Lockets of Love Made By Providence Jeweler Luna & Stella

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Luna & Stella, a Providence-based jewelry brand founded in 2008 by Suzanne Ellis Wernevi, offers a selection of contemporary and antique heirlooms that convey a sense of permanence and nostalgia in their familiarity – something we are all looking for in these ever-changing times. We’re coveting their collection of one-of-a-kind vintage lockets, many of which were handmade in Rhode Island between 1860 and 1920. Each object is a piece of history that celebrates the deep-rooted legacy of our state’s jewelry industry, and proudly carries a storied patina of the lives they’ve touched. “These lockets have lasted through wars and pandemics. When you put a new picture in them, the locket becomes a beacon for the next generation,” says Wernevi, who not only scours the market for these heritage treasures, but is also passionate about finding the right chains from which they’re strung. “Someone once told me ‘You can’t put a new chain on an old locket,’ and that really stuck with me.” Instead of chasing jewelry trends, consider investing in a vintage Luna & Stella keepsake that promises to stand the test of time. Style with your go-to necklaces for a modern take, or wear them as a standalone statement. Luna & Stella offers photo customization for all lockets, and will scale, print, and place customer photos inside – making the most meaningful of gifts for yourself and loved ones. Select pieces are available at Talulah.Cooper, 5 Traverse Street, Providence, or find the full collection – including the Hope Anchor necklace where 50 percent of sales go to the RI Community Food Bank – online at LunaAndStella.com.

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