In addition to her "BEN" necklace, Jennifer Lopez was gifted by Ben Affleck a variety of jewelry for her 52nd birthday, which she debuted in the same post that confirmed she and Affleck were back together. The pieces were made by fine jewelry store Foundrae and their creative director confirmed each piece was picked for special reasons.
“Ben wanted to get something really special for her birthday,” explains Beth Bugdaycay. “He wanted to put together a meaningful story. With the custom piece Ben created for Jennifer, it clearly communicated their love, but it's also a reminder of their capacity for change and growth...[Ben] reviewed the meanings of each piece before finally selecting these…a lion was also in the running, but I think what he settled on is just perfect...He didn’t just get her the biggest diamond he could find, he wanted to say something about their relationship.”
"The heart of the Foundrae fine jewelry collection is our symbols," Beth explained. "They carry a language of their own and allow the wearer to customize a unique piece that is a reflection of their own personal story; not just a record of where they have been, but a declaration of what is yet in front of them."
The 18K gold and diamond charm on one side of the Heart Token is Foundrae’s Protection Medallion. The Scarab at the center is meant to shield the wearer, not from malevolent outside sources, but from our own negative thoughts [which] prevent us from using our energy to build more productive and positive aspects of our lives.
The other side of the medallion represents resilience, which we describe as wild, abundant, and untamed. The blossoms are fed with passion and continue to bloom, even in darkness, against adversity. But we can't separate the flower from its thorn. The thorn is the risk we assume for something we love, for living life fully without reserve.
At the center of the 18K gold and diamond Love, Golden Key is a Bowden’s Knot, a heraldic motif symbolizing the connectivity of true love. The star is an emblem of energy and divine guidance and the horseshoe is a symbol of a shield of protection.
“J” for Jenny in white gold and diamonds.
The charm celebrates the seven classic types of love as defined thousands of years ago: Eros–romantic love, Philia–friendship, Agape–universal love, Storge–love between parent and child, Ludus–playful love, Pragma–love founded on duty & reason, Philautia–self-love.