Monday, May 2, 2011

My Mother's Jewelry Box - Part 3

In part 3 of "My Mother's Jewelry Box", I'll show one of my mother's faux pearl necklaces and one of her little jewelry boxes.

The "pearl" necklace is something she wore often when I was a child. I thought the rhinestone clasp was so pretty when I was young. As you can see, a few of the rhinestones are missing now. This isn't something I wear. I just keep it in the jewelry box for sentimental reasons.

The little jewelry box (under the necklace) is one of my favorite remembrances of my mother. She had several little boxes of jewelry and one primary box (which now belongs to my daughter) that I don't have a photo of. This box is just plastic and I'm not sure if it was intended to be a jewelry box, or an evening bag. The brand name painted inside is the name of a suitcase & handbag company originally located in MN. The top lifts up and has a little mirror inside. She always kept her "pearls" in this one. I still keep them there, safe and sound.


  1. I wonder if our moms are from the same era...I too have a strand of pearls she treasured. My dad had to spend a month in England when I was in highschool - it was for his job. He brought back a strand of pearls that my mother treasured as do I now. Lovin' this series...can't wait to see what's next.

  2. Sandi, Most of my mom's jewelry that I have is from the mid 40's (her high school class ring) through the 70's. I'm having a lot of fun with these posts as I dig through memorabilia and old photos. By the end of the week, I'll post a couple of pictures of her - one shows her lovely hands! I'm glad you're enjoying the series!