***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
I decided that I was going to do something to help. No, I cannot bring Corey back to his loving family. I wish I had a magic wand that was capable of such feats. What I can do, with the help of some friends and some generous sponsors, is make sure that Christmas is not something they have to worry about this year. They need time to heal, pick up the pieces, and learn how to live their "new normal".
I have had some wonderful sponsors reach out wanting to help. I am SO incredibly grateful, too! I am really hoping to bring some joy and comfort to these folks this year, and I think it's really going to be something amazing.
The next sponsor I'd like to feature is a brand I have been a HUGE fan of for quite some time. PicturesOnGold.com offers a wide selection of quality jewelry that can be customized with engraving, photos, and more! When I reached out to them regarding my ideas to help Corey's family this Holiday season, they were more than happy to help out!
As the holiday orders pour in, the staff of Pictures On Gold works overtime to meet the increased demand for their year-round bestseller: lockets with lasered-in color photos.
"Customers easily upload, e-mail or mail in their photographs to us, we digitally enhance it in the computer, we laser it inside the locket, and we make it waterproof, scratchproof, and it’s really, really high-definition", says Daniel Schifter, co-owner of Pictures On Gold.
The owners of the retail shop Casale Jewelers in Dongan Hills launched picturesongold.com about 10 years ago. Schifter heads the family-run business from the backrooms of Casale.
He says he personally configured the machinery he trained on in Europe to deliver the unique service from his hometown.
"It's a big plus for us and it's a big plus for the customer. We turn around in one day. It's shipped same day, sometimes the next day," says Schifter. "A lot of the variety that we do are children, babies, deceased loved ones, families, boyfriends, girlfriends."
While the lockets are made on-site, customers can take creative control from the comfort of their living room, not just choosing the picture, but designing all aspects of the locket from engraving to embellishing.
These items arrived with lightning speed, and were beautifully packaged in these nice little gift boxes.
As you can see, the quality of workmanship is amazing. The jewelry itself is high quality sterling silver, and it's nice and shiny. Definitely very good quality workmanship for an affordable price!
I have to be honest, I didn't have any great photos of Corey....Most of his photos were clearly taken using a phone, so they weren't high-resolution AT ALL. I sent a few pictures, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best.
The results? Well, let's just say they brought tears to my eyes. Here is Corey, immortalized forever for his family in this special jewelry. There is so much detail, and they came out better than I could have possibly imagined.
If you have a loved one that has passed on, be sure to consider creating photo gifts like these from PicturesOnGold.com. You can also choose personalized gifts for any recipient or occasion. They even have really neat Jersey number jewelry for the sports enthusiasts out there! I definitely recommend checking out the HUGE selection of custom gifts they have available. They'd make the perfect gift this Holiday season!