Since selling my jewelry my idea of what I like and want has changed dramatically. I don’t know if the reason is because everything I now adorn myself with comes out of my own pocket, or just because everything I adorn myself with now has a new meaning.
Jewelry before becoming the single and independent diamond gal was all about status. I grew up with a mother who has beautiful jewels and I always expected that I would have them as well. And, I have had them. Of course, I have also sold them all. And, in all honesty, some of them I miss, but most of them, looking back on the sparkle and shine was more of a false feeling of contentment and grandeur, than one of pride and love.
I am surrounded by beautiful jewels everyday. Gorgeous diamonds of all shapes and sizes wrapped gently and neatly in white and light blue packets, lustrous strands of pearls and stunning gemstones for the ears, wrists and throat. Everywhere you look there is a Rolex watch and the gold and platinum shines so brightly you almost need sunglasses. This has deepened my appreciation for jewelry and the beauty it brings, but not necessarily my need to own it.
The Wish List
This doesn’t mean I don’t have a wish list, because I am, after all, a girl. I do have one; it’s just more meaningful, because as I get what I want on it, it’s more of a rite of passage and greater independence than a gift that is being handed to me for just being the pretty hood ornament that I have been in my life.
The first thing on my list was the Trinity Tri-Colored Ring by Cartier. I love this ring for my right hand.
Why I Want Trinity
The three intertwined rings that are yellow, white and rose gold represent my two children and me. We have been through so much together, and yet here we all are, standing tall and as a family; still under the same roof that I have somehow managed to keep over their heads.
Those rings also stand for enduring friendship, loyalty and true love. These are all things that I have to learn to give myself over the past year. You see, each thing that I do for myself has meaning because I am doing it for myself for the first time ever.
How I Got Trinity
Working at Jonathan’s Fine Jewelers has its perks. I had been looking for a Cartier Trinity ring for a while, scouring eBay and couldn’t find one in my size or that was in very good shape or the right price. But, lucky for me that Jonathan’s buys plenty of Cartier, so when the perfect Trinity ring came in at the perfect price, I got to snatch it up just for myself.
I don’t know about you, but nothing makes me feel better than getting something that I have longed for and getting a great deal in the bargain.
What’s on your wish list? What have you given yourself lately?