Several years ago while vacationing in Hawaii, my (former) husband and I wandered into a jewelry shop. I love jewelry, but really don't wear a lot, but my husband loved buying it. He was looking at all kinds of gorgeous rings with beautiful stones and kept trying to get me to try them on, but I refused. I didn't need another fancy expensive piece of jewelry. Most women would think I am nuts, but this is who I am.
My husband would not drop the subject and had the salesman bringing out all sorts of necklaces and rings. I remember one that was particularly stunning, but I don't remember what it was called. I believe the stone was a peach-like color. It was gorgeous and my husband was not at all affected by the price. He wanted me to have it. Knowing myself as I do, I knew it would sit in a jewelry box most of the time and that seemed silly to me. I turned it down.
Because my husband kept pushing me to pick something, I found myself looking at a Hawaiian Plumeria ring. I thought it was beautiful and very different from anything I already owned. My husband tried to lead me back to the fancy stuff, but I loved this little band.
The store owner described the ring to me and how it represented Hawaii. It seemed like the perfect souvenir from that trip, so that's what I chose.
The ring has carving of plumeria and scrolling all around it. It's 14KT gold and is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry to this day.