Well here we are at week 35, I have finally picked all of the jewellery to be melted. It was a very hard process, I am happy that it is over and all of the stones have been taken out. This way, I can no longer change my mind. I think that I ran upstairs to the Gold Smith 10 times to go through everything again and again. At one point I was in tears. He told me to take the jewellery back home and go through it again. I had told him no, this is what I have been waiting for, something that I could make, wear and enjoy for a very long time.
I actually had tears running down my face as I watched the first diamond get taken out of my Aunt’s ring, and then my Mom’s. Boy, I did not think that it was going to be this hard. I know that it will be worth it in the end, but the emotions are just running rampant. When it is melted down, I don’t want to be anywhere near here. I think I would just freak out. The only thing that really keeps me going is knowing that I will have something beautiful and meaningful at the end of this journey.
Now I just have to find a design I am thinking a ring would be the best bet for me. Something nice and wide, and very, very sparkly. Hopefully by next week I will have something picked out and ready to make. Stay tuned, we are almost there!