Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wedding ring

I went to the jeweler and had my wedding ring cut off yesterday.

Don't worry, it doesn't mean anything other than that my hand is bigger. Or maybe the ring shrank. Anyway, though the tightness of the ring did not bother me, it has driven Barry crazy to see it looking tight and uncomfortable. I last took it off a few months ago. I have tried since, but it has not been possible and it hurts to try.

Anyway, Barry really wants me to get it resized for the next 25 or so years, so I went to Rose Jewelers today and the jeweler cut it off. I was envisioning something like a pair of wire cutters, but really it's a neat little thing that fits over the ring and he dials it down to cut through the soft gold. It was with a pang that I saw my ring with that hole in it. I know, I know, just a symbol. But I take that "unbroken circle" business pretty seriously.

Okay, so now the ring is in an envelope for awhile. The jeweler told me it'll be at least 6 months before my "dent" fills in enough that he can get an accurate new size for the ring. Last time I had the ring off, it was off for a good month and a half and didn't change much. I hope it is different this time.


Amrita said...

Hi Maria, love this post of yours

Catherine said...

My wedding ring was tight like yours and one day I had no choice but to cut it off. I was bitten by an ant on my ring finger and I watched the finger swell before my eyes. Luckily my husband had small snips that cut the ring off. I`m allergic to ant bites. Homeopathic remedies usually stop the itching and swelling but I had to get the ring off first. The itching spreads all over my body if I don`t act fast. Our jeweler fixed the ring after the dent in the finger went away.

Carol Reese said...

I stopped wearing mine about 10-12 years ago because I couldn't get them on and off without a lot of effort. I used to not wear the engagement ring at home anyway because I was afraid I'd catch it on the bed frame or lose it in the bread dough. I need to get them resized one of these days, along with some other rings. I have my great great grandmother's ring with 3 small emeralds and a small pearl cut in half that I wear sometimes when I get dressed up. Those were their birthstones. I think our feet and hands both continue to grow some and that's why we need to get our rings resized. Doesn't seem to make any difference whether we're skinny or chubby, our fingers just get thicker.

Felisol said...

You know the circle that really matters will remain unbroken.
I like the idea of mending the old one though.
Kind of a symbol in that too.

My fingers always swell when I'm working outdoors summertime.
I have had to learn the hard way to remove them before working.
When it's cold, my fingers shrink to that extent that some are falling off.

Funny things, body and fingers.