Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wearing A Memory

When I was younger, a long..long time ago, my parents took me to Disney World. I don't remember much about it. Actually I don't remember anything...except for picking a pearl. Back when I was there the oysters were actually at the bottom of a large pool. You would pick one out and someone would "dive" down to get it and open it for you.

For years and years my Mom kept the loose pearls in her jewelry box. Until finally she had them put on a necklace setting and gave them to my sister and me. I let the necklace hang in my jewelry armoire for a long time because I didn't wear gold jewelry. I stupid.

I've broadened my fashion footprint over the last year or so and have added the necklace to my normal rotation. I usually wear either my Tiffany necklace or my pearl necklace. It's simple and classic and dainty enough not to get in the way. I love that no one can go into a jewelry store and buy the same necklace. I love that this is a piece of my childhood that I get to wear around with me every day.


  1. I love this! I think jewelry with memories attached is so much more beautiful that regular, run-of-the-mill flair. I've been thinking about writing about my charm bracelet, and your post has inspired me to do so!

  2. That is so neat!! I love that you get to wear a memory. :) And it's pretty too.

  3. What a sweet and clever mama you've got! My mom did something similar for me-- she re-set a diamond I'd received from an awful ex. Now it's a present from her, not from him. WIN!