I love glittery things. Rings, earrings and things that glitter. As Matthew McConaughey says in How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days…. “Frost yourself.”
I so want to frost myself with jewels. Cheap or expensive ones. I have no issues with faux stones. Fake pearls? Love ’em. Lab diamonds? Totally. Cubic zirconium? I love it! Real stuff? Oh don’t get me started. It’s gorgeous. Tiffanys? Oh lord let me pass out now. I would so love Tiffany’s Blue Book. I can’t seem to find a way to get a copy or download it or whatever. I so want to visit Tiffanys. Ever since Breakfast at Tiffany’s…. Don’t get me started on jewelry stores.
There is this pawn shop down in LA that has high quality vintage jewelry, and things worn by celebrities, at supposedly decent prices. I’d so love to visit that! Moving on.
Recently Mr. B has indulged us girls with new rings. Glamourous, glittery rings. My first one was this huge, square-cut pink thing that reminds me of a piece of candy. In Emilie Lorning’s book ‘My Dearest Love’, the girl, when asked what kind of rings she likes, replies, “Big, splashy things.” I totally know what she means. I really like big, splashy rings, and now I have a nice selection. Okay, actually me, my sister, and Mrs. B all have a nice selection because we share the rings. Below you can see my sister graciously modeling all the rings for me. Which was rather funny since half the rings are huge on her fingers and spin around maniacally. She got very frustrated.
All because of Ebay Chic. Ebay Chic, you ask? Mr. B and I coined the phrase after some of these rings came because they are classy looking rings made of sliver and cubic zirconium. OR Stainless steel and CZ. These are very pretty things, for very little cost. As in a dollar fifty. Yep, that splashy pink thing is only a buck fifty. But cheap sounds so , well, cheap. So it is better to say chic. The rings are so chic that Mrs. B has a new wedding band and ring set. After she stopped wearing her original wedding ring due to a bad repair on the prongs, she has wanted something she could wear that wouldn’t get damaged in the water and dirt of farming life. Well, after debating through about 10 different ones, we found a set that looks stunning on her finger, for under $20. Sure, it’s not her original diamond, but the ring is gorgeous.
If you hunt around Ebay, you can find some really gorgeous, inexpensive things. Now, some of the rings we thought were solid sterling silver, have turned out to be silver plate, but at a buck fifty, it doesn’t really matter to me. The big splashy ring is loosing some of it’s silver and copper color is coming out, but it’s still so pretty. I don’t care too much.
Want a good place for the stainless and CZ rings? NationalOnlineDiscounts. All those rings above are from there. Whew! I think it might be ring overload! They have marvelous stuff. And really, while diamonds and precious gems are nice, I don’t care if a ring is expensive. In fact, if I were to meet a man and we were going to get married, I wouldn’t mind a lab diamond. Or even a CZ if the cost was an issue. I actually have a ring that is in one of these sets I want as a wedding ring…. I love the design so much and the stone looks gorgeous on my hand. But I figure while I can drop hints with a guy, I should probably let him have some of the say…
But anyways, don’t diss on my Ebay Chic!