Two versions of the same story. Do tell which one you like better.
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I)

Ornate, simple, detailed and simultaneously beautiful. A circle, supposed to symbolize never-ending love, wrought in the exact colours and way she used to like. A gold circlet, breaking up into 2 bands to hold a triangle of diamonds, with one of the bands being white gold.

Try it on. It fits. It’s for you.

Big grins and hugs.

She tilted her hand and carefully slid it on to the polished glass counter. It hit the counter with a soft tinkle.

Ma’am, we can give you so much for it. Although it is our own design, wrought by us, you have to understand it’s more than 2 decades old. We will have to break it and mould it agai..

Sighing, she got to her feet. Yes, I understand, Dahlia. I don’t really care how much it brings. Credit it to my account.

After all, it was another life.

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II)

Ornate, simple, detailed and simultaneously beautiful. A circle, supposed to symbolize never-ending love, wrought in the exact colours and way she used to like. A gold circlet, breaking up into 2 bands to hold a triangle of diamonds, with one of the bands being white gold.

Try it on.

Incredulous looks. His grin. Her hesitating fingers.

Oh come on, you need not be so nervous. You know what it means.

The ring slid on to her finger, resting awkwardly on her finger joint.

“Maybe, well, i shouldn’t..

But what do you think?

Finally, a resigned smile, dredged up from somewhere beyond her soul.

“Yes Sean, it is very beautiful. She will be dazzled. You must propose to her.

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