The first ring I came across was my family ring. I asked and asked for this ring. It was the in-thing at the time and everyone had one but me. Because I’m hard on my jewellery, I wanted it to be flat, with no claws, and done in yellow gold. I remember the day I opened it! I was so happy! It was just what I had asked for. I think I wore it for a year, that was over 20 years ago. At the time I had 2 dogs and a cat. Their birthstones are also in the ring, they have since passed away. This is the first time I have really taken a good look at this ring. There are a lot of memories tied up in it,and I would love to incorporate this into something new, and keep the sentimental feelings and the story, to go in a newly designed piece.
The second ring I came across was my Opal and diamond ring. This was the first ring I had ever been given by my husband. Unfortunately, because I am hard on my jewellery, the shank of the ring is all bent out of shape and the opal is pretty rough (as you can see by the pictures). I think that this would be another ring that I would love to have transformed. I’m not sure if it would hurt my husbands feelings or not, I’ll have to ask him. I don’t wear it anymore and it’s a shame to have sitting in my jewellery box, hidden for no one to enjoy.