Since tomorrow I will be partaking in the Blogger Day of Silence I wanted to post this tonight. It’s either late or early depending on how you look at it. I know that there are a ton of you anxiously awaiting pictures of my wedding ring, which came on Tuesday.
I’ll be the first to admit that I hate shopping. I’m not much of a hunter when it comes to finding the perfect things. I tend to be an impulse shopper. No matter what it is, I can think of a million ways I’d rather spend my time than driving from store to store finding the perfect whatever. My wedding ring was no different.
I’ll admit that I only went to two stores. I browsed online a bit and then made up my mind that I was buying a ring from Brilliant Earth. I had been interested in their jewelry for some time now and was a huge fan of their mission statement. I loved that their jewelry was recycled and 5 percent of their profits go to help those in Africa who were affected by the diamond and jewelry trade. I mean, honestly, I don’t see too many companies donating their profits or doing anything good with their money other than just rolling around in it.
With the help of my customer representative, Jordan, I got myself a low-profile palladium ring. Poor guy had to deal with my emails for weeks before I finally called him to order the actual ring.
After it had been processed he sent me my order confirmation and tracking number and I waited anxiously for the Fed Ex guy to arrive.
“I’ve been waiting for this all day,” I told him when he finally showed up at 4:30. “It’s my wedding ring.”
“OH! That’s great!! Congrats!” He said handing me the tracker thing to sign. As customary when receiving a package from Fed Ex or UPS, he asked my first and last name. Then, as he was leaving he asked, “What will it be?”
Of course I get all giggly and smiley as I answer, “Anderson.”
“Well Mrs. Anderson, you have a nice day.”
I tear open the box (Which, note to Brilliant Earth, is there a reason why you use SO MUCH packaging for such a small ring? Kinda goes against everything you believe in, no?) and stare at the shining band looking back at me. I immediately place it on my finger and find that it is a bit larger in depth than I had expected and didn’t fit as well with my engagement ring as I had hoped. But I loved it. I really did.
I loved it because I was looking at a blank canvass. This weekend I plan on trekking back to Grimble Jewelers to have their designer, Tony, engrave the same design on it that is on my engagement ring or something similar. I can’t wait.
Now to order Chuck’s.