It's funny how you really never know how some little gift you give will be something the person will treasure for a long time. Nor do we ever know how quick something that was more costly to us ends up at the GoodWill or a charity like it. But it's the thought behind the gift that counts, right? After that you just have to let it go even if you worked hard or spent generously and it just wasn't the right thing or for the right person receiving it.
In this case a simple gift has become even more treasured over time, eve n though it started out a different color metal.