imagine my surprise when i saw the picture below, which accompanied this article:
the woman whose hands are pictured in the photograph is in brazil. but the ring she is wearing an exact replica (let me assure you it's not just a similarity) of a ring i bought and gave to c. as a token of my affection very early in our relationship (in early 2012). funnily enough, as common as the ring may be, it receives uncommon praise, and is nearly the most-complimented piece of jewelry i've ever given c., despite having a very low price tag. (this never surprised me -- i've always found the beauty in common things).