Susan took the day off to drive around with the husband and look at wedding bands. You may recall that she lost hers last year, if you don't then Susan won't hold it against you. It's unreasonable to think that everyone can remember everything.

Anyway, they got a late start because Susan & the husband have a recurring house guest who sat around all morning drinking coffee and talking. Susan used this time to stay in bed and watch Joseph Cotten look for Orson Welles.

Susan wants a ring that is similar to her original ring in that it's a thick band of yellow gold with colored stones and some amount of detailing. Well, that's not so much similar to the original as it is exactly like the original. But, she doesn't want the same ring even though it was perfect and she wishes she never lost it. That being said she's open to other options.
But, it has to be yellow gold and it has to be thick.
It may or may not have colored stones, she doesn't want diamonds.
She'd like it to look hand made, maybe even a bit rustic.
Or maybe totally modern.
She's not sure, she assumes she'll know it when she sees it.

They drove to a good shopping town with lots of stores and places to get coffee. Every store they went into made custom jewelry. They could make Susan whatever she wanted using the material and finish that she liked with the stones of her choosing. She could add detail or take it away. They'd make her a wax replica so that she could see just how it would look on her finger and work with her until she was happy. She could have a ring that was uniquely hers, imagine how special that would be!

Susan has zero interest in designing her own ring, she just wants to find something she likes and buy it. She doesn't do well with an limitless array of options and doesn't want to be responsible for figuring out what it should look like. She'll be happy to wear someone else's vision.

She ultimately stopped listening to the jewelers describing the endless possibilities available because she could only wonder how much will this cost? She doesn't need a two thousand dollar ring, she's been very happy to wear her twenty dollar silver ring from the craft fair. She'd just like to find something that's more appropriate as a wedding band and then marry the husband again with their kids in attendance.


The Zadge said...

Why don't you just get a ring tattooed on your finger like Pamela BigBoobs Whatshername did when she married that skanky skinny rocker dude she only knew three days? I mean, if that's not class, I don't know what is.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Well, I am hoping Susan finds a ring that makes her happy. I am not good about wearing my wedding ring. I am like Susan in the fact that do not give me too many options for things to purchase because I become befuddled. Two or three choices and I am good.

linlah said...

Susan should check estates sales and second hand stores for yellow gold and rustic.

Where the Fur Flies said...

I agree with Linlah. She's a wise and savvy woman.

Frugal Vegan Mom said...

I love reading Susan's stories. And like her, too many choices make my head spin - I can't even go into Target without feeling dizzy.

patti said...

How sweet that you want to marry your husband again! Here's what I do when I want to buy gold: I go to one of those "we buy gold and silver" shops. I ask if I can look at their scrap for a chain, ring, ear rings, whatever...and then I buy it at the scrap price plus 20%. I get nice pieces for cheap. It's like the thrift store equivalent of jewelry.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Susan, I know it when I see it. I don't want to design jewelry, I'd rather have it rise up and say buy me.

Dawn in D.C. said...

I worked at Zales for a couple of years and still can't stand the thought of designing something on my own. Too many choices does not sit well with Dawn.

How awesome that you are getting married again!