Thank you so much for all your help on Friday I really appreciate that you took the time to offer me your pearls of wisdom. I really found it useful. I hadn't even thought about buying an antique wedding ring. I assumed it would be far more difficult as they would be mostly melted down
I am not sure I believe in fate but sometimes life does hand you the lemonade rather than lemons. The parents were over because we wanted to try some wine. Sometimes my parents are fabulous, they picked us up, came to the wine merchant, bought the wine, drank a little and left us the rest. Heaven! (We are now having a week of wine tasting but are yet to find the ones!)
Anyhoo, I recalled my mother mentioned something about my Mamgu's (Welsh grandmamma) wedding ring and asked her to bring it with her. She also brought her wedding ring as she cannot wear it currently (another story for another day). Her ring is teeny tiny (but rather thick) and I do rather hope she will get to wear it again. However, my Mamgu's ring is a delicious platinum ring about 2mm in width but worn down from almost 50 years of wear. (She wore it between her engagement ring and her mother's engagement ring.) It has some sort of floral design engraved into it but it's quite abstract and hard to see. Most excitingly it has that beautiful old glow.
Now my mother asked my brother if he fancied it for future use and apparently he shrugged with a "meh." Yay for boys not thinking about the future for it now is sitting on my little finger, whilst typing this, waiting to be my wedding ring. I could not be happier. Yay for fate, fabulous relatives (although I do wish she could be there to see me wed, well actually I would just like her to know how much I've achieved and her to be proud of me) and general wonderfulness. I love it when a plan comes together!
As an aside Platinumsmiths of Great Britain, is it possible to resize a platinum ring? It is a little small, oh why did I inherit my father's man hands, so it may or may not require resizing.