This is the greatest gift I’ve received. A gold necklace made in Italy from my grandmother. When she was in Naples, she went on a shopping spree for the family. She spent more money than she brought with her.
I help her clean and cook and do the laundry and drive her places. I make sure she’s not hurt. I’m basically taking care of her like she did for me. She claims the necklace is real gold, but she’s 83 and a little crazy in her old age.
The necklace is important to me because it’s because it’s important to her. It has Mary, mother to Jesus on the front. I’m not surprised though, my grandma is very religious.
The rectangular pendant hangs from a very short chain. It chokes me when I wear it. I would tell my grandmother it’s too short, but it’ll break her heart. The clasp to hold the necklace around my neck is impossible. I always need someone to put it around my neck. It’s this little circle that almost never works. It’s one of the reasons I don’t wear it all the time.
The outline of Mary is rough and the edges are sharp. Mary is sharp enough to cut someone. There is a faint wave-like outline on the outside. It's so faint that you need a microscope to see it. It’s in a perfect rectangle. Perfect 90 degree angle.
This necklace is a pain to wear, but it’s still the best gift I ever received.