My father gave a similar ring to my husband
Elinor Nystedt is Head of Creative Studio at Swedish concept store Weekday. Her style is truly one of a kind with lots of layers and a balanced mixed of masculine and feminine attributes. In other words, Elinor is a person to google when inspiration has run out. Here at Make it last, she shares her Eternal Flame, or rather, Flames – four pieces, all with a their own stories to tell.
“I’m not very attached or sentimental about things, even if it’s fun to have them. These rings are actually the only things I would be sad to loose. They all are a symbol and an act of love through ages and generations of women. One of the rings I got from my mother when I turned 30, and she had in her turn gotten it from my father as a gift when she turned 30. The other ring my mother gave me when I got married, and my father gave a similar one to my husband. I realized that they had decided to give us the same rings, with the aim to gather the four of us. A moment that felt very symbolic and meaningful. The third ring, with the red ruby, is my grandmother’s engagement ring from the 30s. She gave it to me before she passed away. It involves so much history and derives from a generation that I respect a great deal. She was married to my grand dad for 68 years so I guess it’s kind of a lucky charm. Me and my husband don’t have a reasonable chance to beat that record unless someone discovers an eternal life pill anytime soon… The fourth ring, with four squared stones, is my wedding ring and is specially made for me by my friend David Andersson. He told me afterwards that he dreamt a lot of funny stuff about me and the ring when he created it. For instance that I wanted it to be decorated with several tiny palm trees in gold.”
What would be your general advice to everyone envying this thing of yours?
– Don’t connect your inner happiness with things, especially not what others have. They can and will disappear eventually. Things are an addition in life, like a hobby or an interest.
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