I must have been a graverobber in a past life. Ever since I discovered surfing the web, one of my favorite things to look for is images of antique jewelry, rings in particular. I found this site last night when I did a search on "old mine stones", a line from "the Sixth sense" which was muttering away in the background. She was talking about how personal items like rings became imprinted with the experiences and lives of the people who wore them. Can you read the inscription? "December 25, 1883". Trying to imagine the who, what, when, where and why of this ring intrigues me. Rose gold is soft. The engraving is so crisp. It looks as if she hardly wore it. I wonder why. I suppose I could contact Tiffany & Company and find out more if I was the owner. This one is really compelling. A story waiting to be told.