As the title specifies, but with one important exception.... my wonderful birthday present!
My first sweetheart brooch! If you have not heard of these, they are basically small pins soliders sent home to their girlfriends or mothers when they were off at war. Women wore them to show support for their soilders. Some were created from scrap metal even shells from the battlefields, some were much more expensive, made by top jewellers back home. Ever since I discovered sweetheart brooches I've been enthralled with the history and love they encapture, so when my Mum presented me with my very own WWI pin I was overjoyed! A perfect 21st present.