So how many of you out there in blog land have been waiting with baited breath to find out if I got my 30th anniversary diamonds? Or had you just completely forgotten about it?
Well, wait no longer - yes, I did!
When I went to the shore in July with my sister Deanna, we scouted the jewelry stores. I fell in love with a blue topaz ring that reminded me of the color of sea glass at an expensive store up on the boardwalk. It was a gorgeous oval cut with lots of facets that reflected the light beautifully and was surrounded by tiny diamonds. Alas, not a very practical ring - the stone sat high and would catch on everything. It was more of a dress up ring than an everyday ring. And I really wanted an everyday ring.
We spotted this beauty at Artisan's Alcove in town. Artisan's Alcove specializes in estate jewelry and this particular ring is from the 1920's in a vintage art deco style. I love the filigree on the sides. The round center diamond sits low and is well protected by the setting. I decided that if the ring was still there when our family went back to the shore in August, this would probably be the one.
Fast forward to August 16th, our first full day at the shore. Right after breakfast I dragged Jay to the shops in town. The ring was still there! He didn't really even say much, just handed over his credit card. Luckily for both of us, this ring was very reasonably priced!
It is funny, now that I have the ring, I am constantly moving it to my right hand. It just feels more comfortable and natural there. So now I'm thinking about having my original rings (engagement ring, wedding band, and wrap) resized so I can actually wear those too. I've resized them before. But consider this ... my ring finger was a size 4.5 when we married. It's now an 8 or 8.25. I guess it makes sense that I've had to resize more than once. I don't think my fingers look fat... but numbers don't lie, right?