Whether you are a first time mom-to-be or a veteran mom having a second or third child, you may or may not have heard about the new trend growing in popularity in the United States called “push present” or “push gift”.
Essentially, it is a gift that a spouse or partner gives the expecting mom before or right after she gives birth. And even though the term references the “pushing” that happens in the delivery room, women who have C-Sections are also presented with a reward.
Often times, it is a piece of jewelry, though some have gifted spa or girls get-away trips, automobiles and other luxury items. For those on a limited budget, we’ve heard of some new moms given gift certificates to their favorite restaurant, flowers or hand-made gifts.
There is controversy surrounding it as some women who consider themselves to be feminist consider the new tradition as a chauvinistic one but not all agree.
I’m all for them and wish they were a trending thing when I was growing my family over 8 to 14 years ago.
Fortunately though, I got a chance to check out a new jewelry company that sells items that I think would make perfect push gifts because they have a secondary value.
Larimar Bliss handcrafts Larimar jewelry for women. In case you’re unfamiliar with Larimar, it’s a strikingly gorgeous turquoise gemstone that can only be found in the Dominican Republic. Other than widely being considered the Apex of turquoise stones, it’s also believed to have holistic healing attributes.
I’m a firm believer in holistic and Eastern medicine and certainly the power of stones crystals. Ancient civilizations have utilized the power of crystals to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages which are thought to also facilitate the free flow of throughout the body. On a cellular level, our bodies and quartz crystal are both made up of mineral silicon-dioxide. Because of this, we are naturally receptive to the vibrations of crystals as they transmit, reflect, store light and receive energy. When crystals and stones are placed directly on your body, they have a powerful vibratory effect that surges from the stone or crystal to you. According to the law of physics, thoughts direct energy and energy follows thought. The stones or crystals are thought to be a tool to help the thoughts of our consciousness connect with our body.
I partnered up with Larimar Bliss which sent me this gorgeous Curve Pendant (retail: $249) to review. It has a unique and whimsical shape and delicately houses the stone in the middle. The piece is certainly a conversation starter.
I first wore it to a casual event when I felt I would benefit from the good vibes that would eminiate from the stone. I certainly felt mindful and connected to the stone as I went about my day that day.
I then sported the stone to a formal reception and party this weekend during date night with my husband.
I styled it with a black mini dress with a flare skirt and a square plunging neckline that revealed the pendant. It was the pop of color to my black dress which I paired with nude patent leather pumps and a tan crocheted clutch. It was a little bit of warm weather for the transitioning season as Summer comes to a close.
I thought to wear my hair up to showcase the pendant more but eventually opted with wearing it down and using it as a double frame around the pendant.
I think it worked well. I loved the look overall.
For function and purpose and style, this Curve Pendant was perfect. Larimar Bliss has a large collection of other pieces. Customers leave positive feedback on the pieces all the time. Definitely consider Larimar Bliss!