Friday, 5 February 2010

Mum's necklace

Jo and I sorted through the family jewellery recently and one of my main disappointments was being unable to find photos of the items with their original wearers.

This is one exception.

It shows Mum at the age of 12 in 1921 wearing a coral necklace. Prior to finding the photo I had imagined the necklace was Victorian. However, I now suspect that it was Mum's. I think someone posing for a studio photo at that time would more likely have worn their own favourite piece of jewellery rather than a 'hand-me-down' from a mother or aunt.

1 comment:

  1. Your mother looks really beautiful in this photograph.