For my Birthday in June, I treated myself to a kid-free day at the spa and it was A-ma-zing! .... until I discovered my wedding ring was missing. It fell off while I was in the jacuzzi. Luckily a woman found it. Unfortunately for me, after asking the woman next to her in the jacuzzi if it was her ring, she chose to keep it. A diamond wedding ring.....at least it was her lucky day. * sarcasm*
However here it is, MONTHS later, and I still can't get over it. I really want my ring back. I search e-bay almost daily in the hopes that she'll sell it. Isn't it sad that I would totally pay someone to get it back?
Oh, and the really fun part.....insurance only covered a teeny part of it. So here I am, a happily married mom with no wedding ring, and no insurance money to buy anything comparable. Please understand, I'm a very content girl. I don't need a ginormous diamond (and after this I'll hesitate to get anything I really love either). But I do enjoy something that easily identifies my marital status and holds some meaning for me. So what's a girl to do?
I made the decision to go FAKE! Yes-sir-ee, I got the BIGGEST -3- karat cubic zirconium money could buy ($200 thank you very much)! :) But there's a little bit of guilt going on. On the one hand, it's practical, economical, durable, and totally appeals to my environmental side. On the other hand, it's not from my husband, it doesn't carry any meaning for me, and it has some interesting feelings tangled up in it every time it catches my eye.
So the question is, is it okay to fake it? Or do you think it's better to get something more meaningful? (And we all know it's human nature to give even more meaning to something that was harder to obtain....cost more....or has a sentiment attached to it.) Do you have an interesting ring story to share?
Would love to hear your thoughts!
Wishing you (and your wedding ring) a safe and happy day.