Friday, May 4, 2007

token of my love

Yesterday, I was driving all around town looking for a jeweler. I have seen them everywhere, but of course I can't find any when I actually need one. How do they stay in business? The competition is stiff. Brand name places I would think, would take away business, but these little "never heard of before" jewelers continue to survive, just like every pizza, mexican, and nail place around here. It is truly baffling.

Why was I looking for a jeweler, you ask? This coming June is our 5th wedding anniversary. Every since we have been married, I have been mentioning I wanted another band on the other side of my engagement ring. My mother had 3 rings, and I wanted the same. I saved every receipt from our wedding except the one for my wedding band. We bought it online through Mondera. We had my engagement ring custom made from a family jeweler in Carmel and really wanted something quick and easy when it came to both our bands. Luckily, we hit the jackpot and have been quite pleased with our purchases to date. All I needed from the receipt was the ring size. No receipt, no ring size. Therefore, the trip to the jeweler.

I happen to be talking to LVGurl while on my jeweler quest. She suggested I ask to get my rings cleaned and subtly ask to check the ring size. At least that way I had more purpose than to use their free services and split.

I took Rt in with me, (like I had another choice....) and found the chic in the back that looked in charge and had nothing else going on. (Did I mention there are like two people in the entire store? How do these people pay their bills?) I asked her for a ring clean and check the size while she was at it. Both requests were fulfilled in moments flat. Just in time for Rt to want to get down and run around the entire jewelry store. He had a rubber alligator with him that he placed on the glass with slobber. She said she didn't mind, it would give them something to do. (hello, is she that bored?) Anywho, I don't know if she was so impressed with the amount of lotion I collected in my rings or she felt sorry for me having to take care of a little one, but she gave me a bag with an entire bottle of ring cleaner, FOR FREE, and told me the ring clean was ON THE HOUSE! Now if that isn't service, I don't know what is. How long do you think it will be before a for sale sign is placed in the window?

Now that I have gotten my ring size answer, away we go online to buy my new ring! Free shipping, no tax and I found a 12% off coupon code on this band. I have to say, the Diamond Gods are in my favor. Me likey.

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11 comments:

LVGurl said...

Since I was part of the journey yesterday, I need to know! What is your ring size?

cocodrie said...

I cannot BELIEVE it was almost 5 years ago that we were dancin' up a storm to "Brick Houuuuuuuuse" in our luscious dresses at your reception.

Time flies!

little miss mel said...

Both rings were 5 1/4 which I don't really believe. I think they are 5. I def. don't recall even having the option to go 1/4's. I think I'll go with 5. Always can return it right?

Dude, we rocked it to, wait, what was that song at the end of the night. We were jumping up and down spelling out words. Dammit. My mind draws a blank. Help girls....

little miss mel said...

cult of personality.........

LVGurl said...

I'M

THE

CULT

OF

....

I remember that well :)

BeachMama said...

How awesome, and congrats on the fifth Anniversary coming up. I always wanted three rings too, but here we are eight years later and I still only have two. But I will say that I had a choice last year and I chose the DSLR, which I use almost everyday, it was worth it for now, I'll save up the ring for the tenth.

oh yeah, and size 5??! I am jealous ;)

180/360 said...

Hmmm... our 5th is this month. Maybe I should get another ring, too!? :) I don't know any trustworthy jewelers here.

little miss mel said...

mondera online baby

girlymomma said...

I'm totally jealous of your ring! Can't wait to see a picture.

- Kelly (Hope you don't mind me jumping on here)

little miss mel said...

jump away! :)

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