If you've been reading my blog since the beginning, you'll know that I've always had a thing for dainty vintage inspired jewellery boutiques, like DollyBowBow or JunkJewels
At a family get together over the weekend, in celebration of my Mums birthday, we were talking about past relatives and my Mum mentioned that my Dads mother had left me a locket when she died. I was quite shocked that I hadn't heard about this before but also quite excited that I'd be getting a Family heirloom, to pass onto my daughter one day.
To me, an heirloom is better than being left money as it's a part of my Nan to keep forever and cherish. I know that if I'd been given money, it would have been wasted on things that in a few years would have no meaning whatsoever. The locket is real gold, although we aren't sure of how many carats. It features an embellishment of a bird and some flowers, hanging from an 18inch (there abouts) chain.
I popped the locket into some gold jewellery cleaner which certainly brightened it up, but on the inside I found no pictures. I'd like to put a couple of pictures inside, maybe of both my Nan's but I'm not entirely sure yet. For now I'm happy that I have a piece of my late Nan to cherish.
Have you been given any family heirlooms in the past?