Nobody could have expected that something as simple as a homemade necklace could hold such an incredible secret, something that would change the life of the person wearing it forever. When Terry crafted the necklace and gave it to his girlfriend Anna, he knew exactly what the consequences would be if she were to find out what was inside. So, he had to keep it a secret for as long as possible.
When Anna finally found out what was hidden in the necklace she had been wearing for so long, the relationship between the pair would never be the same again. But what was in the necklace, and why did it mean so much to Anna? To understand this, a bit of backstory is required.
Anna and Terry are a lovely couple who live in Australia and have been dating for one year now. They started dating after being friends for almost 4 years, but their romantic connection didn’t seem destined from the start.
Anna and Terry met when they were still fairly young, in a club on a night out. Anna initially had more eyes for one of Terry’s friends who had joined them that night. In the time that Anna was hitting it off with Terry’s friends, she and Terry also started hanging out quite a bit. As a result, they saw each other often and really started building up a click.
Even though she and Terry hung out often, she didn’t know much about him. He was always very mysterious and kept his cards close to his chest. Anna would often ask him questions about his past, only to be met with very vague answers that didn’t reveal much.
While the relationship between Anna and Terry’s friend didn’t last, the friendship between her and Terry did. Over a long period, the friendship seemed to develop into a relationship. After four years of friendship, Anna and Terry officially started dating.
Terry felt the eyes of the doubters on him at all times during his relationship with Anna. He knew that, in order to get what he wanted from Anna, he would have to work in complete secrecy. Terry was going to give his girlfriend Anna a very special gift for their first-year anniversary. He made the necklace from Tasmanian wood, a high-quality ornamental timber used for making cabinets, furniture, turning, paneling, and small objects. But the wooden pendant would hold more than meets the eye.
On the day of their anniversary, Terry took Anna out to dinner, where he was going to reveal his big surprise. After finishing dinner, Terry finally revealed his surprise to Anna. He took out his handmade necklace and gave it to her. Not only did Anna like his gift, but she absolutely adored it. Her reaction to the gift made Terry very relieved. Little did she know what was hidden inside the necklace the entire time.
Terry had always been worried that his secret would eventually come out. Because Anna loved the necklace so much, she showed it to all of her friends. This made Terry even more scared that she would find out the secret. If it would just hang around her neck, there would have been no problem. But the more people would grab it or hold it, the higher the risk of the necklace revealing its contents would be.
Anna even showed her friends that were not living in Australia. Sophia had met Terry in the very early stages of Anna’s friendship with him. This was only a couple of months before Sophia immigrated to Scotland, but it gave her enough time to form a very strong opinion about Terry, which at the time was shared with a lot of Anna’s friends and family. This distrust also very much extended to the necklace.
Sophia called the handmade piece strange and said that it reminded her of something, but she couldn’t quite place it. But he also noticed she started wearing the necklace less often. Anna tried to play this off to Terry as her wanting to switch up her look from time to time and that the necklace didn’t match with some of her clothes. But it was not the actual reason for Anna wearing the necklace less frequently at all.
In all actuality, the words of warning Anna had received from Sophia still plagued her mind somewhat. While at first Terry didn’t really seem to care about this, the less Anna started wearing the necklace, the more worried he seemed to become. He often asked where it was if she hadn’t worn it for multiple days in a row, and he seemed really concerned about the possibility of Anna losing it.
This all started to get Anna a little worried about the necklace herself. Why was Terry so fixated on it? More time went by, and the couple decided to go on a nice trip together. The couple had always loved to travel, but due to financial issues, they had not been able to go on a trip together for a while now.
To meet Terry in the middle, they decided on making a road trip through a large part of the country and visit places they hadn’t been at all or maybe only once before. Their trip turned out to be fantastic. Terry and Anna made many memories together, and the love between the couple started to blossom up even more during this time.
However, Terry’s secret was always in the back of his mind. The next day, on the way to the airport, Anna was actually wearing the necklace. She felt like she had been acting silly with all his suspicions and wanted to show Terry that she still really appreciated the gift.
It was now almost 2 years after Terry gave Anna the necklace. Terry had the intention of finally removing the item from Anna’s necklace, but he encountered a problem with Anna now wearing the necklace at all times again. Finding an opportunity was proving to be difficult.
Terry thought it would be the perfect time to open his girlfriend’s necklace during their trip to the caves in Northern Scotland. On that fateful day, the couple took off to the caves of Northern Scotland. Terry was nervous the entire way to the caves, as he knew what he was about to do could severely impact their relationship.
When they arrived at the caves, Terry decided it was time to reveal his secret to Anna. He asked his girlfriend to take off her necklace. She handed the handcrafted piece of jewelry to her boyfriend. Terry broke the necklace apart with his pocket knife and gave it back to Anna.
She was shocked by what he was doing at first. How could he just destroy her necklace like that? She was about to get very angry with him. But when she saw what had been hidden inside, her jaw dropped. There was an engagement ring inside the necklace. Shocked by her discovery, she looked at her boyfriend, who at this point was already down on one knee.
Anna couldn’t believe her eyes, and once she had fully realized what was happening, she started screaming with happiness. All this time, she had been wearing an engagement ring on her neck without even knowing it. Anna immediately said yes and kissed Terry. She had been waiting for him to ask for her hand in marriage for a while now and could not be happier that it finally happened.
After a couple of weeks, Anna realized something, “Wait, it’s been in there the entire time! I could have lost it, you idiot!” Anna yelled. But Terry had clearly had enough faith in his girlfriend and trusted her not to lose it, and she had managed to keep the necklace safe for two whole years. After that amazing proposal, it was, of course, time to tell the family. In this photo, you