If you're a fan of reality TV, then you've definitely heard of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The show follows the lives of New Jersey's most fabulous housewives as they run their households. We just can't get enough of the glitz and glamour! On a show that tends to be emotionally charged, it only makes sense that these women would gravitate towards jewelry that carries a lot of emotion as well.

In part three of the reunion, Jennifer Aydin gifts Teresa Giudice the Claire locket bracelet. This elegant bracelet features strands of freshwater pearls. In the center of the pendant sits a stunning mother of pearl and quartz center stone surrounded by sparkling white topaz stones.  Jennifer Aydin Gifts Teresa Giudice a Locket

Jennifer Aydin gifts Teresa Giudice the Claire locket bracelet on the reunion episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

We spoke with Jennifer about what inspired her to choose the Claire locket for Teresa. She said, "I wanted to pick a piece that was not only stylish but that meant something.  With the trend of big chandelier earrings these days, necklaces sometimes get lost in the bundle. So I thought a bracelet would be a welcomed fashion forward change. It’s stylish and trendy yet classic. And this way she can always have a picture of her mother close to her without having to interfere with any style options she may have as far as what is needed when choosing earrings or a necklace".

If you're not familiar with The Real Housewives of New Jersey, there's a heartbreaking story behind Teresa's locket. In 2017, Teresa's mother, Antonia, passed away following a battle with pneumonia and rheumatoid arthritis. Antonia was only 66 years old. She now encourages others to never take the time they have with their parents and loved ones for granted.

To tuck inside the Claire locket bracelet, Jennifer selected a beautiful photo Teresa and Antonia together. When asked how she picked out the photo, she replied, "The reason I chose that picture for Teresa is because I noticed it’s the one she refers to the most, which gave me the impression that it was one of her favorites".

Jennifer's touching tribute to Teresa's mother is one that tugs on your heartstrings. It's hard not to be overcome with emotions hearing Teresa's story. It's one that resonates with so many people. With those who have lost a parent they cherished deeply and with those who cannot imagine life without their parents, Teresa's story is one that simply touches your heart.

Teresa Giudice Locket

Teresa Giudice with her mother, Antonia. Jennifer Aydin gifted Teresa the Claire locket bracelet with her mother's photo inside. 

The relationship between a girl and her mother is something so precious. We hope that each time Teresa is missing her mother a little extra or wishes she could be there with her, that she can simply clasp the Claire locket bracelet around her wrist and know that Antonia's love is always close.

Jennifer also purchased the Paloma locket for her daughter and the Maggie locket for herself. Jennifer said of her inspiration behind selecting these lockets and the photos inside, "My daughter loves snow flakes so I knew this would be perfect for her. She chose the picture of her and her dad because she loves being “Daddy's little girl”. She was absolutely floored when she received it and said 'thank you Mommy!', along with a big hug. I chose the Maggie for myself because it had an antique feel which I believe is a classic and elegant look, perfect for everyday. I picked a family picture because they are all my favorites".
If you want to carry your own love in the Claire bracelet like Teresa on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, it is available for purchase at John Michael's Jewelry in Woodbury, New York. Shop the locket here: https://johnmichaelsjewelry.com/collections/with-you-lockets

 

We love supporting our local independent jewelers, such as John Michael's Jewelry. We highly encourage you to shop our lockets from their store or website if you're inspired by Teresa or Jennifer's stories. If you would prefer to shop from our site, use code TRHONJ20 for 20% off your purchase. Offer expires on 5/1/19.