(Closed) What is your most meaningful piece of jewelry?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
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Busy bee

My grandfather’s necklaces. I wore one of them for my engagement pictures. Here’s the best photo of it I could find.

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My granddad was a rock hound by hobby. Whenever we came to visit him, he’d pull out this box of rocks he’d found, cut, and polished, and let us pick one out. He gave me a red agate pendant when I was 6 – I wear it at least one a week.

Granddad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when I was 8 and lost his memory very quickly. It wasn’t long before he didn’t know who I was anymore, and he died when I was 13. But the necklace always reminded me of him.

A few Christmases after he died, my Grandmom gave me the pictured necklace as a gift, along with a picture of me and Granddad when I was just a toddler. She said he’d planned on making this stone into a necklace for me, but then he got sick and couldn’t use the tools anymore. So she had a wire artist make it into a pendant.

Coincendentally, it’s copper, so it almost matches my rose gold e-ring. I love it so much. 🙂

Post # 48
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I dont have a picture of it but my pandora bracelet. I dont have any family jewlery but i bought my mom and i matching sets with stones for each of our family members. When i get married i would like to add on my FI’s mom and sisters! i got his birthstone back when we first started dating!

Post # 49
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Katie1359:  when my grandmother passed away my mother gave me her chain and charm. that is the most important piece besides the jewelry FH has given me. but my most important piece to me i would be beside myself if i lost that more then my Ering Caz that can be replaced my grandmothers chain and charm could never be replaced.

Post # 50
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i have a lot of wonderful jewellery but the most meaningful is my son’s ring.

in the early 90’s my sister worked at an insurance company.  every couple of weeks they would auction off their salvage (items that they have replaced).  she knew how much i love diamonds and told me about a .5 ct diamond vs1, D colour that they had that was very slightly chipped on the edge.  in fact, you cannot see it with the naked eye. it was beautiful.

my son was around 8 or 9 at the time and was with me and overheard this conversation.  he called my sister later that evening and wanted her to bid on it for him so that he could give it to me for mother’s day. 

my sister told him it was a lot of money and he told her that it was ok b/c he has money.   he was saving for a sega.

he did buy the diamond and surprised me with it on mother’s day.  together, we went to the jewellers and had it set in a ring with his birthstone; trillion shaped garnets on the side.

we then went to buy him a sega.

it means the world to me and i now have it kept away until he one day can give it to his wife or daughter.  my son is now 27.

 

Post # 51
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t really have any heirloom jewelry. I only really care about my ering and wedding band. They’re the only gold peices I actually have in my possession anymore. I keep my old promise ring in a trinket box in my room, along with my old high school class ring that is way too big to fit on any of my fingers anymore. I’ll keep both of those forever, but I doubt I’ll ever wear them again.

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@mypinkshoes:  That is a lovely story. Thank you for sharing.

Post # 53
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Buzzing bee

My ring that I got for my 16th birthday from my grandma. Every girl in the family gets a ring with her birthstone and diamonds on her sixteenth birthday. 

Post # 54
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have some of my late Grandmothers jewellery. There are some really pretty black and white pearl type earrings. I am going to wear them on my wedding day.  I also have a gold necklace with is my name in arabic from my Godmother.

I’m hoping that my most treasured piece of jewellery will be from New York for my 30th Birthday from my then fiance.  Counting down the months!

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

my e-ring, and a promise ring Fiance gave me on our second dating anniversary. it’s silver with beautiful carvings.

Post # 56
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Busy bee

My mom recently gave me a small gold pocket watch that is worn on a chain. It belonged to my great great grandmother and has been passed down through the women in my family, it’s really special! And of course, my ering that hubby designed himself.

Post # 57
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My dad went to Australia for a couple years and brought back some opals. He had a pendant, ring and pin made out of them for his mom. I inherited the ring and pin the Christmas I went to college, and my mom got the pendant when grandma died. After mom’s funeral dad gave me the pendant, which I rarely take off. I also have my mom’s amethyst ring, my grandmother’s class ring, and a strand of great great grandma’s pearls. What can I say, being the only girl comes in handy. Seriously, they all have significance and I would hate to misplace any of them.

Post # 58
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My most sentimental piece of jewelry I own would probably be a gold pendant & chain that was given to DH by his godparents the day he was baptized. It is a round gold pendant depicting St. Christopher (his name is Christopher). I’ve worn it every day since his mother gave it to me after we were engaged.

Post # 59
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Newbee

First, let me say that my father is probably the most sensitive man in the world. On father’s day last year after we had all given him his girfts, he stood up and said “now i have something for everyone that has made me a father” he then handed me, my 3 sisters, and my mother a big box. Inside was a double strand of pearls brought together in the front with a  1 carat bezel set of each of our birthstones, surounded by diamonds, my moms had all of ours with a 1 carat diamond with our stones around the rest as spacers. Apparently he and the jeweler had been designing these for several years together and finally got it right. so as of now that is the most sentimental

Post # 60
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Mine is a mystic fire topaz necklace. It was the first gift my SO ever got me. We were 17 and had only been dating for about 4 months, I later learned that that necklace probably cost somewhere around $200-$300 which is a huge amount of money for a highschool kid to spend. I wore it every day until I scratched the stone, and the color coating began to thin. Now I only wear it for special occasions.

Post # 61
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Bumble bee

Besides the ring SO gave me….The sapphire my mom gave me on my 25th brithday. She bought it for herself when she was 25.

 

It fits my right hand ring finger. Her hands are so tiny!

 

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