I had my ears pierced when I was in college, and I loved to get funky earrings. BUT, I haven't been able to wear any earrings for about
30 yrs. My ears swell and burn. I had a special pair of opal earrings that I loved, they just sit in my jewelry box.
I have a special charm bracelet that was given to me by my cooperating teacher/friend yrs ago for graduation. I can't wear it, bracelets irritate my arm.
My mother gave me an old watch that belonged to her aunt, it has to be about 85 - 90 yrs old. Diamonds and sapphires surround it, gorgeous, can't wear it. Watches die on my wrist. I buy a cheapy from WalMart and that works.
I have a pearl necklace that I wear for very special events, but can't keep it on too long. It irritates my skin.
I wear my wedding ring and my watch when I go out, not in the house. For the last 40+ yrs, I have had a problem w/ dermatitis and my hands just slice open and bleed. It doesn't matter how dry I keep my hands, everything bothers them.
I have a few special rings that were passed down in my family, I used to wear them all the time (in my teens), now they sit in that lonely jewelry box. My mother gave me my father's wedding ring a few yrs ago. She thought I could wear it, I would if I could, but my fingers are very thin, not safe to try that. My DD likes a lot of bracelets, no rings or watches or earrings, so I'm not sure who to give them to.
I don't have a lot of expensive jewelry, not really into that, but the pieces I have mean a lot to me, due to who gave them to me. I'm just a sentimental person.
God bless. Alice.