Next week is my 70th birthday, and my husbands 72nd. Being one of those 'special' birthdays we were hoping to perhaps have a few night of luxury and fine dining, and maybe a meal or party with friends. Covid came and put and end to that so now I am planning special meals for two and maybe a cake, lime drizzle I think.
We have found as we grow older it is hard to think of gifts we want, almost always have tools or supplies for our hobbies. But being the big 70 Ron, my lovely OH, wanted to get me something special. Ron is a musician and and a luthier, i.e. he makes and repairs stringed instruments and bows. And recently he has been doing more work with silver, to make the fittings for his bows.
So I asked him if he could make me a ring. And he has, it is in Argentium, silver alloyed with germanium rather than copper, so is whiter, stronger and more tarnish resistant than sterling silver. He designed and made it, knowing my liking for statement pieces. His first ever attempt at jewellery. I think its amazing, I will treasure it all the more as we both have had, we believe, and survived Covid. So a lot to mark and celebrate this year.