Reunited, and it feels so good...
(I'll wait while you finish the song...)
YAYAY! This week I was reunited with my engagement ring, which had been at the jewelry shop for repair. When the lapidary called to say it was ready, I hotfooted clear to the north side of town to get it so fast I'm pretty sure I left tread marks in the driveway.
It looked so beautiful, fully restored and just as I remembered it. Except for one thing: it was so shiny! Like brand new. In comparison, my wedding band looked a little dingy. The folks at the Rochester Lapidary Jewelers were kind enough to clean my wedding ring so that the pair would look like they matched once more.
Last week, to help me while away the time until I could be reunited with my engagement ring, I offered to give away a copy of North Star Brides my 3-in-1 collection set in Northern Minnesota along the North Shore of Lake Superior.
I'm happy to say, after asking my daughter to pick a number at random, Christina Smith is our winner. Christina, if you will email me at ericavetsch at gmail dot com with your mailing address, I'll get a copy of the story collection on its way to you ASAP.
While at the jewelers, I couldn't help but browse a little bit. I'm not a big jewelry wearer, but I do love to look. I am especially taken with opals. Some say if you're not born in October, you shouldn't wear opals because it's bad luck, but I don't subscribe to that nonsense. :)
I also like aquamarines, because that is my birthstone.
Do you have a favorite gemstone? What is your birthstone?