Sunday, February 24, 2013

A FABULOUS Find: The Three Jane Map Bracelet

If you're a jewels and jets type (AKA a lover of jewelry and travel) then Three Jane has the perfect trinket for you: a bracelet or necklace you can customize with a map of just about any place in the world.

I first saw the piece in New York Magazine's The Cut blog and had to have one right away.  This is a great way to commemorate a magical moment, remind you of a special memory or simply provide an inspirational respite during a brutal work week.  A tiny crystal dots the map.  On the reverse of the 14k gold plate you can get anything you want inscribed for a $15 charge.

I ordered a bracelet with a map of Paris' Place des Vosges on it.  I had a few inspirational reminders printed on the back.   The ordering process was easy: you simply plug in physical street address.  I used novelist Victor Hugo's house at 6 Places des Vosges.  Three Jane's Katie Schloss emailed me a mock-up of my map for approval.  Once approved, it was on the way, arriving a little sooner than I expected.

When I opened the envelope containing it, I was thrilled.  The plate is much bigger than I anticipated.  The bracelet chain runs a smidge on the small-ish side at 6 1/4".  If you have a larger wrist, a necklace might be your best option.

I LOVE this piece.  It's a great girlfriend/sister/mom/aunt/daughter/whatever gift.  It's also a perfect every day bracelet that is great to wear with a watch.  I might add some of my favorite places like Barcelona, the beach in Mexico where we were married or simply Montecito to the mix.  

A necklace costs $175 and a bracelet $158 plus shipping.