Friday, February 24, 2012

my new adoption jewelry wish list

I have a beautiful set of pearls I brought home from China that I only wear on very special occasions. My Big Smart Five Year Old knows these pearls came from China and so every time I wear them he is so very proud. I also have a beautiful silver filigree ball shaped locket that I picked up in China - this I wear often. I used to wear it all the time, until I traveled to Russia. While there I found a lovely yellow and green pendant, so now I have two necklaces to choose from, and two boys who want me to wear "their" necklace all the time. Seriously, they both LOVE my jewelry box so much that I had to move it to the top of the high dresser just so they would leave it alone. And when they see me wearing one of my birth country necklaces they get very excited. Or a little belligerent, depending on which country I am currently supporting. It's sometimes a contest of which country is best around here, and I imagine that it will only get worse before it gets better - when the tiny toddler is old enough to understand exactly what his older brother is talking about then I fear I will be spending a lot of days sporting both necklaces.

To make the competition that much more fun I found these:

Aren't these just the coolest pendants? I can see so many uses... many of my adoptive friends have children from the same country or province- one necklace does the job. Or like in my case- I could easily wear two pendant on one chain, which would be kind of cool. And the possibilities are endless. I see these as adoption jewelry but so many important life events happen around the world- maybe you could celebrate a special trip, where you got married, where your ancestors are from. Really, I just think these necklaces are very cool. I found these on Etsy - go here. At under $11.00 per pendant this is what I am asking my boys to give me for my birthday.


  1. Love it! I just ordered one for Argentina where my son is serving as a missionary.

    1. another use I had not thought of! what a great way to celebrate the great work your strong son is doing for others.