Family Heirloom, J.K. Ring

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The Family Heirloom J.K. Ring
The Family Heirloom J.K. Ring

 Carried over for 4 generations, this is my family heirloom given to me by my father. Originally, the ring was fabricated in a city near Kyiv, Ukraine, by my great grandfather, Jacob. Sometime in the early 1920s all the way across the world, my great grandfather decided to head into a local jewellery store and request the fabrication of a specific type of ring. The ring itself is made up of 16k gold with a small diamond in the upper middle section of the ring. As for the design itself, my great grandfather chose to set out a path for his family by writing the initials “J.K.” on the ring. As his name was Jacob, he named his son, my grandfather, James, so that he could pass down the ring to him. Furthermore, the ring was given to my grandfather in the early 1950s, where he then passed it down to my father in the early 1980s, who is also named James. Then, 30 years later, my father passed down the ring to me and I have always been wearing it since. 

Place(s): Ukraine, Kyiv, Montreal, Canada

– Jeremy Kopersiewich

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more