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This week, on Facebook, I asked:

"What's your favorite jewelry story?"

Lisa's Favorite Jewelry Story

Then, I asked:

"What inspirational quote means a lot to you?"

The Inspirational Quote that means a lot to Lori

I wanted to extend a big thank you to Lisa and Lori for sharing their wonderful stories with me and to invite you all to join in the conversation at the BB Becker Facebook page.

Every once in awhile, I get in a note, email, or phone call from someone in regards to BB Becker jewelry. These are the moments that really define what I do- the stories behind how people are touched by the jewelry.

The other day, an email came to me from a member of law enforcement personnel.

open_quote-resized-600Hi, Mr. Becker,

My name is ...  from N.Y.  I was wondering if you can tell me a little bit more about the male sterling silver serenity bracelet. I saw your comment about the upcoming 9/11 Anniversary on Facebook- very  touching as I am currently a [member of law enforcement personnel]. I look forward to hearing from you.

P.S.  Your work with these quotes on your jewelry  is  fantastic keep up the great work.

"With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 coming up, we're seeing that people want a visible reminder of the universal themes that connect all human beings," according to Denver-based jeweler B.B. Becker.

If you ask any person that you meet, many of them remember where they were on September 11, 2001.  As a former New Yorker myself, (born and raised,) the events of that day will never leave my memory, especially as of the last week or so in watching Hurricane Irene tear through the eastern coast line. Hurricane Katrina rings fresh in my mind as I watched rioters looting in London.

We are all no stranger to these types of events and devistation. The question is: "What can we turn to when we need hope?"

Denver-based jeweler B.B. Becker designs and manufactures jewelry engraved with emotion-evoking quotations. He took his inspiration from Renaissance-era "poesy rings" to create pieces of mostly sterling silver inspirational jewelry. His first piece was crafted in September of 2000, a bracelet inscribed with the Serenity Prayer:

The Original Serenity Prayer CuffGod grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.

Becker had made jewelry as a hobby for several years when he found himself at a personal and professional crossroads. An emotional trip to an ancient Mayan site (Palanque) opened a pathway for him to follow through his jewelry, and that first Serenity Prayer bracelet led to other meaningful quotations and new pieces of jewelry.

"I did some research and discovered that rings engraved with phrases of love and adoration were popular beginning in the 15th century. It seemed that style might work with a more contemporary feel," Becker said.

He started designing, ultimately developing a new, proprietary engraving process. He asked his wife to help by providing the calligraphy for each quotation. In addition to the Serenity Prayer there were styles featuring a Navajo Prayer and the Protection Prayer by James Dillet Freeman.

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