All different and all special!
From Daughter Sarah and a memento of our Savannah/Charleston trip -- bought at an antique shop in Charleston -- it's English, dating from 1912 and was made in Chester.
From Friend Jean -- a hostess gift when she came to my luncheon. It's my first "figural" and is so precious. Love the violin and there are even notes on the bottom part of the ring. It doesn't have a name or initials but it does say "Old Times". It's Victorian.
From Husband Jim -- alas, not for Christmas but for our anniversary that comes right before Christmas. It says "Gertrude" and I love the ruffly effect and the rope around the edges.
A Christmas present from me to me!!! Bought on friend Shirley Ann and my trip to the city to celebrate Christmas. It's Victorian and has the name "Hallie Whitley" engraved on it. I have a friend named Hallie (whose last name unfortunately is not Whitley) who sometimes dines at Linderhof. Hallie is not a common name and how fortunate to find a ring engraved with that name.
And from Mississippi friend, Gail, I was gifted with a book on American Victorian Figural Napkin Rings. As long as I've been collecting them, I've never had a book about them. I was thrilled. Now . . .
I yearn for the napkin rings pictured on this page of the book -- what great additions to my collection they would be!!!!
Gifts sometimes can be dangerous!!!!!