Jewelry as a Perfect Holiday Gift

Jewelry for women of any ages

Jewelry as a Perfect Holiday Gift with Centime and Tamera Beardsley

Quote of the day: “Don’t work for praise, but work in such a way as to earn it.” Anonymous

Is it too early to take about holiday gifts? I know that I’m an uber planner, and when you find the right items, it so much better to get them right away and then not have to worry about it as the time gets nearer, right?

The three of us don’t usually get each other gifts anymore for the holidays, since we try to spend the day together by doing a fun activity. However, there are always other women that I’m shopping for at some time or another.

So when Centime Personalized Jewelry reached out to me to offer us a couple of products to try, I thought their items could be perfect for some of you too. They specialize in personalized necklaces, bracelets and rings. And even have items for men so they aren’t left out. But let me show you a couple of the items that are available. And there’s a discount code below if you want.

Jewelry for 3 generations of women

Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: I opted for the double name, couple necklace.

There are quite a few options you have when choosing your jewelry. You can get sterling silver, yellow gold or rose gold. I decided to get the rose gold for all 3 of us, because we don’t have much of that in our collection.

Then you can also choose the necklace length. For all 3 of our necklaces, I ordered the 24 inch chain. I thought this would be better because it’s easier to make it shorter than it is to make it longer for various outfits.

Centime jewelry for couples

Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: For Nancy’s necklace, I thought it’d be significant to get her the Curved Bar Coordinates.

And it’s even more sentimental now that Nancy bought a new house. I picked this out for her before that even transpired.

The story goes that I was living with my dad, when he first started dating Nancy. Then after a couple of years, Nancy moved in with us and eventually married my dad. So that house is basically the place that has so much meaning to our story together.

And what makes it so much better that I chose this particular piece, is that she’s leaving that home when her new house is built and so she’ll have the coordinates of this place forever on this necklace.

PS….Let’s laugh at the fact, that there is still some of the protective plastic on the edge of Nancy’s necklace. And none of us saw that in real life. So, hey Nancy—remember to take it off, once you see this photo!

But aren’t these Coordinate Jewelry such a unique idea for a gift?

Centime jewelry for as coordinates

Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: My mom received the Mother Necklace with Two Rings.

Now, my mom only has one child (that’s me) so the other ring doesn’t have a name on it, but I liked this design so I wanted to show it to you. There are necklaces with even more rings, for those of you who have more individuals in your family.

There are many other varieties of these personalized mother’s necklaces available. I think it’s always so meaningful to include the names of the people that are close to us on any piece of jewelry. And there is other jewelry available on Centime, that could be so meaningful to those around us.

Centime jewelry for moms

We were gifted these necklaces for the purpose so I could tell you all about them. Centime is offering 20% off to my readers also with the code: JTOUCH20 until November 30. 

Tamera Beardsley Necklaces

These other necklaces that I’m showcasing for you are the product of one of the Forever Fierce women I met in LA this summer. Her name is Tamera Beardsley, and she just started designing jewelry again.

I was lucky enough to win the white peace pendant necklace from a Facebook giveaway recently, so I decided to buy both my mom and Nancy a necklace from her other designs also. I’m sure I’ve told you how much I love supporting small businesses, and I consider it an honor to help out the women that I’ve met.

Tamera Beardsley jewelry

And I have no idea what I’m doing while mom and Nancy are looking at the camera so wonderfully. Leave it to me to wreck the photo….

From left to right, here are our Tamera Beardsley’s creations.

Jodie’s Peace Pendant. Nancy’s Howlite Pendant , Charlotte’s Glass Pendant Necklace is sold out here, but this one is similar.

