Whether you’re looking for a gift to give your mom, sister, friend, or significant other this Valentine’s Day, Helen Ficalora has created the loveliest of charms to show your love.
The pioneer of the alphabet-charm craze has been creating timeless pieces that inspire beauty, love and peace for over a decade. Originating her business from her family beach motel in Montauk, New York, Ficalora now has stores located in New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas, Bridgehampton and Palm Beach.
“My designs are inspired by nature and the beauty of nature. I also create pieces that are personal and sentimental,” Ficalora said. “My mission is to create signature designs that inspire, beauty, love and peace. I like to make jewelry that makes people happy.”
One of these pieces is the Heart Cutout Charm. Retailing at $55, the dainty charm measures 15.5mm X 13mm (approximately 1/2 inch in diameter). Available in a number of golds and silver, Helen Ficalora jewelry offers a wide selection of colors suitable for any fashionista.
“I offer my designs in solid yellow, white and pink gold as well as in sterling silver,” Ficalora said of her jewelry and the importance of options. “I think everyone has a favorite color of gold. Having your own style sense is why I offer things in lots of options.”
“I love to mix the colors of gold. I like to stack and layer. Adding different textures and colors to how you put your jewelry together makes it interesting.”
To accompany the charm, you can purchase the Fine Chain for $33. It is also offered in 14K yellow gold, 14K white gold, 14K pink gold and sterling silver. You can choose from various lengths including 16in., 18in., 20in. and 24in.
When asked about the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, Ficalora said “I always love diamonds! Golden hearts floating on fine golden chains are my favorite way to show someone they have your heart. I have lots of hearts and love charms in my collection – it’s all about LOVE!”
Following the Valentine’s theme is the enchanting Small Heart Disk Charm With Diamond sold for $165. The captivating disc charm features a small heart in the center and placed within that, a beautiful diamond. At 10.9mm X 8.6mm, anyone receiving this will glow with delight at the view of the beautiful diamond.
If you’re able to spend a little more money, you can purchase the Medium Heart Cutout Charm which is 21.5mm X 18mm for the price of $300 and is available in 14K yellow gold, 14K white gold and 14K pink gold. This lovely piece of jewelry will add a special touch to any woman’s collection.
For those who opt to skip out on the heart craze, look no further than the ever so charming and delicate Dove Mini Charm. Smaller than the other charms, measuring at 8.9mm X 10.9 mm, this chic piece of jewelry will put a smile on anyone’s face. It also retails for $165 and is sold in various colors.
Ficalora’s vision for the company in 2015 is “to continue making beautiful jewelry that is meaningful.” And with that, she has created new products which include “Lots of new mini charms with and without diamonds for this year to accent what you have or to start a new layer chain necklace look,” she said. “I love the new longer pieces crescent moons and feathers in additional to the mini charms.”
While the new pieces are an exciting addition, she says, “The alphabet charms are still a classic favorite.”
Which is evident as they were some of the best sellers of 2014 for the company. However, the jewelry designer adds, “Mini paves add sparkle to your look and the paw print was the big winner this year.”
For fans of the brand, keep a lookout for what’s to come as she says, “I am continuing to expand my offerings for 2015 with some beautiful new pieces in the works.”
All of the jewelry mentioned and more is available to purchase online on helenficalora.com.
While many of us are thinking about Valentine’s Day, Helen Ficalora jewelry makes the perfect gift for any occasion. Whether it be for your significant other, a friend, or yourself, each piece of jewelry carries a story. The moment you give someone a stunning signature piece from this company, you too are creating a story, your own.