Dhérèse is a mash up of my first name (Dawn) and my middle name (Thérèse).
I’m not normally an inventor; I’m a private school teacher in Oakville, Ontario (Canada). But I have been sitting on this great idea for years now, and finally had the courage to do something about it!
You see, when I would go to the gym, I found that I would be sticking my ring in my pocket, my wallet, or other random locations to keep it safe. Often, I was worried that I might lose it or scratch it and would think to myself…
“why isn’t there a small case that I can put my rings in that keep them safe when I need to take them off temporarily?”
That is when my vision came to mind. As the years went on and I would take my ring off for volleyball or golf, to get my nails done, or while at the lake, I kept thinking that I need to do something about this! In summer 2018, my best friend lost her wedding band that she placed in her sunglass case while playing beach volleyball; my sister-in-law mentioned that she keeps leaving her rings at her parents’ house; and then I noticed that my brother, who is a firefighter, was putting his ring on a carabiner on his key chain when he went to work. These were all signs that I needed to do something with my idea!
In the Fall of 2018, I began the process of creating The Ring Keeper, and that brings us to today!