Sunday, 13 January 2013

My precioussssss..... {January edition}

Is it just me? I couldn't help myself - when Sian suggested that we share our 'precious' for Storytelling Sunday, I couldn't help but think of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings!

But actually, that made me think of something that is very precious to me:

Photo taken as part of the 12 Days of Christmas photography workshop
 
This is my engagement ring, given to me by my lovely The Doctor just over 17 years ago (yikes!! I feel old now!!) I described the kind of ring I wanted (a ruby surrounded by diamonds - though I was happy to settle for cubic zirconia as a cheaper option!) but he found exactly the right ring all by himself - and it did have diamonds :) We were both students and there wasn't a lot of spare cash around, but he had some savings and while it may not be the most expensive ring in the world it's very valuable to me because of all it represents.
 
Sadly, I can't actually wear it any more - neither can I wear my wedding ring, or the eternity ring  The Doctor gave me for our 10th wedding anniversary :( I'm prone to eczema on my hands, and wearing the rings gave me frequent flare-ups :( Instead, I wear a new, very narrow, gold wedding band which is slightly too big for me, and which doesn't seem to give me the same problem. We did look into getting the other rings enlarged but that wasn't really possible, and even looser they may well have aggravated the eczema - not to mention that I'd be scared of losing them! So instead they live in a special little jewellery box in my bedroom.
 
I do miss glancing down to my hand to see my precious ring, but I have it safely tucked away, and what it represents I can always carry with me :)
 
This post was brought to you by Sian's Storytelling Sundays (slightly late thanks to Blogger not wanting to let me upload photos and even later due to me being offline most of this week!)

23 comments:

Alison said...

Glad you found a new home for your precious rings, Mel....your card arrived last week thank you....may I ask if The Doctor was being one ofSanta's helpers?!
Alison xx

JO SOWERBY said...

I am squeeling loudly for Gollum, can't wait to see The Hobbit. I love the ring, it's so beautiful. Such a shame when you're unable to wear something so lovely but eczema can be a pain literally. I am soooooo glad you have the perfect ring even if it's not on your perfect finger,
Jo xxx

gayle said...

Aww, how lovely :) I keep my engagement ring tucked away too because I can't wear it for work, but I do miss it, it has a lot of meaning :)

Louise said...

such a shame you can't wear your ring to show off...X

Ladkyis said...

Mr M said I would have an engagement ring one day. We were engaged for four days so he didn't have time back then and we didn't have money either. Your ring is really beautiful and will become a family heirloom I am sure

Karen said...

I love your ring, so pretty and unusual.

Missus Wookie said...

Oh that is pretty - sorry you can't wear it, eczema is yucky :( Glad you still have it tho' and yep you weren't alone in hearing that Gollum voice ;)

Denise said...

That's a shame about the eczema- but best not to wear if it makes it flare up.Could/would you wear it on a necklace ? x

The Creative Beast said...

That is a lovely ring and story to go with it! Sorry to learn that your meaningful rings give you eczema flare-ups - maybe you can wear them as 'pendants' on a chain necklace, instead??
BTW: your Christmas card arrived and it brought a smile to my face! =-)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

What a lovely ring! So sad you can't wear it any more.

Abi said...

Such a beautiful ring and that photo is amazing!

Angelfish said...

No, you weren't alone Mel! I'd already shared my ring story though. Your ring is so lovely :o)

Scrappi Sandi said...

Ah! Sad that you can't wear your rings...but could you put them on a chain so they're at least with you? I love that The Doctor chose that ring all by himself & got it so right!! TFS :D

Beverly said...

Well done, The Doctor (and I am delighted to know his name since the card arrived ;> ) It is lovely to look down and be able to see a symbol of love but most importantly is that you carry it in your heart and see it in him every day. I would never alter this one but possibly would have the 10th anniversary rings made into earrings or a necklace.

alexa said...

Such a pretty ring! and clearly much loved (you and it/them)... Yes, I thought Gollum too!

Miriam said...

Oh such a lovely ring Mel, what a shame you can't wear it on your finger, but it is in your special box and in your hearts, that's what matters most.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a lovely share; glad Blogger finally let you in.
Rinda

Melissa said...

What a lovely ring & memories! Ruby is my birthstone & my Grandma's, too. I have a lovely ring she bought for me when I was a teenager - just might need to use that for one of my Precious items this year.

Yes, it definitely made me think of Gollum, too!

Jo said...

That is a lovely ring. I know what it's like to have beautiful rings and not be able to wear them because I suffer from eczema too :(

Jana said...

What a beautiful ring. I agree with a number of these ladies, get a chain and wear it around your neck. It'll make a lovely pendant.

Gail said...

What a beautiful ring, so glad you found a place for it.

Karen said...

What a beautiful ring, and I love the way you photographed it. I couldn't wear the first wedding ring I had as I broke out under it as well. A narrower one has worked much better.

Jennifer Grace said...

It's a beautiful ring, well done to him for getting just what you wanted! x