Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Grandma's Ring

This is my most prized possession. It is a beautiful cocktail ring that I inherited from my paternal grandmother.

I remember my grandmother wearing this ring. Every time she did, she would tell me that one day it would be mine. I have three sisters, and we each had a special ring that Grandma wore, and we each new which ring would be ours someday. My grandmother only had sons, so she passed her rings down to her granddaughters.

I was so excited when I had my first daughter, because I knew right then that I would be able to pass my grandma's ring to her. When I had my second daughter, I knew which ring I would give her, too. It's my mom's engagement ring from my dad. My mom gave it to me the day I got married. Of course, I also have my own engagement ring to pass along someday, and that will go to my first granddaughter, if I am lucky enough to have one. I look forward to telling the girls my story of where the rings came from, and letting them know which ones they will inherit. I know how much it meant to me to get this ring when my grandma died, and i hope it will mean just as much to them.

The Jewelry Information Center is a place you can go to find cleaning tips, fashion tips, and purchase information for all kinds of jewelry. They are a non-profit organization, and they are having a contest where you can win a beautiful diamond necklace. All you have to do is share your Jewelry Stories with them. I am going to share the one above.


Sam, Missy and Alex said...

I clean my wedding set with toothpaste and a soft toothbrush. It doesn't scratch the setting and it makes it all shiny!!

A jeweler told me to do this and it works!!

I don't have any cute stories, although I loved yours, not much of a jewelry girl!

Tammy said...

That's gorgeous!

KAT said...

The ring is beautiful, and I loved the story that went along with it.

I have all my Mom's jewelry, but I haven't been able to even look at it since she's too hard for me? But I loved your story, and wanted to let you know!

Take care,

Tina said...

thats beautiful. i wish i had something sentimental like that. its so nice.