When Edd asked me to marry him back in 2007, on New Year's Day, it was one of the best days of my life. Not only because of how happy his proposal made me, but because the ring he chose was so incredibly beautiful. It gave me great joy to wear it.
After losing him I found comfort in wearing my rings .... but after a while looking down at them brought pain. Everyone is different. I have another widow friend who still wears her wedding rings and does so with great happiness. I couldn't bear to wear them, but I couldn't bear to have them stay tucked away in my jewelry box either. It made me sad to see them there. I've wondered what to do and found a perfect solution for me this weekend.
The jewelry store where we purchased the rings was having a reuse/renew/restyle event that I went to. I was able to pick out a new setting and I did! It's completely different than the original and now my beautiful diamond sits in a white and rose gold setting that accents this Masterpiece perfectly!
I am also going to get the original setting and my wedding band disconnected and have the band saved in its original state. Then I'll get another gemstone (Edd's birthstone perhaps?) put into the original engagement ring setting ....
I love it. It's bringing joy again ... and I know Edd would be pleased....
... pleased that I can move forward... and still honor our love and special memories!