Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

I was a bit hasty about the ring.

Having absolutely no experience with diamonds I had an idea in my head about how big the carat size would be, and when it arrived and was much smaller than I imagined, I panicked just a tiny bit.

However, I was assured by Hubster and the Jeweler across the street that my ring was indeed the size it was supposed to be.

I was a little hesitant about the color and clarity. This being the first black diamond I’ve ever seen I was unaware of what it would actually look like. Again, I had this idea in my head that a black diamond would be as black as an onyx and that just isn’t the case. I was again assured that my diamond, although not perfect by any means, is very typical of a black diamond.

Also, I at first had an issue with the simplicity of it. The ring is a simple solitaire in a white gold setting. I wanted to keep it simple because my wedding band is very simple and being that my wedding band is the most important ring I wear, I didn’t want the diamond to overpower it. It does go wonderfully with my wedding band. The only problem is that the rest of my jewelry is very very flashy (if you knew my mother, you’d know where I get it from. My sister is the same way. Hey Jess!!!) So, when I first saw the ring (and yes, I did see a picture of it online, but as mentioned previously I thought the stone would be much bigger and thus more flashy) in person I didn’t think it would go with the rest of my jewelry. But, considering I only wear a watch and my wedding band on my left hand, and go more crazy with my right hand in terms of jewelry, the ring actually fancies up the left hand more so than I thought it would at first.

So, all in all, if I were to return it and buy a different black diamond, chances are I’d get one that looked very similar to the one I have now.

Thus, we are keeping it and after wearing it for the past two days I have become quite smitten with it.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Bullet Points: Bad Week Edition

Reasons this week has been horrible:

1. Babylicous is feeling under the weather. Again. Update: Went to the doctor yesterday and was told it was Fifth’s disease. Most children get it under the age of two and only get it once.

2. I turned my ankle pretty badly. Swelling and bruising ensued. Update: Feeling much better, but still swelling, and I  an occasionally feel a painful pull if I move it the wrong way.

3. I had 2 quizes (what is this? Middle School?), 2 MBE questions, and about 300 pages of reading. Update: Babylicious started feeling a little better just in time for me to get in absolutely no studying for the quizes.

4. The weather is still crap. It finally started snowing here. Sigh. Update: Still snowing.

5. Babylicious lost my keys. Update: Found them in the laundry hamper after frantically searching for two days.

6. I was outbid on a very affordable pair of shoes on ebay. Update: I actually did win the shoes but was forced to pay an extra $12. Still very affordable for this brand of shoe. My theory is that the owner of the shoes bid on them to increase the price they would eventually go for.

7. The Spring Line of Petunia came out and the majority of the prints are hideous. Update: Still Ugly. Still dissapointed.

Yes, it hasn’t been the best week. We’ve also had some issues with Verizon, but that’s a whole post of its own.

One final thing that makes this week suck suck sucky, the engagement ring was a bit of a bust. I guess that’s what you get for buying a diamond online. It’s not quite what I was expecting, so chances are we’ll be returning it and I will once again be without an engagement ring.

*sob*

I love me some deals…

I made an amazing discovery this week. Ebay. (I know right? Welcome to 2003.) 

No, but SERIOUSLY. Ebay is fabulous. Up to this point I have always been very weary of the whole online auction thing. I didn’t understand Paypal. I didn’t understand the whole “maximum bid” thing. I was really just ignorant to anything Ebay related. Give me Amazon any day of the week and I can purchase you under the table. There’s nothing fancy with Amazon. You pick out what you want. You put in your credit card number. And BAM!!! You have the product. Not so much with Ebay. Until now. 

The first time I EVER used Ebay was when I was in desperate need of a Starbucks Ceramic Mug (Hush. You can TOTALLY be in desperate need of a travel mug) 

Anyhoo, I could not find one ANYWHERE. Not one online store (or real store for that matter) carried these fabulous mugs. In one such Starbucks store, one of the cashiers said the words that forever changed my life. “You could always try Ebay”. So I bit the bullet. Within 5 minutes of perusing the site I located the coveted Starbucks Mug. I was dumbstruck. There it was. And the best part was: there was a “buy it now” option. No bidding. No risk of being over-bid. Almost instant gratification. 

So, of course, I purchased it. And never looked back. 

Now, lest you think I am one of “those people” who maxes out her credit cards on frivolous items that are not needed, I’d like to make it clear that my first purchase was made over a month ago and since then I have purchased one other item and am currently bidding on a second (both of which I cannot live without). 

My second purchase was a watch. Something that is great about Ebay is that you can find BRAND NEW items that are being sold simply because a new line of the brand has been released and the old stock must be sold. This is how I got a STUNNING brand new fossil watch usually retailing for $125 for MUCH LESS. SO much less. And I needed a new watch. I only had one watch and it was horribly scratched on the face (seriously, like to the point it was hard to read). 

That is the only other purchase I’ve made on Ebay. However, I am currently bidding on a pair of almost-new Sofft shoes (if you don’t know Sofft, look them up). I am graduating in the next few months and have not a single pair of suitable graduation shoes (Shut Up, I don’t). The shoes I am bidding on, if won, will be gorgeous, and a INCREDIBLE deal. 

All of this to say… I love Ebay. 

That is all. 

P.S. I have been married for 2.5 years and just yesterday purchased an engagement ring. That’s right. We like to do things a little backwards here at JWH. I can’t wait for it to be delivered.