So you all know the drama surrounding the loss of my wedding rings a couple of weeks ago. Sniff. Sniff.
The good news is that I’ve been sporting this five carat, genuine (pronounced genuwine) cubic zirconia ring from Target. I have to say, it’s pretty stunning. It’s also huge and I laugh because there’s no way we could afford a five carat diamond ring in real life. But that will just be our little secret.
Here’s the thing. I got a call from my insurance company today and was told that the insurance payment should be coming in the next few weeks. Much to my surprise, mostly because I’ve forgotten how much we originally spent on our wedding rings, it’s a pretty good chunk of change.
Originally my intention was to take the money and run. Right to the jewelry store, that is. I’ve been looking at rings and dreaming about my new and improved (read: cheaper and not as good of quality but hopefully bigger) ring. The dilemma is: there’s an awful lot that we can do with that money. It would sure buy some nice photography equipment or a flat screen TV, since apparently we are the last people on the block to own one. But I digress.
All of this means that I’m torn. I don’t have fancy jewelry or any real diamonds and I have this notion that every woman should have a nice wedding ring that is of good quality. It is, after all, worn every day for years to come and will most likely be passed along to a cherished family member. So you’d want it to be special, right?
But there’s something to be said for not wanting to spend thousands of dollars on a piece of jewelry, especially if you can wear a fake one and no one would be the wiser. And there’s always that fear of it getting lost or stolen again.
I have to figure out what to do so I’m curious: if your wedding rings were lost/stolen, what would you do? Would you replace them or would you spend the money on something else?