Men's gold ring with intaglio band of repeating hearts and interior inscription.
Stephen Borkowski and his partner Wilfrid J. Michaud, Jr. (1951-2002) fell in love with these romantic gold bands in the front window of Tiffany's while vacationing in Florida. Once they returned to Boston they made a trip to Copley Place, where they had Tiffany's customize each band with their initials and the dates of their decade of life together. Upon Wilfrid's death in 2002 Stephen added another engraving: "UBLUD," which stands for "united by love until death, a phrase inspired by the 1968 film Mayerling. The couple was never able to officially marry as Massachusetts did not pass a marriage equality law until May, 2004.
Tiffany & Co. (Manufacturer)
"1986 W.J.M. & S.H.B. 1996" (Engraved)
"TIFFANY & CO." (stamped)
"750" (Numbers stamped inside a lozenge)
- Object type
- Adornment; Body Adornments
- Descriptive terms
- 7/8 (diameter) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Stephen H. Borkowski in honor of the Michaud-Borkowski families