"I also have costume jewelry from my grandmother which I consider an heirloom because the pieces are simple and what she wore everyday. It’s those types of items—the things that were used and loved—that feel the most important to me."
“I feel lucky that most of the family heirlooms I have are in the form of jewelry. I have so many pieces from all my abuelas. My wedding band is my father’s mother’s wedding band. And I have an insanely beautiful opal that my grandfather gave my grandmother. She passed away unexpectedly two years ago, and she and I shared a love of opals, so it is extremely special to me. I love that I get to wear pieces that the incredible women in my family wore every day and they now live a new life with me and eventually my daughter and so on. I think jewelry can be a sacred and intimate part of life and to wear these family heirlooms is like being invited to a secret party.”