New Beginnings
User Topic: New Beginning ring
Member # 29183
Default  Posted: 7:25 PM, November 30th (Saturday)

(I hope this works, I've never posted photos before).

I ended up with both my rings and WXH's ring after we divorced. I wanted to use the gold and the main diamond toward a repurposed ring that would represent my new beginning/new family. I initially looked into it a few years ago, but didn't have the money. Now I do, and an amazingly talented jeweler here designed and will be creating this. These are only computer renderings, not the real thing. As I said, the diamond is from the engagement band, and I've always LOVED this diamond, the other stones are my kids' birthstones. The ferns along the side represent our "other" country and the one where my youngest child was born.

The ring should be ready before Christmas! As a funny aside, I was told yesterday, by the jeweler (just a young guy in his late 20s, I would guess), that I have very straight, "model-like" fingers. He has no idea the boost that gives my poor, middle-aged ego.

3 amazing kidlets
To WXH "Now you're just somebody that I used to know."
D-day and separation - June, 2009
Divorced - December, 2011

Posts: 2524 | Registered: Jul 2010 | From: A better place
Member # 34722
Default  Posted: 7:35 PM, November 30th (Saturday)

Gorgeous!! Congrats.

Finding what life could have been....... Why didn't I see it?

Posts: 2388 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: the Other Side
Member # 32554
Default  Posted: 7:36 PM, November 30th (Saturday)

What a unique & interesting ring! I bet you'll get lots of comments & inquiries!

Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011

Posts: 9827 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: USA
Member # 10798
Default  Posted: 7:44 PM, November 30th (Saturday)

Wow--that is really gorgeous and so very unique and interesting. Good for you. And your very model-like fingers!

Act as if what you do matters. It does. William James

Posts: 2127 | Registered: May 2006 | From: Midwest
Member # 30346
Default  Posted: 7:51 PM, November 30th (Saturday)

Wow. Even the computer renderings are amazing!

For my 10th anniversary, I had a bracelet commissioned with all of our birthstones, including the ones of the babies I miscarried. It was a beautiful piece of jewelry and the only one I regret melting down after d-day. I kept the stones, and one of these days I'll make something like that ring (minus the ex's stone…too bad his b-day stone is a diamond!)

But I don't have model-like fingers

me...BS, 43 years old, 2 small kids
WS, 41, multiple gay affairs
M 15 years, together 17

"For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find in the sea" ee cummings

Posts: 4186 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: South
Member # 29183
Default  Posted: 7:59 PM, November 30th (Saturday)

Cmego, I didn't know I had model-like fingers, either!!

3 amazing kidlets
To WXH "Now you're just somebody that I used to know."
D-day and separation - June, 2009
Divorced - December, 2011

Posts: 2524 | Registered: Jul 2010 | From: A better place
Member # 33698
Default  Posted: 9:53 PM, November 30th (Saturday)

That is really lovely! Very cool NB ring.

I didn't have one custom made, but I did buy one that I had been pining over for almost a year. I love it and get tons of compliments on it. I barely think of my wedding set anymore because I enjoy wearing my cool, NB ring so much.


BS (Me) 39
Happily liberated!
Two DS and One DD
It matters not how strait the gate,/How charged with punishments the scroll./I am the master of my fate:/I am the captain of my soul.--"Invictus," William Ernest Henley

Posts: 3620 | Registered: Oct 2011
Topic Posts: 7