Gentle Friends yesterday I picked up a little something from the jewelers I had made. Backing up a bit with the story... having already begun the arduous task of clearing out my mothers house and going through everything I came across one of her diamond stud earrings. She had a few different set of jewel set stud earrings. We never found the mate for this particular stud, and I have my suspicions as to what happened to that! My mom's good jewelry basically went to my sister, since I really have no need of it, but this single stud I wanted. I thought since I'm not a pirate...
... an earring was not going to work for me. So I though why not have it reset to hang on my chain. I wear a gold chain around my neck with little mementos. That's what I did, and picked the reset diamond up last night...
.... around my neck is this chain with my little bits.... from the top - a two sided Greek medallion (one side is the Parthenon the other a cameo of an athlete) my 1st cousin gave me 30+ years ago, next is a charm I got in Florence of Raphael's "Madonna of the Chair" - 1514-15, the painting hangs in the Pitti Palace. A beautiful museum with the gorgeous Boboli Gardens behind. When I was there I was really taken with this painting - it is really lovely as is the city of Florence!!!! Above that piece is a charm from my grandmother's charm necklace that has her initials. This "charm necklace" has about 60+ charms that my grandmother had made from her and her mother's charm bracelets. Beneath that is the basket mounted diamond of my mother's and on the end is a charm I got at the Vatican of Saint Cecilia, patron Saint of Musicians. I am really a sentimental person and I like the bits and pieces that link us to memories.
UPDATE SNAP... the back of the greecian Medallion.... thanks for asking Ariadne!! :)
As it says in the Post Title - We have a Winner - I had the "Hag Claw" draw a name from the BOD......
and the name he drew was.......
Catherine Laurent!! I have sent you an email about your win. Thank you all for your interest and keep a watch for my next Gift-a-way... it will be a St Patrick themed Gift-a-way!!!
That's about it for today and wraps up the week. Just a quick note that I will be in Florida next week, with my sister finishing up the cleaning out and shipping out of stuff from my mom's house -
getting it ready to go on the market...... what a hassle!!!
So I will not post again until the week of February 4th.
Thanks for stopping by, do stop in again!