My name is Tracey and I just wanted to say that I have had a wonderful life. My husband Robert and I helped bring two beautiful and talented daughters into this world and they have brought us six wonderful little granddaughters. We have shared many great moments together but I fear my time left in this world is growing short. I’m 85 and I’m wheel chair bound receiving senior care from a local company and my cancer is starting to take control. Over the years I have been collecting thousands of jewelry pieces all across Phoenix and Sun City AZ as well as around the world when I was traveling as a young lady. I felt that it was time to start looking through everything so that I can leave behind some heirlooms for the little ladies in my family.
I had boxes upon boxes of jewelry and I was determined to identify and sort out some for both of my daughters and all six of my grandchildren. I had my senior care aid help me get everything out to the table and then I started sifting through everything. I decided to leave behind my engagement ring to my oldest daughter Catherine who I know is going to really love that. It’s an 18k white gold ring with a 2.42 karat Asscher cut center diamond. There are also many border diamonds around the main center piece. My late and beloved Robert gave this to me when I was just 19 years old. We were high school sweethearts and loved each other all the way until his last breath. I will never forget him. I also gave here some amber jewelry that I had picked up in China a long time ago.
My second daughter Chelsey will be getting my wedding ring when I pass. It is a simple golden ring that I got at our glorious wedding in the heart of West Phoenix years ago. I remember that day like it was yesterday. It was the greatest day in my life time. Chelsey will also be getting my blue sapphire and diamond necklace and earring set that I got on my travels to France.
To my six gorgeous granddaughters I have left the remainder of my jewelry belongings. I had pieces from Africa that incorporated ivory and tigers claws. There were more jewels from France that included rubies, emeralds, and pearls. There was even a petrified amethyst ring that was too heavy for me to lift so I had my senior care assistant box that for me. There was also loads of costume jewelry that those little girls would love. All of the expensive pieces were to be given to them when they turn 18. I know everyone will love what they got and I hope this will help them remember me when I have passed.