I love jewelry! What girl doesn’t? it really adds to an outfit and makes it sparkle. But the jewelry that I love the most are the ones that have stories attached to them or were a special gift from someone. To me they are the most valuable, whether they are made of fine material or not.
While visiting relatives over Easter weekend, my Grandmomma pulled me aside and said she had something for me. I had no idea what it could be, but she brought out a little wooden jewelry box and reaching inside she revealed to me a beautiful diamond ring. It was very familiar to me, I had seen my Great Grandmother wear this ring on her wedding finger ever since I was little. My Great Grandfather wasn’t able to give my Granny Hill an engagement ring when he proposed so he bought one for her later when they were married. I remember the ring was always slipping to the side of her finger or under it, because her fingers had become so slender. My Grandmomma told me that she had asked that it be given to me. I was surprised and wondered why she wanted me to have it. Grandmomma told me that when my Granny Hill was sick I had gone over and spent the night with her and it touched her so much that she wanted this ring to go to me when she passed. Personally, I don’t even remember the incident, but I’m so glad I went to stay with her. Not because of the ring but because something so small meant so much to someone else. I don’t write this to boast or sound like a wonderful person, but rather to say, you may never know how much a small thing you do can touch someone. It humbled and reminded me that things don’t go unnoticed, good or bad. Someone sees it, whether its another person or God. And doing something for someone else no matter how small can potentially mean more than we’ll ever know. This will be a piece I will treasure.
Do you have any pieces of jewelry that means something special and/or has a story attached to it? I’d love to hear about it!