A Piece Of Folded Art – Story Of An Heirloom Ring

by: Dollie Gallop

I am eighteen years old, and I only own one ring. Not just any ring, but the ring my grandmother gave to me when I was about 12 years old. This ring has a story just like almost everything ever made. I do not know where it was made, or when it was made, but what I do know is that it has been everywhere I have been since I got it.

dollie gallop's ring

It is a very simple silver ring with flowers on it that used to have tiny rocks on them, but over time fell off. The ring isn’t a circle anymore, it is a piece of silver art that wraps around my finger, and that’s my favorite part about it. I wear this ring on my index finger and I feel it is what gives my hands character.

I lost my ring for about a year, until one day I was cleaning my room and found it. I was so happy because I thought I would never see it again. My grandmother actually recently asked me if I still had the ring and I was so happy to show her I still did because I could tell she felt special that I still had something she gave me many years ago. She is such a sweet woman, and she has been in my life since I can remember. She lives in Mexico, and I hardly ever see her, but sometimes she comes and stays with my family, and she is actually staying at this moment.

family heirloom ring

My grandmother has many rings on her fingers and she loves to sing. I remember sitting with her while she would sing to me, when I was little and always look at all her rings, and that’s why she gave me one of the many rings she wears. I carry a memory of her when I wear this ring.

Who knew a piece of jewelry could mean so much to someone, have a story, or even be a part of someone’s life. A ring doesn’t have to be perfect, or be made of gold, or be the most expensive piece of jewelry, all that matters is how you wear it and the purpose your ring serves in your life. A ring is beautiful in it’s own way. It can be a wooden ring, a plastic ring, or a gold ring, but it can spice up your outfit and make you look more fashionable or even a more detailed person.

Sue Fox

Love You Tomorrow was founded by Sue Fox, a jewelry and wedding enthusiast from New York. Her father, Simon, was a jewelry appraiser, whose family had deep roots in the mining industry. Sue grew up schooled in the different properties of gems and metals, as well as in the care and appraisal of jewelry. She was most fascinated by how different gems, materials, cuts, and settings could be put together in endless combinations to make thousands of unique pieces of jewelry. Best of all, each piece was distinct in its purpose and design to match the personality of the wearer. Love You Tomorrow began as a passion project in 2016. This was around the time when many of Sue’s friends and family members were getting married. Knowing her expertise, they often sought out her advice on wedding and engagement rings. The blog started out as a place to house Sue’s now in-demand knowledge. Her first posts were buying guides for diamonds, roundups of her favorite ring recommendations around the web, and practical tips about choosing the right gemstone for you. It became apparent pretty quickly that the most common visitors to her blog were couples in the market for wedding and engagement rings. Since rings were only one item on an engaged couple’s to-do list, Sue also began to receive inquiries about how the perfect rings would fit into the rest of the whole wedding picture. Since then, Sue’s vision for the blog expanded to become a one-stop shop for other resources on weddings in general. Today, Love You Tomorrow is a wedding blog that features not just Sue’s expertise on wedding and engagement rings, but also insights from her “Wedding Party”, a team of wedding experts and enthusiasts who write guides, recommendations, and tips for happy couples looking to tie the knot. Sue is now currently based in Carmel-by-the-Sea on the Monterey Peninsula in California. She lives with her husband Jess, and their three dogs, Sleepy, Dopey, and Doc.

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