Friday, 17 April 2009

A golden transfomation







As I mentioned in my last post, I do have some clever chums. None more clever than Sylvia the jeweller who makes the most wonderful things. So, as the countdown to a major birthday loomed, I asked her to make me a ring as my present to myself for turning forty. It reminds me of one christmas when under our tree was a present labelled " To Mum. Love Mum. "

The materials for my ring were special - my grandmother's wedding ring and another diamond ring provided the gold, along with a key charm that had been given to my mother for her twenty first birthday. I helped with the design and the stone setter was the man who set Lady Di's engagement ring. Though, come to think about it, that didn't turn out too well.

My ring turned out beautifully and it reminds me of the sea, just as I'd hoped it would. It might sound like an odd thing to say about an inanimate object but it already feels like a friend. I love knowing that it has been made from objects belonging to my mum and her mother and that it was made by someone who knows me well.

Tonight finds me sitting on the sofa with a full face of make up on and wearing high heels with my jeans. I'm practising being smart for my brother and Lara's wedding tomorrow. Believe me, I need the practise. In Lara, Tom has picked just the right partner for him. A real other half. I wish them lots of love and happiness.

14 comments:

Liz said...

Lovely! Very elegant! And even more special being made from handed down pieces!

Heather said...

Beautiful ring! Such a lovely and meaningful gesture to yourself.
Happy Birthday, Best Wishes for the bride and groom, and have a happy weekend!

Knittah said...

Simply stunning!

Julia said...

Your new ring is stunning!
Hope you are having a great day today! Congratulations to Tom and Lara!!!

wooly daisy said...

how incredibly beautiful!!! happy birthday to you!

Karin said...

Ohhh....how beautiful. (Do I say that every time?? Still true though.)
Happy happy Birthday to you and all the best to the newlyweds.

soxchik said...

How smart and lovely. I have a thing for swirls and spirals too. It is a great design. Enjoy your old /new gift!

karmicimprints said...

Such a cool idea! The ring is beautiful - may you wear it in happiness and good health!

Cindy G said...

What a wonderfully personal, creative transformation! The ring is beautiful. Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day.

Mary Jane said...

Happy Birthday,beautiful, sea-ful soulful ring. The wedding looked lovely.

Beatriz said...

What a beautiful ring transformation! Happy Belated Bday.

Jane said...

What a lovely ring. I have some jewelry that was gifted to me that I thought about combining. I think I just may after seeing your ring!

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