I’m a sucker for personalized anything. Maybe it’s something deep rooted in my past from having a somewhat unusual name in the 80s, or maybe it’s just that personalized gifts these days are just so cool. Whatever the reason, I spend most of my holiday budget on personalized items like those from Pictures on Gold.
Pictures on Gold is just what it sounds like: jewelry that can be engraved with whatever pictures you desire. From clip art to special pictures to personalized messages, Pictures on Gold can custom create anything you dream up. The interactive “Build Your Own Locket” application on the PicturesOnGold.com website lets you do just that and allows you to control every single detail.
But, not only that, they also show you each step of the way what your item will look like. Drop in some clip art from the Pictures on Gold files and you can rotate it, enlarge it, and move it around your jewelry.
So Instead of merely typing in a message, choosing a font and hoping it will look all right, with Pictures on Gold you can control everything. You can see the font, preview the spacing and choose what line each word falls on. I think we can all agree on one thing – it’s about time.
When Pictures on Gold offered me a review, I knew exactly what I was going to make: an Annie-inspired locket necklace for my daughter. I wanted something she could grow into that she could wear near her heart and know that her daddy and I love her to pieces, but would still be fun for a little girl.
I was really excited when I started the Build Your Own Locket process to see what options I could choose between. Choosing a clip art piece for the top of the locket was easy because Pictures on Gold had her favorite flower, so once I found it, I just played around with where I wanted it on the heart, made it bigger and smaller until it looked just right and then moved on to the inside.
For the inside, I already knew I wanted pictures engraved and I even had the photographs all ready to upload that both had a heart-inspired shape. I chose which side I wanted each picture in, sized them to the locket and then rotated them until the heart shape mirrored the locket shape. The only real question was whether I wanted the pictures in black and white or color, and that was easy to decide once I saw them on the designer and I saw how the red splashes in the pictures just popped on the locket design.
Seeing them in the designer ahead of time was really awesome as it was easy to see exactly what the piece would look like and be able to make these decisions based on how they look, not just how I imagine they might look. This made it so much easier than having a page of notes for their artists describing the heart shaped images and having them make the decisions themselves about placement and colors.
All that was left was designing the back, and I chose a personal message for my daughter. I typed it into the designer, checked both fonts to see which looked better with the design, played with spacing until it was perfect, and then my jewelry was complete. Once it was done, I previewed and then ordered it, and within minutes I had an email waiting for me in my inbox with a confirmation.
Once it arrived, I couldn’t wait to check it out, so I pulled hubby into another room so we could admire it without my daughter seeing, and we were both very impressed. He hadn’t realized the images were going to be laser engraved, so he was pleasantly surprised as soon as we opened it. He said it was even better than he had expected, and I had to agree.
Just look at how amazing this gorgeous heart locket looks:
It’s the perfect sentimental present for my little sweetheart this Christmas and it’s something that she can cherish for years and years to come.
Need another reason to shop? You can use the Promo Code MOM2013 at checkout for a 10% discount on PicturesOnGold.com until November 30, 2013.