I’m not a huge jewelry person. I don’t have enough disposable income to splurge on really great pieces. And I am pretty picky with the quality and the overall look of a necklace. My fingers only look good in rings when my nails are painted, which isn’t often. And bracelets tend to drive me insane when I’m writing or typing or generally living my life though out the day. That being said, I LOVE a good vintage piece. Especially when there is a story or connection attached. Before my grandma passed away, she gave me some of her jewelry. The pieces are worth nothing, and worth everything at the same time. I have SO enjoyed wearing the jewelry and think of her whenever I wear it. I can’t wait to pass it along to my nieces some day. Or my son’s wives (Holy crap. They are just 6 and 8 years old. That fast forward thinking is making me go fetal for a moment…)
Recently, my mother-in-law brought over a few things that belonged to my husband’s grandmother to see if I’d like any of them. I kept a few things including the necklace shown in the first photo and the gold and green one directly above. I thought it was so special that my mom-in-law would think of me and I love that I get to enjoy some jewelry that B’s grandma probably enjoyed as well. These will be shared with my niece on my husband’s side. She’s 12. So when she grows out of her Claire’s phase and if these are her style, these will be ready and waiting for her. Hopefully by high school.
I keep my eyes out for vintage jewelry when I’m at thrift stores, etc. but have yet to find anything extraordinary like those left to me by family. What is your favorite piece of jewelry? What’s the story behind it?