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My grandmother used to have a big box of jewelry. It was always carefully placed on the second shelf of her armoire. When I was little, I loved playing with it, pretending I was an exotic princess. I have no idea why my grandmother trusted me with her little treasure box. Frankly, if I were her, I’d think a dozen times before letting me play with it; the fact that I never lost any of it could only be pure luck. There were so many nice, almost antique, pieces in there: earrings, rings, bracelets and beads. But what I liked the most was a tiny pendant with a blue rock and a golden setting. There was something so exquisite about it, my inner princess simply had to have it! After my grandmother passed away, my mom kept the jewelry box. I am not even sure what happened to it after we moved to the US. I have been trying to find a picture similar to the pendant I remember. The picture above somewhat resembles it but certainly doesn’t do it true justice.
In Russian a pendant is кулон, which is a noun of masculine gender. Its diminutive is кулончик. In fact, if I were to talk about my grandmother’s pendant in Russian, I would most likely use кулончик to emphasize its small size as well as its fragility.
|Какая красивая цепочка! А кулончик вместе с ней продаётся?||What a beautiful chain! Do you sell the pendant with it?|
|В набор входят серьги, цепочка и кулон.||The set includes earrings, a chain and a pendant.|
|Смотри, какой кулончик мне Саша подарил! Он принадлежал его прабабушке!||Look, what a pendant Sasha gave me as a gift! It belonged to his great grandmother!|
|Мой Дима такой романтик! Вчера он мне подарил маленький кулончик в форме сердечка, в который он вложил наши фотографии!||My Dima is such a romantic! Yesterday he gave me a little pendant in a shape of a heart, which had our photos in it!|
|Сколько будет починить этот кулон? Видите, из него камушек выпадает.||How much would it be to fix this pendant? See, the gem is falling out.|
Many thanks and best of luck with the competition.