Mom bought this ring around 35 years ago, when she was a student in one of the universities of St. Petersburg, Russia (at that time, Leningrad, USSR). It wasn't very expensive - we think it's made of not very pure silver, and I'm pretty sure the stone in its center is malachite. Much more interesting are the beautiful carvings on it (click to enlarge so you can see them properly). It hold memories from a period of Mom's life which she enjoyed very much and loves to remember. This makes it special for me as well, and if God blesses me with a daughter, I intend to keep it and pass it on.
Another thing I love about this ring is that it wasn't made for mass production with a hundred similar pieces of jewelry. Mom bought it in an artist's shop, and I've never seen anything quite like it.
Thank you for visiting me today - and thank you for all your lovely comments and emails this week. I so enjoy and appreciate hearing from you! I wish you all a refreshing and relaxing weekend.
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