Sunday, October 12, 2014

Circles of Gold

2014-09-18 ring

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)??

Macro Monday

16 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea, Monica. With a lovely result. I've been away but am glad I'm back in time to see your new ring.

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  2. That is a really loving and caring thing to do. The result is wonderful.

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  3. I love these rings and the idea.

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  4. What a wonderful idea! I would never have thought of it! I see nothing wrong with the pictures, they are great! And the new ring is unique and beautiful.

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  5. This is very impressive.
    Reflections are a nightmare. I have tried using a small amount of Vaseline on the bit where you can see the reflection. It works on chromed car parts but means the light has to be the same so a tripod is almost a necessity.
    A strobe does what a flash bulb used to do but is variable in duration. You have a strobe on your camera. It is called flash as well these days.

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  6. It is a very good idea, and the result is a beautiful ring, totally unique, just as much a memory of your parents as your very own ring.

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  7. That really is a wonderful idea and the new ring is beautiful.

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  8. what a super idea... I love the new ring, it is really beautiful.. i just keep moving my camera out and up and down until i get one... without reflection.

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  9. Nice idea and fotomacro this jewelery,greeting from Belgium.
    http://louisette.eklablog.com/nuit-de-l-obscurite-mons-a112810380

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  10. What a wonderful idea. Our daughter inherited her Grandmother's wedding ring and has always hesitated to wear it, maybe we'll suggest doing something like you've done.

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  11. That's an interesting and beautiful approach to doing something new with old gold bands, and getting to keep them intact at the same time.

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  12. Thanks to everyone for your encouraging feedback! :)

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  13. Such a creative idea for preserving the past and moving into the future. Just lovely.

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    1. Thanks Gemma. You summed up my thoughts there! :)

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  14. What a lovely idea....the rings are beautiful and will be with you always as a reminder of your parents.

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