“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage/journey to Zion.”- Psalm 84:5

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Story Behind The Ring ( and my next motivator)

As you can see, it is a rose. I am sorry the picture didn't turn out clearer, I sure did try! The neat thing about this Black Hills gold ring is the rose petals are made out of the pink gold (where copper got into the gold), the leaves are made out of the green gold ( where zinc got into the gold) and the band is made out of the yellow gold.

Many years ago ( 21 yrs ago ) my Canadian sweetheart swooped me off my feet and proposed to me. That same year my three best friends were all getting married and I was the last to be engaged. I broke the rule of three times a bridesmaid never a bride. [o= The day I accepted his proposal we went ring shopping of course. I told my sweetie I didn't care how big the diamond was all I wanted was a Black Hills Gold ring. One thing I didn't realize was that up in Canada Black Hills Gold jewelry wasn't common to find, actually you have to special order it. After many hours of looking I told him that there was a VERY pretty set ( and it wasn't that much either) down in my hometown of Kirkland, Washington. [o= The neat thing was by the time he came down, a couple weeks later, we saw it it had gone on 20% off. So that was the end of the hunt.

In the last 7 years I had put on some weight and it was fitting tighter and I never took it off because it hurt. But when I noticed the diamond had fallen out ...I had to take it off. ( No, sadly we never found the diamond. ) I have held off getting the ring refitted because I wanted to get my weight down first. I have lost 10 lbs and I would like to loose another 10 lbs before I get the ring re-sized and get a new diamond set in.

My motivation to loose the next set of 10 lbs is... to get my wedding ring back on my finger. [o= You might be asking if I have been ring-less this last month. No, I put my other Black Hills Gold ring that I had on my other hand on till then. I couldn't bare the thought of not having a ring on my ring finger. I thought that was a good goal with a real good carrot dangling for me. What do you think? [o=


  1. I think that is a perfect reason to lose 10 more pounds... I'm cheering you on! Can't wait to see the ring fitting the way it did 'back then'.

    Blessings, Debbie

  2. Great plan! Fun story of your ring hunt! Great job on your diet!

  3. Great motivation! Keep up the good work!

  4. Go, Mary -- what a beautiful ring, and what a great incentive you have to get it back on that finger! :)

    Blessings! ~Lisa

  5. Mary, you are so wise. I sized my wedding band a long time ago when I was pregnant with Trevor. *blush* It was a super stupid thing to do. Now it is forever too big. They can't make it smaller because it has a platnum band. I do wear my paternal step-grandmother's band, so that is nice. I got it when she died. She was a great lady who loved me. :-)

  6. Lovely ring, and a great motivator! I love Black Hills gold; I had a cross pendant that I lost.:(

  7. I love your motivation...I have to admit after not losing my weight after number 6 at age 45 I finally gave in and re-size my ring...losing the weight would have been the better way to go.
    What a beautiful ring, a beautiful story...but greater than that is the story of a long marriage.

    Oh I found a long skirt...I thought of you! It was originally $125.00 and it was on sale for $7.50!!! At that price I could have a full closet of skirts.

  8. A great motivator, Mary! Thanks for sharing your journey with us!


  9. It's just beautiful to me, and I love the story behind finding it.

    I also like the story of the weight loss motivation. I'm cheering you on, not as a spectator but as a fellow downsizer.

    Go, Mary! Go, Mary!

  10. Sounds like a very good goal. Hope you get to get it resized soon. :)

  11. There was a time when I could not put on my wedding ring nor my engagement ring because of how heavy I was.

    It takes a great deal of persistence and focus to stay in this course you and I have taken sweet Mary.

    I know you will reach it...and then you will wear it again.

    Love you,


  12. Great job and a beautiful motivation tool :)

  13. Such a sweet post. I loved hearing the story behind your ring (ahh, those Canadian boys!) and love how you're using it as a goal for weight loss.

  14. Mary-Girl! Oh, you are not alone, in the "lost diamond" department! My diamond fell out of my engagement ring, too. We never found it, either. This was about 10 years ago. I just wear my wedding band.

    I plan to take my engagement ring to somewhere that has a good selection of cubic zirconium jewels, and find a really good quality one. Should be much less expensive than replacing the diamond, no one will know the difference, and I will not care...I just want the ring that meant so much to me back on my finger!

    {{{HUGS}}} and blessings,


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