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Short story fiction

The Life of a Diamond Engagement Ring

A ring of my splendor cannot be ignored

A solitaire diamond ring
Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash

I was born in 1912. The gemologist fashioned me just as Mr. Jack Peabody wanted: a 2-carat diamond seated in a white gold band. I was encircled with ten amethyst stones and along the band, on either side, were five baguette diamonds. Not to toot my own horn, but I was…

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Vuyo Ngcakani

Vuyo Ngcakani

writer, husband for 26 years, father of 3, grandfather of 2