I thought I’d share with you the most memorable gifts I have ever received. I am a lucky girl and have always been surrounded by lovely family and friends, so I have plenty of gifts to choose from. However, my favorite and also my most memorable gifts are jewelry pieces I was given or inherited from my grandma.
The first two pieces are very similar. It’s the same style, but one is a ring and the other a necklace as you can see in the picture above. My grandma gave me that ring when I was 12 years old and I’m still wearing it! The necklace was given to me after my family cleared out my grandparents’ house after both of them had passed away. A great aunt found it lying on the floor and remembered I had the ring to match the pair and decided I was to have it. Now all I need is a matching pair of earrings and I’m ready to go.
This picture definitely doesn’t do these pieces any justice, but for some reason I couldn’t take a better picture. It’s a ring and a pair of stud earrings. Those earrings are my go to pair. I wear them all the time, unless I decide to wear dangling earrings. My grandma bought these items in the Czech Republic on two separate occasions that is why they are not a complete match. She wore them all the time herself and always told me: ‘when I pass away I will leave these to you’. A few days after she passed, my grandfather handed me an envelope with the jewelry inside.
The reason why these are my most memorable gifts is because I have a strong emotional attachment to them. I loved my grandma and it was the first person from my family whose funeral I had to attend. So that definitely made an impact. I love wearing all of these pieces and wear them regularly, almost every day. It also helps that I always get a lot of compliments when I’m wearing them. The red ring was even thought to be an engagement ring once!
Q: What is your most memorable gift?