I have been thinking a lot lately about how personal jewelry is. The best jewelry (in my opinion) is the jewelry that has an emotional connection to it. For me it is the necklace my grandma gave me; the earrings my dad brought back for me from his business trip; the bracelet my mom got me when I graduated from high school; the ring my husband bought me for my birthday because he remembered I liked it.
Now I'm curious to find out what other people think about their jewelry. So I decided to ask friends, family and colleagues to share what they feel/remember about their favorite jewelry. If you are interested in sharing your jewelry memories, send me an email at email@example.com. I would love to share your story as well!
My first guest is the lovely Joy Mettee. We lived right down the street from each other and spent a lot of time together when we growing up. As cousins, we share a lot of common memories, but I was very curious to find out what she had to say about her jewelry memories.
PH: What was your favorite piece of jewelry when you were growing up? Why?
JM: I had a Snoopy necklace that was colorful so I wore it with everything. I also had Winnie the Pooh watch I bought with my own money so it was important to me.
PH: What is your favorite piece of jewelry now? Why?
JM: I have a simple necklace with my initial J on it. I love it because my mom got it for me and my 2 best friends matching ones.
PH: Who would you say has influenced your jewelry tastes?
JM: Probably mom & grandma because they let me play with their jewelry all the time.
PH: Do you have a favorite memory involving jewelry?
JM: When we cousins all got our ears pierced together. And a charm grandma kept in the window she said was Uncle Danny (our uncle who passed away) when it made a rainbow on the carpet.
PH: When you choose jewelry, what factors do you consider? (price, fashion, emotional ties, etc?)
JM: Price and what I'd wear it with, like the specific top or outfit.
PH: What jewelry trends do you like? Hate?
JM: At first I didn't like the crosses on their side, but now I'm used to it. I've never really like charm bracelets either. I find rings inconvenient for me. I got into owls for a little bit. I really like long necklaces & I'm getting into the chunkier ones.
PH: If you could have any piece of jewelry in the world, what would it be?
JM: An engagement ring from a single godly man :) Or a tiara from some European Crown Jewels.
Thanks Joy! I enjoyed hearing what you had to say about your jewelry. :)
If you are interested in sharing your jewelry memories, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to share your story as well!