Are Diamonds Really A Girls Best Friend?
Diamonds take years to form, have to be polished and cut by a professional, and can last forever. Considered one of the toughest natural gemstones, they come in different shapes, sizes and levels of perfection. They cost a lot, but are worth it. If you lose them, it will be upsetting, and they though are replaceable - there are no two clones of the same diamond. Sounds like a best friend to me.....
A few months ago I was vacationing with a good friend, and we found ourselves perusing the cheap jewelry at Forever21. I asked her opinion on a few pairs of earrings and she pointed out that she only wears the diamond studs her Mr gave her years ago. I find myself doing that with pearl earrings - they are my classic staple, an easy choice when I can't seem to make up my mind or when I don't have the perfect earring.
Shortly after that vacation, I received an email from Anjolee about reviewing an item from their online store. Honestly, how could I refuse diamond jewelry?
I first considered a pair of diamond hoop earrings, but they don't really seem to be my style. Instead, I chose a pair of (big surprise, right?) diamond studs. Normally I would have opted for a four or six prong, but I find that this three-prong setting is starting to grow on me.
If you've ever owned precious jewelry and costume jewelry, you know the difference between the two is huge. Precious jewelry feels solid; costume jewelry (unless it's of great quality for what it is) tends to feel flimsy or fragile. A real diamond tennis bracelet will last a lifetime (or two) but those elasticized Forever21 bracelets? Maybe a day (or two.)
Do you know what the traditional Wedding Anniversary gifts are?
1 - Paper
2 - Cotton
3 - Leather (oh, kinky)
4 - Fruit or Flowers
5 - Wood
6 - Candy or Iron
7 - Wool or Copper
8 - Bronze
9 - Pottery
10 - Tin or Aluminum (modern lists say diamonds.....)
11 - Steel
12 - Silk
13 - Lace
14 - Ivory
15 - Crystal
20 - China (not the country)
25 - Silver
30 - Pearl
35 - Coral
40 - Ruby
45 - Sapphire (my birthstone)
50 - Gold
55 - Emerald
60 - Diamond (heck, if you've made it to 60 years, you deserve two diamonds!)
65 - Blue Sapphire
70 - Platinum
75 - Diamonds (notice the plural.....)
The Mr and I have been married for 10+ years, and I'm ready for him to start investing in the classic pieces that will one day go to
*Thank you again to Anjolee.com for sponsoring my post. I was not compensated for this post; I was provided a sample for review but the content is all my own.