Thursday, February 7, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday: Elizabeth Rochester Lee's Wedding Band

What once must have been a shiny gold band, is dulled and scarred--and still beautiful.  Over 100 years old, this 14 karat gold wedding band was placed on my grandmother's finger by my grandfather on November 15, 1905, at their wedding in Danville, Kentucky.

Wedding band given to Elizabeth Rochester by Frank Lewis Lee
at their wedding in 1905

What a tiny, slender finger Grandmother must have had!  Her ring barely fits my pinkie!  But isn't it neat that my granddad and my parents saved it for me--and that I can actually have on my finger the ring this lovely lady wore for so many years.

 Engraved on the inside of the ring are the words Frank & Elizabeth Nov. 15 1905.


  1. What a special keepsake for your family. How wonderful that it is inscribed with their names & wedding date. Do you have their wedding announcement from the newspaper and/or a photo of your grandparents on their wedding day? Your grandmother must have been a petite woman to have such a small wedding ring. I enjoyed reading your post.

    1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Glad you enjoyed the wedding ring post. Yes, I do have some wedding photos and the wedding announcement, as well as a really unusual write-up about my grandfather's bachelor party. Info. and photos about all of that are posted here on the blog during the same week the wedding ring piece was posted. Hope you'll take a look at those, too, and enjoy them as well. Thanks again!