By nature I’ve never been a girly girl. The only form of jewelry I ever wore when I was in high school was a Mickey Mouse watch with the clock face turning towards me and blue seed bead necklace that I made myself.
When I got married I put away my watch, took off the necklace decided that the only jewelry I was actually going to wear was my diamond engagement ring and my wedding band.
A few years my husband and my eldest daughter purchased me a pandora bracelet that I wear only when we are going out.
The charms dig into my wrist so sleeping with it on is darn near impossible.
When my nana passed a few years ago and all her worldly possessions were divided between the family I was given this beautiful ring.
The ring was tucked into my jewelry box and it remained there for a number of years until my youngest accidentally knocked the box on the floor spilling the entire contents on the floor.
When I was cleaning up the mess I realized that not only had I forgotten the Ring was there but I knew nothing about this ring.
There is a story behind this ring.
Who gave it to her?
When did she get it?
Where was she living when this ring entered her possession?
Was this special to her?
Did she wear to a cocktail party?
Why don’t I remember seeing this ring when we were growing up?
I don’t remember seeing this ring in any family photos either.
Questions that I don’t have answers to. When I asked my mom she has absolutely no idea where this ring even came from.
So obviously I hit a dead end.
I might ask her sisters and see if they know the secret behind the ring.
I wonder if I will ever know the origins of this ring or if it will remain an unsolved mystery.
Since this post went up I have continued to dig a little deeper into this story.
What I have learned is a little confusing.
My mother who passed the ring onto me doesn’t recall ever seeing this ring.
Neither does my great Aunt. (though she did tell me that she thought it was beautiful)
I emailed my uncle and he thinks that my grandfather may have given it to my Nana or it might even have belonged to her mother,my great-grandmother.
When I took the ring the jewellery store I was told that it was a “synthetic Ruby” but if I wanted a more detail appraisal I would need to pay for an approval.
Which I didn’t have time for that day and to be honest I am not sure they have a gemologist on site who could tell me what stone actually is.
My uncle remembers it as being a “garnet”.
I’m not sure.
Color isn’t the best way to determine what a stone is.
So, I’m back at square one.
If my grandfather gave her this ring then it has to be at least 25 years old.
He passed away over 20 years ago and before then he suffered from alzheimer’s disease for years so I doubt he was busy buying rings.
There is also the possibility that this ring could have belonged to my great-grandmother
Now wouldn’t that be a hoot!
Only time will tell and perhaps I might have to see a gemeologist to get a clearer picture.
Lexie Lane says
Oh gosh! I thought we were going to finally find the real story behind the ring! Please do keep us updated!
Janeane M. Davis says
It is great fun to discover the mystery of an old piece of jewelry. I wear a cameo ring from my deceased mother in law and treasure it. I would like to learn the secret behind the ring.
The ring is very pretty. I love rings but I don’t think I currently have any.
Nicole Mamatofiveblessings Homeschooling says
Hey i used to wear a Mickey Mouse watch too! What a pretty ring, and a nice story to go with it!
Like you, I don’ typically wear jewelry. I don’t even wear my wedding band! =X That’s a very pretty ring thoug! It actually might be worth the appraisal.
Masshole Mommy says
I wouldn’t wear a bracelet to bed anyways, but that is a bummer that it digs in.
Olivia Douglass says
Oh this is a beautiful ring. Uncovering the history of this sounds like fun!
How interesting. I hope you find your answers, you’ve got history in your hand right there. 🙂
Karla Campos says
What a fun mystery to uncover, do you feel like a detective right now? Sounds like the entire adventure of you finding out where it came from could make a great children’s book.
Lois Alter Mark says
I love the idea of a children’s book about it!
Goody Bag Mall says
That is such a beautiful ring. I love the color of it.
I’m sure it ha a wonderful history and that you can one day find out the mystery and history behind it.
Debbie Denny says
It is pretty. Interested in finding the story. Wish you luck on your quest.
Lois Alter Mark says
I’m not a big jewelry person either but that’s a really pretty ring and it would be fascinating to uncover the story behind it! Good luck!