Tamera also has some fun bracelets and even some crowns. I bet you can guess that she lives by the ocean, right?

jewelry for any occasion

I wanted to include you as we walked around Seattle with these necklaces on our bodies during our fun Seattle trip to meet up with other bloggers. Just call us crazy as we stop everywhere and my husband is patient enough to take our photos!!

jewelry is a great gift

I think jewelry is especially great as a holiday gift because you don’t have to worry about the size, or whether it would go out of style. Heck, my mom even has some pieces in her jewelry collection that are older than I am. So talk about long lasting sentiments.

We were gifted this jewelry from Centime only, and , I was not paid to put together this post!

Thanks to one and all of you for your support. It means more than you know! Feel free to join us this Thursday at our local boutique, Trendz, if you can. My mom, Nancy and myself will be modeling for their Fall Fashion Show, which is always a fun way to see the new trends for the season! Register online, and we hope to see your smiling faces.


The Facts

Even if you wouldn’t consider purchasing your clothing online, it can be helpful to look through my links to see what is available! It certainly doesn’t hurt my feelings, if you click on them but don’t like them. Just so you know, one of the ways I make money from this blog is through these linked items.

Keeping in Touch

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And if you’re new to the party, you can always see our outfits organized by categories, here. Don’t forget to check out the deals & discounts too, on this page.

If you love the idea of getting your friends and family jewelry for the upcoming holidays; however, these two companies that I showcased aren’t their style, then I rounded up some other necklaces to check out.


  • I love personalised jewellery, in fact I’ve got a silver name plate bracelet for my daughter for Christmas. I particularly love Nancy’s co-ordinates necklace, that’s a wonderful idea for remembering a special place. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • Thanks Emma!! I thought the coordinate idea was so interesting too!!!

  • Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Are the coordinates those of your stepmom’s new house?

    • Actually they are the coordinates for her old house that she’ll be moving out of next year!!
      Thanks Nicole!!!

  • These are lovely Jodie. I love personal items like this & they have so much more meaning xx

    • They really do have more meaning….and then you can’t regift them…ha ha!!
      Thanks Laurie!

  • lovely post love these jewelry look so cutt.. online shopping in pakistan

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    Looking gorgeous as always ladies! Love those necklaces you all wearing! There are amazing pieces for sure! Thanks for sharing it! Stay fabulous!!!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Much love, Len

    • Thanks Len!!
      Thanks for always being so positive and supportive!!

  • Judy Gramith

    You sly gals and Rob!!! I had no idea that you were doing blog photos that day in Seattle!! Shows how professional all of you are and how much fun you have doing the work that you love!
    The necklaces are really impressive but I love the stories behind each gifted choice even more. Jewelry can be significant in our fashion and spirit in ways that other items we wear are not. These are very special and beautiful pieces.

    • LOL!! We went out to find breakfast and took our photos then. Maybe I should have dragged you along with us??? 🙂
      I do think that personalizing pieces make them so much more special somehow! And the coordinate idea was new to me—I thought it was super!!
      Thanks Jude!!!

  • I like anything that can be personalized and these pieces are so special! They make such a priceless gift.

    xx, Maryam

    • Thanks Maryam!!!
      It is amazing how putting our names some wording can make these fun!

  • I’ve always thought jewelry is a great gift. The fact that you can personalize the pieces makes them even more special!

    pumps and push-ups

  • I love both the execution and the sentimentality of these necklaces. These are so pretty on you and a lovely fashion statement. I did not see the subtle plastic wrap either. 😂 lol . That is so something I would do. I also like the lovely necklaces by Tamara.
    Love the photo of you three outside in front of that cool backdrop. Have a wonderful week.

    • Thanks so much Elle!! It’s true that once we put our personalization on something, it seems to take on a whole new meaning for us!!

  • Kathleen McDermott

    I think jewelry is probably the best gift for most women. The variety of both selection and price is vast, most women like or love jewelry and it doesn’t take up a lot of space. At 64, I have a lot of everything. I don’t want or need more stuff of any kind. Well-meaning friends and relatives gift me with things that I can, thankfully, take to the Goodwill for someone who wants or needs them. Of course, I can do the same with jewelry but it takes up almost no space and I do love it.
    P.S. Charlotte’s outfit is dreamy. Love your Seattle photo.

    • I do think that’s why we’ve even stopped getting each other gifts, because we really don’t “need” anything. But the sentiments are so meaningful when you do find something that really speaks to someone! And you’re exactly right—jewelry at least doesn’t take up the room that some things do!
      Thanks Kathleen!!!

  • Jewelry is always the perfect gift! I love the personalized necklaces. Those are so special!


  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    I’m not a jewelry person and I’m very picky. These pieces look nice, though. My hubby means well but I don’t always wear everything he picks for me unless for a special occasion!

    • That made me laugh, Terri!! So do you find what you want, and then tell him to go get it?? Or are you like Rachel in “Friends” who always took everything back?? LOL!!

  • The coordinate necklaces are so meaningful! I love the story about how you chose the coordinates of your father’s home for Nancy’s necklace. So sweet!

    • It’d be kinda fun to have a coordinate piece of jewelry for each place you live—-it’s such an interesting concept. I may have to get one for me with that in mind!!!
      Thanks Roxanne!

  • It looks like you ladies had a wonderful time in Seattle! And jewelry is such a great gift idea – especially when you can personalize it like this. I loved all the pieces you featured!


    • We did have such a fun time!! It’s nice that we can meet up with other bloggers, all together like this.
      And thanks!! I forgot how nice the personalized jewelry is!!

  • I agree jewelry is a great gift for holidays! There are some amazing pieces on your post! Love it!

  • Miriam Zakharova

    I really love Nancy’s necklace!

    • Thanks Miriam…it’s an interesting idea, I thought!

  • What a great gifts! I absolutely love what you gave Nancy! What a previous gift! I always try to guess what your theme is when I see the first photo! I didn t guess it, I thought it was about fall colors.

    • You’re so fun, Nancy! I love that you try to guess the theme!!
      I just love the idea of the coordinates jewelry. I’d never heard of it, so I thought it was so original!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Jodie, just bought the infinity coordinates necklace for my daughter in law for Christmas. Thanks for the tip and the discount code.

    • I bet she’ll just love it Bernadette!!! And that’s one gift down—how many more to go? LOL

  • How fun you ladies will be modeling in the fashion show! I’m totally all about trading gifts for an adventure any day!

    • Thanks Shelly!!
      I guess it helps that we like spending time together besides the fact we don’t need much “stuff” anymore, LOL!!

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    I love the necklace that you chose for Nancy…what a beautiful reminder of your shared story!

    • It is quite original (at least I thought so)!! Of course I had to explain it to her, because it’s not so obvious at first, ha ha!
      Thanks Debbie!!

  • Shahab Khan

    Nice post dear………………….keep posting!!!

    promotional pens

  • Had forgotten about the great jewelry available at BaubleBar. Thanks for the reminder!! My daughter bought her fella a necklace (masculine, kind of like an engraved washer) with the coordinates of where they first met. Love all of your pieces. Jodie and Rob, sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g! So cutie.

    • That’s such a great idea that you daughter bought for her fella!! I guess the coordinates idea isn’t a new one, but I’d never heard of it before!!!
      Thanks Leslie!!

  • I’m with you – it’s not too early to start holiday shopping! I love the idea of a personalized gift, that makes it so much more special. Your mom’s necklace is especially lovely and I’m sure lots of mom’s would appreciate a piece like that.
    Chic on the Cheap

    • I’m one of those crazy people that used to start shopping in June for the holidays—it just made it so nice not to stress out around the celebrations!!
      Thanks, Lydia!!

  • Oh I love Centime too! I have some of their pieces and they’re fantastic!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  • Marion Collins

    That jewelry is lovely.
    Marilyn and Marion

    • Thanks so much Marion!!
      It’s the kind that really would work for so many years too!!

  • Cindy

    So cute! Great gift ideas! Cindy

    • Thanks Cindy!! Hey…let me know if you do want to join us at the fashion show on Thursday—-I can get you a free ticket!! Email me if you want it (

  • Love it all!!!
    I think I might try to be more liberal with celebrating holidays if I can get some jewelry out of it… Twitter always has some kind of National _________ Day…works for me!

    • Now that’s the attitude, Em!!
      Did you know it’s National Boston Cream Pie day today??? That’ means jewelry for sure!!!

  • Love this jewelry!!! I want to buy a necklace for myself LOL. Jewelry is always a great gift idea especially when it’s personalized

    • It’s never bad to get a little bling for ourselves……sometimes if I wait for someone else to get it for me, it’ll never happen, ha ha!!!
      Thanks Michelle!!

  • What a great idea to have the necklaces personalized. So thoughtful! And I follow Tamera on Instagram and always marvel at how she can pull off wearing a crown for many events! I love the selections you chose for us, especially the three birds on a branch one. Hope you had fun in Seattle which I’m sure you did if you were with Sherry!


    • Isn’t Tamera just amazing, Julia???
      Once I found out she was a jewelry designer, it all made sense!!

  • mummabstylish

    They are super aren’t they Jodie, love the two ring style. Thanks for sharing these Jodie, have a super week my dear. Jacqui

  • Stevie Turner

    Ha ha I love all necklaces and have drawers full of them. They stop people talking to the scar at the front of my neck!

    • Ah, see—not only decorative but functional too!!!!

  • This jewelry is so beautiful! I love all these looks you paired with them. Thanks for sharing!

  • Personalized jewelry is so cool. It’s such a great gift idea. My husband has a bracelet with his name and a watch.

    • It is so nice, Nicole!!
      How fabulous that even your husband has some personalized things!!!

  • I love personalized jewelry, and it definitely makes for a great gift!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Thanks Amy!! And then no one has one just like yours too!!!

  • Such beautiful pieces! I love the stories behind these jewelries <3

  • Um… I just wore a sweater yesterday that still had the plastic on the zipper pull. Thankfully I discovered it before my husband took my picture. That plastic was hard to get off!!

    • I’m so glad I’m not the only one that this happens to, Darlene!!
      Maybe we need to take close up shots of all of our things, LOL!!

  • What beautiful pieces! I love that they can be personalized.

    By Lauren M

    • Thanks Lauren! It does make them so much more special!

  • What neat jewelry pieces! I love giving and receiving jewelry during the holidays, and personalized pieces mean that much more. And no, it’s definitely not too early to start thinking holidays! I love that the blog gives me an excuse to get a head start on things!

    Also, how exciting that you ladies will be walking in the fashion show at your local boutique. I think that’s so awesome and that you three are such ambassadors for getting experimental and having fun with style. I hope it’s a major success!


    • Thanks so much for the positive energy about the style show Liz!! I love that this boutique uses “real” women and customers for their show, because it makes it more relatable!!
      My hubby used to give me jewelry right after we were married, until I finally had to tell him to stop!! There’s only so many pieces one girl can wear, LOL!! But it’s so perfect for gifts!!
      Have a fabulous Monday!

  • I had a laugh at the photo with the pig — SO common here in Cincinnati where it sometimes seems that there is a big pig on every corner here in “Porkopolis,” as it is sometime called by the natives. (settled by a German population, and known for sausages, etc.)

    One of my favorite gifts was a silver cuff bracelet personalized with my monogram — from my mother, who always adored monograms herself. I still have it and wear it from time to time, thinking fondly of many memories of my mother every time I even see it on my bracelet spindle.
    Madelyn Griffith-Haynie –
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!

    • Really?? I had no idea that pigs were such a staple in Cincinnati! This was outside of the breakfast place we visited in Seattle, and who know why we decided to pose here! Except that it was in the shade and the lighting must have been pretty good. Besides, who doesn’t want their photo taken with a statue of a pig?? LOL!
      What a fabulous story of that bracelet from your mother. It really is amazing how the sentimental pieces gets us every time!!!

