Hippie new year, y’all.
Still sorting through xmas … I got absolutely floored by one of my gifts.
See, Mom and Dad renewed their vows their past anniversary, their 45th. And they both got new rings: Mom had lost hers a long time ago and was wearing a “stand-in” that Dad gave her at their 25th anniversary.
Now they both have new matching rings.
I was given Dad’s original wedding band. Dave got Dad’s 25th anniversary band, Jenni got Great-Grandma’s wedding ring.
I was just flattened. I mean … yeah. Flattened.
Anyway, I’m off to the Short North to nose into a few reputable jewelers to see what it would take to have it resized. What fit on Dad’s ring finger doesn’t even fit on my pinky… I never realized my hands were that much larger than his.
A week later, I still get a little verklempt opening the box and looking at it.
Maybe someday when the laws change or I live in Canada, and have met the right guy, I can wear it for the same purpose myself.
Edit: I have been advised by a jeweler not to resize the ring, as it’s bimetallic and would have to be taken up about 4½ sizes to fit my ring finger If it weren’t a double band, they might be able to do it, but it’d still be a hell of a resize. It could be stretched maybe to make a pinkie ring out of it. But neither way can guarantee the safety of the ring, so I’ll just leave it as-is.