Young Lady Secretly Takes Old Family Ring from Grandmother's Jewelry Box after Her Death

Salwa Nadeem
Dec 06, 2021
02:40 A.M.

A woman revealed her family tradition of passing a precious ring down to the eldest daughter. As per the ritual, she expected to receive the ring, but things took a different turn after her grandmother's death.


The 21-year-old Reddit user shared that her grandmother was suffering from Alzheimer's and passed away after some time. Her death sparked a debate among the family members.

She left a family ring that her mother gave her. It was passed down from her grandmother, and she intended to pass it to her only granddaughter, but things didn't go as planned after her death.

The Redditor revealed that she was looking forward to receiving the ring because she had always adored it since her childhood. She said it was the only thing she wanted from her grandmother.

The family ritual said that only the eldest daughter would get the ring. OP's (Original Poster's) grandmother had two daughters, and OP's mother was younger.


OP's aunt had two sons, so she asked her sister to give the family ring to OP since she was the only girl among the grandchildren. However, things changed when OP's grandmother passed away.

When OP was 14 years old, her aunt adopted a 17-year-old girl. Since then, no one had discussed the family tradition, so OP assumed the girl's addition wouldn't affect her chances of getting the ring.

OP planned to get her hands on the ring before her aunt's daughter.

After OP's grandmother passed away, everyone cleaned up her house. OP revealed that her grandmother was shifted to a facility after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, so her house was cluttered and needed cleaning.

OP's grandmother was suffering from Alzheimer's | Source: Unsplash

OP's grandmother was suffering from Alzheimer's | Source: Unsplash

While cleaning the house, OP heard her aunt and adopted daughter whispering in the pantry. She walked towards them and secretly listened to their conversation.


To her surprise, they were planning on getting the ring from her grandmother's jewelry box before she could get there. OP's cousin believed she deserved the ring since she was the eldest granddaughter. OP explained:

"I was upset because my aunt promised me I could eventually have it but she changed her mind."

She heard her aunt and cousin talk about the ring | Source: Unsplash

She heard her aunt and cousin talk about the ring | Source: Unsplash


After learning their plans, OP decided to get her hands on the ring before her aunt's daughter does. When the family planned to go out for dinner one night, she told them that she had to leave early because her manager had called her for work.

Instead of going to her office, she returned to her grandmother's place and took the ring from the jewelry box. She immediately left for her house before anyone else could return. She wrote:

"I have no idea what will happen today when my aunt realizes it’s missing."

OP went back to her grandmother's house while everyone was having dinner | Source: Unsplash

OP went back to her grandmother's house while everyone was having dinner | Source: Unsplash


She posted her story on Reddit to ask other users if she did the right thing by taking the ring. aiiyaiyai replied that the ring belonged to OP because of her grandmother's promise and not because she was the biological granddaughter.

The user added that OP's aunt and cousin were wrong for planning to take the ring. She asked OP if her grandmother would like to see her offspring fighting over a ring.

boudicas_shield supported OP but said she didn't have to say bad things about her cousin because she was adopted since it wasn't in her control.

She posted her story on Reddit after taking the ring | Source: Pexels

She posted her story on Reddit after taking the ring | Source: Pexels


OP later updated her post and shared the details from her grandmother's will, stating the ring belonged to her youngest daughter's eldest biological daughter. She also confronted her aunt about it, after which she got offended and left the house, telling OP and her mother to clean it themselves.

The girl believes the ring belongs to her because she is the biological granddaughter. She added that her grandmother thought "blood ties were more important."

poopja replied that OP and her grandmother were at fault for treating the other girl like a "second-class member" since she was adopted.

Other users replied to her post | Source: Unsplash

Other users replied to her post | Source: Unsplash


Another user pointed out how difficult it must have been for the adopted girl to fit into the family since she was adopted at an older age.

Most users believed everyone in the family was at fault.

If you enjoyed reading this article, you might like this one about a woman who inherited more than other grandchildren, which caused a rift in the family.

All images are for illustration purposes only. Share your story with us; maybe it will change someone's life. If you would like to share your story, please send it to info@amomama.com

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy

news.AmoMama.com does not support or promote any kind of violence, self-harm, or abusive behavior. We raise awareness about these issues to help potential victims seek professional counseling and prevent anyone from getting hurt. news.AmoMama.com speaks out against the above mentioned and news.AmoMama.com advocates for a healthy discussion about the instances of violence, abuse, sexual misconduct, animal cruelty, abuse etc. that benefits the victims. We also encourage everyone to report any crime incident they witness as soon as possible.

Related posts

Girl’s Savings Disappears from Her Vault, Later Exposes Thief during a Family Gathering

April 16, 2022

Old Lady Promises Husband to Join Him at Nursing Home – He Died Knowing She Wasn't Going to Come

February 04, 2022

Parents Kick Out Sick Young Daughter from Home – She Cries When She Meets Her Mother Again

April 01, 2022

Rich Old Lady Leaves Inheritance Worth Millions – One Who Cared for Her until Death Gets Nothing

February 27, 2022

Man Adopts Younger Sister after Parents Die in an Accident, His Girlfriend Asks Him to Choose between Them

March 14, 2022

Old Lady Accuses 10-Year-Old Great-Granddaughter of Being Pregnant, Calls Her Mother ’Terrible'

March 11, 2022

Old Widower Who Lived in Dirty Trailer Left $5.4M Inheritance to Lady Who Isn't One of His 6 Children

February 12, 2022

Girl Finds Father’s Wedding Photo in Old Attic, Later Realizes Her Family’s Long-Term Lies

February 19, 2022

Rich Old Lady Left Nearly $1.3M Estate – Her Son Gets Nothing & Demands Money from Heir

April 15, 2022

Grumpy Old Lady Sees Boy outside House at 3 A.M. — Granddaughter Asks Her to Call 911

March 01, 2022

After Suffering from Rough Plane Landing, Injured Passenger Finds Out His Mom Is Disinheriting Him

April 23, 2022

Lady Loses Mom’s Necklace Years after Her Death – Finds It on Bride during Wedding Ceremony

March 30, 2022

2 Years after Baby’s Birth, Man Asks Wife for Divorce, Withdraws All Their Money, and Disappears

April 27, 2022

Rich Old Man Left More than $10M Estate to 11 Heirs – One Keeps Portion Worth Millions for Herself

March 09, 2022