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While Jewelry May Not Be “Essential”

Love and Celebration Are!

Just like you, we at Padis Jewelry have been social distancing to protect our community and families. Many of us are getting restless and we’ve all been asked to sacrifice a lot; like milestone celebrations, family gatherings, and date nights out. A quote that really struck us during all of this is that “we are all in the same storm but not in the same boat.” We love this because it’s a great reminder that we all are fighting through this and getting by however we can. We have so many friends and family that have struggled through this and our hearts are with them and anyone who is going through tough times. It is certainly a challenge to have your livelihood put at stake by an invisible enemy in the form of a pandemic.

Mostly what we’ve missed is human interaction. Perhaps the biggest “win” experienced from the short-lived isolation from our community is a new appreciation for the people in our lives we’ve had to live without. Our relationships, our families, our coworkers and our “tribe” are so crucial to what makes life worth living. We have seen couple after couple, and family after family find unique and creative ways to celebrate love and life’s most precious moments.

Edgar and Abigail are a perfect example of this. Edgar had truly epic plans for his proposal including having both families fly out for their special moment. As circumstances changed, Edgar pivoted his plan to perhaps one of the most beautiful proposals we’ve ever seen – complete with rose petals, their dog and a scenic background of the city of San Francisco. These photos bring tears to our eyes, and we want to share them as a reminder that despite these crazy times, love always finds a way!

You can be confident that our Padis Jewelry family will be here for you when it’s safe to celebrate life’s most precious milestones together again, every step of the way. We understand more than ever that love isn’t canceled. We are here for you to help celebrate all of those life moments.

We cannot wait to welcome you back in the store again soon. Stay safe and healthy!

From the Entire Padis Jewelry Family

Photo credit: Shannon Alyse Photo

By Steve Padis, Padis Jewelry & The Broadway Plaza Forevermark Boutique

About The Author

Steve Padis
Steve Padis Jewelry

Steve and Judy Padis own and operate Padis Jewelry, which has four locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. They founded the company in 1974 and are proud to have earned a reputation as one of the finest jewelers in San Francisco, serving generations of clients for their most precious moments in life, from engagement to anniversary to milestone gifts. Padis Jewelry maintains top-tier relationships with the most sought-after designers including Tacori, Forevermark, Verragio, Breitling, Tag Heuer, and Roberto Coin. As members of the American Gem Society, Padis is among the top 5% of jewelers across the country.

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