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This post is sponsored by Michael Hill Jewelers. All opinions are mine alone.

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Last month I partnered with Michael Hill Jewelers to showcase my journey of love and a how a beautiful pair of halo stud earrings from Michael Hill represents just that. ‘Tis the season, and I’m partnering once again with Michael Hill Jewelers to help spread the joy of meaningful giving to our loved ones.

My mom and I have a complicated relationship. I wish I could say she is like those warm and fuzzy tv moms like Mandy Moore’s character on This is Us, or Family Ties’ beloved Elyse Keaton. But my mother, well, she’s more like the Vietnamese version of Ray Barone’s mom, and drives me mental. Ya feel me? I was (am) always the black sheep in the family, fiercely independent and frequently admonished for rebelling. I try my best to remember that my mom grew up in a different culture, and that her harsh persona and extreme nagging are par for the course for her generation and upbringing. We recently finished watching the The Vietnam War documentary film by Ken Burns. It gave me a renewed sense of pride and love for my parents for their sacrifices to bring me and my brother to America when fleeing the Fall of Saigon in the 1970s. (You can read more on the blog about my family’s perseverance to seek freedom.)

This Christmas, I decided to choose a timeless piece of jewelry to give my mom – to honor the unconditional sacrifices a mother makes for her children, time and time again. Jewelry is a luxury for my mom, so she never shops for it herself (not even costume jewelry), even though we all know moms deserve something pretty now and then.

With this in mind, I headed over to Michael Hill Jewelers at Oakbrook Center, in search of the perfect piece that would serve as an expression of my eternal gratitude. Michael Hill Jewelers is one of the few jewelry retailers to have an in-house team of master craftsmen, so this makes any gift from here even more meaningful! After studying the dazzling displays, I finally chose this vintage style pendant with luxe cubic zirconia in sterling silver that fits the bill. It has a classic design of a 10-point flower encircling the center cubic zirconia to ensure she will sparkle at every angle – perfect for those special occasions.

For her everyday style, I chose a modern sterling silver stud earring set featuring a circle design. It’s a simple piece my mom can wear every day without pomp or circumstance, but still looks put together. I can’t wait to see the look on my mom’s face when she opens her gifts on Christmas morning. In what ways do you gift love back to others? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!

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    Rachel - I am swooning over this necklace and earrings! So, so gorgeous year round (especially the holidays!) and such a great gift.

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.coReplyCancel


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    Dawn - Beautiful necklace! Makes a great gift!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - This necklace is stunning!!

    xo MeganReplyCancel


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    Kileen - These look amazing girl, they are so pretty!! I love the design, they look so beautifully made!

    Kileen
    cute & littleReplyCancel

  • Sarah K Tripp - Stunning jewelry and the perfect gift!ReplyCancel


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    Sam - This jewelry is so pretty! Love your outfit too!
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    Tif - What beautiful pieces–they make the perfect gifts!

    Tif
    http://www.brightonabudget.comReplyCancel


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    Debbie Savage - The necklace is absolutely radiant!ReplyCancel


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    Jo - You look gorgeous!! I love your dress. and those jewels are to die for!ReplyCancel


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    Lindsay - What a beautiful gift to give your mama!ReplyCancel


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    Cathy - This jewelry is so pretty! I love the pendant on the necklace, it is so classic and chic!

    XOXO
    CathyReplyCancel

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