Monday, July 14, 2014

Treasures From Your Jewelry Box

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A couple of weeks ago, the friends on Lifeboat got to talking about their wedding rings---this is always a popular topic and I never tire of it. Each ring is unique, just like each marriage. I love the creative and beautiful ways women find to save and sometimes refurbish their jewelry. Often the pieces become heirlooms, but in any case, they are treasured and very special to each widow---and to me. They remind me of the beautiful surprises, gifts, and goodness God still has in store for widows. I know you'll enjoy these too. And if you'd care to share a picture of your rings, please email it to me at and I'll add it to this post.
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Audrey had the great idea to use her beautiful signet ring along with her diamond. I think they make a beautiful set and I love her sentiment behind the change.

She told me this:

My husband passed away on March 6, 2014. To acknowledge his passing and at the same time honor his memory and our love and commitment through 42 years, I substituted the signet ring for my wedding band. It bears his initials. I still wear my engagement ring with it.

 In this next photo, Shirley was so pleased to receive this back from the jeweler recently. She'd taken her husband's wedding band and a gold locket he'd given her, and asked the jeweler what could be done with them.
This is what was created! Her husband's wedding ring encircles the locket, creating a fantastic pendant that Shirley will cherish the rest of her days.
Her note to me:
I just picked up my new necklace today. I am so pleased with how it turned out! Mark got me the locket when we were dating for our first Christmas together. They dangled it inside his wedding band. I don't know how to take good pictures, I hope you can use this one. Photography was his hobby so I never really used a camera much. Now I wish I had taken more interest in it!

Shirley, I'd say your photo turned out just fine!
Speaking of photos, what Karla has is classic, especially in black and white. Isn't it perfect?
Matt & Karla
Aren't these beautiful ideas? I love them all and can't wait to see what you've done with yours.


  1. The jewelry ideas are very inspiring. I particularly liked Shirley's locket encircled by her husband's wedding ring. It is beautiful and so original to me. I bet many widows would find that design to be a lasting keepsake as I do.

  2. I absolutely love the ring in the heart. Especially meaningful to me because Duke used to find heart shaped stones and bring them home to me. joanie

  3. I love that one too, Joanie. I'll bet she wears it everyday. Maybe you can have your jeweler hang your favorite heart-shaped gemstone in Duke's wedding ring to make a similar pendant. Hugs to you!


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