Anyone that really knows me … knows that I am a total jewellery freak (the top picture is just a few of the M-A-N-Y necklaces I have). I love my rings, bracelets and necklaces … so it made sense to write about jewellery for this post. Though not about ‘my’ jewellery, but rather heirloom jewellery.
J is for Jewellery
While these items would be classed as useless jewellery to others, each has sentimental value, which is something that cannot be replaced.
I’ve decided to show these heirlooms from most recent (meaning starting with me) and going back to the oldest items, which are ones that belonged to my grandma.
Having my grandma’s engagement ring is very special to me, and apart from the sentimental value, it is a really pretty ring. Very intricate.
Writing this post, I realised that I actually had no idea of when my grandparents got engaged. Was it a long engagement, or a short one? I had no idea. So that sounded like as good excuse (actually, who needs an excuse) to visit Trove. And 2 minutes later I had my answer …
The Advertiser, Wednesday 15 May 1940 ….
This post forms part of the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge issued by Gould Genealogy & History.