I had always wanted to be a mother, but was distracted by my career as an investigative journalist.
Living out of suitcases or in safe houses was incompatible with having children and I had to prove myself twice as hard in a male-dominated environment.
We’ve spent eight of those years married – the three months prior to our 2005 wedding was the sum total of our courtship.
So brief was our engagement that my ring wasn’t ready until I was pregnant with our first son.
They also bear witness to everyday life at a jewellery company.
Each item of jewellery has its pedigree, from the initial sketches to its manufacture in the jewellery workshops to the moment of its sale.
Figure 1 schematically illustrates these three processes.