Vintage wedding rings
I am lucky enough to have chosen my sapphire in Sri Lanka (place of proposal) and create essentially my dream ring and my very own history. However, if we were so lucky to have a family heirloom like any of the above then a vintage ring it would have been.
There is something about the combination of history and detailing which makes a vintage ring so special. Auction houses are a great place to pick up pieces with history, especially if you can afford to browse in the famous Sotheby’s.
I just hope that my ring is timeless enough for my grandchildren to want to inherit. After all, it does come with a pretty good story…..
Bought in Galle, Sri Lanka (post engagement champagne and dinner), we spent hours inspecting and haggling with local jewellers until I saw ‘the one’. Perfect size, perfect shape, perfect Ceylon blue colour. Done. And we even bartered for two ‘free’ diamonds. It stayed in a little straw woven box for the rest of the blissful holiday - peeped at almost every hour with sheer delight.
In Dubai it was fitted into the style and clasp and finally I could wear it on my finger (I had on occasions supplemented the stones with a hair-band…doesn’t have quite the same effect on people).
Back in England a country walk proved to be quite eventful after we returned home I noticed that there was a hole where the sapphire used to sit. Panicked, we retraced our steps and after an hour long search we gave up. Tears began to make themselves known whilst HTB remained calm, and on the defeated walk home, HTB noticed a small sparkle in a muddy puddle. All that IED training has served him well!
So now there is a triumphant story of the lost-and-found sapphire on my finger, re-fitted into a sturdier clasp, and long may it stay there.