What makes a friendship strong?
When somebody asks me about the bonds of a friendship, I answer that they are best strengthened with intimate conversations and traveling together. I realize it over and over again when I’m on the road with my best friend.
We don’t spend that much time together actually, but whenever we meet it’s like only a few hours passed since we last met, and not weeks or months. Few people know me better than her, and there are very few other people in my life that I shared so many positive moments with. We laughed, cried and we saw the world together.
I’m deeply convinced that if you travel with a friend like that, the time you spend together is automatically more intense. And the bond of friendship becomes indestructible after a while.
Our friendship is like a diamond, the hardest of all gemstones, and also the most beautiful and most precious of them all.
Stories and moments shaped this diamond, and those stories and moments bind us to it.
And that’s how I segue into today’s two topics: friendship and jewelry.
Do you remember your first set of earrings, the ones you got as a little girl? Do you remember how grown up you felt?
And how about the first piece of jewelry a man gifted you?
The first piece you received as a birthday present?
knit dress: Lala Berlin
vest: SLY 010
overknees: Vic Matie
Jewelry is the ideal present, it binds you to the person you are gifting to, and it encapsulates memories.
In an ideal case, the memory, the jewelry and the wearer all become one entity, an inseparable whole.
I, for my part, love the Marcia collection by Georg Jensen, which I was wearing in Iceland. Whenever I wear one of these pieces now, even if I just hold it in my hands, I am thinking of Iceland and our trip there. The associations are just perfect for me, the silver (Jana’s favorite color for jewelry) conjures up images of the Icelandic ice in my mind. Each of the diamonds represents my friendship with her. Special about the Marcia collection that each piece essentially consists of two parts which together form a whole.
My personal favorite is the necklace, not least because it’s visible on so many of the photos from Iceland. It makes me smile whenever I see it, and keeps the memories of the trip sparkling in my mind. Having travelled with it makes this piece of jewelry something very dear and special.