Today we’re re-introducing you to our sponsors Brent&Jess, and we’re talking about something infinitely more serious than we did last time: memorial jewelry you can wear to honor children and family members who have passed.This post was hard for me to write because I get extremely emotional just thinking about the death of a child, but we all know baby loss and death happen. It’s difficult to talk about, but it feels important to recognize and acknowledge it.
The death of a child is the unthinkable — parents want their children to outlive them — tragically, this isn’t always the case, as Brent&Jess customer Victoria knows.
Here’s what Victoria had to say about her son, and her desire to have something to remember him by:
He was 20 years old, and it was just me and him. I never married, and he was more of a best friend. He was funny, and loved life. His teenage years were a struggle, and he couldn’t seem to find his niche. He was an avid Xbox Live gamer and had a huge community online, tons of friends.
At the funeral home, I was handed a brochure for items with thumbprints on them. But they only had cufflinks and necklaces. I wanted a ring because my best friend died seven years ago on the same day as my son, and I wear a ring on my right hand to remember him. I wanted a ring to wear on my other hand so I could have my boys with me all the time. I looked around on the internet and fell in love with Brent&Jess‘ work. It was the best quality looking, and they could work with what I had. Brent took it over the top by adding my son’s writing and signature.
I can look at it whenever I want, and touch the fingerprint. I can kiss it, just like I kissed his hands when he was little.
Brent&Jess made a wide sterling silver thumb ring and added Victoria’s son’s fingerprint to the exterior. They intended to add his signature, but Victoria sent them a piece of her son’s writing that said “I love you and miss you” so they added that instead.
The ring serves as a beautiful tribute to Victoria’s son, and a heart-warming reminder of everything she shared with him. You can read more about Victoria and her son and check out the ring right here.