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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!

 

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Emily Lynn

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    Emily

    April 8, 2016

    What a great story! I LOVE my engagement ring because my husband didnt have much money and we had decided that I wouldn’t have one, but then he proposed and surprised me with a ring anyway!

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      Emily Lynn

      April 10, 2016

      Thank you Emily 🙂 Aww! That’s awesome that he was able to surprise you with it!

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    Marianne

    April 8, 2016

    Yes, I have a brooch. It was my Grandmother’s. When my parents got married, they couldn’t afford a fancy wedding. My Grandparents gave Mom money and she got a nice aqua colored wool skirt and matching sweater. The wedding was in December and it was held in my Grandparents’ home, my Granddaddy was the pastor officiciating at the wedding. Just before my Mom went out of the room to meet her groom, Grandmother says, “Wait.” And she pinned on a matching brooch. Years later my Mom gave me the brooch. When my Grandmother died at age 92, I was living far away; my cousins and sister each got one of her brooches. I was disappointed when I learned there were none left then Mom reminded me I have that one! I brought it home a couple years ago for Mom to wear for her 50th wedding anniversary. My sister wants it but I’m having a hard time giving it up! Ha. Lot of sentimental value on it and it’s simply costume jewelry with a few of the beads missing by the time it was a given to me.

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      Emily Lynn

      April 10, 2016

      That’s so cool, love this story! It really is the memories and sentiment that give things value. I’d love to see it some time 🙂

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