Something happened when I became a mother. Everything that seemed to be important quickly moved to the back of my mind. I quickly realized I was responsible for this little person - for everything in his world from infant to toddler to little boy...to teenager...to young man! And there are a lot of things he needs to learn - a lot of things I need to teach him, to show him, to instill in him and to help him believe he can be anything he wants to be.
So just as I wrote my vows for my partner, my husband, I wrote and made a promise to my little boy... a Baby Promise. Knowing I would probably need to be reminded of these words every day, probably more than once, I designed a band of gold to wear with my wedding set - which is now my Family Set - so that I would be conscious of and reminded of my responsibilities every day.
- Shana Farr
Shana began her career in the jewelry industry at the luxury jeweler, HARRY WINSTON, where she eventually became the Global Director of Merchandise and Product Development. She left Winston and became Director of Merchandise at The Aaron Group, a mass-market jewelry manufacturer where she developed several successful lines of private label fashion jewelry including “Simply Vera, Vera Wang” at Kohl’s and “Silver Elegance” for television shop channels in Tokyo, London, Munich, and Paris where she made guest appearances. Her pieces have appeared in Macy's, JCPenny, Ross Simons, and more.
In 2012, she launched her own jewelry line, Pure Imagination by Shana Farr, that appeared in Bridal Guide Magazine and has been written up in the Huffington Post, JQ International, and more. Baby Promise is her newest design that was inspired by the birth of her one and only child and realizing the responsibilities that come with motherhood.
Shana is also an award-winning supper club and concert performer. She was honored with the Julie Wilson Award at the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, as well as with the Donald Smith Award for outstanding performance. Her debut CD Out of the Shadows was released in 2012. She received a Bistro Award for her solo show In the Still of the Night. She has performed all over the U.S. and in London, in some of the great rooms and concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall; Jazz at Lincoln Center,Rose Theater; Feinstein's 54 Below; New York City Center; York Theatre Company; London's The Pheasantry and in Westminster Abbey; amongst others.
As a mom, she is learning every day and looks to many women for inspiration as she walks (and sometimes runs!) along the road of motherhood.
To visit her Performance Website, click here: www.ShanaFarr.com
Once a mother, always a mother...
Shana is grateful and thankful her mother is still in her life knowing there is advice and inspiration just a phone call, FaceTime, or Zoom away.
Are you a Grammie or a Nana? Your baby is always your baby. If you are now watching your little ones care for their little ones, make this promise and wear this ring as you continue to guide, lead, and encourage your "little ones" who have embarked on the wonderful journey of motherhood.