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Jamestown jewelry maker commemorates 2019 in sterling silver

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New Year’s Eve can mean many things, from a symbolic fresh start (cue those resolutions!) to an excuse to party the night away. But as the countdown to midnight starts, champagne glasses poised and breath bated, there’s always a moment when you find yourself looking back on the last 365 days – and perhaps wishing to hold onto them for a little longer. This is the concept behind Jamestown jewelry maker Didi Suydam’s MAXIMA Cuff. The design is simple: a sterling silver cuff with a satin finish, the year 2019 written in Roman numerals MMXIX. The idea originated as graduation gifts for Didi’s daughters; she made each by hand, soldering the numerals onto the bars to form a cuff. Then, Didi thought, “Why couldn’t this be a way to commemorate any important year in someone’s life?” Find the MAXIMA Cuff ($295) at Didi Suydam Contemporary.