When I started working at Jewelry by Johan, my Nana was already losing her 3rd battle with Ovarian cancer. I was able to spend more time with her before her condition got worse as well as the rest of my family. The first time I saw the flower ring I thought it was a unique design.
When my Nana passed, I knew I wanted to have a ring made with the yellow roses from her funeral arrangements. When I shared this with my family, they were all also interested. My Papa Paul lost his wedding ring in the garden years ago and thought this was the perfect replacement. Lacille's husband, children, daughter in law and granddaughters got rings made. Her son in law, grandson, and grandson in laws got cufflinks.
My favorite memory of my Nana is when I would talk to her on the phone. Because she was born and raised in Texas, but spent most of her life in Wisconsin, she had a mix of both accents. When we would say goodbye on the phone, after I said I love you, she wold always say back in her unique accent, "I love you too Honey" This is what I chose to have engraved on the inside of my ring. She was a profound woman who loved to sing and was in the church choir. She was also a librarian at the local library and she loved to read.