendations!