It today’s world, families are often spread apart, sometimes by a few miles or quite often by a hundred to a thousand miles or more. Throw in busy schedules and the chance for quality time spent with family has become challenging. While as parents and grandparents we strive to maintain our emotional connection to the family through periodic visits, phone calls, video calls, and social media, it’s hard to replace the daily joy of hugging a loved one! While I can’t put you within arm’s reach, I am proud to say my Rona K. Corp KIDS Collection has helped many people reclaim an emotional connection; and I revel in the joy of hearing their stories. Here’s are just two personal accounts to illustrate how RKC KIDS have found a place in so many hearts. The first comes from Sharon, who is pictured below with her lovely family!
Photo by Marcelo Santos Braga
This is my “Kids” story. I received my first charm sixteen years ago. My mother-in-law had a necklace with her grandchildren charms. I have four children – when my oldest daughter gave birth, she gave me my first “Kids” charm to continue the tradition. I wore it all the time. I was teaching Spanish at the time, and when I wanted to emphasize a point I would point to my charm and ask the students “would Sam understand?”. The students would point to the charm to answer. Sam liked to play with his charm when he was little – he was fascinated by the idea that it was his charm. The original charm was followed by eight more. Each child had his own charm. As there are four kinds of “Kids” and there were four families, each family has their own kind of “Kids” charm – and that works out perfectly. The grandchildren love to play with the charms and touch the charms to say who each one represents: Sam, Henry, Sophie, Melania, Simon, Elliot, Theo, Cam, and Isaac. When they were small, each would ask “Which one is me?” It made them so happy to know that I always had them with me. People always notice my necklace, and it is a conversation starter. I have been asked many times where the charms come from because they are so pretty. I love having my “kids” with me and I can’t wait to add my next one in January!
As the creator of RKC Kids, Sharon’s ability to maintain an emotional connection to her family through my designs and creations is truly rewarding. For most clients, RKC Kids has also become a family affair that spans generations, as you can clearly see when reading Sharon’s story!
In 1990 I started collecting the Rona K Corp KIDS charms. At that time I had all 7 of my grandchildren ranging from 10 to 20 years old. I decided that all my grandchildren should be in pave’ diamond dresses and shirts. Each of my grandchildren loved to see my necklace and always knew exactly which Rona K KID they were because I put all the grandchildren in age order, not by families. As my grandchildren got married I added the newlywed spouse to my necklace. They all had one diamond in the dress or shirt! Then as these beautiful children began to make me a great-grandmother…well, I had to add the great grandchildren to my necklace, and of course, with pave’ dresses and shirts. My great grandchildren would play with the necklace on my neck as infants and as they grew older they would also know exactly who was who. When another child was born, they would remind me to add their brother or sister or cousin to my necklace. It was so cute and heartfelt that they themselves were so connected to me through this piece of jewelry. With a necklace like this, you do not go unnoticed. I am stopped everywhere I go when I am wearing this necklace, both because it is so beautiful and also because people want to know about all these KIDS on my neck. I am so proud to show off my KIDS necklace but mostly to be able to speak of my grandchildren because they are here with me every day of my life and very close to my heart.
My thanks to Shirley and to Sharon for sharing their stories. Created to recognize and remember what matters most (family & precious moments), Rona K. Corp designs and creates your expressions of love and hope with unique personalized jewelry. As a Jeweler in New York catering to a worldwide clientele, the hallmark of our original gold & silver designs is our signature KIDS series. Click on “Our Collections” on our homepage to discover your precious KIDS in gold, silver, pave’ diamonds and more; and don’t forget to check out The PETS to include your 4-legged family members. It’s a loving tribute to their unconditional love.
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As Founder & President of Rona K. Corp, I am proud to share with you my inspiration for Engagement & Wedding Rings, The KID’S Collection, and my American Dream Story, which includes my children now entering the next generation of our family jewelers. We design and manufacture beautiful engagement rings, wedding bands, stunning necklaces, family charms, and beautiful bracelets. Proud of the excellent reputation we’ve built since Rona K. Corp was established in 1973, we invite you to learn more about us and to read our customers reviews.