Inspired by the deeper meaning attached to treasured possessions, jewelry designer and portrait photographer Monica Rich Kosann set out to chronicle the stories of such cherished belongings. Spending time with more than sixty-five intriguing personalities, celebrities, and thought leaders resulted in A Possession Obsession: What We Cherish and Why, a stunning photographic collection that transcends materialism and explores the secrets and stories behind beloved personal items. This reoccurring column is an ongoing passion of Monica's to continue to chronicle people with what they cherish. Each month, a new person will be featured as a glimpse into A Possession Obsession. MARIA DUEÑAS JACOBS How did you come to own your possession? My jewelry is an ongoing collection. It grows and grows, but my intention is to give it all away to my daughter and hopefully future children. How do you live with your heirlooms? I am not too precious with my jewelry. I really enjoy wearing and getting good use of the pieces I own. I think that wearing your jewelry gives it a better life and attaches more memories to each piece. Fill in the blank: Whenever I look at _________ I can't help but smile. My daughter's sweet smile. To read more about Maria Dueñas Jacobs and her possession obsession click here!