- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2002
Ugh…so I’ve had so much ring drama this past year with getting an anniversary ring since my original e-ring just didn’t fit right anymore. I finally thought I was having a ring I would love made and one that I could afford, and when I got it, I did love it but not as much as I thought. I love the pink color when it hit certain lighting but other times, it was a pink color I didn’t love as much, and I didn’t realize that until it was too late – I couldn’t tell in the jewelry store. I thought I could get over it but when I realized my center stone was a bit loose, and another prong a bit scratchy, I took it back to my jeweler.
Well, as he tightened a prong, he scratched the center stone by accident and I didn’t realize until later. And, the center stone is still loose. When I went back to ask about it, his assistant told me they couldn’t really do much b/c they didn’t have any stones left (they do, I remember). I called again and spoke to my jeweler and he said they have more but it would be difficult to do. I’m just upset. I know I sound like a terrible brat (please don’t bash me…I know I sound ungrateful and am stressed with lots of other things too and just can’t handle any negative comments), I really do but I’m just upset. I usually would fight this but I love my jeweler and we have a good relationship and I just don’t have the energy to bug him when he gave me a really good deal on a hand made ring. I don’t even want to wear the ring b/c I’ the type that will only notice the scratch and not the beauty of the ring – yes, very immature, I know. I’m thankful the ring didn’t cost that much (a few hundred dollars – my pink sapphires are created) but I’m just so disappointed about my 10th wedding anniversary gift – brand new, with scratches.
I’m currently wearing a silver cz filagree style ring (that i bought last year) with my wedding band and like it much more but it bothers me that it’s a cz. I know that shouldn’t make a freaking difference at all but I had hoped to have something special for our 10th anniversary that we could afford. We can’t afford anything now. I guess I am thankful that I did something special for my husband and I…I got our wedding bands engraved for our anniversary. I know I’m whining. 🙁
Sorry. I know I’m going on and on and on. I just needed to vent somewhere. I just wish I could be more mature and not care that I’m wearing a cz ring, especially when I love it. I know there are a million more things in life that are important but I’ve always wanted to get a diamond e-ring that I love (first ring was a family ring that I didn’t love) and after 10 years of marriage, I still can’t afford it since hubby is a teacher and I’m a teaching assistant (although I have to be thankful b/c I just got a job as a teaching assistant after being a Stay-At-Home Mom for five years…I was a school counselor but wanted to change to teaching and am hoping to go back to grad school again to get my license – another stress I’m working on – grad school application). I’m also stressed that my baby is starting kindergarten and I’m the super overprotective type and am so worried since I’ll be at work and he will be starting elemetary school without me at home. Sorry…I’m going off on a tangent. I had just hoped to have this pink sapphire ring as a symbol of the start of all these new things and it just didn’t turn out like I hoped. I like it but just don’t love it the way I expected.
If you’ve made it this far, I appreciate it. I just needed to vent.