Monday, February 17, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

35 years ago, when we'd been dating less than a month, my dearly beloved bought me this ring.  It's a 1/4 carat ruby in a 6 prong, plain setting.  I was stunned.


Two of the prongs are gone.  I sent it to my jeweler to be repaired, and he refused.  The stone's scratched up, he said.  The stone's chipped, he said.  It's not worth the $180 I will charge to fix it, he said.  But to me, the sentiment was worth far more than that, especially since he was telling me this 3 days after my dearly beloved returned from the hospital, one short week after I could have lost him forever.

My beloved could tell I was unhappy, although he didn't hear this conversation.  When I told him of the conversation, he told me to show him that jewelry site I like, so he could see ruby rings in yellow gold.

And he chose this one for me.  How lucky I am that he thinks of me, even when he's suffering.  How lucky I am to have not lost him one month ago today.

I hope your special someone made your Valentine's Day just as happy as mine!

(The cake I made for my dearly beloved is coming in a day or 2, I promise.  It was as pretty as my ring!)

12 comments:

Sue said...

Very pretty ring, very loving spouse. Congrats on a long happy life together and many many more years to come.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Beautiful. You guys have one special kind of love.
Lily

Big Dude said...

Sounds like he definitely made the hero move.

SissySees said...

What a very sweet, thoughtful man! (Beautiful rings too.)

Mary Deeter said...

What a wonderful life partner you have! Glad he is on the mend!

~~louise~~ said...

How dare that jeweler not fix that ring for you. Obviously he has never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's!

Marjie, you have such lovely hands. The ring is a perfect sentiment of your loving hands and your husbands loving, and mending heart:) Thank you so much for sharing...Can't wait to see that cake!

Blond Duck said...

It's a pretty ring. Ya'll are truly inspirational.

altadenahiker said...

Lovely as your cake may be, nothing can beat the ring or the sentiment and man behind it.

Rhodesia said...

Wha ta thoughtful husband, you two have something very special. Keep well Diane

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Marjie, both rings are beautiful aren't they. So glad you had a wonderful Valentines Day. Can't wait to see the cake. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

grace said...

that's so sweet, marjie! you have yourself a keeper. :)

Claire S. said...

He refused ? Seriously ? I believe I would have had a choice word or two.

Hang on to your dearly beloved, he's a keeper !