On my 18th birthday, my Dad bought me a Tiger Eye ring. I cherished it and kept it until the night it was lost. I have no idea where exactly I lost it, but the search for the ring continued for several days. It was never found. My Dad died in October, of 1980. Just a little over one year later.
I happened to be shopping on eBay one day, and this ring caught my eye. It was not exactly like the ring my Dad had bought me, but it was pretty close. I had to have it, and I did buy it that day.
The ring has a 14 caret gold band with a genuine tiger eye stone. It has excellent quality. When I go to the Jewelers to get it professionally cleaned, they always comment on this unique ring.
It is not the exact ring which my dad bought me. Although, it is so close, that it does remind me of him. It was my promise to him that I would replace it one day to respect and appreciate the gift he had given me. I fulfilled that promise, and this ring is one of my most valued possessions.