In all these years I have never taken them off for any length of time, not even when I had major surgery. I made the nurses put tape around my finger.
Around the time of our 10th anniversary I got an anniversary band to wear as well. It made a pretty bit of bling on my hand when the light hit it just right.
Last night I happened to look a my hand and noticed the space between some of the stones on the anniversary ring. (See on the right side in the picture above). I thought, "That looks odd," so I started to take it off to check it out more closely and I noticed there was something funny about the shape of the ring itself.
I had to use soap and water to get the rings off my finger. This is what they looked like:
I was shocked! I do not remember catching them on anything or hitting my hand, and if I did something so forceful as to change the shape of my rings, wouldn't there be some sort of a bruise? Other than the indentation from wearing a ring on this finger for 30+ years, it does not look any different than the rest of my fingers!
It felt naked though, so I put another ring on it for now.
I don't know what I am going to do about my wedding ring. Perhaps the jeweler can bend them back into shape? Perhaps after 30 years it's time for an upgrade? We'll see. For now, it's a just a mystery.