My father bought it during one of his long work trips to (I think) the USA. I believe our Donald Duck plushies were bought on that same trip. Actually, I remember he bought two, one each for my sister and I, but one is now missing.
My mother cleaned and placed the ring in a little pink plastic box before presenting it to Bubbles. Needless to say, Bubbles was thrilled. Probably as thrilled as I was when I first received it many years ago, when it was quite a bit shinier. She wore it for the whole afternoon and declared herself "so pretty now".
I guess bringing a smile to a little girl's face is not too difficult a thing to do :)
Bubbles always seems to have some kind of ink/paint/crayon mark on her. The one in this photo is a small one, but as I write this, I just remembered that I forgot to clean off a long green line down her leg! Are other 3-year-olds like that too?