Family heirlooms have a different kind of significance to people. When I was sixteen I was given a necklace my mom had been gifted for her sweet sixteenth. The necklace was my time capsule to my mother's youth.
On my mom's 16th birthday her Mother and Father handed her a box with a small golden heart on a mid-length chain. She wore it for years. The necklace that once hung on sixteen-year-old Sheila Rodgers, laid against the neck of her daughter, me. That's special, irreplaceable.
In some ways, the concept of “Refresh” or “Renew” is completely canceled by wearing jewelry. While photographing this series I found out I wasn't alone when saying that jewelry holds memory. Wearing these memory encapsulating pieces often allow people to hold a piece of the past with them.