Today’s post was written by Beth.
I hope everyone is having a great week!
You know, even though The Deception of the Emerald Ring is the only Pink book without a flower in the front, several of the characters have special jewelry. Letty has her “greasy” emerald ring, Jane has her pink carnation locket, and the Black Tulip has her silver chess piece.
There are other examples of jewelry that take center stage in a story. For example, the pearl earring in The Girl with the Pearl Earring. Or, in the category of “jewelry with superpowers,” Slytherin’s locket and Ravenclaw’s diadem in Harry Potter, or the One Ring in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Regardless, I really enjoy how each of these characters has a talisman that becomes a part of who they are. So, a question to ponder as you explore The Deception of the Emerald Ring – if you had a talisman that represented you, what would it be and why? Do you know of other examples of jewelry in literature?
Thanks for the post today, Beth. I do feel sorry for Letty for having a ring that is so consistently described as “greasy.” Yuck. The only other example I came up with off the top of my head about characters who have a piece of jewelry that defines them was Katniss’ mockingjay pin from The Hunger Games. I’ll be interested to hear what others have to say!