MeritMade Stories - Nick

What is your MeritMade story?
I commissioned a beautiful bracelet for my wife, Christina, to commemorate our 11th anniversary.

Why did you choose to work with MeritMade?
Because the owner is a badass

How does working with MeritMade compare to buying jewelry in the past?
A way, way, way, better experience. I hate buying jewelry because budget immediately segregates you in a jeweler's eyes.

If you could get another piece of MeritMade jewelry for free, what would you want?
Man Jewelry.

What is the best movie quote ever, and what movie is it from?
"shitter's full" - Cousin Eddie, National Lampoon's X-mas Vacation.

Anything else you would like to add?
I love MeritMade!


Maker's Notes

I loved making this cuff.  Nick gave me creative freedom and I just ran with it.  The main stone is Crazy Lace Agate from Pilbara, Australia and it pretty much sums up Christina's personality perfectly. 

Crazy Lace Agate is called the Laughter Stone, or "Happy Lace." It is associated with sunny Mexican fiestas and dancing.  It brings joy to those who wear it. It is not a stone of protection, but instead of support and encouragement, elevating thoughts and promoting optimism. 

Each piece of this bracelet was fabricated and created by hand.  The brass details used as a subtle but functional embellishment were designed and hand cut to resemble a stylized and whimsical fern leaf.  The bracelet can be adjusted to fit by slightly bending the band. It easily opens and closes using a gentle squeeze releasing the hook and latch mechanism.