Friday, May 19, 2006

Wedding Ring Dilemma


My husband's wedding ring has gone missing. It is either in 300 pounds of mulch in our front yard, or, it went out in the trash on the day the mulch was put down.

We have borrowed a metal detector and gone over the mulch, to no avail. A picture of what the ring looked like is above. (Nifty that I finally figured out how to load an image to the blog, huh? Now, if I could just figure out how to make a "blogs I read" column down one side...)

Anyway, the ring was made by Landstrom's Black Hills Gold company, which, I can tell you, makes some pretty tacky jewelry, but, we do both like this particular design, and both of our rings looked like this. Mine still does.

Now that he is ringless, we are trying to figure out if we should replace the ring with an identical ring - provided we can find a Landstrom's store that is carrying this model, or get something else.

We both like these "Song of Solomon" rings:

http://secure.jamesavery.com/view_jewelry/search/viewProduct.jsp?itemCode=WB-66-A

It says, in Hebrew, "My beloved is mine and I am hers".

Signals has a similar product:

http://www.signals.com/signals/Item_My-Beloved-Rings_HA1612G_ps_srm.html

But, is available in both Latin and Hebrew, and has a gender-neutral, "My beloved is mine and I am my beloved's".

So, should we replace the ring with one that matches mine and looks like the one he lost, or should we replace it with a ring that we could not afford to have purchased at the time we got married, although probably would have liked, and do like now? (We paid $45 a piece for our wedding rings, which we got on special sale...)

3 Comments:

Blogger Space Mom said...

Dr. Jay and I have the Hebrew rings in the second link, in gold. I love them, they have special meaning to us as our Ketubah also has the "an'i l'vodi" on it.

This is a tough call. Go with your heart!

Friday, May 19, 2006 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

I love the rings!!!! I want one for myself!

I agree with Miss. Space, follow your heart!


**oh and one day at the beach my husband asked me to hold his ring which I set in my lap and then forgot about...it took 6 people and 90 minutes to find the ring.

Friday, May 19, 2006 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Robinson 4 said...

Those rings are cute. But you know what, screw rings. Just get a tattoo. They're cheaper, can look like anything you want, and they never get lost. :-D

Friday, May 19, 2006 12:46:00 PM  

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