Just when it seems there is no way to reinvent the tradition of the locket, a wizard of a designer like Barry Potter comes along.
The jeweler, of ROBA Design, Aventura, Fla., has created the “Envelove.” The design, a small precious envelope in 18k white or yellow gold with or without stones, is simple yet unique in functionality: Within each envelope is a personalized message.
The piece, says Potter, was inspired by the strong lure of message-themed jewelry. The Envelove, he says, can be tailored with individual messages, making it appropriate for anything from a birth (with a child’s name inscribed within the envelope) to a lover’s profession. It is also available as a pendant—looking especially fresh on a silk cord—or a bracelet on a leather strap.
The Envelove currently is available only in 18k gold, but Potter says he plans to expand the line into 14k.