In 1842, the "Female Relief Society of Nauvoo" was organized. The Prophet Joseph Smith was in attendance and offered the first donation to Emma Smith: a five-dollar US gold coin. This necklace commemorates the significant contribution of his organization. Only men and women of vision could have foreseen the world-wide influences for good this group of women, and generations that followed, would have.
This lovely sterling silver necklace was designed and crafted by Khandarian Collections exclusively for Deseret Book. Garabed and Lena Khandanian are pioneers in the Church living in Beirut. Packages in a blue velour case. Sterling Silver. Chain measures approx. 20 inches.
*This is fine jewelry. Keeping it in the velour case provided will prevent it from becoming scratched or damaged. It will also help impede tarnish. To polish, use a sterling silver cleaning solution.
This necklace was given as a gift to me this past Christmas from my daughter. It is just so lovely and I really enjoy wearing it on special occasions. I want to thank the gentleman that created this beautiful remembrance of Joseph’s gift to the organization of the Relief Society of which I am a proud member!
Garobed “Garo” Khandanian is our LDS Branch President in Beirut, Lebanon. He is a talented jeweler who works in Sterling silver. To commemorate the 175th birthday of the Relief Society, he has created for Deseret Book and Zion’s Mercantile a beautiful bracelet and necklace. At the organizational meeting of the Relief Society, Emma Smith said, “We are going to ‘do something extraordinary,’” and those words are etched into the bracelet. Joseph Smith then offered a five-dollar gold piece as the first donation. A replica of that coin appears in the necklace. These would be lovely gifts for women in your life and a great way to commemorate this anniversary. We have already purchased them for our family. See them at deseretbook.com or in any Deseret Book Store. And let me say, they are stunning when you see them—even better than in the photos.
I love this. It's origin gives it so much meaning and depth! I bought mine in store however it's much more beautiful then pictured here on the website! It's gorgeous! And an amazing symbol of Joseph Smiths faith in Emma and his faith in the women and future women of the church!