Some families pass on jewelry from generation to generation. Jewelry is made of the finest metals and most precious stones. An heirloom that gets passed on from generation to generation that keeps the memory of our ancestors alive.
When looking at these heirlooms, we would always see that they do not fade or get broken as easily. They are marked with the strength of the stones and metal together, and with this, the jewelry passed on from one to the other becomes a symbol of strength and time, and no matter what happens, the family remains as strong as their diamond.
However, some families do not have heirlooms to pass on. Like with my family, we do not have a piece of jewelry that gets passed on to every generation, but my grandmother has always taught me that it is important to own a piece of jewelry with real precious stones. This is because once in a while, there will come a time where you would need a diamond earring or a ruby necklace, special stones for special occasions, as she would say.
If you think about it, buying your own set of jewelry with real stones is a good investment. You would not need to wear it all the time, but it is good to see something concrete, a product of your hard work and dedication. This could even be the start of a new tradition in your family, your very own heirloom for your children and your children’s children.
When we invest in such things, we do not just do it for the glamour that it represents, but we do it as a symbol of our hard work. After years of toiling, you get to see something that you are proud to say that it is yours and that it is from your sweat.
Being able to have jewelry with this much importance is also a big responsibility. If you want something this valuable to last, then you have to make sure that you take care of it. You do not need to use it everywhere at all times. Do not leave it everywhere and anywhere. Keep it in a secure place. Making sure that it is well taken care of, ensures that your investment is safe and that it can be passed on once you see that it is time to do so.
One thing I realized, however, is that some people may not see jewelry as a good investment, or it may be a lesser priority than others as money may be tight, but having your jewelry may also come in handy one day. Maybe for that job interview, you always wanted or maybe that big meeting that could potentially give you a promotion. There will always be a need for a good necklace or a pair of beautiful earrings. Believe it or not, this can be your window of opportunity to connect with other people. This can help you expand your network, and it may even open new doors for you in the future.
Whatever the case may be, an heirloom or an investment, jewelry will always symbolize something to you. It can give you new hope and confidence that you never thought you had in you. The truth is that wearing jewelry gives you a boost, a little push that can make you go from shy to confident. It shows you that you can look good without trying too hard, and it shows people that you have worked hard.
I believe every family should have a little something to pass on to the younger generations. This shows the kids that hard work pays off, and whatever it is that they may desire in life, they can achieve it through consistency and perseverance.
Jewelry is more than just a decorative piece, and it is more than just some metal making you look expensive. Jewelry is a source of confidence and a symbol of beauty in hard work. It is a manifestation of your dreams. It does not have to be expensive or grand, but it needs to make you feel good about yourself and make you proud of what you have done for yourself. So one day, when your grandchildren look at it, they can say that you did well for yourself and that you had proven everyone wrong.
There is nothing wrong with you being selfish sometimes. It is never wrong to choose to make yourself happy, to give yourself a chance to have something that you have always dreamed of having. Sometimes, choosing yourself is the only way you can choose others, and loving yourself first is the only way you can fully love others. So, while you are working hard, think about that one piece of jewelry you always wanted to have.