“If I could spend the rest of my life, like these past few days, my life would be complete.”

– Journal entry summer of ’96


It was a late afternoon in August on a white sandy beach in Greece when our long distance romance began.

Our calls from Serbia to the U.S. were dreamlike, yet always plagued with a dreaded end.

I certainly didn’t want to hang up first, and he felt the same. We came up with a solution. We would count together, “1,2,3 CIAO” and then hang up at the same time! This became our signature phrase during our relationship and remains years into marriage.

1, 2, 3 CIAO is my way of sharing our love with each and everyone of you. Wear it often, celebrate in it, and most of all, experience love in it. -Jovanka

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