Distressed Rings

If they can sell pre-shredded jeans, does that mean intentionally distressed jewellery can be far behind? Pictured above are two very well loved rings that I found at the St. Lawrence Market. I suppose I could scrap ’em for their gold content, but it also pains me that somebody so loved these baubles that they wore the engraving away and sanded down the pearl by wearing them everyday.

Must not imbue inanimate objects with feelings. Or I’ll end up a hoarder.