Out of all of my jewelry, the piece I get asked about most often is the charm necklace I wear (nearly every day) from Helen Ficalora. This necklace is really special to me, and I’ve had it for nine years now. When I first moved to New York, my best friend Nicolette and I each bought the gold chain + our first initial. The charms were, (at the time, when we were roommates and in our early twenties) a major investment for each of us, so we’d usually wait until we got a bonus or a promotion at work to add another charm to our necklaces.
Now, Nicolette is a senior buyer for Macy’s, basically running the show over there… and I have my own little business. In a weird way, it’s kind of fun to look back and think about those early days in New York when everything was so hard. We shared a one bedroom apartment (split down the middle with bookshelves), worked a million hours, subsisted off of two buck chuck (Trader Joe’s $2.99 wine), and sometimes could barely afford groceries… but we still had so. much. fun. And we were fancy with our Helen Ficalora necklaces.
Eventually, I got to a point where I had all three of my initials… and a few fun extras.) At that point, I started to slowly buy them for my mom and my two sisters as Christmas + birthday gifts. And now we all have them (and all still wear them, almost every day.) It’s this special thing that we all have and I smile whenever I see my mom, my sisters, or Nicolette wearing theirs.
Though I wear this necklace pretty much every day, for outfit posts I typically tuck it under my t-shirt. But then I wore it in this post, and the brand reached out to see if I’d like to do a giveaway for Mother’s Day! And so I’m really excited, because now one of you can get the necklace pictured above for your own mother. (Or, if you are lucky enough to be a mom, you can keep it for yourself.) You’ll get the 16″ chain, the “MOM” disk charm, and the mini diamond sun (an in-store exclusive… but you could call to order it.) The total value of the necklace is over $450, so this is a good one… Just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
My charm collection.
They have the best packaging!
(Wearing my necklace this past weekend in Hilton Head!)
CONGRATULATIONS TO CYNTHIA DAWSON, THE WINNER OF THIS GIVEAWAY!
I love the initial charms!
How fun that you have this personal history with the company! This little sun charm is great, but I love the cutout heart with diamond one too.
simply beautiful elegance!
What a lovely necklace! Thanks for featuring
I was just introduced to this collection and hoping to own my first charm this year.
Ooooh! I would love a new “S” charm!
Love this necklace! I don’t know if I would give it to my mom or keep it for me!! 😉
What a beautiful story & charm necklace!!
Hi, Grace! My fave HF charm is the initial L, for my 2 -year-old nephew Lucas. I would love to pair that with the angel wing since he’s as sweet as an angel.
Great idea and the perfect gift!!!
Such an oldie but goodie!
Love this! Especially love the clover charm 🙂
LOVE these sweet necklaces!!
Well I’d have to wait until August when my little boy gets here, but I’d definitely go with a charm with the first letter of his name. I guess my husband and I should really get on that picking a name front!
LOVE all these charms but the initial and moon are a couple of my favorites!
The simple initial charm is timeless!
These are great. I’d like the MOM one for my mother.
The “mom” charm would be extra special – love her necklaces!
I like the simple initial charms best, although they’re all so beautiful!
Love the Angel Wings!
I like the PAVE CROWN DISK CHARM very much
My favorite charm is the diamond initial.
I adore the mom charm.
I have always wanted one of these charms. I think the Mom charm would look cute with an L for my kids names.
I would choose the moon charm as my mother always read a book to me that had my favorite phrase, “I love you to the moon and back.”
I would love to give this necklace to my mom for Mother’s Day! I am a huge fan of Helen- met her at the Palm Beach store- and I looove my necklace.
Great giveaway! As a new mom, this would be a great gift to keep for myself!
The paw print charm is adorable!
I love personalized jewelry – and this is the perfect gift!
I would get my son’s initial!
Would be a lovely additional Mother’s Day gift for my Momma Joan!
I love the pave letter charms! <3
I love the sun charm and would wear an “L” everyday!
these are so pretty! Love the initials and your crescent moon charm- I’ve actually been thinking of making my own charm necklace with the new Baublebar additions!
I love the MOM charm for a mother’s day gift! I think I am going to have to follow in your footsteps and start my own when big occassions arise!
I LOVE their seashell charm!
Love the color of the gold! The simplicity of the initial charm is so beautiful!
ooh love the pave initials! xx
Love her necklaces. I have the horseshoe and love it
I love the mom charm best.
I love the C charm!
These are beautiful! I love the initial and the large crescent moon charms together. What a gorgeous everyday look.
i love my Helen Ficalora necklace especially because it’s from you and your sisters! My favorite charms are the flowers. I have the cherry blossom from the year I visited NYC and it was too cold for cherry blossoms but I did see the magnolia. I also love the Mom charm and the little diamond, they are all perfection!
i’ve never had an initial “K” charm! i would love one 🙂
I would love to give this to my mom for mothers day! She has always wanted a Helen Ficalora necklace!
The FAITH charm is my favorite. Quite lovely!
I would get the “mom” charm and a “s” and “i” for my two daughters. Love this! So beautiful!
