I’m so happy you chose to make rings with ametrine. When I was in my first year of medical school I did a spring break trip to provide healthcare in Bolívia, which is where this stone is from (also called Bolivianite). When I left the States, I was stressed out, struggling, and thinking about dropping out.
When I got back, I was determined to fulfill my dream. Working with the people there reminded me why I wanted to be a doctor at a time when I was very far from actually working with patients, and helped me get through the hardest part of my educational career. The memories of my patients there sustained me through the stresses of med school and residency, even through graduating during COVID, and I’m now a board certified Family Medicine physician working in a clinic that I love.
To me, wearing one of your pinky rings with the stone that symbolizes this beautiful country that has meant so much to me (even on another finger, because I will know it’s meant for my pinky) will be a daily reminder of the promise I made myself when I came back from that spring break: you went into this for the people you will serve, and no matter how hard it gets, it will always be worth it.
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