Martha Jackson gave me the opportunity to review one of their stunning lockets, so understandably I jumped at the chance. If you’re looking for the perfect piece of jewellery to present as a gift to anyone you love, certainly take a look. During the ordering process, I needed to pick some wording to be engraved onto the Sterling Silver Heart Locket (only £24.00).
Usually, this is something I tend to avoid, as I worry I’ll pick a text that I’ll later live to regret. Back in the day of getting iPods engraved, I always left my backing blank. A friend of mine still has her Nano from 2008 with the phrase, “Girls rule, boys drool!” on the back… the cringe. When narrowing down my choices of wording, I knew I wanted something that has stuck with me for a long time, but will also continue to stick with me for a long time.
There’s always a positive quote that I like to keep close to my heart. Something to lift me up when I’m feeling down, or make me laugh when I want to cry. My Pinterest board named, “wise words” is dedicated to all the life-changing phrases of others; from celebrity quotes, to book and Bible passages. Reading a kind and optimistic verse helps me to keep my mind on track.
They’re not only inspiring but also easy to remember. When misfortunes and challenges appear, I can tackle them head-on, rather than shrink away or freak out.
Finally, I settled on: “Love never fails.”
Why did I choose this phrase? Well, I desired something that would boost any situation with positivity, but without any form of attitude or over the top phrasing. This is a saying many will have heard, it is, in fact, one of my favourite scriptures.
I chose this expression because it can be applied in any area of my life. The simple saying stops me from fighting fire with fire or trying to fix a wrong with another wrong. I’m less likely to seek revenge or act ungraciously if I remember the importance of showing love. In the end, love conquers all, and it never fails. Love is exactly what the world needs right now, and it’s something that will certainly not cause everlasting pain.
I adore the phrase because it’s also something that will be significant ten years from now. I could be married in that time, and I only plan on doing it once. “Love never fails” will remind me to put my all into every relationship I have, romantic as well as platonic. I could have gone for something like “be kind”, “have faith” or “stay strong”, but personally they just don’t have the same effect. The saying, “love never fails” reminds me of all those things rolled into one.
I have owned different lockets over time but they’ve usually broken due to poor quality. This heart locket is 925 Sterling Silver, meaning it isn’t going to change colour after coming into contact with water (thank goodness) or turn my neck green (bonus)! I chose the heart shape because it was always going to be close to my heart, plus I picked the text that links to love. There’s the option to add a charm to the chain, but I really like the simplicity of the lone heart – I’ll be wearing this every day.
The necklace doesn’t feel flimsy and cheap, the chain is secure but flexible. The locket is presented in a beautiful little box with the Martha Jackson logo on the front. The jewellery brand also offers free UK delivery (mine got here exceptionally quick) which is something to undoubtedly look forward too.
As soon as you open the box, you’re presented with the necklace of choice and it just shines away. I basically squealed in excitement: I’ve finally found the perfect locket.
What message would you choose to be featured on your Martha Jackson locket?