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