Welcome, I'm Debbie, an experienced jewellery designer with a passion for creating meaningful pieces. For nearly eleven years, I have honed my craft, dedicating myself to the art of jewellery design. However, despite my accomplishments, I felt a lingering sense of unfulfillment, yearning for a deeper purpose. It was a heartbreaking event that brought about a profound change in my life. The loss of my beloved furry friend, Arnie, compelled me to seek solace in memorial jewellery. Unfortunately, the available options were beyond my budget. Determined to find a solution, I embarked on a personal journey nine years ago, crafting my own memorial jewellery. This ignited a flame within me and led me to establish Sentimental Keepsake. This business is founded on love and a genuine desire to offer affordable keepsakes to others.
Sentimental Keepsake holds a special place in my heart because I have experienced firsthand the pain of losing loved ones. I lost my mother to cancer, my father to suicide, and most recently, my dear fur babies, Hugo and Max.
These experiences have taught me that grief knows no timeline, and it is essential to surround yourself with those who genuinely care and to show kindness to yourself.
Many wonder why I keep my prices so low. The answer lies in my personal losses and how they have shaped my business philosophy. By minimizing overhead costs, such as operating without a physical shop or additional staff, except during busy periods, I can offer affordable prices.
Fortunately, 925 sterling silver, which I primarily work with, is a relatively affordable material compared to gold, which would be exorbitantly expensive. I firmly believe that charging fair prices aligns with my values, and making a modest profit is sufficient for me.
Moreover, Sentimental Keepsake is a deeply personal venture for me. I take immense pride in my work, ensuring that each customer's precious ashes pass through only my hands, fostering a connection that transcends the physical piece of jewellery.
Outside of my business, I am a mother to two wonderful adult daughters, Thea and Paige, and I share my life with two charming chihuahuas named Woody and bobo, who never fail to bring joy.
Since starting Sentimental Keepsake, I have been humbled by the experiences shared by my customers. Their stories serve as a constant reminder that life and love are fleeting and invaluable, urging us to treasure every moment with our cherished family and friends.
The essence of life lies not in material possessions but in the bonds we cultivate.
From the depths of my heart, I extend my love and compassion to you as your personal keepsake jewellery designer.
Debbie from Sentimental Keepsake. xxx