      • Yeah – and how much more sentimental we become as time goes by.

        I wasn’t aware of “Porkopolis” myself until i moved here. People even have big pigs on their porches!

  • donnanance

    Jewelry with a story…can’t beat that for a meaningful gift. You all look great with your new pieces. I have always loved jewelry and when I was little, a friend’s grandmother worked in a dime store (hey, this was the early ’50’s) and she had boxes of matched sets she had purchased. We would play jewelry store for hours. Happy Monday! Rainy and gloomy here…just right for finishing a Raymond Chandler mystery…xoxo

    • I need you for my wording, Donna! What a perfect way to say it “jewelry with a story”—you can tell that the writing part is not my forte…LOL!!
      How fun that you have that memory of playing jewelry store. I had a chalkboard in my bedroom, so my friends and I always played school (I totally like your version better)!!
      Enjoy your reading—I need to get caught up on my reading, too!!

      • donnanance

        Did you know that tx_laney on Instagram is my daughter? I noticed you had left a comment on one of her posts. xoxo

        • I don’t think I realized that!!! (In fact, I had to go look her up now) But I’m a sucker for cute pet photos–so I wonder if that’s how it came up??

          • donnanance

            Actually it was a cute card she received for Bosses Day. She is very active in the Dallas-Fort Worth pug rescue.

          • Ahhhhh!!! 🙂

  • Eileen Flanigan Sinda

    I like the stories behind all the different pieces. Nice jewelry. I have even gifted my grandsons with personalized jewelry. I love the ones with words of wisdom. You are stronger . . . Just so they have something to hang onto in times of need.

    • That’s really a great idea, Eileen! Because we can all use wisdom and inspiration at different times in our lives. And my hubby wears a necklace and bracelets occasionally! So I guess we shouldn’t limit this to women only!!!
      Thanks so much and have a fabulous Monday!

  • Karen

    These are beautiful pieces and I like the story behind Nancy’s especially! Jewelry seems to always make a nice gift, especially when it is personalized with a name/s or information that is meaningful to the recipient! My “mother’s jewelry” is my most meaningful and I gravitate toward anything that reminds me of the precious people in my life!

    • Aren’t these so nice, Karen?? I think the personalization is that extra step that makes it more unique and special!!
      Thanks for always being such a wonderful supporter and reader, Karen. I can’t tell you how much that means to me!!!
      Enjoy your Monday!!!

  • Bev @ Walking Well With God

    I don’t know a woman who would turn down jewelry as a Christmas gift…or any gift for that matter. I love the coordinates necklace. I have a bracelet that has the location of our school in the Middle East which our foundation (Redeemer Christian Foundation) supports. It keeps the children close in my heart. Such a thoughtful and personalized gift!!
    Bev xx

    • That’s so fabulous that you already have a coordinate necklace. I guess I’m behind the times, because I’d never heard of something like this!! Isn’t it just such a fabulous idea??
      Thanks Bev!!

  • I considerable Jewerly the one exception to my rule of only consumable gifts please!

    • Hahaha!! And that’s because you are one smart woman!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Quick question Jodie, how do you ascertain the coordinates?

    • You actually give the company the exact location, and they come up with the coordinates. So it has to be an address. You can’t just give a city and state. (At least that’s how I understood it)!! So for example, I gave the address of the house that Nancy is living in, and that’s the coordinates of her necklace.
      Does that make sense??

      • Bernadette Laganella

        absolutely. Thanks.

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Great gift ideas. My daughter in law just moved into a new home and the coordinates necklace would be perfect for her.

    • Isn’t that such an interesting gift?? I had never heard of these coordinate jewelry before!!
      I bet she’d really like that Bernadette!!!

  • Such lovely pieces! I love that they are personalised. Have a great start to your week. Gemma x