Hours of work. Poor light, afraid to make mistakes. His first exam. If he could make – and sell – this ring, he would stay with the jeweller, get training, his future secured.
From behind the curtain, he heard a young woman making her choice. The silence when she tried a new ring on, and then another. Unbearable.
Hours of work.
Sighs from an older woman. He could not see the shop. Rings were selected, then abandoned, in silence.
Hours of work. His future. Was his master right, did he overdo it?
– This one, mother! The tiny pearls, look, how delightful!
This silver ring is made in France, probably in 1880-1890. For the rest, everything in this 100 word story is fiction. If you happen to know more about the style, technique, context, etc, do get in touch or leave a comment. This ring intrigues me to bits!
For the new year, I wish you the strength, patience and beleif to overcome any challenges you may have, big and small.
Inspired by online jewellery collections, I occasionally introduce an image together with a few words. I call it Storytime, because I beleive that jewellery carry so many stories. You are more than welcome to add your own poem, words or thoughts in a comment, be my guest!