Give the Gift of Quote Necklaces and Other Quote Jewelry

by Mira

Make a statement with inspirational jewelry with quotes, or gift it to someone dear or who needs encouragement in difficult times.

I was thinking of inspirational life quotes and jewelry for a little black dress at about the same time, and figured sometimes you can make a statement with quote jewelry rather than with big jewelry. Part of that statement, if you're wearing quote jewelry with a black dress at a (New Year's) party would be that you're up for some conversation. So pick a great topic then.

Here are some of my favorite quote pendants and a nice leather-strap bracelet.

You can choose from several sterling silver necklaces and a stainless steel necklace from Amazon, and custom-made sterling silver-plate quote necklaces from Zazzle. You can also make your own necklace on Zazzle, whether in sterling silver-plate or sterling silver. Just pick some words, an image, or both, and you'll be able to create your own personalized necklace in no time. You can create a custom name necklace or one with your monogram, if you want. Or use a photo that inspires you.

Live the Life You've Dreamed

Apparently this quote of "Live the life you've dreamed" is lifted from Henry David Thoreau. Many thinkers have expressed this idea more or less similarly over time. I think subconsciously, from one point onwards in life, we tend to dismiss it, because life is rarely as you imagine it in your childhood or teenage years. And yet it's worth thinking about. We can turn our lives around if we want to -- and I mean in a good way. Are we stuck with the wrong partner? We can do something about it. Are we stuck with a job? We might be able to do something about that as well. See the books below for some inspiration.

Live the Life You've Dreamed. Sterling Silver 18" Chain Necklace
Inspirational Jewelry Necklace Sterling Silver Henry Davi...
$45.99  $32.99
Inspiration for Financial Freedom, from Robert T. Kiyosaki
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teac...
$7.99  $3.30
Rich Dad's CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Da...
$17.95  $4.50
A Friends May Well Be Reckoned the Masterpiece of Nature

I so agree with this, that a friend is a "masterpiece of Nature," as Ralph Waldo Emerson put it. Given the faith in the goodness of people that Transcendentalists Emerson and Thoreau had, I'm surprised, however, that Emerson considered friend material to be such a rare breed. But then again, many of us reading his Essays today resonate with his philosophical views on the power of Nature and human spirit as well as his belief that we come in contact with the divine when we are in contact with Nature.

So, a lot to talk about. I've read some of his Essays a long time ago and enjoyed the combination of powerful thoughts and poignant style. He's a thinker worth engaging with.

A Friend May Well Be Reckoned The Masterpiece of Nature. Sterling Silver Necklace with Quote Pendant, 18"
Sterling Silver "A Friend May Well Be Reckoned The Master...
$60.00  $29.00

What's funny is that this quote necklace sells better on Amazon than the previous one. It’s a little easier to find a masterpiece of a friend than it is living the life you’ve dreamed of. But it’s getting there.

Download the Kindle Version of a Collection of Essays by Emerson for Free
Essays by Ralph Waldo EmersonThe Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo...
$18.00  $8.28
Footprints in the Sand

You all know that story with a a man dreaming that he was walking on a beach with God, seeing scenes from his life in the sky and their footsteps on the sand. For those who may not know it, the story goes that at the lowest points in the man's life there was only one set of footprints. The man turned to God, asking him why He left him to walk alone at the most difficult times in his life. And God responded that he loved him and never left him. And then said, "When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

Give this quote necklace to someone going through sad times, to let them know that they have God's love and yours.

Footprints in the Sand Stainless Steel Necklace
Footprints in the Sand Disc Necklace Pendant Charm with 1...
$30.95  $26.95
On to More Cheerful Quotes: Wear the Old Coat and Buy the New Book

This comes on sterling silver-plate that's UV resistant and waterproof. The pendant is 1.38" in diameter and the necklace is 18" with a 2" extender.

It's a great gift for a great book lover who spends most of their money on this passion rather than on fashionable clothes. Gift them this quote necklace to show him that you appreciate their life choice. If they have a geeky side, they will like this necklace a lot, and appreciate your gesture.

It works best for geeky bookworm types who haven't transitioned to ereaders.

Live, Laugh, Love

It's amazing how often we tend to forget all three of these: live, laugh, and love, replacing them with work, work, work. There are many designs for "Live, Laugh, Love" necklaces on Zazzle. This is one of my personal favorites.

To my mind, these would make great gifts for teenagers, but if you still have some of the teenage heart in you, and who doesn't, this would make a great accessory to wear at a party with friends, including with the elegant black dress I was thinking about when I started looking up quotation necklaces. It's fun, young, and full of life zest. Wear it often and think about it. 

