Jade Bracelet

In Attire
Relationship: Child of im/migrant

This is a jade bracelet. When l was in middle school, my Aunt who had been residing in China came to the US for the first time. On this very day was the first time me and my sisters each received our very own jade bracelet. When given this bracelet, my aunt told us that this would bring us all harmony and balance. She told us that by wearing it around, we would encounter good luck. I stared proudly at the jade bracelet she handed me, having always wanted one after seeing it on both my mom and grandmother. Receiving this bracelet was a big moment in my life, where I felt I had transitioned from childhood to adulthood. This showed that my parents trusted me with such a valuable piece of jewelry. To me, a jade bracelet isn't just another accessory one throws on to match an outfit. To me, it resembles maturity and trust.

Year: 2010

– Teresa (Si Ja) Liu

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant