My Dad went travelling around the world when he was in his 20’s. He came to Australia and bought some jewels thinking he would sell them when he got to Japan. But no one wanted them. He had them put on a chain necklace so he wouldn’t lose them,which he still has. He made my Mum a ring with a sapphire, and my sister: a ruby.
I’ll pass this ring on to my daughter, along with a gold necklace & eye pendant I bought in Greece when I was 19-years-old, which I wear all the time.