MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Sparkles!!

Nothing quite like treating yourself
like a queen!!





Yes, it's gold.
Of the 'real' variety.

While I was cleaning out the things that belonged to Dad I came across both his wedding ring (broken) and my mothers' engagement ring.  I already had Moms' diamond placed into the new ring I got on our 25th wedding anniversary (it has my engagement diamond and a sapphire, along with the diamond from Mom).  Gold is expensive right now, so I decided I would put the rings, along with a couple of other ones I had, together and have a cross made - so that I could wear a piece of all three of us.  

This was made by a local jeweler - didn't she create something lovely?  I gave her free rein to do whatever she pleased with it and I'm so glad I did!  There was enough gold left over that I was able to sell it and pay for half of the chain I'm getting to go along with it.  I don't have much 'good' jewelry, so this is pretty special.

btw - the red showing at the bottom of the cross is a reflection from my shirt!

12 comments:

  1. A lovely idea and so well done.

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  2. Wow MA that is a treasure-it is so beautiful.

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  3. OOOOHHH, that's beautiful, MA!! What a great idea to make it from your parents' and your rings. Wonderful!

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  4. MaryAnne this is just beautiful. It almost has a celtic look to it. Is there any Irish in your family? My Dad was born in Ireland so I have some in me.

    As you say it is reallty nice to have something from the 3 of you.

    Hugs

    fredaB

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  5. It's beautiful. How nice to have a new piece of good jewelery with a piece of history from both your parents. Truly special.

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  6. What a fabulous tribute!

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  7. WOW that is STUNNNING!

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  8. And you'll be carrying a piece of them and memories with you. What a lovely idea.

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  9. very, very special...k.

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  10. OMG ... MA that is simply awesome!
    Love the sentiment of it too ... truly a treasure. Good for you!
    Hugs ... Marie

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  11. MA Absolutely beautiful. I was just looking at crosses. I hope I get one for Christmas but silver variety would be ok with me :)
    Thats gorgeous and such beautiful meaning.

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