Simply beautiful keepsake charm jewelry designed to celebrate strong connections to faith, family, and purpose.
THE LOGO: A quick note about the name...i.m. keepsakes stands for 'This is who I Am'. The 'm' in my logo is actually a Sigma on its side, which represents the fact that we are all the Sum of our Choices. So each charm you choose represents a significant part of your life, and the choices you make. All of them add up to make you who you are.
SKETCH TO CHARM: Every charm I design represents family, faith, or purpose, and is inspired by the phrase "I Am", as in, I Am a Daughter, or I Am a Sister. From there I start doodling, researching, and sketching symbols and images that represent the phrase I'm trying to connect people to. Every detail is considered - the size has to be just right, the charm needs to look good on a necklace or bracelet, and the design should be fitting for all ages. It is incredibly rewarding to see my sketches come to life as my manufacturer (an awesome family business in California) turns my designs into beautiful charm jewelry.
PACKAGING: My charms and jewelry are mostly purchased as gifts, and so I ship each order to be gift-ready. Every charm comes with a special Quote Card. I love finding just the right quotes, and hope that you find inspiration in them, or that they make my charms even more meaningful to give as a gift. Charms are placed in a cotton flannel pouch, with the Quote Card, inside a classic brown jewelry box, and tied with metallic raffia ribbon.
QUALITY: My charms are crafted of .925 sterling silver, and plated with Rhodium for added shine, protection, tarnish resistance, and to make them hypoallergenic. To make life easy, my charms attach to necklaces or bracelets with a super secure lobster clasp - no need to solder! Though my designs are unique, the quality and size are compatible with James Avery, so feel free to mix and match.
WHAT IS RHODIUM?: Rhodium is part of the platinum family. When Sterling Silver is coated with Rhodium it provides greater strength, durability, a brighter finish, and tarnish resistance.
CARE TIPS: Enjoy wearing your IMK jewelry daily, but please remove before exercise or swimming, and avoid exposure to water/sweat/dirt. To clean use a mild detergent and water, dry thoroughly, or use a silver polishing cloth. Avoid jewelry cleaners and chemicals, as they may cause the Rhodium plating to wear off. Store is a plastic bag or jewelry pouch.
CUSTOM DESIGNS: IMK offers custom designs for you personally, and for organizations. In fact, I have designed many custom pieces for charities, churches, dance studios and schools. Simply email me, and let me know what you're interested in and I'm happy to sketch a design for you that fits within your budget, whatever it may be.