Topic: What is your most treasured piece of jewelry that you personally own, that is not your own personally created work?
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I am very sentimental. I treasure so many things and therefore am a pack rat! I love things that are made with love or something that was purchased because it has meaning and was selected with love just for me!
I love my wedding ring. It's beautiful and given to me by my wonderful husband of 16 years. He rocks and I am so lucky! I love all the things he has given me.
I love the ring my parents gave me when I was 21. The ring is a gold JKF Jr. coin set into a simple channel setting with two diamonds on each side. The band was made from my father's melted down high school ring and a gold tooth he once had. My grandfather smuggled the coin into the US in his cowboy boot which he purchased in Germany where he was from. I love it. It's simple, elegant, classical and historical. I love history!
I have a black hills gold pearl ring that was my grandmother's. My grandmother was a one-room school teacher and Sioux Indian from rural South Dakota. The black hills represents her and the plight of my ancestors. I love pearls and to me they are the most beautiful "stone". It's also my birthstone. I love that I am so much like her, that she would be proud of me, and that I have a small piece of her with me to enjoy.
I could list many pieces that are significant to me, but only because they have meaning. They are not the most beautiful pieces I have ever seen (except my wedding ring), but they hold a place in my heart. They remind me of my family past, to stay strong, to love, to have joy!
What holds a place in your heart? Do tell 😉
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