Sunday, February 3, 2013
Story Telling Sunday - My Precious 2
When Sian first announced "My Precious" as the theme of Story Telling Sunday for this year, like many of you, I immediately thought of Gollum hiding away and cackling over his precious ring. I knew that rings would definitely number among my "precious" items. So today, here are two that are particularly meaningful to me.
Both of these rings belonged to my Mom. That alone would make them special. But each ring has a story of its own that makes it even more meaningful.
The one on the left is a mother's ring that my siblings and I bought Mom for a Mother's Day gift when I was in college. It was my idea and given the ages of my brothers and sisters, contributions varied greatly. As the oldest I paid the lion's share. The ring was ordered from the Sears Catalog. Mom loved it and wore it a lot - so much so that when I inherited it the pearl stone (Deanna's birthstone) was missing and the gold prongs were worn down to nearly nothing. I replaced the pearl, had the ring repaired, and actually wore it for quite awhile. Until it stopped fitting. Hopefully I'll lose some weight and it will come back out of the jewelry box soon.
The ring on the right was a gift to Mom from her father when she graduated eighth grade. It is a beautiful aquamarine and I love the vintage setting. Mom loved this ring and wore it a lot. Deanna actually inherited this ring, but since we both love it, she has graciously allowed us to take turns having possession of it. Which is very sweet and generous of her, given that Mom left it to her. I wear this frequently and I love it. Someday I hope to own a ring of my own as beautiful as this one!