With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Show and Tell Friday ~ Baby Ring

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Show and Tell Friday ~ Baby Ring

At the time of my birth, my aunt was living with my family. She was a young working girl who hadn't yet married and started a family, so much of her free time and extra funds were lavished on me.
This tiny, pearl baby ring was a gift from her.
Aged and tarnished with time, I still enjoy wearing it
from time to time on a chain around my neck.
Pearls have always been my favorite!
My husband bought me a strand as a wedding gift that I wore on
my wedding day.
Our daughter, Jill wore them on her wedding day.

From Wikipedia:
A pearl is a hard, generally spherical object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of a mollusk, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes of pearls (baroque pearls) occur. The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries, and because of this, the word pearl has become a metaphor for something very rare, fine, admirable, and valuable
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Debbie said...

That is very sweet. I wore pearl earrings on my wedding day, and a little bell with a pearl in the middle....I love pearls too:)!

Julie Harward said...

I too love pearls...I have a beautiful one that belonged to my mom, it has jade in it too. I love your sweet tiny ring, such a neat thing to have! Come say hi :D

marie said...

I think pearls are so beautiful! Your little ring is so sweet and, as usual, you've made it look even more so with the pictures you've taken. I love the pearl on the berry branch.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh I love pearls too especially fresh water pearls. This one is so precious and you are so fortunate to have something of such meaning from your aunt.

Dayle said...

Such a special little treasure. I love things rich with meaning.

vignette design said...

That is so dear. Pearls are so special, and your baby ring is just precious.

Tara said...

I just love pearls. Precious ring.

Sandi said...

That ring is so sweet and you are fortunate to have it. Pearls are so pretty!!

crochet lady said...

Pearls are one of my favorite gems as well. I have a pearl choker that my husband bought me for a special anniversary present and I love to wear it often and hope to pass it down to a daughter in law or a granddaughter someday.

Thanks for sharing the picture and story of your ring.

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Such a sweet ring and I love how you photographed it.

Leann said...

What precious memories. Love the indulgent Aunt story! And that your daughter wore your wedding day pearls on her special day is so heart warming.

Stay dry!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Never heard of baby rings, but it looks so sweet and lovely. I can imagine that you treasure it.

Ann said...

what a pretty little ring and a wonderful cherished memory of your aunt

onelovelygurl05 said...

My first son's birthstone is pearl. I absolutely adore them. Thank you for sharing the beautiful ring and memory.

Mildred said...

What a treasure that ring is. You have one of the most interesting and versatile blogs I know of. I thoroughly enjoy every post and all your lovely photography.


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