Friday, February 16, 2007

Family Heirloom

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This ring, while truly an antique, has very little monetary value but it is invaluable to me. There are two diamond chips in the center of two opals. It is my great-grandmother's engagement ring dating back to 1893. It was passed to me as her namesake. My dad gave it to me when I was 15 or 16 and I wore it all the time until I damaged he band in the back. I looked into having it repaired but any repair might damage the inscription, so damaged it will remain. I still wear it occasionally.

I learned this week that small items are very hard to photograph.


  1. Oh Apple, what a very beautiful ring and to think it was your gran's engagement ring! A treasure indeed!

  2. That's a beautiful ring. Opals are one of my favorites stones...especially since they're found in Australia. I have a few.
    You did well photographing the ring. Yes, it's hard to get a nice clear photo of something so small.
    What a lovely keepsake.

  3. Your great grandma's engagement ring...from 1893! That is truly a treasure! And it is so very pretty, too!

  4. Oh, it's beautiful, Apple! How precious to have it...what is the inscription??

  5. what a special thing to have in the family. i know you treasure it. thanks for sharing. and yes small things are tricky. does your camera have aspecial setting for that?

  6. I hope you are having a good vacation! You sure do deserve it!