Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mother's day gift~

Today, I began working on what I want to get Mom for mother's day this year. After MawMaw passed away, Mom was given her wedding ring. The engagement ring and the wedding band are molded together. I've been wanting to go to a jewelry store to see if they could separate them and resize them. Year after year, it was always just a "that'd make a nice gift!" idea. But, I'm tired of just talking about it! So, today I called Paul's Jewelry and asked if it could even be done. I explained that it was my grandmother's rings and that they are over 60 years old. I said I'd like to give the engagement ring (which has small diamonds across the top and a larger diamond on top of that) to Mom and I'd like to size the wedding ring (which has the diamonds across the top like the engagement ring, but no larger diamond) to fit me. The man was very, very nice. He kept saying that it was such a great idea. And that it could, infact, be done. I mentioned that I'd like to give it to her for mother's day, so I wondered how long the whole process would take. And he said just about a week! I was very surprised. I've had rings resized at Hallmark a few times and it took weeks!

I made a list of jewelry stores to call and get information. But, Paul's Jewelry was the first on the list. And I was very impressed at how nice the man was. So, I didn't call any other stores. I want to get it done there. I'll probably go the week after Easter, so they can look at it and get an estimate. I don't really care how much it costs, but I doubt it'll be a really insane amount. I have money saved, so I'm not worried. I think this year is the perfect year to give the ring to Mom. She's always so supportive and helpful. And this year is no different. She has gone above and beyond with helping me get ready for Jessie's shower and with other details of the wedding. So, I want to get her something extra, extra special! I can't wait to see her face when she opens the box. I'm excited to have a part of MawMaw's ring, too. And I know, MawMaw would be happy that we're going to be wearing her rings, as well! :)


  1. That is a great idea! Is this a secret? If so my lips are sealed!

  2. I wish I could've kept it secret. But, she knows about it. =p I had to tell her, because I plan to bring her wedding ring with me, when I go to the jewelry store with MawMaw's rings, so they could size it correctly. She never takes it off, so I had to tell her I would need to borrow it. She's excited though! :)