This story is one of the many reasons I love my job. Two sisters came into the story with jewelry from their recently deceased mother. They were required to get an appraisal of the all the jewelry so it could be divided up fairly amount the siblings. The two sisters were really in a bind because both of them wanted their mother’s favorite ring that she wore all the time, but didn’t want to fight about it. It was a delicate white gold, ruby eternity band. To make things even worst, from a bench jeweler’s perspective, the ring would have to sized up if either sister got their wish. Sizing an eternity band (where the stones go continually all the way around the ring) is a very tough, if not impossible job. My suggestion was to cut the ring in two pieces and make two pendants out of the pieces, one for each of them. Not only would the delicate ring hold up much longer as a pendant, I would not have to perform a nightmare sizing job, and the sisters could both cherish the memory of their mother in a new and meaningful piece of jewelry. Oh, the power of the cross.
The power of the cross