I have inherited many beautiful things from my mother. When she and my father moved, right after I got married, she passed along quite a few pieces of her furniture. I have her very old china cabinet and buffet in my dining room. I believe she acquired them when they had their vacation home in Ventnor, NJ. I also have a lovely set of Amber Patrician Depression glass that she collected over the years. I have enough to serve about 20 people!
However, when I first read this prompt, I immediately thought of my Granny's beautiful sapphire and diamond ring that my mother gave to me on my wedding day. I knew that it was going to be mine. My sister got Granny's engagement ring on her wedding day and my mom told me I would get the anniversary ring. I absolutely love it. I was 30 when I was married and I remember having asked her, years before, "What if I never get married, then when do I get the ring?" It's a good thing Chris wanted to marry me, because the answer was that I wouldn't get it!
The photo doesn't do it justice, but that's it. My grandfather, Zigmunt, gave it to my Granny, Helen, on their first anniversary. I get the impression that he was a very sweet and sentimental man. My Mother had a framed hanky in her bedroom that on which he had written a cute poem for my Granny. Plus, I've come across many other sweet little notes and cards from him. So, this ring was purchased in about 1933. I really need to take it to the jewelers to have the shank strengthened, it's very thin. So, I don't wear it a whole lot, just on special occasions. But, I absolutely adore it!