Mel's Sapphire Necklace

As a thank you for supporting her through wedding planning and on the big day, Bec wanted to give her sister and maid of honour Mel a one-of-a-kind gift. Using a yellow sapphire that was mined on Bec's family property, we created a delicate sapphire necklace that Mel says is "the best present she's ever received." 

What prompted you to have Mel's special necklace created? 

I wanted to give Mel a really special present to thank her for all of her help in the lead up to mine and Max's wedding. We couldn't have done it without her. She put so much time and effort into planning my hen's party, which was so fun and exactly what I wanted. Mel works at a florist in Newcastle, so she also planned and ordered all of our wedding flowers from the local florist shop in Glen Innes.

She made all of the bouquets, bouts, table arrangements, and marquee greenery, which all turned out beautifully. She also made the most wonderful maid of honour speech at our reception. It had everyone both in tears and in fits of laughter. So I basically wanted to show my appreciation with a really unique and special gift that fits with what a beautiful person Mel is. 
Mel's yellow sapphire necklace mined from NSW
How does Mel's Sapphire necklace connect to your family?

We grew up in a town called Glen Innes in northern NSW. The region is known for its sapphires, and our property "Crossmaglen" used to mine them. Both mine and my mum's engagement rings contain blue "Crossmaglen" sapphires. Mel loves the country and our farm, so for her necklace, I chose a yellow sapphire that was also mined on our property. 

Bec and Mel on her farm in NSW. Her yellow sapphire necklace was mined from here. RUUSK jewellry

How did you find the experience of creating Mel's modern family heirloom? 

Excellent and very easy! The process worked smoothly and I couldn't be happier with the end result. Tania was a pleasure to work with.  Mel absolutely loved her necklace. She was blown away when I gave it to her and she said it was the best present she has ever received. 
mel's yellow sapphire necklace, wedding jewellry, RUUSK jewellry
Thank you Bec for sharing your story. We love that this sapphire necklace symbolises your sisterhood and friendship with Mel and we were honoured to create it for you both.  

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