I admit it. I’m all about the sentimental value. So I was really excited when my sister arrived this weekend with a gift from my mom that she told me about a few months back.
A couple of years ago, my mom decided to get a new wedding set. She took it in for a cleaning and discovered that some major repairs were needed so as not to lose the diamond. She loved the set, but really wanted it in yellow gold rather than white gold, so she decided that rather than have the repairs done, she would have the stone re-set in a new ring. Conveniently, she was able to get an identical set in yellow gold, and was very happy with the change.
But she held onto the old set. She wasn’t sure what to do with it, but she knew she didn’t want to get rid of it. It was her original wedding set after all, and held a lot of meaning.
I’m not sure how she figured out what to do with the rings, but she called me and asked me if I would wear a ring made from her old engagement band. Would I? Of course! I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but I do wear rings every day, and I love the idea of wearing the ring that my dad gave to my mom when he proposed.
Conveniently, my sister’s working part-time at a jewelry store, so she took the rings into work and had the jeweler work his magic. She brought me my ring this weekend. It’s very simple, but I love it, and I can’t help but show it to everyone I see. I love it more than any new, expensive piece of jewelry she could have bought me.
And all because she decided to put to use something that she had shoved away in a drawer.