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A Gift from the Heart - A Gold Bangle Bracelet

Updated on January 27, 2015

My Mom and Her Gold Bangle Bracelet

I always remember my Mom wearing her gold bangle bracelet when she was dressed up. My father passed away when I was 6 years old and my mother had two young daughters to raise so she didn't get dressed up to go out very often but when she did that gold bangle bracelet completed her look.

I inherited her bracelet just after my fortieth birthday when my mom passed away and it is one of my most treasured pieces that is worth the world to me. I wear it at all special occasions and feel that my Mom is somehow with me.

College Yearbook Photo Of My Mom, Emily Jane Lindsay, the Year She Received her Gold Bangle Bracelet - 1939

My Mom's Gold Bangle Bracelet - Means so much to me

My Mother' Bracelet
My Mother' Bracelet

Yes, this is my favorite piece of jewelery. I wear this when I am dressed to go out just as she did.

Engraved Many Years Ago

Engraved Many Years Ago
Engraved Many Years Ago

My Mom's Gold Bangle Bracelet - I Wear it When I go out!

My Mom's Gold Bangle Bracelet - I Wear it When I go out!
My Mom's Gold Bangle Bracelet - I Wear it When I go out!

My Daughter's Gold Bangle Bracelets

Our Gift from the Heart

As the parents of daughters, we wanted to give them a "Forever" gift as they finished college. Of course, my Mother's gold bangle bracelet came to mind. We went shopping and found the most beautiful gold bangle bracelets for our girls. Each daughter's bracelet was slightly different but all were similar to my mother's much loved bracelet.

We had the bracelets engraved on the inside with our daughter's first and middle names and the year.

Just like Mom's.

The "Forever" Gift - A Gold Bangle Bracelet - A Gift from the Heart

14k Yellow Gold Diamond-Cut Bangle Bracelet (7.5mm)
14k Yellow Gold Diamond-Cut Bangle Bracelet (7.5mm)

Give this to your wife and she will feel like she has received the most memorable gift of her life. (she has)

Making this a gift from a parent(s) to a daughter will create a memory that could very well last for generations.

The most important part of giving a gold bangle bracelet is the engraving. Make sure to take the bracelet to a jeweler and have it engraved with a special message or just the date, this is what it takes to make this the 'Forever" gift of a lifetime.


"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

~~~Maya Angelou~~~


Have you ever given a "Forever" keepsake gift?

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Gold Used in Jewelery

Because pure (24k) gold is very soft, it is usually combined with base metals for use in jewelry. Copper is the usual mix making the gold have a redder color.

22k, 18k, 14k or 10k as compared to 24k pure gold and is measured by the percentages of copper or other base metals or silver or palladium in the alloy.

24k gold is very soft and pliable and therefore is mixed with several different types of base metals to make it into lasting jewelery.

Please Stop and Say Hi - Writing this brought back some dear memories.

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    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Thank you for your charming comment-I'm glad that you have your grandmother's bracelet because I know what a treasure it is.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      4 years ago from United States

      Your mother's bracelet is beautiful! I have no doubt that it is one of your most cherished treasures. I personally love bangle bracelets too. For years, I tried to find one like my grandmothers. Now, I own my grandmother's bracelet. One thing that is for certain, I am glad to have that treasure, but I would rather have my grandmother still wearing it.

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      6 years ago

      What an awesome theme. So precious to have a treasure like this, and to be able to pass on the tradition. Blessings your way. Sweetness dripping here!!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 

      6 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Good memories for you and good ideas for me! I have a lovely little "bangle bracelet" that was given to me when I was small...unfortunately, I don't know who gave it to me, and I didn't find it among my stuff until my Mom passed on, so I can't ask her.

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      6 years ago

      The story of your mother's bracelet came close to home for me - I remember sitting at my mother's dressing table when she was getting ready to go out, fascinated by her powders and brushes and jewelry, especially a silver bracelet that was almost exactly like your mother's gold one. I must ask my mother if she still has it.

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      6 years ago

      I love your mother's bracelet. She sounded like a wonderful person.

    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Thank you all for your wonderful comments-it means so much to me :>)

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      6 years ago

      Your mom's bracelet is beautiful and must hold so many memories.

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      6 years ago

      Your bracelet really is beautiful.

    • PianoGeek LM profile image

      PianoGeek LM 

      6 years ago

      Great idea to begin for me to start with my grand daughter.

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      6 years ago

      Great lens! :)

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      6 years ago

      great lens :)

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Just bought some keepsake for this Christmas.

    • siobhanryan profile image


      6 years ago


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      6 years ago

      what a wonderful story

    • Mamabyrd profile image


      6 years ago

      I love the idea of a forever gift Thanks for sharing your family story I loved it!

    • radhanathswamifan profile image


      6 years ago

      Oh! wow:)

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      6 years ago

      Very nice gold bangle bracelet, I like that it is engraved too.

    • floppypoppygift1 profile image


      6 years ago

      I love family stories! Believe it or not I know another Emily June! Great Name! Cheers~cb

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      6 years ago

      Love the whole idea. Very nice lens.

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      Elsie Hagley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice lens, you have a great keepsake from your mum, I can understand how you feel about it. Thanks for sharing,

    • Camden1 profile image


      6 years ago

      I love wearing jewelry that has sentimental meaning like this. My engagement ring was my great-grandmothers. My mom wore it after my great-grandmother died, and she let me have it once I was engaged.

    • Ahdilarum profile image


      6 years ago

      I liked engraved gold bangle bracelet

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      6 years ago

      Stunning bracelet! I rec'd a gold bangle bracelet once as a gift.

      Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    • DuaneJ profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these beautiful memories and a great gift suggestion for Christmas.


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