my nugget, my neck
my dad gave me this necklace long ago. i used to think it was the ugliest thing ever, and i never wore it. it reminded me of gold tinfoil.

i recently dug it out of a little box of keepsakes… and now i’m seeing it in a new light… and have been wearing it almost daily.

the nugget is from a gold mine in alaska that my dad and his brother owned in the 80′s. true story!

11 responses to “nugget”

  1. rachel awes says:

    & now you too have mined it!
    beautiful/special! xo

  2. Sarah says:

    Awesome. I, too, just recently dug out a couple never-worn pendants that I now can’t stop wearing. What is it that flips the switch?

  3. jackie says:

    owned a gold mine in the 80′s? did they actually go to alaska and dig out chunks of gold themselves? and i wonder if the new appeal has to do with all resurgence of all things geometric, raw, and gem related…
    looks stunning darling!

  4. aimee says:

    isn’t it fun to revisit old treasures? it looks great on you!

  5. cindy says:

    i love the story behind the piece! it looks good on you!

  6. Anna says:

    Awesome! Did they pan gold or just own a piece of it? I think it’s fun. The story makes it that much better.

  7. Lynn says:

    Very cool. A necklace with history and a story to tell. The best kind.

  8. Sonya says:

    Ha! I love the description of crumpled up tin foil. Funny how our tastes change. Great back story.

  9. shona~LALA dex press says:

    I love rediscovering things I already own.

  10. la ninja says:

    oi. it’s not ugly, it’s lovely (but totally get it, we have all been there, right? old age and that :P )

  11. melinda says:

    three cheers for seeing (many) things in a new light!

    think of you often, hope all is groovy for you, at least the major portion of the time…

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