Jewelry that has a Sentimental Value

Sentimental Jewelry - A piece of jewelry that could have sentimental value.
@worldwise1 (14890)
United States
July 28, 2007 2:03pm CST
I think that we all have at least one piece of jewelry that has a sentimental value to us. Whether it was an heirloom-passed on from an ancestor, or something given to you by a special someone. What special piece of jewelry do you have? It could also be more than one. I have an emerald and diamond ring given to me by one of my daughters 11 years ago. This is something that I rarely take off. I also have a Mother's pendant and matching ring with all of my children's birthstones and mine. My daughter bought me the ring and I liked it so much that I later bought the matching pendant.
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@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
28 Jul 07
Sounds a bit like you are going backwards as far as heirlooms go. LOL! My mother gave me her onyx and diamond ring that is actually diamond shaped. I also have my grandmother's locket that my grandfather gave her. It is gold and round and has part of her name inscribed on the front. Though her name was Martina, my grandfather (spelling her name wrong) had Tena inscribed on it. That I will hold onto forever. There could be a fight when it comes to my mother's opal ring since both my sister and I are also October babies (like Mom). Her opal ring is massive compared to mine and my sister's. When my father passed away last year my mother did some cleaning out. She found a little leather box with two old rosaries in it which she passed on to me since I am the only family member LIVING as a Catholic (normally I would say practicing Catholic but somehow that doesn't sound right. I'm not practicing, I'm living it.) I can't think of anything else off hand right now. But those things I will treasure.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
28 Jul 07
I think that it's wonderful to have those things to treasure and hold on to a little piece of your loved ones. Sadly, I don't have any keepsakes so I decided to start with my children. I will have something to leave them as a remembrance of me.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul 07
I have a Necklace that I never take of as my Boyfriend bought me it 3 years ago for Christmas also I have a Mum ring that does not come of which my Kids bought me 2 years ago and now I have a cluster ring to that is precious to me that my Man bought me for my Birthday this year I have my earings that I wear all the time as my Daughter paid a lot of money for them 2 years ago for my Birthday she knew how much I wanted them and bought me them
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
29 Jul 07
I see that you're just surrounded with love, gabs. It's truly nice that you have such wonderful gifts from all the people who love you and you love in return.
• Italy
29 Jul 07
I got the diamond ring my parents gave to me for my 18th birthday...it's a white gold ring, with 5 little diamonds on it...I still remember the morning they came in my bedroom singing " Happy birthday " with that little box in my mommy's hands! When I opened it, I couldn't believe my eyes! I care so much about it that I rarely wear it, i'm afraid to lose one of those precious stones! I wear it only in some very special occasions. The other jewelry i really love - though it's much less precious than the one before - it's a metal Richie Sambora guitar pick necklace...I can't go out without wearing it, I feel like something's missing. It's a way to feel him one step closer to me.
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
29 Jul 07
You must have been a very good girl to deserve such a nice gift from your parents, Daniela. That's really great. I like Richie Sambora too.
@fab315 (1244)
• Philippines
29 Jul 07
I have a gold necklace that my mother gave me on my junior high school prom, it's very memorable because it's my first piece of jewelry. She gave me a gold bracelet and a necklace on my high school graduation. And when i graduated from college, i got my first complete jewelry set, the colour of the stone is lavander (my fave colour, ohh..i dunno the name of the stone..sorry).From my husband, he gave me white gold/diamond ring, white gold bracelet, white gold/diamond necklace as my new yr's present, white gold watch for my bithday and diamond earring for valentine's day (our first valentine's day together). I don't really have any jewelry from my grandparents, wish i have one. Would be nice. I keep and take care of all of my jewelries, as much as possible i don't really wear them that often, i don't want it to be broken or damage (weird eh? hehehee), depends on wear i go actually, but on daily basis i just wear my not so expensive jewelries, the once i bought. :D
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
29 Jul 07
That's a wise decision to not wear your good stuff everyday, fab. I'm of the mind that some things should be saved for special occasions. I think it looks impossibly tacky to see someone dripping with jewelry like a display in a store. Everything in moderation. Hubby seems to be very generous-and so does mom. That lavender stone you are speaking of might be a lavender jade.
