Golden Necklace

Relationship: Im/migrant
It is a picture of my chain.
It is a picture of my chain.

The Chain Italy is known for making intricate gold jewelry with significant meaning. This 16” golden necklace was given to me by parents and it has been through my family for generations. The chain that was given to me was passed down from my father, and his father, and his father before that. This golden necklace means a lot to my family and everyone in it. Furthermore this is why it is so important to us. As seen in the picture there is a cross on the necklace which is very sentimental to me and my family as catholics. Having Italian roots, this necklace helps me to connect to my cultural heritage and reminds me I am never alone. These chains were made to protect us from the dangers of the world. This shows the connection between us and the chain. Everyone in my family on my father’s side has a gold necklace. While some objects are used for special occasions or holidays, the necklace is used for everyday use. Therefore the chain can symbolize many different things. It can mean hope for when the times are bad, it can be used as protection and a feeling of safety when there is danger or a difficult challenge ahead, and more. The chain can be anything and everything, it mainly helps me get through the day knowing that I am safe and protected. Finally, the necklace is the greatest memory in our family. Each necklace represents and shows different stories behind the cross and the chain itself. #The Chain/#The Family/#JSarich2020

Place(s): Italy
Year: 1924

– Matthew Cipriano

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant