Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Mother's Jewelry Box - Part 1

I'm using Mother's Day (May 8th) as my jewelry inspiration for this entire week. I'll take you on a little trip this week through my own mother's jewelry box. My mom passed away more than 20 years ago, but I still have a few of her old pieces of jewelry. I occasionally wear them on days that I want to carry her with me, but some pieces simply sit in my small jewelry collection as a quiet reminder of her.

One of the things I distinctly remember about my mother is that she had beautiful hands. They were petite with long, slender fingers and beautiful nails. She loved rings and wore them well. The picture above is of her high school class ring. I have the same ring size as she did, so I feel privileged to be able to wear her old rings whenever I'm in the mood. Unfortunately, they don't look as nice on my short fingers as they once did on her lovely hands. But, that isn't why I wear her rings.


  1. What a lovely post Sandy. I lost my mother 21 years ago and I also have a small collection of some of her jewelry....I wear her gold wedding band as my wedding band.

  2. Hi Sandi, That's so sweet that you wear your mother's wedding ring. I know my mom is always with me in spirit, but when I wear her jewelry, I feel closer to her.