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
29 Jul 07
i have a heart shaped pendant given to me by my boyfriend. i have a jade bracelet which was given by my mother for me. a simple flowerette bracelet from a friend and a bracelet which i bought myself (made to order) wherein my boyfriend's name is on it. i love these pieces and i feel empty when going out without wearing them all. anne
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
29 Jul 07
You are really blessed to have these wonderful things, maryannemax. It's good to have something special from a loved one-or just something that is special to you.
@jwfarrimond (4475)
29 Jul 07
The only thing that I have which has sentimental value is my late mother's wedding ring. I'm not sure if that counts as an item of jewelry though.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
29 Jul 07
It certainly does count, jwfarrimond. That is a lovely remembrance of your mother.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
28 Jul 07
My engagement ring was my husband's now passed grandmother's ring. So it has sentimental value for both me and my husband. Its a beautiful sapphire and diamond ring.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
29 Jul 07
That's very sweet, Aurone, and that makes it doubly valuable to your future generations.
• United States
28 Jul 07
I have a plastic necklace that my son gave me many years ago. It is green in color and has hearts on the necklace. He got it from a gumball machine. I will never get rid of it.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Now it just doesn't get more precious than that, Elusive. Hold onto it for dear life. It is the little things that mean the most.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
28 Jul 07
That sounds lovely worldwise, having a ring with all your childrens birthstones :) My mother gave me a white pearl from the Cook Islands and I have been meaning to get a ring or necklace made with it, but unfortunately it was stolen when I was living in Samoa. The only other jewelry that are of value to me is my wedding and engagement rings.
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Well, I am truly sorry to hear that your pearl was stolen, maddysmommy, but you have a good start with your own jewelry.
• Canada
28 Jul 07
I have a few pieces of heirloom jewellery. I have a gold bracelet and a ring with an aquamarine from my great-grandmother, a garnet and diamond ring from my grandmother, a gold ring from my mother, and a ring that I bought for myself a few years ago. Now that my fiance has proposed, i have a white gold and diamond engagement ring.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
28 Jul 07
That's very good, danishcanadian. I think we should all have something to connect us to our past and link the new generation to the future. Congrats on your engagement.
• Italy
29 Jul 07
I got the diamond ring my parents gave me as a present for my 18th birthday, it's a white gold ring, with five little diamonds on it. I still remember the morning they came in my bedroom singing " Happy Birthday!" with that little box in my mommy's hands! When I opened it, I couldn't believe my eyes!! I care so much about it that I rarely wear it... only in some very special occasions, 'cause i'm afraid of losing one of those precious stones! The other jewelry I really love - though it's less precious than the one before, but for me it has a sentimental value I can't describe with words - it's a Richie Sambora guitar pick metal necklace ... I wear it almost everytime I go out, when it's not on my neck I feel like something important is missing.
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• United States
11 Aug 07
I have a gold moonstone ring that was my great-great-grandmother's. She got it for her 13th birthday. She chose the ring over a piano. She loved it so much. It has been passed down in my family to the oldest daughter on her 13th birthday. It is very special to me. I will give it to my daughter when she turns 13. She is 10 now. I also make custom jewelry, mostly Mother's Bracelets featuring the names of your children (or grandchildren) and their birthstones. If you are interested you can check out my website at: http://www.dazzlingjewelrycreations.com They make great sentimental gifts. I will try to upload a photo of my Mother's Bracelet. It has the names of my three daughters with clear Swarovski crystals. I love it and wear it everyday. My girls love it too. Makes them feel special.
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
31 Jul 07
The only thing that I have left in a way that belonged to my ancestors is a tiger's eye ring that belonged to my great-grandmother's brother's wife (yeesh what a tongue twister)--I've worn it since God knows when and won't take it off...uh, well, actually can't --my ring finger has expanded over the years so it's permanently stuck..LOL..good thing though as I would hate to lose it