Welcome to a brand new blog feature – a little something I like to call “Corina Explains It All”. I’m Corina – as you probably guessed – and I’m going to use this space to have a candid conversation with my readers about the more personal side of jewelry. Won’t you join me?
I’ve been playing with Twitter for a while now, both personally and professionally. I’m addicted! I get these TweetBeeps each day whenever someone tweets about jewelry, and the results have been really interesting. The most frequent tweets by far are about lost jewelry – at least 10-20 per day! Here at Emitations we have some great jewelry solutions to help prevent you from losing your bling, but first I wanted to share a personal story.
Several years ago, my grandparents passed away. It was a long process, and they both were in the hospital for quite some time. When my grandma was admitted, she was very worried about leaving her house empty – all of her jewelry was there and she thought someone would break in. My mom and I packed up her jewelry boxes, and we each took one of them home with us.
The day after my grandma died, my mom and I went back to their house to make sure everything was in order. Even though the jewelry had been moved out months earlier, we found my grandma’s garnet ring in the gutter in front of the house! Once I got home, I checked the jewelry boxes, and sure enough, the garnet ring was missing. We were so grateful to have found this personal memento with so much sentimental value! We thought that was the end of it, but jewelry kept popping up in strange and unexpected places.
After going through the jewelry boxes, we found one pearl earring that was missing its partner. The next day we were packing up my grandparent’s bathroom, and the missing earring rolled out from beneath the sink. As we loaded boxes in the car, we noticed something shiny in the far corner of the front yard. I went to investigate, and found my grandma’s original engagement ring! It wasn’t even a CZ ring – just glass – but it’s all my grandpa could afford when he proposed. We still don’t know how it ended up in the middle of the yard…
The jewelry findings keep happening – but now I find all sorts of random jewelry! The last of my grandma’s jewelry was a missing garnet earring, which I found under my couch at home. I also found a diamond engagement ring in the street near my house, a silver hoop earring under my car tire, and a crystal brooch in the heating vent of my bedroom. Just last week, I opened a cupboard and a silver ring popped out! I’ve lived in my place for five years, and I open that cupboard at least twice a day. No idea why the ring chose that moment to literally fly out of the cupboard, but suddenly there it was.
I like to think that my grandma is saying hello with these random jewelry finds, but perhaps I just have an eye for bright and shiny things. Who can say for sure? If you tend to lose your own bling, though, Emitations.com has the jewelry solution! We have ring size reducers, to keep loose rings secure on your finger. We also have earring stabilizers, which help to keep your earrings in their place! You can even use our adjustable necklace extenders as guard chains for your necklaces and bracelets. That way, if the original clasp breaks, you have a back-up in place. Need something that we don’t carry in our jewelry solutions section? Let me know and we will see what we can do!