Rhys Holland Necklace
Enamel and gold filled pendant.
Made in the USA.
Created in collaboration with Ileana Hamilton.
The plan for Rhys after birth was to come home and wait until he was older to have his open heart surgery. However, Rhys was never stable enough to come home first. The decision was made to go ahead and repair his heart at 6 weeks of age. This February marks the first heartiversary of his surgery. What a beautiful way to celebrate with this meaningful custom piece! Throughout his time in NICU, Rhys loved high contrast stripes. It was easy to see with newborn eyes, and it helped soothe him and gave him peace and comfort in the form of a fun distraction. I purposely wore striped shirts when I was with him in the NICU. His favorite crib mobile had stripes as well as his favorite crib toys. This striped heart necklace represents the strength of our precious heart warrior who found peace and comfort through a fun pattern. Our hope is that you can wear this necklace close to your own heart and be reminded that there is peace, comfort, and strength even through life’s toughest moments.