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   Posted 2/5/2010 1:10 AM (GMT -6)   
What's your favorite piece of jewelry? This isn't just for women only, but men as well. A ring or a chain is a piece of jewelry. But do you have a favorite piece or style you like to wear or own? Some people collect different kinds of jewelry because they just love having and wearing them. Others don't wear much jewelry besides maybe a ring.

My mother loved rings so when dad wanted to spoil her, which was his favorite thing in the world to do, he would often buy her a ring. So now I have a few of hers and don't wear them as she had very tiny hands and I don't. But I do love having them. As for my type of jewelry, I like pins. When I was working I wore suit jackets or blazers with slacks. I would always have a pin on the lapel of my jacket so over time I built up a collection. Each piece has memories that are attached to it that make it special to me. Other than that I wear my wedding band. Don't do pierced ears of any other body parts...lol. I figure I have enough pokes through the medical visits that who needs more if I don't have to.

What jewelry do you like?
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   Posted 2/5/2010 3:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I love rings as well!

My left arm/hand is "Ray's" side...I only wear jewelry items that he's bought me on this side. I have my wedding and engagement ring, a white and yellow gold bracelet that is very thin and delicate, and then two other mixed gold rings that he's bought me, that I alternate wearing - one is a cross with a dove and olive branch, one is a wide band with lace-like cutouts and tiny diamonds.

On my right side is "my" jewelry. I have my medical alert bracelet in stainless steel, and then a variety of different rings I alternate wearing, from a sapphire and diamond ring, to a three stone amethyst in yellow gold.

I enjoy wearing necklaces and earrings, but I do prefer them to be unique, so I tend to look for pieces at thrift stores, etc. rather than jewelry stores.

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   Posted 2/5/2010 4:23 AM (GMT -6)   
My favorite piece of jewelry is a birthstone ring my parents gave me when I was in high school. I still wear it every day (unless is one of those days I don't put on any jewelry, which means I haven't gone anywhere!).

I have pierced ears and wear earrings, but mostly those are just fun things, although some more special than others. I don't get dressed up to go out like I used to in my younger years, so there's a lot of jewelry that sits in the jewelry box - mostly having belonged to my mother. I have all her wedding bands and her diamond, and a watch I wear when the battery on mine has gone dead. I even have a watch of my Dad's I'd wear occasionally, but that just stopped working recently. All those things have such sentimental value! I will say that most of the jewelry I have has either been given to me by my parents/Mom or someone else. It's pretty rare I buy jewelry for myself, except for a pair of earrings now and then.


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   Posted 2/5/2010 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Chutz, you & I must be on the same wave length. Not sure if you noticed but you started this thread as Saturday Koffee Klatch. I thought it was Saturday today too until I got to the kitchen to start the coffee and my husbands alarm started going off.

Anyway back to the topic. I'm more of an earring person. I do have to be careful of what I wear though cause I do have quite a metal allergy. When my boys were in soccer I used to referee their games. I was having problems with the area below my bottom lip breaking out then I realized it was from the metal whistle used when refereeing. I had to get a rubber cover for it and the rash went away.
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   Posted 2/5/2010 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I thought it was Saturday too.LOL.even before I read this..I think because all our schools are closed getting ready for the big storm..

I actually collect cross necklaces from around the country and world when I have traveled..

One of my favorites is a multi-color glass one from Venice. Murano is the place where you go and watch the glass being blown..

Another one is from Sedona, AZ on a wonderful trip, the cross is clear with pressed flowers in it..

I have about 22 different ones from over the years...it's not about cost as most of them are pretty cheap..but about the memories that make me smile whenever I decide which one to wear each day:)

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   Posted 2/5/2010 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I just had my birthday and my mother-in-law gave me a pearl necklace that was given to her by my husbands dad on their 10th annaversary...

What makes this so special is that my husbands dad died when he was only 8 years old. It is a very special piece that I will cherrish always. When I told my hubby what she gave me, he started crying...

I have worn it almost every day since 1/26/10
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   Posted 2/5/2010 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
   Dear Chutz,
      Would have to be my wedding band. On the inside it says "MOM" with the "o" being a diamond. It warms my heart to no end!



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   Posted 2/5/2010 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Well this was a good question of the day! I know that there are men that wear jewelry, and consider a watch as jewelery, but I was raised on a farm, and heard over and over that real men don't wear jewelery. I admit I wore rings and man necklaces while growing up in my HS years, but I have long since put them away many years ago. I wear nothing at all, except for my wedding band, which is just a plain solid gold band. The only other thing I can think of that might be considered jewelery would be my phone. I suppose that if I had a dog tag from the military I might wear that out of pride. I also don't have any Tattoos, and don't foresee any reason this late in life to get one either.


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   Posted 2/5/2010 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I wear jewelry most of the time when I go out but I have one thing that I rarely take off except to have it cleaned. My dad died of brain and lung CA in 1986. In 1992 my mother remarried and she gave me two diamonds that my dad had given her one on their 25th anniversary and the other on their 40th. I had them reset in a necklace and I wear it almost all the time. I also wear pierced earrings and after so many hospital stays my holes grew closed so I had them repierced around Thanksgiving time this year and I'm wearing them again. I also have some of my grandma's earrings which I treasure to the point that I'm afraid if I wear them I may loose them so I only wear them for special occasions and have let my daughters wear them (the pearl set) on their wedding day.
My wedding ring is too big and needs to be resized so it will stay on my hand that is next on my agenda for jewelry right now I wear a plain gold band but it is too big too.

Unlike some I'm a bit of a silly old lady and did get a tatoo when I was about 52. It is on my R great toe and is a small cute lady bug. A friend of mine and I did it the same day and she got a butterfly. It was fun and I don't regret it so...it is there and I doubt I'll do it again but if I decide to do it the new one will go on the L great toe...but it ain't happenen now or anytime soon....

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   Posted 2/5/2010 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I wear two pieces of jewelry all the time. The only time I take them off is if I have to take off all jewelry (for something like an MRI) or on the very rare occasion when I dress up really fancy.

I wear a silver horseshoe necklace. The horseshoe is made of a small (fake) diamonds. I've had it for about 10 years & I always get compliments on it.

The other piece of jewelry I always wear is a gold ring with a saffire (again, fake, but very pretty) with small diamond studs on either side. My aunt & uncle gave me the necklace & my grandparents gave me the ring when I was 14 or 15. The ring is very very special to me, more so now that my grandfather is no longer with us.

I also always wear a watch - a small cheap silver watch with a blue face from "Swatch." And for Christmas my parents gave me a "Pandora" bracelet (essentially a charm bracelet that you personalize) & I haven't taken that off since I got it. I also usually wear a pair of earrings. I go through phases with my earrings. I'll find a pair that I really like & then wear just those for a month or two & then move on to a different pair. However, the earrings come off when I sleep.

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