CUTE! i’d love to get a necklace with my daughter’s initial and the moon charm! xo jillian
I would love the charm is an “S” on it for my son’s name.
I love the fleur de lis charm! Such a pretty necklace!
Love the 3 initials idea!
I love the mom charm 🙂 would love to give to my mom!
Love these necklaces! Want to get a charm with my son’s initial on it too!
Love the mom necklace. I’m going to be a new mom in a few months and would wear this proudly!
I love the initial charms- a good monogram is always wonderful!
My wife loves her initial charm and I’d love to win her the “mom” charm to go with it n
The necklace is gorgeous — and a great idea for a unique Mother’s Day gift!
My favorite is the LARGE TEA ROSE FLOWER CHARM.
I LOVE the little sun charm and the initials!
I love the initial charms!
Lovely necklace, my favorite charm is the “DREAM” disk charm
I love your crescent moon charm!
I love the “M” charm!
These necklaces are so dainty and sweet! Perfect gift for mom.
Large Libra Zodiac Charm
I like the “mom” charm. My birthday falls on Mother’s Day this year and I have infant twins. I am so a MOM right now!
I love love the “xox” charm, it’s how my fiancé signs all of his notes to me. I’d love to have it with me all the time.
Hamsa mini charm is my fav! Either pave diamond or straight up gold. Love it.
I love Helen Ficalora jewelry!! I would love to be able to give this to my mom for Mother’s Day!!
i would love the mom charm and the letter b for my last name!
MY FAVOURITE HELEN FICALORA CHARM IS THE OWL MINI CHARM.
the bee mini charm is super cute
since my first mother’s day is coming up, I’m all over that MOM charm 🙂 love Helen Ficalora so much! xo
I love these necklaces–simple and delicate (which is pretty much the only type of jewelry I wear!), plus a great personal touch!
the dream disk charm
Love the necklace! So beautiful.
Very pretty, and love how each charm tells a story.
Oh, I love the sun charm! So dainty!
I love the Taurus Zodiac sign
i love the mini giraffe charm! adorable!
I absolutely love HF necklaces and am so excited about this giveaway. I recently misplaced my very special mom necklace that my wonderful son picked out himself for me. I’ve worn it everyday for 6 years! I took it off in Florida before swimming and I left it there at the hotel!!!! I still don’t know how I let that happen. So upsetting.
The angel wing is my favorite by far!
I adore the sweet Mom charm. I’ve love to wear it to make my daughter feel close 🙂
I’d have to get this necklace with about 20 charms for all of the people I love!
Such a cute personal gift for Mother’s Day!
I love the simplisticness of Helen Ficalora’s charms – but the personal touch that they add with an initial!
really cute charms! love them all!
I love the mom charm!
I can’t pick just one favorite! I’ve narrowed it down to the cherry blossom and the dragon fly. 🙂
I love the initial charms! I would wear an L every day, like you do with yours.
I like the “C” ALPHABET CHARM WITH DIAMOND.
I honestly love this beautiful Necklace all the Initials are perfect
C for my son Christopher
A for my daughter Allesandra
G for Grace my daughter
G for me Gabriela
It was a pleasure to enter.
Love Helen Ficalora. I can’t believe I am just now finding out about the brand. Balanced between delicate but still with some presence!
Love the crescent moon in your charms mix! I have a very simple combination from Ficalora: 2 alphabet charm with diamond, one in yellow gold and one in pink gold, for my daughters. I have an eye on the tulip charm, so delicate. Thank you for the inspiration!
so personal and timeless!
I love the large pave crescent moon…too pretty
I like the Pave K Alphabet Charm.
Great gift idea!
This is such a charming necklace.
The mom charm rocks…..since I’m a new mom!
I love the seashell charms and initial charms!
I love this necklace! I’m also completely in love the brief background of you and your best friend barely making it but splurging for something so special. So relatable 🙂
I’m a sucker for hearts, so I really like the small smushie heart charm.
Love all the initial charms:) Would get all my kids initials!
i love the little dog charm. I’d also love a J and a B for each of my kids.
LOVE the palm tree!
This is so lovely! It would be a wonderful gift for my mom and a meaningful tradition to start with my family. *fingers crossed*
i love the initial charms!
I love the initial charms!
I love the mini diamond sun!
Honestly, I’m such a fan of just a simple collection of initials!
I love the “L” in the classic plain gold… And the key for extra!!
i have never heard of this brand but its beautiful. my favorite charm is the large diamond disk charm. maybe a 30th birthday present?! fingers crossed!
the g one in pic
I LOVE the sweet little angel wing!
I love the diamond initials…a true classic with a hint of glam!
I like the initials – I’d get a B for my son’s name (it’s my first mother’s day!)!
I love how dainty these charms are. I would pick either the “C” initial, or the April birth month charm…I’m a first time mom, and my son just turned one earlier this month!
My favourite charm is the angel wing. Thank you!
Love love love the angel wing.
Love the diamond sunburst!
I love the initial charms!
I really love the Mom charm! I am expecting May 21st so this will be my first mother’s day 🙂
I LOVE the tea rose flower charm. So cute! My mother would adore this! xoxo
I love you to the moon and back
My favorite from Helen Ficalora is the PAVE “A” ALPHABET CHARM!
