Monday, November 24, 2008

Never Say Never

As I mentioned earlier, Greg and I went to Pueblo this weekend! We have had this weekends trip planned for a little over a month. And the main reason we were going was because we heard that Gordon's Jewelry was having a huge platinum trunk show that day. My wedding ring is platinum and my wedding band was purchased separately and when we bought it, we bought it in white gold, not knowing that you have to get white gold jewelry re-dipped to keep it from looking yellow. To me it was very obvious that both rings were made out of different metal so we've been on the hunt for a new platinum band for awhile now. When we went to Pueblo about a month ago we learned about this show and so we made plans to attend. I also desperately needed to get my ring re-sized, so I have been "single" for this past month by not wearing either ring so my finger could go back to it's normal shape.

We arrived at Gordons just minutes before they opened their doors and I was soon so disappointed to discover that they didn't bring any platinum wedding bands. But, luckily a sales lady decided to show us some of their white gold wedding sets and said that we could order them in platinum. I was determined to walk away with a ring that day so I wasn't thrilled about the idea of ordering rings but I figured I'd humor the lady and have a look-see anyway.

Now, there have been several times when Greg has asked me if I would ever just want to upgrade my ring. And I always said, "Absolutely not!". To me, that ring symbolized our past and who we were at that time. That is.....until I saw this:

let's just say, "never say never". At first I considered just ordering the wrap in platinum to go with my ring. But the more we stared at the beautiful solitaire ring along with the wrap mine just seemed to fail in comparison. I had never seen or heard of black diamonds before and I love to wear things that are different so this was right up my alley. And the deciding factor was that they offered us a trade in on my platinum ring that was well over one and a half times what Greg originally paid for it! Of course before we made up our minds completely we walked away so we could think logically. I even called my sister since she used to work in a jewelry store and told her everything and she said it sounded like a great deal!

So now I have an absolutely gorgeous rock on my finger and I seriously feel like I'm newly engaged all over again. I can't stop staring at it! And remember that white gold wedding band I was wanting to replace? Well, they were only going to give us a $200 trade in for it, so we re-sized it so I could wear it on my right hand. So at least I still have some of our original wedding set!

And get this. I mentioned that I had been needing to get my ring resized for awhile now. Well, I had her tell me what size my old ring was and it was a 5 1/4. Guess what my new ring size is? 7! No wonder it was a struggle to get that ring on and off! And since my new rings fit so much better, I'm determined to listen to what my sister preaches to me, and I've been taking it off when I shower, sleep, clean, wash dishes, etc.

As if my Saturday couldn't have got any better, I even bought a new coat! I absolutely love coats! Seriously! But, if you've been a faithful blog reader, you know I do have issues when it comes to shopping (I know you're all rolling your eyes). But I literally haven't bought a new coat since my freshmen year of college. (OK, in retrospect, I did buy a denim jacket and a corduroy jacket, but they were both from Harolds while I worked there so I'm pretty sure I paid next to nothing for them!) And Greg absolutely hated my heavy winter coat because he thought it was ugly. So....this is my gorgeous new coat!

It's from the Jessica Simpson collection (I absolutely heart her and her clothing line!) And I love it because it has two different looks! If I don't have the top button buttoned, then the collar is more of your traditional collar. It is soooooo super adorable! But, I have to admit, (hopefully Greg doesn't read this) I am beginning to have a tad bit of buyers remorse over this. In the store it was a toss up between this and a cute white down coat. But, of course, I chose this one because it's dressier and more unique, which is more my style. But, after wearing it last night, I'm realizing that the bell sleeves are not all that warm. So, I'm trying to decide if I want to exchange it for the coat that is warmer and not so original.

Moving on to other subjects, I am super excited for what the rest of my week has in store! Greg is going to try super hard to get off work a little early tomorrow, which will mark the start of our Thanksgiving Vacation! We are going to Canon City to stay the night at Warren and Nell's house, and then on Wednesday morning we will be waking up and continuing our journey on up to Rangely to spend Thanksgiving with my brother and his family! I have not spent a holiday with them since they moved to Colorado way back in the early 90's. I honestly cannot wait and I'm sure I'll have a nice blog post all about that when I get back next week!!!!



PennyCandy said...

I have seen the black diamonds and I love them. Your new ring is absolutely beautiful by the way. Have a wonderful time with the family in Rangley. Tell them we said hello. I like the new coat as well but I can see what you mean about the sleeves. Maybe you should have 2 winter coats.

HeidiTri's said...

Your excitement is palpable! I'm so happy that you found a ring you love! I love the coat. Have fun on the holiday! I'm sure it'll be a great visit.

Jessica said...

Your ring is gorgeous! I hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving holiday, and I hope we can see you guys around Christmas. Maybe we can meet out at the casino!

Nora said...

I love the coat! It's so much style. I kow what you mean about the arms being cold. I do experience the same with my cape. But: Get some gloves that come with longer arms - problem solved! I also favor the idea of having two coats. :-)

Felicia said...

Well, Belinda, I really wanted both, but I know when not to push it! ;) But after reading everyones comments and emails, I think I'll just tough out having cold arms! Great idea about long gloves Nora! And Jess, you better believe I hope we're going to Riverwind while we're home! It just wouldn't be right if we didn't go there to eat!!!

KrissyBo. said...

Wow, beeeeautiful ring! :) I'm so glad you still have your original wedding band...I'm very sentimental. :)

Adorable coat, I hope you keep it...I am sure it looks precious on your adorable little figure!

Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Brandi said...

That ring is a STUNNER! Gorgeous, gorgeous!

I just stopped by to let you know that you won this week's Artisan Beaders Giveaway! YAY! Send me an email when you get a chance - - so I can send this little necklace to you.

Congrats! :)

Yazmin @ A Pretty Rock said...

Your ring is just breathtaking. I love the vintage look of the band with the black diamonds.

The coat is pretty cute, too. Shame the sleeves aren't too warm. When you get the long gloves, you'll have to snap a picture for us with them. I bet the combo will look divine.