The Handmaid's Bracelet: Sterling silver and 22K yellow gold
Possible Future Scenarios
#4 Regression 2067
If they ever find this bracelet, I will certainly be stoned in the market square. Ornamentation and embellishment is forbidden now, except among the ruling classes. My husband, who is not high-ranking enough for me to have this, brought it to me on the day that used to be our anniversary. I have no idea how he got it or from whom. I only know that it is as dangerous as it is beautiful. Forty rings for forty years, inspired by the chain mail he now wears for protection, and seven golden rings for our seven golden children. He is a hopeless romantic and I am hopelessly in love and fear. If they find it, nothing can save us. Yet I cannot seem to dispose of it. This bracelet has become a fragment of me, a talisman, a reminder of who I used to be before. A reminder that glamour is still possible. Surely it is worth the risk.