Gold Ring

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
 Ring on Hand
Ring on Hand

 Gold is one of the most popular metals in India because it serves as a symbol of the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. My grandmother told me this on the day I first began to wear jewelry. She said that when a woman wears gold, she holds the spirit of Lakshmi with her, and a piece of gold will always bring luck and prosperity. The ring pictured above is composed of pure gold. When I first saw this ring, I was astonished by the beauty of it: the shine of the swirled pure gold connected by a line of intricately placed diamonds. The minute I uttered these words, this stunning gold ring was immediately placed on my index finger. This ring was my first piece of pure gold jewelry gifted to me by the woman who taught me my morals and values. Now it holds the spirit of Goddess Lakshmi and my grandmother.

Place(s): India

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