Apparently, she'd been wearing her ring, a plain gold, narrow band, for 18 years and never took it off. While trying to remember her anniversary date, she asked one of her colleagues to take a look at the inscription inside the ring to find out which day in September the ring said.
Her co-worker told her the ring was inscribed with July 1993.
But she married on September 13, 1997. The stunned Irishwoman discovered she'd been wearing somebody else's wedding ring for years. She always wore other rings with it, although she had the others valued recently and kept her wedding ring on her finger.
She does admit, though, that she dropped a ring once. Eight years ago, she dropped a ring down a sink in a hotel—but can't remember if it was the wedding ring. It's highly unlikely the ring she recovered would be the similar in every respect except the inscription. Source: Irish Mirror.
And now for my ring story—or stories.
After two years of marriage, my first husband lost his band in the surf while we were at the beach in Australia. I was devastated because I'd taken the ring to be inscribed with the words, 'My heart is yours forever'. I often wonder if anyone found it and how the message affected them.
The loss of his ring might have forewarned me, although our union lasted for 27 years.
I couldn't find my ring once, and assumed the same thing had happened when I arrived home from the beach. After much deliberation, we had a similar one cast in 18ct gold, and I wore the new one for about a year before I discovered the original ring in a trinket box. I must have taken the ring off rather than lose it in the cold sea. All I'd mislaid was the memory of my wise precaution.
Now remarried for 26 years, I'm wearing a plain gold band my husband and I bought in 1989. As I've aged, my finger has grown one size, making my ring too tight. I'm wearing my mother's ring instead, inherited several years ago. It's reassuring to know about the similar width of our fingers.
A wedding ring signifies the ideal we all aspire to: One love that will last a lifetime. And yet, life gets in the way, bonds are broken, and love dies.
A wedding ring assures us that no matter what happens in the future, someone will stand beside us with love and support, and we will do the same.
A wedding ring gives us hope for a future filled with dreams.
Do you have a wedding ring story?