Whenever I go home, I have the opportunity to play dress up with some finer pieces that have been passed down from one generation to the next in my family. This time it was all about the natural pearls that emigrated with my great-grandmother from Germany during WWII. The pearl and diamond necklace and earrings are spectacular for their craftsmanship and timeless designs. Nevertheless, it’s knowing that they are heirlooms that help tell the story of the Holocaust, and my family’s love of art and perseverance, that is most meaningful. Here we are wearing the same earrings, 30+ years apart.
And here, the clasp on the necklace was originally my great grandmother’s engagement ring. As a piano teacher, she really got to show off her panache!
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