It's available silver-plated or with a gold finish, and there are other colors to choose from as well, as a regular necklace or as a locket necklace. In fact, I'll be showing the green locket necklace as well.

Live, Laugh, Love Quote Necklaces
Freak Out and Run Around / Keep Calm and Party On

Of course, if you want to be cheeky, there are some fun quote necklaces to help you with that attitude as well. One of my favorites is Freak Out and Run Around, a spoof on Keep Calm and Carry On. There's also Keep Calm and Party On, another fun message I like a lot. If you know someone that usually parties hard but now is going through a rough patch, you can give him / her the latter necklace as encouragement.

Keep Calm and Party On
Peace, Love, Paws

Another quote necklace I really like says "Peace, Love, Paws" with both words and symbols. It's a fun gift for animal lovers. For those who are more attuned to the present than the sixties and hippie history, this quote is derived from the Peace, Love, Music slogan of Woodstock Festival that took place in the Catskills in New York for three days in August 1969.

If you want to learn more about Woodstock, a great way to start is by watching Michael Wadleigh's documentary. A new, 40th-anniversary edition, is out. It's a social documentary movie as well as a concert movie, with greats like Joe Cocker, Joan Baez, and Janis Joplin, and lesser-known but fabulous acts like Richie Havens.

Peace, Love, Paws Necklace
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music
Woodstock: Three Days of Peace & Music (Two-Disc 40th Ann...
$24.98  $14.42
Live & Love Bracelet. Sterling Silver with Gold Accents
Baroni Leather Strap Bracelet - Live & Love Bracelet
Baroni Live & Love Leather Strap Bracelet

This quote bracelet says, "To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever."

While I can see how the first part works, I can't really see how to understand the second part. Unless it's a reference to Jesus. That will work. Or maybe by giving birth we let a child into the world of forever, provided he / she also has children. Or maybe people who love and write books about it are never forgotten.

Take your pick.

Make Your Own Quote Necklace

If you wish to express a thought that you didn't find on this page or online, do know that you can personalize your own necklace at Zazzle. It's easy to make. You can add text, an image, or both, and choose a silver or gold finish, and a round or square shape. You can also make a regular necklace or a locket necklace.

The metal is sterling silver-plate, UV resistant and waterproof. The charm diameter is 1.44" and the necklace is 18" long with a 2" extender.

You can change the metal option to 100% sterling silver if you want.

Personalize Your Necklace Using a Monogram Design

You may want to use your name on the necklace charm, or the monogram of your name or someone else's. There are many monogram designs to choose from on Zazzle. I'm showing two of them.

Kokopelli is a fertility deity in many Native American cultures. It is often represented playing the flute and is thought to embody the spirit of music as well.

Kokopelli Monogram Custom Necklaces
Make Your Own Personalized Monogram Necklace
Updated: 10/11/2014, Mira
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Mira on 05/01/2013

Yes, Zazzle is wonderful. I also like the quality of their products and printing. I have ordered 3 mugs of mine and one long-sleeve T-shirt. I think it's a good idea to order some of your items to see how they come out. I learned something about how to design my mugs better and what not to do when making a T-shirt design.

belinda342 on 05/01/2013

I'm just learning about Zazzle, but had no idea you could create your own quote pendant. What a great gift idea!

Mira on 02/22/2013

Thank you, Hollie! Yes, I agree that "Peace, love, paws" is a great one. More people spreading that message would make for a better world ;-).

HollieT on 02/22/2013

Hi Mira,

"Peace, love, paws" is my favorite. But I also like Live the life you've dreamed! Ah, spoilt for choice! Great ideas, Mira. :)

Mira on 02/22/2013

Thank you, MJ. That reminds me to pin them on Pinterest as well. One quote ring from another article is popular there. Glad you like them. The great thing about Zazzle is that you can also pick one of your favorite quotes and make your own necklace.

RubyHelenRose on 02/21/2013

Now that is what I like, quote jewelry, what a brilliant idea, so easy to find something for everyone on our gift list, nice.

Mira on 02/11/2013

I agree :) Long necklaces are great with the right shirt, not to mention dress!

katiem2 on 02/11/2013

I like this idea, you can't have to much of a good thing and positive affirmations is always a good thing. These quote necklaces are great, I like the longer ones. Great for dressing up a sweater, dress or button down. :)K

Mira on 12/19/2012

Thank you, Roohi. Yes, that bracelet has a simple yet nice design. I wish we could customize that one, too.

Roohi on 12/18/2012

Wow, I never thought about jewelry with quotes. This is very interesting. I really like that Baroni Leather Strap Bracelet. Nice quote too. Thanks for sharing this inspirational jewelry. It is fantastic!

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