- 4 years ago
I will be celebrating my 20 yr anniversary.
When my husband and I married we were a couple of naive greenies. We weren’t smart, savvy 20-somethings like you kids are today. The jeweler must have seen us a mile away because he charged us a small fortune for a wedding set that had only .25 marquise stone, though nice, and the band had a number of small diamonds on it. Not big but not pave. I’ll always love the set, but I just feel, what, ‘too grown’ for it. Can’t explain. To me, and this is just me, it looks like what it was, the wedding set of a very young woman. And now in my 40’s my taste has grown for something more substantial.
I’d planned on trading up long ago, but life throws curveballs and things did not turn out as we may have wishes. My husband nearly passed at the very young age of 34 from primary lung disease and heartfailure, though he’d NEVER taken a puff on a cigarette in all his life. He’s much better now, but I don’t expect he’ll work again. Our darling son is autistic. And we are partially raising our grandbaby, due to our daughter’s divorce. By now my college educated husband should have been in the prime of his career and making the big money. But it didn’t work that way and he actually has much less than he did back when we married.
Anyway, this is my life, my husband and my children. And I wouldn’t trade them for anything. But, as anyone can see, we are in no position whatsoever to be buyng a diamond. Not now, maybe not ever again. If we were, I’d make sure that they were conflict free. If I couldn’t be sure, I wouldn’t go for the diamond even if we could afford it.
But after 20 years, I still long for a pretty piece of jewelry, a ring with some bling. Does anyone have suggestions for something very nice, though it will have to be cz or other simulant? I’ve looked at Diamonique, Berricle, VannaK and Absolute. I’ve checked out Diamond Nexus and Wink but they are SO pricey I could just buy a diamond for some of the prices they are asking!
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. I truly appreciate anyone who took the time to read this long post!!
Nice to meet you all, and have a wonderful day!!
PS–I know if my husband could, he’d buy me a 2 carat whopper. But he can’t, and it is certainly not fault of anyone’s. I know I will be pleased with my ring because of what it will mean to me. Stone, not withstanding.
- This topic was modified 4 years ago by RobinWren.