In a few months, my wife and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. For her engagement ring, I had purchased a 1st century Roman carnelian gem with an intaglio of a song bird. The gem was then set in a custom made and period-correct gold signet ring. I presented the ring to her and “popped the question” during a stroll through the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We were in front of the Temple of Dendur, a reconstructed Egyptian temple surrounded by a reflecting pool and located in a magnificent glass atrium. We still consider that part of the Museum “ours”. And the engraved little song bird…it became our ‘logo’ of sorts, appearing on the wedding invitations and our stationary.