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myblessedbaby 07-14-2012 01:00 PM

My custom remembrance ring
Just wanted to share this with those who would truly understand it.

I've had 6 miscarriages. The most recent was in May. I was 11 weeks and had a D& C. This was the first non-viable pregnancy where we saw a heartbeat before loosing the baby. It was completely devastating for both my DH and I.

I was looking for some sort of remembrance jewelry, but couldn't find anything that I liked. In all my googling, I found a photo of the word LOVE where the V was baby feet. I used that example to do a little art therapy of my own using my children's feet.

After that I decided that the love babyfeet thing would make a great piece of jewelry. So I asked my artist friend to help me turn the idea into a ring. He made the script more flowy and symmetrical.

I found a local jeweler and presented him with my idea. He loved it and said he'd waive the $500 design fee (apparently custom rings are expensive!) if he could reproduce the ring in his shop. I agreed and he got to work. The jeweler loved the design so much that he is making one for his wife.

So here's my ring. This pic shows the paper prototype that I've been wearing while awaiting the real ring.
I used gemstones from my grandmother's rings. The emerald represents baby Jack as I lost him in May. There is a heart on each side with a diamond in each heart. The inside is engraved with "I will carry you," which is the title of a song by Selah that really helped me cope with the loss.

ETA: I've had several requests for contact info. So here it is. The jeweler said he'd be making the design into a pendant as well. Just FYI, The ring was expensive, approx $900 for a size 9. I was able to reduce my out of pocket cost to only $400 by selling my old gold jewelry to the jeweler. I also used gemstones from the jewelry I sold. If you want the ring but can't swing the price, you could reduce the cost by going with silver, doing a pendent rather than a ring, go without gemstones, and don't do engraving.

Steve Kaye
Kappy's Fine Jewelry Inc,
located in West Palm Beach, FL

I'm updating this thread with a photo I've been longing for. My story had a happy ending. My rainbow baby Jane was born 4 days prior to the year anniversary of the loss of Jack. Here's her little baby toes with my remembrance ring

evasimone 07-14-2012 01:08 PM

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That's a gorgeous ring! I am so glad you found something to memorialize your babies.

WilliamsMama 07-14-2012 01:28 PM

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That is beautiful.

Mom2jandb 07-14-2012 01:36 PM

Wow, just seeing the little feet on that ring made me burst into tears.

spencerrn 07-14-2012 01:52 PM

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spencerrn 07-14-2012 01:52 PM

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Laylas_Mom 07-14-2012 02:47 PM

Oh my gosh! That is so beautiful. Love the story you had behind it as well. Thanks for sharing this mama :)

meeshkasheeba 07-14-2012 03:12 PM

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That is beautiful!

Ten 07-14-2012 08:35 PM

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That is beyond lovely, and such a heartfelt story behind it, too. I'm so glad you could find a physical way to keep him(them) near you.

L J 07-14-2012 08:40 PM

That is absolutely beautiful. I am so glad you were able to create something so beautiful and lasting to remember your babies.

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