The granddaughter of first Doctor William Hartnell…opened this little box of props from the original series. She showed me this fabulous ring. Later, I had a band made with a stone in it [like Hartnell’s]. The stone was sent to me by a jeweler whose son wrote this little story that went with it, which was amazingly affecting.
He said the stone represented, and reminded the Doctor of, all the people he’s lost in his long life. But it wasn’t a sad thing. It was to remember how joyful times could be.
If you travel in time and space, most of the people you know and love will eventually be gone. But you’ll also be able to go and find them again. ❞
- Peter Capaldi, discussing the Twelfth Doctor’s gold ring in an interview with TV Guide (via allysongrono)