Scriptor’s recent post with a ring in it reminded me that I have not yet posted about this one, which I had made (or re-made) recently.
I had my parents’ rings just lying in a drawer, not knowing what to do with them. Mum’s rings did fit me, but since they were just plain gold rings (i.e. obvious engagement/wedding rings and nothing else) it felt weird wearing them as they were.
But then recently a friend of mine inspired me by what she did (or had a goldsmith do!) with her inherited rings. So I decided to do something similar with mine, and had mum’s plain rings soldered together with a brand new one (in white gold with gemstones) which I picked out for myself; and traded dad’s rings in to pay for it (or part of it).
I’m pleased with the result. It no longer feels like wearing someone else’s rings, and yet my parents’ names and dates are still preserved in the inscriptions.
Doing it justice with the camera turned out to be another matter, though. Any reflections on how to avoid reflections (of oneself and the camera)??