Butterfly Earrings

These are my grandmother's earrings
These are my grandmother's earrings

As a child I loved going to my grandparents’ house because it meant I got to look at my Gram’s beautiful collection of jewelry. My eyes constantly returned back to one pair of gold butterfly earrings each time I sifted through the collection. In 2019, Gram passed away and my grandfather gave my sisters and I her jewelry box. As I looked through all the necklaces and bracelets and rings, I knew the exact piece of jewelry I wanted. I found the butterfly earrings that my child-self once obsessed over and I chose to take them out of her abundance of pieces. I wore these to her funeral and never again. I never want to lose them or mess them up in any way because they hold such a special place in my heart. These earrings give me the feeling that Gram is always with me and I hope to pass them down to my own granddaughter one day to give them that same feeling about me.

Place(s): Virginia

– DS

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