Thursday, November 3, 2011

Meaningful Jewelry

Though I love collecting costume jewelry and have found very affordable pieces that I wear all the time, there are some that have been given to me throughout the years that have special meaning.  I may not put them on frequently, but they are precious because of the memories they hold...

Vintage bracelet & earring set from my grandmother's jewelry collection - she gave these to me at my bridal shower and I wore them when I sang at her funeral.

Sterling silver bracelet with reproduced photos of my daughter when she was 1 year old - my husband gave this to me on my 2nd Mother's Day (you can buy them here).

Pearl necklace - given to me by my Dad & worn on my wedding day.

Green amethyst ring - given to me by my husband on Valentine's Day 2010 (after a particularly tough year when he was traveling non-stop)

What are some of your treasured pieces of jewelry?



jenn~the stylish housewife said... have some beautiful pieces to hand down to your daughter. =) and that ring for valentines' die for.

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Nicole - The Wardrobe Code said...

Your grandmother's jewelry is gorgeous! Hooray for heirlooms!

Alysson said...

oh I love meaningful jewelry...or anything for that matter. Vintage handed down pieces are the best. These are all gorgeous that ring!

Mary said...

LOVE the amethyst! I received a similar one for my college graduation! It goes with everything and is my daily wear! Great post.


Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

wow... you have an amazing collection! I love every single piece! my most treasured piece of jewelry is the necklace my parents bought for me for my 18th birthday... It was my first "real" piece of jewelry!

Fashion Fractions

Fashion By Alicia said...

These are great pieces. I have a ring that was my great great grandmother's that is probably one of my favorite pieces. I don't wear it all the time, but when I do I always think of the history.

Lia said...

These are some amazing pieces, I'm especially longing for the pieces your grandmother gave you, so unique! I love the story behind jewelry, it really speaks volumes sometimes. Thank you for sharing!

Arden said...

That ring. Wow, well done to you husband for his taste level. Wow, a stunner xx

Alyson said...

love seeing this jewelry. your grandma's jewelry is gorgeous, and what a precious bracelet. and the ring from your husband? gorgeous. thanks for sharing this part of you. :)


Amy @ At the Pink of Perfection said...

I love this idea for a post! You have some beautiful pieces!

Lara said...

I actually did a post similar to this one last week! I enjoy learning about the sentimental pieces people have :)

FashMags said...

That ring is to die for!!