August 1st, 2015

photography camera

Emerald and diamond engagement ring

31/52 for the group 2015 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's topic was: D is for Diamond

I've been looking for a subject all week, but diamonds on signs or diamond shaped things were not to be found. OK, I could have done playing cards, but I like to post my photo here as well as on Flickr, and what could I say about playing cards when I never play cardgames?

So this is a desperation shot of my emerald and diamond engagement ring, titivated up with a bit of lens flare because the diamonds are so tiny, they just weren't showing in the photo.

Emerald and diamond engagement ring

As we've been married for 41 years, my engagement ring is a bit battered now. It's also been repaired several times. The first time was when the central emerald fell out. There was a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth as we crawled around the kitchen floor looking for it, but it was found, then dropped again in the excitement of finding it (!) and then found a second time and put away safely. A local jeweller repaired the setting and put the emerald back in place.

The next thing to go was one of the tiny diamonds from around the edge. It wasn't very noticeable, so I kept on wearing the ring anyway, but when we were in Amsterdam sightseeing, and happened to go to one of the diamond factories, I had the bright idea of seeing if I could buy a replacement diamond. I could, so I did, and they even fitted it for me.

The most recent problem was that the ring became too small. Not only have I put on weight since I became engaged at the age of 23, but my knuckles have become more gnarly and fearing that I'd have to have the ring cut off, I'd stopped wearing it. Anyway, earlier this year I finally got around to taking it into a jewellers and getting it enlarged. The band was wearing very thin by now too, so that was replaced as part of the enlarging process.