I love the H charm because both of my little boys names start with H and so does or last name 🙂
Hoping to own my first charms soon – would love an initial charm for each of my sons names. Being a mom to my two boys is the best job I’ve ever had!
I like the cat charm.
Love,love,love this necklace & charms. My favorite is the Heart Cutout Charm with Diamond but I equally love the Palm tree. They really offer a great selection of charms. Thanks so much.
I love the “dream” charm!
The simple initial charm is classy!
I love this necklace and the pendants, most of all the initials and the diamond sun. I never won anything, but try!
My favorite charm is the diamond initial.
I would love a J for my name!
the letter charms are too perfect! Would love to gradually stack up my initials
My favorite is the G-Clef mini charm! I’m a musician and so it’s a powerful symbol to me 🙂
I like the PALM TREE DISK CHARM.
I like the MOM charm
Love the beautiful charms!
I like the large pave crescent moon charm
I would love the J charm for my husbands name!
I love the initials!
Love the mom charm with the diamond in it!
Love how simple and elegant the necklace is! My favorite charm is definitely the initial for making it personal.
love the mom, what a great gift!
i love the mom charm 🙂
Loving the Mom charm for Mother’s Day!
Diamond anchor charm
Love these necklaces!
I’d get the turquoise stacking ring.
My favorite charm is the initial charms especially the “D” Alphabet Charm with Diamond
I love the initial charms! They are so adorable!
The heart charm would be great for my mother!
Ahhhh, LOVE these! I would cherish the timeless initial charms & would love to get my babies initials!
I like the Mom charm..
The initials are my favorites 🙂
I like the mom charm.
I am in love with all, but the initial is cute.
What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite charm is the “Hope” disk charm with diamond.
I love the M alphabet charm with diamond, so pretty!
My favorite charm is the Pave “D” Alphabet Charm
I love the Heart Cutout Charm with a diamond.
I love the PAVE “C” Alphabet charm…really nice.
Love love love those initial charms! So delicate and personal.
In addition to all of the pave diamond initial charms, I love the sun cutout charm…
I like the Sterling Silver Turtle Coin Charm.
love the initial charms with the single diamond! beautiful!
I love the angel charms, especially the Peace Angel Charm
I like the design of the diamond spiral charm. It would be nice if there were a less expensive version made with a semi-precious stone like amethyst.
my favorite is the Mom charm!! Of course!!
I love the small maple leaf cutout charm. So pretty! 🙂
The Clover Charm because clover leaves bring good luck.
I really like the initial charms with the single diamond and I also really like the daffodil repousse charm.
The mom charm is sooo adorable. I hope to win this!
My favorite is the PAVE BUTTERFLY MINI CHARM.
Now I really want this necklace!!
I love the heart cutout charm
Hi Grace! I just love your blog and this necklace would be great! All the best for you 🙂
My favorite is The Pave “T” Alphabet Charm.
I like the SMALL PAW PRINT DISK CHARM. Thanks!!
The letter charms are classic and beautiful and personal!
One of my favorite charms is the LOTUS FLOWER CHARM
I really like Small Paw Print Disk Charm.
The ‘Mom’ charm would be a perfect gift to add my mother’s necklace that already has our initials.
I would like the MJ Fox Charm
The Mom one is my favorite this year as I am a first time Mom. I am in my final year of medical school and have worked so hard to get to where I am, but my greatest achievement is by far my Son. Thinking of the legacy I want to leave behind for him keeps me studying nights after he goes to bed, keeps me focused when I am working 48 hour calls and gives me something to look forward to come home to after a hard day. 🙂
My favorite charm is the diamond initial.
My new obsession!
This is such special jewelry & will automatically become a family heirloom. Since I just be came a mother for the first time last year, & lost my mother almost 6 years ago, the Mom charm would be sentimental for me. I’d also love to add some initial charms for my daughter & the one that will arrive this summer, too.
I love the initial charms! I would get one for each of my children!
I absolutely love the MOM charm!
My favorite charm is the Dove Mini Charm. Doves remind me of my Momma, who passed away 6 years ago.
I love the diamond initial charm!
I love the PAVE “P” ALPHABET CHARM! Simply gorgeous!
I love the PAVE “P” ALPHABET CHARM! Simply gorgeous.
I like the “Mom” Disk Charm with Diamond
The wing charm is so pretty!
I’m really crossing my fingers! This necklace is so beautiful!
I really like the Dove Coin Charm, and all of the animal ones in general 🙂
I love the initial charm and would get one in an “A” to remind me of my son.
The charms with the pave stones.
My favorite is the PAVE “N” ALPHABET CHARM
My favorite charm is the KEY MINI CHARM.
The star charm is my favorite.
I love the HORSESHOE DISK CHARM WITH DIAMOND
My favorite is the LARGE MONTAUK DAISY FLOWER CHARM.
I love the MOM charm. Thanks for having this contest.
I love dragon flys I would love to have it but I can’t afford it
What size is your chain? Fine or the medium fine? I love it!!!