Sunday, 5 February 2012

Storytelling Sunday 2 ~ Precious Gems

In 1985 my 17 year old self walked down a side street in the ‘pink city’ of Jaipur. She bought four tiny garnet cabochons with thoughts of turning them into earrings.

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A little over 10 years later, her husband to be walked down a side street in Taunton and found a jeweller who would turn one of them into a simple engagement ring.

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Now I’m not usually one for sickly sweet sentiment, but how could I possibly resist a sheet of scrapbook paper with a Cure lyric printed on it.

For stories with many more words than mine, head over to Sian’s place.

25 comments:

Melissa said...

What a lovely story, simply told with photos & words.

scrappyjacky said...

What a lovely story.

Julia Dunnit said...

How romantic! And how differently we all see things...I don't recognise a Cure lyric...but I see the Barrett Browning!!

Sian said...

This is simply, sweetly perfect. I love it - who wouldn't? Thank you Fiona, a little romance has brightened my Sunday evening :)

Lynn said...

What a lovely thing to do.

Scrappi Sandi said...

**Sigh** & isn't that building in Jaipur simply stunning?!!...much the same as your engagement ring! :)

alexa said...

Fantastic photos - both of them! And such a lovely story ...

Jo said...

That is such a lovely story xx

Missus Wookie said...

oh that is lovely - what a special ring with lots of memories.

Lizzie said...

That was a lovely thing to do for you! Love the ring too - so unique and unusual.

Lisa-Jane said...

The ring and the story are wonderful. Jaipur is such an interesting place isn't it?! We travelled around India for a couple of months back in 2003 I think. We travelled for a year and took masses of photos, all rubbish as we didn't have digi back then!

Sandra said...

Oh Fi, of all the stories you could have written, this was just perfect :)

Amy said...

Fiona this is a story which is beautifully told, I love it!

Ali said...

Lovely story, so romantic.You must have such amazing memories when you look at that ring. Well done Adam, great idea! xx

Peachy Stream said...

Ooh where is that pink city? Never heard of it but looks amazing

heart.hearth.home. said...

Such a clever way of telling a story without too many words. Simply lovely!

Linda said...

lovely romantic story, and wow I love that pink building in Jaipur!

Alison said...

Beautiful..the ring and the story!
Alison xx

Karen said...

A lovely story, great photos and a beautiful ring :) Karen xx

Wanda said...

Wonderfully romantic! And, as you wear your ring, you carry memories of a memorable visit as well.

furrypig said...

love the story love Jaipur and love the ring xxx

Chipper said...

I love the photo of the ring. So romantic that he did that. Wonderful story.

Helen said...

I love the way that you've told this story - and the ring looks lovely :)

Gem's Crafts said...

What a lovely story, and a sweet thing for your husband to do :)

Jimjams said...

Super sweet story - beautifully presented!