1.07.2011

Fabulous Friday Finds: Grandmother's Ring


I never knew Great Grandma Martinez.  I heard stories yes, tasted her recipes, saw pictures... But she pasted away before I came to this earth.  My mother had some of her jewelry in which she kept in her jewelry box.  Growing up I would always "borrow" the jewelry.  Most of the jewelry had turquoise in it.  It was always large and exotic looking.  I think this is where my taste of extravagant jewelry comes from.  I could never wear studs or small simple rings.  The jewelry I wear has to be unique in size and color, preferably with a story behind it.  Anyways, there was a ring that once was my Great Grandmothers that I would always wear.  I was searching on etsy earlier this week and I was astonished to find the exact same ring on Recycled Wares.    I snatched it up as fast as I could.  It currently resides on my right hand.  Now I don't have to borrow it from my mom, she'll be happy!  And each time I look down at my hand I will be reminded of where I came from.  Each time I look at it I smile, because one day I will meet my Great Grandma Martinez in heaven.

28 comments:

Sara-Jane Elizabeth said...

How lucky! I love all my mother's and grandmother's jewelry too!

percy handmade said...

So special! It's wonderful that you have some little treasures to remember her by =)

this free bird said...

I love this story and congrats to you!! It was meant to be. I feel the same way about my grandma's jewelry. It is so nice to have something of hers from the past.

xo,
c

little t said...

That is such a lovely story.

And your Gradmother clearly had very good taste!

Gracie said...

A beautiful story and I love the turquoise touch. I think it's wonderful that you were able to find the same ring :)

marissa said...

that's amazing that you found the same ring! i too have my nana's jewelry, the fun baubles and things, and it feels wonderful to know there's a little part of her with me.

Krystal said...

that is amazing, you are so lucky to have found that!

Alyssa said...

wow that is incredible luck and absolutely beautiful!

Something to treasure for life!!

{wasnt there something else that you have in your home that you found on etsy? or a pair of something? maybe etsy is copying you??!!! }

Scientific Housewife said...

Beautiful ring! That's so great that you found it somewhere :)

iloveyouvalentine said...

what a beautiful story :)
i agree about having those unique pieces of jewelry. i love those!

that is truly a beautiful ring!

Mizdragonfly said...

That's so amazing that you were able to find the same ring - it's beautiful!

-miz

Jenni Austria Germany said...

such a good story and such an amazing ring!

katie said...

such a pretty ring! i love jewelry with turquoise in it.

Vanessa said...

That's awesome that you found the same ring and what a great way to remember her! It's very pretty!

tifsong said...

how lovely this is! i love grandma jewelry. i'm blessed to have lots of my gramcrackers.

love.
tif

Marg said...

I love the ring and the story behind it. Great post!

elizabeth said...

How pretty! i love the color Rachael. your grandmother has great taste (:

Jessie said...

Lately I have gotten a lot of my grandmothers jewelry, Most of it all costume and nothing too fancy but I still love it. Luke you I wear a similar looking ring on my right hand... and always think of her.

XX
Jessie
http://87life.blogspot.com

Amber Blue Bird said...

what a unique and pretty ring and the fact that it has a sweet story to it just adds to its beauty

Josie said...

This is gorgeous and so unique -- I love it!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

a whole lotta love said...

I love this story! Its so fun to find beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry... especially antique - but this is even better because of this awesome memory. Have a great weekend!

A Whole Lotta Love,
Adrienne

Youa said...

your grandma had excellent tastes. she def passed it on to you. :)
happy new year!

Lizzy said...

What a great find!
This is why I love browsing through all the neat stuffs on etsy, I swear.. I can sit there all day!!

Shalyn said...

I love this and cannot believe you found that same ring-how special!

Temi said...

Wow! I can't believe you were able to find he same ring!! Great blog!

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jessica said...

new follower here! :)
what a great story! so glad you found it...the ring is beautiful!

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Lily Riani said...

beautiful story, very vintage, antique and full of love and memories.

rejenerate said...

That's just beautiful!

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