This is a gold bangle that belonged to my paternal grandmother. My grandparents came to New York from Pakistan in 1984, and my grandfather bought my grandmother a set of bracelets to celebrate them getting their visas. They lived with my great-uncle for a few months until my father and his older brother, who were in their early twenties, arrived and got jobs to rent an apartment in East New York (Starrett City). My grandparents eventually returned to Pakistan, though they periodically came back to visit. Every time one of their sons got married, my grandmother gave her new daughter-in-law one of her bracelets. This one is my mother's, which she passed down to me - tarnished but full of history.
– Tahreem Akif