Embracing Timeless Love: A Gift Guide for Cherished Connections

Embracing Timeless Love: A Gift Guide for Cherished Connections

In the heart of every meaningful relationship lies the essence of timelessness – a bond that transcends fleeting moments and embraces the enduring spirit of love. 

Join us on a journey through this unique Kristen Mara Gift Guide, where we curate a collection of timeless jewelry designed to celebrate the extraordinary connections with moms, sisters, and best friends. 

From elegant pieces to heartfelt expressions of love, discover the perfect way to honor the enduring beauty of these irreplaceable relationships.

Keep reading for Kristen's favorite Apple Cake recipe - a token of friendship and family! )

kristen mara Embracing Timeless Love: A Gift Guide for Cherished Connections

Mother’s Elegance:

Explore timeless pieces that embody the nurturing essence of motherhood, perfect for expressing love and gratitude to moms.

Awakened Light Necklace

The Awakened Light Necklace effortlessly complements any silver or bronze earrings and goes perfectly on its own or paired with other long layering necklaces. She’ll love the way it transforms into a luminous and airy star, casting its brilliance wherever her journey takes her.

Rhea Earrings

Dainty and feminine, the Rhea Earrings are meant to channel the serene energy of water. Drawing inspiration from Rhea, the goddess of motherhood, these earrings encapsulate the essence of flow and ease and make an ideal gift for a mom or for the tranquil goddess in your life.

Stockholm Bracelet

Our Stockholm Bracelet might just be the piece you've been searching for, destined to claim the top spot among her most cherished and versatile accessories. This stunning beauty strikes a harmonious balance with a bold yet soft design. It's an effortlessly wearable design that embodies elegance in its simplicity.

Sisters in Spirit:

Discover jewelry that symbolizes the unbreakable bond between sisters, whether by blood or in spirit, celebrating the strength and bond of sisterhood.

Mara Necklace

Our signature Mara Necklace takes things to the next level with impeccable details and an ultra-feminine gold-fill chain adorned with sterling silver bead accents. Everyone needs an elegant layering necklace, and this beauty fits the bill. 

Beltane Dangle Earrings

Feel grounded and centered with our Beltane Dangle Earrings. Designed with cool and warm tones, these earrings celebrate her beautiful opposing qualities. Whether it's a casual happy hour, a day at the office, or a romantic date night, these earrings effortlessly complement every occasion with ease and style.

Eternity Bangle

Our Eternity Bangle is meticulously crafted with elegance and care for an easy and effortless statement. Wear it solo for a minimalist touch or stacked with other favorites. She can’t go wrong either way. This bracelet is an enduring gift, perfect for sharing as a token of affection with someone special.

Best Friend Treasures:

Uncover jewelry treasures that reflect the enduring and supportive friendships with your closest friends, capturing the essence of your unique connection.

Wildflower Necklace

The enchanting Wildflower Necklace embodies simplicity and elegance. Adorned with an embossed brambling floral pattern, it exudes a timeless charm that’s hard to resist. The subtle organically-inspired details make this necklace an ideal foundation piece, to put together an effortless, stylish look. Sophisticated, refined and perfect for gifting.

Layered Teardrop Necklace

Celebrate the harmony of balance and opposites with two nested hammered teardrops in both silver and bronze. The Layered Teardrop Necklace is inspired by the ever-changing richness of the seasons. Infuse a beautiful synergy and modern flair into your style. Treat someone to a stunning statement piece for any occasion.

High Desert Hoop Earrings

Channeling the timeless allure of ancient sand-cast jewelry discovered in the Sahara, our organic-shaped High Desert Hoop Earrings are understated and elegant. This sophisticated and classic earring is meticulously crafted, with a touch of refined charm that resonates with any style. Elevate your look with these enduring beauties.

Kindred Souls:

Delve into a curated collection designed for those who share a deep and soulful connection, celebrating the profound friendships that go beyond words.

Tripoli Bracelet

Drawing inspiration from a set of carved Libyan bangles the Tripoli Bracelet seamlessly blends contemporary design with an ancient sensibility. This stunning piece is thoughtfully crafted to transcend time, ensuring years of delight and enjoyment.

The Ray Necklace

Enjoy elevated everyday style with the playful elegance of The Ray Necklace. Our innovative twist on a charm necklace is far from ordinary. This distinctive design is versatile and effortlessly wearable. It’s the perfect gift to be worn on its own or layered with other favorite pieces.

Everyday Goddess Earrings

Indulge the everyday goddess in your life with our Everyday Goddess Earrings. Designed with understated elegance using three organic hammered discs. These modern classic statement earrings inspire confidence and timeless beauty.

Heirloom Keepsakes:

Explore heirloom-worthy pieces that serve as tokens of love for the remarkable women in your family, creating a legacy of timeless beauty and sentiment.

Terra Bracelet

Channeling the grounding, nurturing, and vibrant energy of the earth, the Terra Bracelet, with its half bronze and half silver composition, offers a stylish and playful accessory that will endure the test of time. It’s an ideal gift for the nature-loving, outdoorsy goddess in your life, or a meaningful treat for yourself.

Aurora Necklace

Inspired by the Latin word for 'dawn,' the Aurora Necklace is a embodiment of new beginnings and a reminder of her innate power and resilience. Whether it's an evening out, a weekend getaway, or a shopping spree this necklace will inspire the enduring energy of dawn and the promise of fresh starts.

Indra Shimmer Earrings

Our Indra Shimmer Earrings are a symbolic representation of inner strength. With their opulent and distinctive elegance, these beauties make a playful and luxurious addition to any jewelry collection. These beauties are a perfect gift for the exceptional woman in your life, to honor her grace and undeniable power.

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Aunt ("Tante") Elfi’s Apple Cake:
An extraordinary sweet gift from my heart to yours! 

When I was 11 years old, I met my friend Natalie while living in Belgium. Natalie’s dad was Austrian and her mom was Belgian and I was lucky enough to spend 2 summers with her, at her cousin’s horse farm in Austria. At the time, as a young girl, I could never have imagined how our friendship would endure over the years.

Hailing from bucolic Austria and deep family traditions, this Apple Cake Recipe came from Natalie’s aunt ("tante") Elfi. It has become a traditional holiday treat in my family, not just because it’s delicious, and makes a lovely gift, but also because it reminds me of my friend.

Natalie, who now lives in Colorado, is my sister in spirit and one of my oldest and dearest friends.


Tante Elfi’s Apple Cake (aka “Natalie’s Apple Cake”)

2 cup sugar
1 cup safflower oil
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
5 cups finely chopped tart apples
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350℉.
Add sugar gradually to the oil, beating until well creamed. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well. Add vanilla and mix.

Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Combine flour mixture well with chopped apples and nuts. Let sit for a couple of minutes.

Add to the creamed mixture with a big spoon. Batter is heavy.

Bake in a 9” x 13” x 2” pan, bundt pan or angel food cake pan for 55 to 60 minutes. Cool and wrap in foil and store in refrigerator. 

If desired, garnish as desired with sifted powdered sugar and fresh apple slices before serving.

May also bake in smaller loaf pans & reduce baking time.

CLICK HERE to download & print recipe


44 years later... Natalie and I enjoying a reunion this past summer! 

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