French: I Love And I Hope Sterling Silver Ring
Inspired by an inscription on a ring given to Thomas Jefferson's daughter when she was at school in Paris: J'aime et j'espere, meaning 'I love and I hope'.
The original Silver wedding ring or Gold wedding ring, 'I Love And I Hope, after which this one was modeled is in the collection of Thomas Jefferson's much beloved home, Monticello, now a museum. That ring was made in gold with blue enamel. Our adaptation here replaces the enamel with antiquing so that it can be worn on a daily basis for generations (as enamel is very fragile and scratches easily). Yet, this ring faithfully represents the original with its wonderful message about the essence of love. Beautiful ring for weddings or for a special person.
Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.