The other day, a lady and her husband come into my shop from the
USA. They checked around and then they asked me if I make the
Sure thing, I said, you want something made?
Well yes, they said, they want a piece of push jewellery made for
Okay, so the first thing that comes to mind is that the daughter
helped some one to push-start their car in a tough situation.. Or
maybe she helped her husband push the furniture around in the living
room. You know, ---I had, like man thoughts.
But it turns out that push jewellery is nothing like that. Push
jewellery is given to the woman giving birth.
Okaaaaay---, says I.
Now, to be sure, I know this list has a large population of the
gentler gender, and I for certain don't want to tread on any feminist
toes in any manner.----( just covering myself)
But that is the first time I have ever heard of something like that.
And I thought that after some 28 years in the jewelery trade, I had
seen much of it.
After they left, I got to thinking about this thing called push
jewelery. What a great idea!
I mean, ---- How long was the push? (14ct to 18ct) Was it very
painful? (1 carat colour G vvs) In primitive conditions? ( Color D
with Tanzanites, 18ct.)
The possibilities are many, as well as being unisex.
His first kiss ( cast iron to 24ct--- depending on who he kissed.)
---- to " I don't know, babes, I'm not ready" ( 10ct piece of wire)
or to " I'll phone daddy's limo to take us to my hotel" ( 18ct plus a
2 carat, flawless, color change alexandrite.)
I think it should be called Momentous Jewelery.
Like your first car prang. Like your first near fatal parachute
jump. Like your first proper encounter with the opposite sex ( you
can't remember?) And I am not talking about engagement rings and
wedding rings or birthday stuff, ok? ::::)) The possibilities are
And eventually, when you get old, then you'll have this box of cool
jewelry, with all the reasons why you looking at them the first place
I have to ask, have any others made such things ? Like push
For a much more articulate article (after an internet search by my
wife,) go to