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Something fine and rare and sterling--something just a little bit near to being worthy of the honor of being owned by Jim.”This quote is significant to the story because Della is worried about her lackof money to buy the perfect Christmas gift for Jim, but even with how little she has, she doesn’t want to give up. Della feels that Jim deserves everything, and so she wants to give him everything; her love runs so deep for him.Point of View“Jim, darling," she cried, "don't look at me that way. I had my hair cut off and sold because I couldn't have lived through Christmas without giving you a present. It'll grow out again--you won't mind, will you? I just had to do it. My hair grows awfully fast. Say `Merry Christmas!' Jim, and let's be happy. You don't know what a nice-- what a beautiful, nice gift I've got for you.”This quote is significant because it is Della’s point of view. Throughout the whole story, she shows how much she loves and cares for Jim from wanting toget him the perfect Christmas gift to worrying how Jim will react to her hair.