If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that gone (or at least, rare) are the days of my jewelry, food, and travel photos, replaced instead by a bouncing baby in various poses that probably all look the same to you, but are remarkably different and precious to me. It’s the age-old tale of woman has baby, Instagram account becomes photo album dedicated to that baby.
That’s why I’m drawn to numbers—that is, items featuring numbers that can be used in a series of monthly or even weekly photos. “I’m 4 months old today!” that sort of thing. So Chatham‘s debut of its anniversary collection, celebrating 80 years, is right up my alley.
The pendants take a two-tone design, combine golden digits in a sort of script font, and pair them with a sparkling, open oval shape, which serves as a frame for the numbers, available in 1-9.
As Chatham specializes in lab-grown gemstones, it’s only natural that the pendants would be constructed using lab-grown diamonds as well. Each pendant features just under a half-carat of them (0.41 ct. t.w.).
The oval shape functions as a zero, so for example, you can read 10, 20, and 50 in the pendants pictured. But I also think you could see the oval as simply a decorative dash of shine, meaning these pendants could just as easily pass for 1, 2, and 5.
“Everyone has milestones to celebrate, be it a birth, a marriage, or just coming of age,” said Tom Chatham, CEO, in a press release. “This collection is the perfect gift to celebrate and honors these occasions.”
Each pendant retails for just under $1,000 (chain not included), so I won’t exactly be snagging all of them for my daughter’s monthly birthday photos, but just one would certainly be a commemorative treasure for a first birthday or a 10th wedding anniversary that is rapidly approaching (ahem).
As Chatham certainly has cause to celebrate—the company’s debut is marked by a scientific breakthrough in crystal growth in 1938—it’s a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate our own breakthroughs with them. The new anniversary collection is a splendid way to do just that. Congratulations to the Chatham team and to anyone celebrating, no matter what the occasion!
Each pendant above and top is made in 14k yellow and white gold with 0.41 ct. t.w. lab-grown diamonds, $995 (chain not included)