In theory, I like the idea of necklaces that say things like “Believe,” “Hope,” or “Create.” In practice, however, a lot of these designs are cheesy and unoriginal. If I’m going to spend my hard earned money on jewelry, I want something that actually fits my personality.
If you want a message pendant that makes a subtler statement, check out these Hidden Message Pendants on Uncommon Goods. Created by artist Rachel Shoshana and handmade in Pennsylvania, they use Braille lettering on a sterling silver bar to spell out the message. Semi-precious stones are then added to further reinforce the theme of each particular necklace.
Rachel’s brilliant idea was inspired by her mother’s work as a special education teacher and the common belief that semi-precious stones have special metaphysical properties that can inspire or empower the wearer.
My personal favorite necklace is the “Dream” necklace with an iridescent blue grey labradorite to help the wearer find spiritual destiny and help reveal the path to happiness. I can see myself wearing this necklace with most of the items in my wardrobe, simply because its minimalist design is so versatile.
The only thing I don’t like about these necklaces is that the message is decorative only. Having raised dots so it would be functional as Braille seems like a natural choice, so I’m a little confused as to why the pendants have a flat surface.
What do you think of the idea of using Braille to make a “hidden message” on jewelry? Would you wear one of these necklaces?
Photo credit: Uncommon Goods