There’s something very special about family heirlooms. Especially a piece of jewellery that has been passed down from one generation to the next.
These items are irreplaceable and each piece comes with its story – a piece of family history.
So you can well imagine this bride’s panic and horror when she discovered that the pair of earrings that had been passed down to her by her mother had gone missing on the day of the wedding.
While that is terrible indeed, the story gets even worse as it involves her mother-in-law.
And as many stories go, if a mother-in-law is involved, things have a tendency to turn ugly.
This bride took to Reddit to share her terrible tale, which involves a pair of diamond earrings, her mother-in-law and the police. All of this on her wedding day!
When she got engaged her mother gave her a pair of earrings which she was told every woman for generations in their family had worn to their wedding day.
“I felt very honoured to be given them and it made me feel closer to my grandmother who had died two months prior,” said the 28-year-old bride.
“On the day of my wedding, I had everything ready in my room. My wedding dress, my flowers, my shoes, my make-up and my jewellery. I was in there with my soon-to-be mother-in-law. I then needed to go to the toilet and when I came back my mother-in-law was gone. I wasn’t sure what had happened but I just thought she maybe got called away to do something. I then noticed my earrings were gone. I knew straight away that she had taken them,” she shared.
Now, this is where things took a really bad turn.
“I found her and confronted her and she said she didn’t take them. I asked if I could look through her bag and she said no and gripped onto it. I said that if she didn’t let me look I would call the police, which I then did as she still wouldn’t let me look.
“The police arrived and searched her and the earrings were found in her bag. They were returned to me and they asked if I wanted to press charges. I wanted to talk to my fiancé first and he said he would support me if I wanted to. I didn’t want to decide at that moment so I just ignored it and had a great night.”
Even though the mother-in-law was clearly in the wrong and basically a thief, that side of the family is now sending the bride “loads of threatening messages and calls”. Even the mother-in-law is sending her “extremely hateful texts”.
Would you press charges if your mother-in-law stole from you on your wedding day?