The story of A Charmed Heart begins with the last message Maria Platis' son George sent to Nicole Hertel, one of his best childhood friends. Nicole came back to San Diego from Switzerland for Georgie’s funeral. Afterwards, while at the gate waiting for her return flight to board, Nicole sent Maria a text with the last thing he ever wrote to her, which was, “I’ve lived a charmed life." Maria was then inspired by the Japanese art form Kintsugi, where the artist mends broken pieces of pottery with gold, making each piece stronger and uniquely beautiful. 100% of proceeds of sales of this charm go to Rady Children's Heart Institute.