The River Bracelet

What are the things that come to mind when thinking about the Northern Neck?

That's what Karen thought to herself over 10 years ago when she decided to create a piece of jewelry to represent our beloved area.

 
The River Bracelet comes in Sterling Silver, White gold and Yellow gold and can be enhanced with Diamonds.

The River Bracelet comes in Sterling Silver, White gold and Yellow gold and can be enhanced with Diamonds.

 

Scooping up Blue Crabs off of dock pilings with a net. Crowding around a newspaper-covered picnic table with a mound of steamed crabs with family and friends. Yes, a Blue Crab was a must for the River Bracelet.

Image via the Southside Sentinel.

Image via the Southside Sentinel.

Oysters... well, they're Virginia's seafood staple for a reason. Whether or not you love to eat them, it's undeniable how critical they are to the health of our waters and to the creatures who live alongside them.

Oysters on the half shell by Byrd's Seafood in Irvington, VA.

Oysters on the half shell by Byrd's Seafood in Irvington, VA.

Heart-Shaped Oyster. Photo from Byrd's Seafood in Irvington, VA.

Heart-Shaped Oyster. Photo from Byrd's Seafood in Irvington, VA.

Delicious Oyster Tacos from Byrd's Seafood in Irvington, VA.

Delicious Oyster Tacos from Byrd's Seafood in Irvington, VA.

While we're on the topic of seafood and sea life, including a Rockfish on our River Bracelet was a no-brainer. So many of us have fond memories of fishing out on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Rappahannock River and the beautiful creeks of our area.

View from the White Stone Bridge via The Town of Irvington, Virginia.

View from the White Stone Bridge via The Town of Irvington, Virginia.

What a sight to see when you cross the Bridge {to Paradise} and the Rappahannock River is speckled with white sails blowing. Beautiful and majestic, Sailboats are another NNK staple that she knew she had to include.

It's so natural for us to think of the salty waters of the Bay, Rivers and Creeks but we can't forget about the streams and ponds that run through the land. That's what our Turtle represents. Do you remember how, as a child, it was so exciting to spot a turtle sun bathing on a log?

Image via Adobe.

Image via Adobe.

And, lastly, Karen chose a Flip Flop to represent sweet, summer living in the Northern Neck. We all have that trusty pair of flip flops that we throw on before we go to the beach or on the boat or even strolling down Main Street shopping.


The River Bracelet was our first Northern Neck inspired piece of jewelry. Since then, we have created what is known today as the River Collection.

What's your favorite piece from the River Collection and why? We want to know! Comment below.