If you’re a military spouse, a mama whose baby serves in the military, or a multi-generational military family, we’re certain you are not only patriotic, but incredibly proud of your military hero. At Charliemadison Originals, we’ve got two of the three bases covered – military spouse and multi-generational military family. That’s why our recent collaboration with R. Riveter means so much!
[photo on right by R.Riveter]
Together with the lovely gals at R. Riveter, we designed five military bracelets – one for each branch of our Armed Forces – Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. These beauties were in the works for months and they are available exclusively through R. Riveter’s West End, NC store and in their online shop.
It wasn’t easy to capture the spirit of each military branch on a string of gemstones – decades of history, sacrifice, and deep pride are not things you can see, but are only carried in your heart. We started with inspiration from the colors of each military seal and branch uniform - but because we chose natural gemstones for the bracelets, we knew they would not be exact color matches to military uniform colors and seals. Instead, we chose stones in colors that were symbolic of each military branch and our hope is that your bracelet is a meaningful and constant reminder of your military hero or your service and an anchor to what’s most important in your life.
Each bracelet is slipped inside a special keepsake gift box along with a card, printed with words from the military branch song. We’ve heard stories of what they mean to you – wives who wear them every day while their husbands are deployed; gifts given at promotion ceremonies; proud mamas who wear them as everyday reminders to keep their military son or daughter close; and brand-new recruits who are proud of their decision to serve their country.
Whether you choose one for yourself or as a special gift for someone you love, we hope these bracelets are more than just a piece of jewelry, but are mementos, special reminders, meaningful gifts, and tokens of pride and honor.
We would love to hear your story - which branch you chose and who you are reminded of each time you glance at your wrist. Leave us a note below, share with us on social media, or send us your story at email@example.com. We hope they are as meaningful to you when you wear them as they were to us when we created them!
With love and gratitude,