‘Héritage’ Fine Jewellery Collection by Maison Martin Margiela.
'Aliance' ring in white gold and in diamond pavé - Incomplete circles that symbolise the adaptable nature of the ties that bind; an incomplete circle, a moment suspended in time, between the first meeting and marriage, unsoldered and free. via
"She was scarcely a year older than I was, dark-haired, slender, with a face that would break your heart. It certainly broke mine. Lowborn, half-starved, unwashed… Yet lovely. […] She was hungrier than I would have believed. We finished two whole chickens and part of a third, and drank a flagon of wine, talking. I was only thirteen, and the wine went to my head, I fear. The next thing I knew, I was sharing her bed. If she was shy, I was shyer. I’ll never know where I found the courage. When I broke her maidenhead, she wept, but afterward she kissed me and sang her little song, and by morning I was in love."