Dear Queenie,

  I have a beautiful ring my ex-husband gave me years ago that I would like to wear sometimes, but my husband now doesn’t like for me to wear it because of who gave it to me.

  I tried to explain that to me it’s just a beautiful ring and there is no sentimental feeling in wearing it, but he still objects.

  Queenie, how can I convince him?—Ring-wearer


Dear Ring-wearer,

  Your current husband apparently does not like to be reminded that you were married for a long time to someone else.

  Perhaps he would object less if you had the stones of the ring reset, or if you sold it and bought another equally beautiful piece of jewellery that would have no connection to your former spouse.