Saturdays aren't always good days, but this one was a good one.
I am an habitual procrastinator. One of the things I've been putting off for altogether too long is the care of my wedding ring. I haven't worn the ring since (thinks) somewhere around late 2009 or early 2010. That's when I had to have it cut off my finger, as I readied myself for an MRI. I always meant to have it turned either into a necklace or rebuilt so I could wear it properly again, but never got around to doing so.
But I finally was moved to action with FB's wedding approaching. I wanted to wear it again, either around my neck or back on the proper finger (which I managed to forget was the left ring finger. It has been so long that I, for some reason, thought I was going to put it onto my right ring finger. BB pointed out that that wasn't the correct finger when we were at the jeweler's.)
We went to the jeweler who was able to refit my great-great grandmother's topaz and diamond ring to Miss Em's finger. I'd given the ring to FB, so that he could present it to Miss Em as an engagement ring, but it was a little too small, and the gold was so worn away that it was almost ready to break. That wasn't surprising, given its age ... anyhow, they were very impressed with this particular jeweler, so we took my ring in; he was able to repair it.
It will be ready before the wedding; it was so unexpectedly inexpensive (two figures rather than the three figures I'd estimated), that I was able to bring in one of the diamond rings that belonged to my grandmother, and have its gold band replaced. That truly was so worn away that it had to be completely rebuilt.
That, plus the repair of one of my mother's old-fashioned winding watches, came to about what I thought my wedding ring repair would cost. All in all, the cost is a bit expensive, but to have three family heirlooms replaced is completely worth it.
It's important to me that I will be wearing my wedding ring - which was my grandmother's - and a diamond ring belonging to her (because BB and I never exchanged engagement rings ... we were poor as church mice when we decided to get married ... ) when FB is married. It fulfills the traditions that I feel are crucial for something as important as his wedding.
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