"Diane's Ladybug" necklace is a special necklace that was made for a special lady. (See the rest of the story below)
Two silver rings (15 mm and 20 mm) are joined with small silver rings and then attached to fine chain and finished with a lobster claw clasp. A Ladybug charm (a symbol of good luck and abundant blessings) and a heart charm are hung from the larger circle. Choice of length 16, 18 or 20 inches. Be sure to see the companion "Three Sisters" earrings.
The rest of the story: My friend, Melanie has run the Boston Marathon to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute 11 times. Though she decided to stop in 2015, she is running again this year for Diane Hight, a friend of ours who was diagnosed with cancer last year. Growing up Diane's Mother told her that Ladybugs are a message of strength and hope.
After her Mother died, Diane saw Ladybugs in many places just at times when she needed the strength and hope they seem to provide.. She felt they were a message from her Mother. Melanie gave the "Ladybug" necklace to Diane a few months ago. After receiving it, she refused to take it off. Diane felt empowered by this necklace, that it is a part of her, “it’s hugging me.” Sadly Diane lost her battle in March but her love and determination live on.
If you know someone who could use some good luck, abundant blessings. strength and hope plus some Love, this would be a perfect gift.
Update: Melanie is now running her 12 race in Oct 2021