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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Band of Gold

Let me start by saying that I'm not big on jewelry. I mean, I've had some piercings in my life, but haven't really worn much of any other kinds of jewelry.

The last time I wore anything religiously was when I had my high school class ring. I was proud of that thing. I had to work evenings at the Dairy Queen to scrape up enough cash to buy the damn thing. It was that strange white metal only available in class rings with my school mascot on one side, and my name and a design for band on the other. It was topped off by a beautifully synthetic blue gemstone.

I lost the damn thing, though. Well, an inconsiderate ex lost it, but really it was my own damn fault for letting him have it. See, we traded them in a rather symbolic yet disgustingly high-school manner while I was in my freshman year of college. I won't dwell on it, but :ahem: I didn't LOSE his...I was too concerned with it as a symbol of the relationship to let it out of my site (Maybe I should have kept tabs on him instead of his ring).

ANYWHO, I've been wanting a new ring for a long time, but haven't really found much that I liked that I could afford. Then, for my college graduation, my mom gave me the ultimate gift (money) to buy myself a ring. She and I took a trip to the "family" jeweler and stumbled upon the one picture on my finger above. Actually, Dad spotted it, but he ALWAYS picks out the good stuff, so that's not a surprise.

Well, I got it and now I'm happy to have the new symbol of the past decade. It took me a little over 10 years to get my degree (I took a good 6 years off), and this ring has 10 diamonds (one for each year). The band itself is unique like me; it's multifaceted in white and yellow gold.

I think it's cool..What do you think?


At 6/12/2006 1:57 AM, Blogger Needtsza's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

I say, WOW! I think the ring is prolly worth more than my car.

You deserve every stone in there, baby!

At 6/12/2006 2:43 AM, Blogger Amanda's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

It's lovely -- and I love the symbolism. :)

At 6/12/2006 6:55 PM, Blogger honeykbee's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

You're all correct! And it looks great!!

Nice zoom on that camera, btw. Any closer and we'd be intrafollicular.


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