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My New Lovely!

Look at my lovely new ring!

Back in the early 1990s, I lost the stone in my engagement ring while swimming in Smith Lake in Alabama. Replacing the stone would have been easy enough, but was never a high priority, especially with tight budgets. Over the years I had decided I would rather just replace the ring itself and began dreaming of what that ring would look like. I knew I wanted it channel set. My thought was to have five stones, one for each member of the family, using their birthstones. I’ve looked at Mother’s Rings several times, but never cared for the settings.

Last week I took these new-to-me earrings to the jeweler’s to see if they could clean them up.

Aren’t they pretty? I love the Celtic look of them, which is why I bought them, or rather, why Bill bought them for my birthday.

Anyway, while the jeweler was cleaning them, I looked over the displays and espied my ring! Well, not exactly, as it didn’t have all the different birthstones. But it had sapphires, my favorite – three sapphires, one for each child, and two white topaz for Bill and I. I asked to try it on and I have to admit, I was hooked. But I tried to resist!

I told the saleslady my thoughts on the different birthstones and she said that this ring could not be changed, but what I wanted was a Mother’s Ring. She brought out that display and the order book that showed many more settings, but again, I didn’t like any of them. They all seemed too much. I wanted something really simple, like the other ring. I thanked her for her time and went on my merry way.

That night I told Bill about the ring and that I was thinking about going back and getting it. His response was, “If that’s the ring you want, then get it.” So Saturday we went back and I bought it.

I think I am going to have to have it sized a bit smaller, but I’m wearing it for a few weeks to see and then I can take it back in for sizing if I need to.

Isn’t it beautiful?

5 comments to My New Lovely!

  • Very lovely! And I think you are right to wait to decide about the sizing. I wear my grandmother’s engagement ring, which is a bit too large for me, under our wedding set and it doesn’t bother me at all that it is too big. I like that it is exactly as she wore it and, since it is under our rings, it’s not going anywhere.

    • Yes, that is how I am wearing this, under my wedding ring, and it is working out well. I may not worry about changing the size, unless I happen to be successful at losing more weight in the future. I know the ring was a good choice for me because I smile each time I look at it and I’m happier with the decision as each day goes by. Thanks for your comments, Carol!

  • Mom

    Karen, it is beautiful. I love the saphires too. I’m so glad you found a ring that you like. You’ve been a long time without your engagement ring. I’m happy for you.

  • You have found some lovely jewelry lately. Congratulations!

  • Oh that ring is gorgeous! Lovely colours and setting. Sensible man that Bill 🙂

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