I really like jewelry but I am usually not super adventurous with different pieces. I think it is mostly because I am forgetful. Pieces of jewelry that don't need to be taken off are the ones that I end up wearing every single day until they become a permanent fixture on my body. This happens most often with rings. Every once in a while I will add an extra ring or two for fun, but i have 4 rings that I have worn every single day since I got each of them. I thought it would be fun to tell you a little bit about them.
- Ring 1 -
This is my engineering ring. As you may know, I went to University for Chemical Engineering, and although I do not work as an engineer, I wear my ring everyday. The engineering 'Iron Ring' is meant to be worn on the pinky finger of your 'working hand' as a reminder to live by a high standard of professional conduct. You can read more about the Iron Ring here. When an engineering student graduates, they attend a secret (yes secret!) ceremony where we are given our rings. Sorry, I am sworn to secrecy about the ceremony! Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the tradition of the Iron Ring does not exist for engineers in the United States (there may be a few places in the States that do it though). Any other engineers out there?
- Ring 2 -
This is my Grandmother's wedding band (my Dad's Mother). She passed away back in 2005 and I believe it was my Aunts who decided that it would be nice for me to have this ring. It is a thin white gold band with little notches on it and I love it. I think of my Grandma when I see it. My Grandma Watson was a very crafty and thrifty lady. I really should put together some stories about her, I think a lot of you would appreciate and relate to a lot of the things she did!
- Rings 3 & 4 -
My engagement ring and wedding band! These are 2 very special rings that I plan on wearing everyday for the rest of my life. They remind me of the commitment I made to Ivan and make me think about how much I love him (too sappy?). I am so happy that he is my husband!
So there! Now you know a little bit more about what is going on on my fingers. ;)