Friday, November 16, 2007

The ring


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I found this ring in my Mom's jewelry box several years ago. Mom was not a jewelry person and I didn't remember her ever wearing it.

When I asked about it, Mom said she had found it when she was a teen. It was in the bottom of a box in her Mom and Dad's attic. She couldn't understand why it was there so asked about it. Seems my Grandpa had bought it for another girl before he met my Grandma!
I have no idea why someone didn't just get rid of it but I'm glad they didn't. I love this ring.


14 comments:

Hootin'Anni said...

It's pretty. Funny thing about jealousy tho, huh? My sister did the exact same thing with her hubby's stuff he bought and never gave to his 'first' girlfriend. I guess it's something that only the one who keeps the treasures will understand.

Penless Thoughts said...

What a neat story and a beautiful ring. So glad you have it.
Susan

Dawn said...

Love the ring...AND the box it is in.
Have a good weekend, Jean.

nannykim said...

Pretty ring and funny story!! I wonder how many other rings have a similar story! I own one that is made of a black pearl and a white pearl that a fellow collegemate gave me when she broke up with her boyfriend and got engaged to another. I have had it since the 70's.....such a shame really because memories of our dating life and friendships should be treasured, but then again we do not want our hubbys to be jealous ;0)

nannykim said...

oh I see several spelling goofs--not going to change it now!!

ellen b said...

Nice for you that they didn't get rid of it. It really is beautiful. enjoy and have a wonderful Thanksgiving...

Jeannene said...

"I love rings, and jewelry!!" This is so neat to have. How special for you. I have one I will share one of these Fridays. Stay tuned would like you to see mine;-))! Hope you will stop by and visit me.
xo Jeannene

Muum said...

lovely ring, and interesting back story!

Susie said...

It's a beautiful piece of jewelery. The story that goes with it adds to the charm :)
xo

T*mmy said...

It is very pretty and the case is even pretty too!
Thanks for sharing!

Mica Garbarino said...

well, it is beautiful... no wonder she didn't wear it !!!For another girl ??? hmm. well do you ever wear it ??? It is just so lovely.

Mica

Barbara H. said...

It's beautiful! I understand why it was put back -- but I'm glad you got it!

Sharon said...

I love it, it is so pretty and I really love the box too! What a treasure!

Melissa E. said...

If I were your granma, I would have snatched it up and said, "Its her loss! Mine now!!" and warn it anyway. :-)