Gold Ring

In Attire

The day that this ring had got passed down to me I was visiting my grandmother in Canada. This was my first time visiting her since she had moved from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.  Ever since I was a young girl she had always pointed this ring out to me and said, “ when the time comes this will belong to you”. I would always visit her back in Puerto Plata because while I was a citizen of the United States she wasn’t able to come see me due to her status. I loved visiting her and going to the beach. The beach was only a few blocks away from the house she lived at and it was great. We would go so often and enjoy the calm summer breeze. She had got the ring from her grandmother who had got it from her grandmother and so on. She had always told me how much the ring meant to her and how she never took it off because it gave her confidence and good luck. Nowadays I look at the ring and think back on how it got passed down through many strong females of the family and it has a lot of meaning to me. It not only gives luck but it makes me think about how I would also have to keep the tradition going and pass it down to my granddaughter or daughter.

Place(s): Dominican Republic

– Anahi E.

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant