Every year between Valentines Day, my anniversary in March and Mother's Day in May I practically panic at the thought of finding THREE interesting new gifts within three months to celebrate my wife. It's even harder to keep it interesting when it comes to jewelry since she has never seemed drawn to anything besides Tiffany. When I discovered Waxing Poetic, I had a feeling she would like the personalized aspect of many of the choices but I completely underestimated her reaction. She loved everything, from the use of initials to symbols of our daughter to the unique touches of the bracelet and packaging. She has beamed for days since and is so proud to show it off as her own lucky charms. I have no doubt now she'll be excited to add more as the life events continue! - Ben N.At Waxing Poetic we receive so much amazing and touching feedback from our customers. It would be impossible to share all of it and we are truly honored and humbled by you, our customers. This month, with Mother's day right around the corner, we wanted to feature Ben N. who has given Waxing Poetic as a gift to his lovely wife on special occasions. We sat down with him to learn more about his experience with Waxing Poetic and to share his story.
Q: How did you first hear or learn about WP? What were you looking for when you found us?
A: I learned about WP through my dear friend Patti – and as I followed her personal story I realized she offered a great way for her jewelry to tell their own personal stories.
Q:Was there something at first stopping you from ordering WP? If so, what?
A: I probably looked at WP for a year before buying it – I wasn’t sure how my wife would receive jewelry from a brand she hadn’t necessarily heard of (but meanwhile I was getting tired of feeling trapped by more commercial choices).
Q: Who were you thinking of when you were shopping?
A: I immediately thought of my wife – I know what matters most to her is something personal and something unique.
Q: What drew you to the piece(s) that you selected at first? Why did you pick them?
A: My wife has always liked charms – so it was fun to choose the ones that included the most important parts of our relationship, whether intertwined initials, hearts, and initials and symbols related to our daughter and family.
Q: What does the piece signify for you? Is it a reminder, a memory, a characteristic, feeling, etc. Tell us about this in detail?
A: I first bought WP jewelry for my wife on our seventh anniversary when I realized more commercial options just didn’t’ feel special and that we had a lot of experiences in our time together to celebrate. By initially choosing symbols of our marriage over time it was a great way to then add others along the way – especially as our daughter is growing.Q: What was the reaction you got when you gave WP or when people see you wearing WP?
A: I know my wife was surprised – although she wasn’t familiar with it as first, as she learned the story and recognized all the elements that were personal to her she seemed to forget about previous jewelry brands that she may have respected as brands but not necessarily valued as truly special.
Q: What do you think about the quality and design details of the piece(s) specifically?
A: The quality is top notch and I know my wife feels the detail going into each piece is incredibly thoughtful.
Q: What is the most important part of WP that you like the most?
A: It allows the wearer to tell their own story through a variety of unique, touching elements.Q: How did you feel about Jewelry before you found/own WP? How is WP different from other Jewelry you [buy]?
A: To be honest I felt a little hamstrung by little blue boxes (which in the end didn’t feel personal or unique) and gem stones (where I didn’t always feel good about quality). WP is definitely a more unique, personal touch when looking to buy gifts for my wife and the quality has been terrific.
Q: Would you recommend WP, who to, why? What would you tell them? How would you describe WP to them?
A: I recommend WP to anyone who is looking for jewelry that allows for more individuality and personal connection instead of just buying a brand. Giving my wife her first WP bracelet and then continuing to add to it with new elements that represent what is important to us has turned out to be a much more meaningful experience than giving her less personal (and even more expensive!) items in the past.
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