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07 May, 2014

Weekly Poll: Bejeweled

How's everybody's week going so far? Sorry if I haven't been as quick to reply to comments lately - I've been working on that Wordpress switch I mentioned a few days ago. Plus I'm still trying to write new posts semi-regularly while I do that. Fun stuff.


Speaking of writing blog posts, I was just taking photos of some fun jewelry (which you'll likely see posted here in the next few days) and it got me thinking about sentimentality and objects and all that. So here's my question of the week for you:

Do you own any pieces of jewelry with sentimental value? If so, care to share what they are?

As I was snapping pictures and thinking away, it occurred to me that I actually don't have many sentimental pieces. Most of the jewelry I wear is more costume-y, and on the rare occasion people give it to me as gifts it's usually more of the silly variety (like this awesome sloth ring). But then I remembered that my great uncle gave me two necklaces when I was a kid: One was a silver locket (that I lost many years ago), and the other was a small, brassy-colored key hung on a chain.

My (great) uncle passed away when I was sort of young so I always wondered about the significance of the key - did he make it? Did it go with some treasure-filled locked box in his apartment that we somehow didn't find after he passed away? I guess I'll never know. In any case, I still have the key necklace, and ironically enough, it's locked inside a jewelry box right now. Where's the key to that box? Also inside. Oops. At least I know it's safe, I guess.

19 comments:

  1. OH, THE SLOTH RING!!!! So cute! I have soooooo much jewelry (fashion, not the royal jewels). My Mom hated costume jewelry and thought you should only wear the real deal. She's now passed away, and of course I have all of her "real" jewelry. My favorite is a dainty yellow gold necklace her father gave her on her wedding day to my dad. She wore it pretty much everyday. She's been gone for a while, but it still makes my heart hurt a little when I hold it.

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  2. I have a set of opal jewelry that was my Grandmother's that is very special to me. I loved seeing her wear "the opals" (as we would call them) on holidays, and was lucky enough to inherit them when she died several years ago.

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  3. I have a ruby ring that was my gran's that I inhertied and a heart locket my parents gave me for my 21st. My husbands gran passed two rings down to me - her wedding ring to my husbands granddad who died when my OH was little (which I always wear on on my right hand) and another ring he gifted to her which I wear as my wedding ring. I think I have more inherited sentiment jewellery than I do costume stuff tbh.

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  4. Lisa @ Ameliorer la VieMay 7, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    My grandma gave me a jewelry set to remember her by when she's gone, which is sentimental and all, but my grandma is still alive. I don't really like to wear it now because when I put it on, I think morbid thoughts about how she might die soon. Most of my jewelry is just random stuff I liked and bought for myself. I do have this necklace from Tibet that is like the 3rd most expensive thing I own after my car and laptop, and I get a little sentimental when I wear it because it reminds me of my incredible trip there!

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  5. I hope someday you'll find out if that key leads to locked treasure! That's a sweet story.

    I still have a pair of silver, feather-shaped earrings from my first love. He came to visit my house late at night on my 17th birthday and gave them to me because I was sick with strep throat and couldn't go out to celebrate. That was 10 years ago, but the earrings are still in the original box, also with a braided bracelet he made for me when we first started dating. I can't believe I kept both. I'm such a sap.

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  6. Haha atleast that key necklace isn't lost. I wear a lot of costume jewelry but I actually do have a few sentimental pieces. First is my promise ring that my husband gave me when I was 16. I have worn it every day since the day I got it. Aside from my wedding band and engagement ring, I also have a ring that was my grandmothers and a necklace that was hers too. She passed when I was 7 so I don't remember her that well. I was given her angel necklace when she died. Her angel necklace was given to her by her brother and I wore it everyday as a child until the clasp broke. My mom also gave me my grandmother's ring that says love on it with a diamond in the O. I used to wear that alot too when I was younger. My last sentimental piece is a white gold and diamond key necklace that my husband bought me for valentines day years ago.

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  7. I was/am horrible about losing jewelry, but I found a silver ring with flowers on it in a department store sale bin and argued with my Mom about getting it. I promised I wouldn't lose it and she relented. I wore that every single day of my middle school through high school years and only took it off when I went to college. I don't wear it anymore, but it reminds me of her and my youth.

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  8. Aww, that's that's really touching. And impressive that the necklace made it through years and years of regular wear!

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  9. Do you wear the opals at the holidays now? I don't think either of my grandmothers wore a lot of jewelry, but when my dad's mom passed away he ended up with her set of "good" china, which we used every year at Thanksgiving. I'm not sure how fancy the set actually was, but it was their way of honoring her around the holidays, I guess.

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  10. It's nice to have so many things that remind you of your family! I don't think either of my grandmothers had tons of jewelry, and whatever they did have is probably in my mother's hands now. I really wish I hadn't lost that locket - I have no idea what happened to it but I still think of it once in a while.

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  11. Haha, oh grandma. That sounds like something my mom would do - she's constantly saying stuff like "You and your sister are going to have to fight over my jewelry when I die!" Thanks ma. I think getting sentimental over jewelry you bought for yourself is totally cool - I didn't really buy much jewelry in my travels, but there are some other little knick-knacks I picked up that are meaningful to me.

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  12. Haha, that's sappy but in the sweetest way! I still have some trinkets my first boyfriend gave me. I haven't seen the guy in over 10 years, but I still think of him occasionally and some of our sillier adventures.

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  13. Wow, I didn't realize you and your husband had known each other for so many years! That's very cool.

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  14. That sounds very much like an argument I would have had with my mom. And I probably would have never taken the thing off just to spite her, haha.

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  15. See? I'm totally a responsible human being. ~crosses fingers~

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  16. Yup! 11 years this month.

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  17. I wear them any time I want to feel fancy. I'm planning on wearing them to the opera tomorrow! I like the idea of using dishes for family dinners to "honor" family members.

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  18. Besides my wedding band, I have only one other piece that I consider real sentimental to me and that is my mom's first Mothers's Ring. I have to get a stone replaced in in but I remember her wearing that ring forever, it is my brother's birthstone that fell out, if you knew my brother you would not be surprised....LOL!!

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