When my husband proposed to me many years ago, he gave me the usual diamond ring, which I was elated to receive. But an added surprise, later in the evening, after all the excitement of "being engaged", he brought out another small box. He had a verse printed out from Proverbs 31:10 "Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies." Inside I found another ring which wraps around the diamond ring. This ring contains a pair of rubies.
I lost this ring a few years ago, as I had taken it off because the band was split. My heart was sad because I couldn't find the ruby ring. It was a reminder of that verse to me and of his love for me.
Since our wedding day, we have been blessed with 4 little gems - all of them boys. They are growing a little every day and becoming young men. I confess to being a little sad by the fact that they are moving toward independence from me.
Recently, I found the ruby ring again, which brought me almost as much happiness as the day it was given to me. I am wearing it now - split band and all - until I can get it repaired so I don't lose it again.