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This Ring Had a Disturbing Beginning

The custom job involved two wedding bands, a bullet casing … and a suicide.

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I had a client ask if I could make a ring using her recently deceased husband’s wedding band, her wedding band, and a 9mm bullet casing. I thought this was unusual, but I said yes, and we made an appointment. While designing the ring, she told me that he had committed suicide, and the bullet casing held the bullet that killed him. I almost backed out but decided to go ahead and do it. It was the quickest custom job I have ever done. — Rick Sanders, Sanders Jewelers, Gainesville, FL

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