Treasured: Wearing an Heirloom
Wearing an Heirloom
While going through some of her Grandfather's belongings, Rachel saw the ring that would become her daily reminder of the great man she knew and loved. The black onyx and gold gents ring features a small diamond in the center.
"I wear it everyday. Even though I've only had it for a short time, I feel naked without it now. It makes me smile every time I look at my hand. It makes me feel like I have him with me everyday."
As the saying goes, "If it's not broken, don't fix it." Where some may have seen something perfectly unbroken, Rachel saw the beauty of a ring that needed a simple sizing to gain new life.
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"I love the simplicity of the design. It's a beautiful brushed gold with a deep black onyx plate atop and a tiny diamond in the middle. It's a bit more substantial of a piece than most my jewelry but I love the bit of edge it has, and the masculinity. "
"My grandfather was apart of the North Dakota Barley Council for many years and traveled the world throughout his job. He was one of those people that could go anywhere and know someone (not even just in ND but across the country). I always remember being in some random state and my grandfather running in to someone he knew. He was a very generous person and family meant everything to him. Extremely smart, funny and had some of the cheesiest jokes I've heard, but that was grandpa.Always a smile and a whit. "
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