Margaret Duncan Phillips bought this necklace as a souvenir on one of
her two trips to Hawaii. In the 1870s she went with her sister
Rebecca. On that trip she met her future husband Stephen Henry Phillips
for the first time. In the 1920s she went back with her son.
Jewelry has a special place among family treasures. Sometimes it reminds us of the person who gave it to us, maybe for a birthday present. Other times it marks an important event in our lives, like a high school class or engagement ring. This necklace was part of Margaret Duncan Phillips’ memory of two special trips to Hawaii.
Does anyone in your family have a special piece of jewelry? Where did they get it?