|Quoting DocLightning (Reply 7):|
But that's a beautiful idea, whatever the story behind it is. Are you going to have a stone set in hers? If so, consider sapphire, an allusion to a clear, blue sky, as an alternative to diamond (and often cheaper, too).
Funny that the idea was actually hers, and she's anything but an aviation-person. Still not set on the stone but we have to figure out how to tranform a chunk of tail rotor into a ring first (machining, melting, etc). The rotor itself is aluminium but the glove attachment should be steelesque. Sapphire is certainly a very pleasing sky blue, will think about it.
For information, the item is 1.95 meters long and 41 cm wide and prolly over 30 kg in weight: in tail rotor terms it's a whopper. The vendor is not sure of the helicopter model but there's a fair chance it was intended for the CH
-37 Sikorsky Mojave, the biggest helicopter in the West when it came out in the 50's.
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