I've been wearing Aunt Bess's initial ring for a while. My mother wore it too, if I remember correctly. It is quite nicely carved, with two tiny rubies or garnets. The inscription: EC also looks a lot like a B when turned upside down. That worked for Mom either way. She was born Mary Elizabeth Coleman, named after her Aunt Bess, but she was always called Betty. I like the continuity of wearing a piece of jewelry for the third generation.