Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Photo Challenges/Keepsake(s) and Favorite(s)

Once I thought about it, I couldn't just pick one thing to highlight for today's prompt of KEEPSAKE. Going through my jewelry box, looking for the necklace that belonged to my paternal grandmother who passed away when I was only 1-yr.-old, I touched upon some other keepsakes.  So I thought I'd share those that mean a lot to me.

On the left is the black pearl that my son and daughter-in-law gave me when they returned from their honeymoon in Tahiti and Bora Bora. It was the trip of a lifetime for them. On the right is that necklace I mentioned above.  My grandmother gave it to my mother and my mother, in turn, gave it to me. I wanted to wear it for my wedding but the freshwater pearls were too delicate and unstable. We tried to have it repaired but the jeweler said it wasn't possible. But it remains a treasure to me. 

My mother took me to another jeweler and bought me the diamond chip earrings  in platinum which I did wear on my wedding day.  The cameo's are earrings that my father picked out as a Christmas present.  They were given to me and similar pairs were given to my two sisters for Christmas, two days after my father passed away.  

I share my birthday month with my maternal grandmother (and my sister and husband).  The large-stone ring in the center was my grandmother's.  The stone is very scratched because she wore it so often.  Again, something the jeweler said was irreparable years ago, but I might take it to another one in the future.  The ring to the right was a gift from my grandparents - also my birthstone - and I wore that all throughout high school.  The ring on the left was given to me by HWNSNBP before I left for college.  I presently wear this ring instead of my engagement ring which I had cut off 7 years ago just before my hysterectomy.  The jeweler, in this case, has my diamond and we've been putting off getting it reset.  Something that needs to be done soon.

And these bracelets, the newest among my keepsakes, were given to me by my daughter.  One for Mothers Day and the other for Christmas.

There were other pieces to choose from that also had fond memories attached but these are my FAVORITEs.

If you haven't checked out Clare's January Photo Challenge prompts or her blog, please do.  And Our Beautiful World's prompt for this week is FAVORITE.  I'm curious to see favorite's from around the world.  


  1. This may be one of my favorite prompts . . . but so hard to pick just one keepsake.

  2. A beautiful post Lorraine! And oh my, such beautiful keepsakes... I especially love the cameos, they're gorgeous! Thank you for joining OBW :)

  3. Treasures they are... all your favourites!

  4. What a treasury of memories. My favourite is the rings - and brilliant photography to capture them so well, I know that jewellery photography is regarded as a specialist field.

  5. Oh they are lovely ... Thank you so much for sharing these treasures with us at OBW!!

  6. Lovely jewelry!Thanks for joining us in Our Beautiful World. AriadnefromGreece!


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