The modern keepsake


When I think about ‘keepsake’ jewellery, the first thing that comes to mind is the birthstone-encrusted, photo-embedded variety, complete with names in calligraphy – not something I would choose to wear!

Then I discovered Koolaman designs. The understated style and simple, unfussy shapes of Koolaman’s jewellery set them apart from standard keepsake pieces.

Koolaman uses sterling silver to create hand-stamped pendants. Each piece is personalised to commemorate important occasions and milestones, most commonly children’s names and birth dates.

There are seventeen different styles in the Koolaman range, from basic squares and circles to ‘dog tags’, mini pendants and flower shapes. All look modern, simple and elegant and teemed with either a ball or a twist style chain, make an attractive piece of jewellery that you would wear everyday.

A piece of keepsake jewellery such as this would make a beautiful gift for new mums or grandmothers. Dads and grandfathers don’t miss out, with an equally simple but stylish sterling silver keyring also available (cuff-links coming soon).

Prices range from $60 for the smallest ‘Daisy’ pendant to $190 for the keyring. Postage within Australia is $8.50.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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