pink ribbon glass heart earrings freshwater pearl sterling gold-filled
May 19, 1998, two days before my 48th birthday, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the seconds it took for my doctor to say the word "cancer," my entire universe crashed.
I went through 11 months of multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. Life was hell, and hell was life.
Eighteen years later, I'm battling it again, and doing as well as can be expected. My story is here: http://divablog.meredithlaskow.com/2016/02 Every day I'm grateful to be alive.
In 1953, my mother's sister died at the age of 36 from breast cancer. Back in those days, people whispered the word "cancer" if they said it at all. "Breast cancer" was just not mentioned, period.
Now we shout it, we march for it, we pledge our money to cure it. We make noise and demand more research. We will not be silenced by an "embarrassing" disease.
I wear my pink ribbon jewelry proudly -- in support of 1 in 8 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer; to raise awareness; and to say "I will survive."
May you survive and thrive as well.
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P.S. -- if you're a woman, please get regular mammograms and do your monthly self-exam. I discovered my lump one month after a "healthy" mammogram. It can happen to anyone.
This is the poem I wrote the day I was diagnosed:
and about the jewelry...
10mm glass hearts come in white background with a pink ribbon design. They're topped with Austrian Swarovski crystal, white freshwater pearl, and spacers made of either vermeil or sterling silver. Ear wires are sterling silver or 14 kt. gold-filled shepherd/fish hooks, or silver- or gold-tone clips.
In the white hearts, I have one pair each in sterling silver and in gold-filled. In the clear hearts, I have two pairs in gold-filled. Length is 1-7/8" (48mm.)
When you order, in "notes to seller," please include the following:
1. pierced or clip
2. clear or white heart
3. if white heart --- sterling or gold-filled
Default is pierced, gold-filled clear heart..
First Item: $0.00
Additional Items: $0.00
If for any reason you don't like it, send it back in original condition with adequate padding. Full refund will be issued for the item, but not postage. Certain custom-made items may not be refundable -- please ask in advance if that's an issue. Returns must be made within 7 days of receipt.
International orders welcome! I ship via USPS (United States Postal Service.)
Insurance and/or priority mail are also available, but please message me first so I can change the shipping price to reflect these options.
If you live in an extremely remote area, yak delivery will incur an additional surcharge. Contact Express-Yaks-R-Us for further details.
If you don't pay for your item within one week, the sale will be canceled and the item re-listed.
Most items are shipped in bubble-wrap envelopes using clean recycled bubble wrap or packaging paper. If the purchase is for a gift, just ask and I'll include a small gift box or an organza bag or a tiny Tiffany-style turquoise shopping bag.
Beautiful and quick delivery.
The earrings are even prettier in person than on the web. I've gotten lots of compliments about them.