A Gold Dog Charm to Last a Lifetime
If you are looking for one thing to wear close to you always, that can symbolize all the love you have for your beloved pets, think about a gold charm of your favorite pet ! Some people might disagree, or think it’s a little too sentimental, but I have never regretted any dog charm I’ve added to my bracelet. My favorite is the little paw print, because without having to go crazy to locate a charm that looks like any of my mixed breeds, I can think of all of them when I touch this beautiful talisman!
If you have a dog or cat that is approaching the end of his or her life cycle, you might want to consider a remembrance in 14K gold. I realize gold is quite a bit more expensive than silver, but it is one of those things you only purchase once, and it will be meaningful to you for the rest of your life. You might start a little savings account that you can draw on when you need it, and then it won’t be such a drain on your income.
Years ago, I lost a beloved dachshund after he had a long struggle with cancer. I was able to find a gold dachshund charm, but this little dog was so special to me that I kept him on his own charm bracelet for many years. Eventually, I adopted a Maine Coon, and this cat meant the world to me as well. She lived a nice, full life, but it’s never long enough, is it? When she passed away at the ripe old age of eighteen, I was lucky enough to find a fat cat charm that seemed to capture her personality and beauty. This went right next to the little doxie on my bracelet, without even having to think about it.
When I lost a turtle after many years, I added him to the bracelet with a beautiful representative charm. So it has kept growing for many years. Eventually, it may be completely full. But if I manage to get through this life with a few blank links on my charm bracelet, I figure one of my daughters will be able to pick it up where I left off. My family is, of course, all of them animal crazy. I think this bracelet will be among the most treasured of all the heirlooms that are passed down through the generations.
And that’s one reason why you might consider doing something similar! Now, of course, if you aren’t a gold fan, you can substitute sterling silver instead. I know there are an equal number or silver charms out there, and probably they’re a little easier to find. They are certainly less expensive!
The important thing is to have a piece of jewelry that gives you some comfort during a difficult time, and a way to remember your darling pets forever afterwards.