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May 11th, 2008
04:47 pm
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This is my grandmother's wedding ring.
It's a substantial ring, gold inset with palladium, which is what the PALL'D mark indicates. Palladium came to be used in jewellery in the '40s, when platinum was declared a strategic resource. I don't know exactly when she married, but judging from the age of my eldest uncle, the timing would be about right.
When I was given it, it was squashed oval from going through the wringer on the washing machine, a domestic accident unlikely to happen these days, but all too common then - I believe my mum was given the pieces of her grandmother's ring, which had suffered a similar fate.  My grandmother, on the other hand, would not have had to be wary of the mouse based RSI issues I have to contend with.


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Date:May 11th, 2008 12:09 pm (UTC)
It's a pretty ring. Are you hoping to wear it someday?

I think both my grandmothers had their wedding rings still on their fingers when they were buried. If not, I have no idea where the rings might be now.
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Date:May 11th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
I do wear it, but not as a wedding ring.
My other grandma gave me her engagement ring as a 21st present. I didn't wear it at first - too worried about losing it or something - but she would ask me if I wore it, so I started to and it seemed to make her happy that I did. It just seemed right to wear Grandma W's ring with it.

Now I worry if I forget to put them on.
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