Honoring While Letting Go
Dian is a lovely and vivacious woman I met a few years a go at the Nashville Antique and Garden show. She came back to the booth this year with her sister and together they lit the whole place up! We were completely entranced by their joy and fun positive energy. We had a Fantastic time visiting with them as they looked around the booth.While at the booth, Dian had been drawn to my multi-petal design. She shared with me that she had lost her husband of 51 years this past year and though she did want to eventually take off her wedding ring, she wanted to have something to wear as memorial to him and their marriage before she took it off.
After a few follow up emails back and forth, she mailed me her husband's ring. The band had 5 diamonds, so I modified the setting of my design to place her husband's diamonds in the new ring.
Then, after reviewing the design, Dian gave me the go ahead and I completed the ring in yellow gold. I finished the ring with the soft matte finish that Dian loved so much in the booth model.
It was absolutely a pleasure working with Dian from the moment she stopped in the booth and I was honored to take on the responsibility of creating such a personal piece for her.
When asked if she had any advice for younger couples after 51 years of marriage, her response was, "Hopefully you are not both ready to leave on the same day!!"