Monday, May 4, 2009

I turned down a Tacori

I don't know about y'all, but it's a monsoon where I live. This past weekend was mucho fun. Friday night LC and I went out with friends. I drank and danced the night away. Evidently, my shopping habit has become a bit obsessive. LC said I was requesting free shipping in my sleep. Ha!

Saturday, me and two of my besties went to a Derby party at the Dixon Art Gallery. Although, one of my besties' boyfriend was at the actual Derby and bet on #5 for her. #5 didn't win, but Mind That Bird did. Oh well. We sipped on mint juleps and mingled around in our big hats. Good thing we wore those big hats b/c they served as umbrellas to ward off the rain. We then went to another Derby party. It was in midtown at one of those "old" money homes. Absolutely beautiful. Typical round table as you entered the foyer, painted portraits, Queen Anne styled furniture, and the typical taxidermist stuffed animals on the wall. Needless to say, we looked down, and were standing on an actual zebra, well a rug that once upon a time was a live zebra. Evidently, Katy Perry's manager had brought her by the party before we got there. Darn, I like her music and would have LOVED to meet her. It was tres fun.

Okay, now to the point of what you're really curious about. Yes, I turned down a Tacori engagement ring but for good reasons. LC's brother was engaged some years back. He had purchased this beautiful ring. He still has the ring. Every girl dreams of a Tacori or a high end ring. LC spotted me glancing at the rings at Costco. Not that I'd want a ring from Costco, but I was just browsing ladies and had no idea that he'd caught me. He was like I saw you looking at those rings. I was replied that nothing is wrong with looking. Then, he told me that I should try one on to see what size I am. Then, the subject of his brother's Tacori ring came up, and he mentioned that his brother would probably give him a good deal on it if I wanted it. He then asked if it would be bad luck to buy his brother's ring. I told him I think luck is what you make of it, and what girl wouldn't just LOVE a Tacori ring!?!?!?!?! Well, yesterday, he had me try on the ring. It was really absolutely beautiful. I mean I loved having about 25k dangling on my little finger. However, I just couldn't get the thought that this was ANOTHER woman's ring. So, I said I didn't like it. I want MY own ring. It doesn't have to be Tacori b/c quite frankly LC is not rich enough for that. I will just be happy to be married to him regardless of what the ring is. I mean I don't want a speck of a diamond, but you know what I mean;)

17 comments:

Tara Gibson said...

i would do the same thing. An engagement ring is the most important ring ever.. so i would want my own too!

Sweet Home Amy said...

Glad you got to have a fun Derby time! :)

I totally understand on the engagement ring. No old memories, all brand new, to start a brand new life!

Jennifer said...

I agree with Tara. I would not want another woman's ring. You will get your ring one day and it will be beautiful.

a H.I.T. said...

There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting your own ring.

champagneblonde said...

I don't blame you-another womans ring or not, tacori is seriously declasse.

Miss B said...

I agree. You want a ring made for you, not someone else. Good for you for speaking up!!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

What a fun derby party!! I need to do that one year :)

I completely agree with your decision on the ring. It's supposed to be for you and only you.

A Balancing Act said...

You deserve an engagement ring that was meant FOR YOU.

But hey, if the brother can still hook it up...a pretty right hand ring won't hurt! ;)

Sparkle Sparkle said...

ha, i think i am the only girl who would take it in the comment section. i love to stalk that website (can't remember the name) of where people broke off the engagement and get rid of the rings for less then paid. but those things don't bother me. but you definitely have to go with your own gut on that one!

Texan Couture said...

Derby Parties sound fun, I just love mint juleps!

And I totally agree about the ring situation!

thepreppyprincess said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the Derby fun Miss Belle!

As far as the ring goes, in another life I was the recipient of a 're-purposed' ring. That should have been my first sign. What a relief to get to the end of the post and see what you decided!

At any rate, it is wonderful to hear about how you are doing with LC... thank yo for sharing it with us!

Enjoy your week,
tp

Jane said...

I'd want my own ring too! It's something for you, not you and the last person that had it! Good choice!

LetsDoBreakfastAtTiffanys said...

I used to work on the wholesale side of diamonds and fine jewelry. We distributed to jewelers and large retail chains. There is a HUGE markup between wholesale and retail... try 300%! Buy for quality and SIZE, don't waste your money on the brand.

What an exciting time! :o)

Shasta said...

No way would I take another woman's ring, unless it was a family heirloom and that heirloom would have to be from successful marriages. Good for you girl! He will get you the special ring that is meant just for you!

Blondie said...

I have to agree with you. I wouldn't want some other woman's ring. It is beautiful though.

Isley Said. said...

very beautiful! But I would have done the same thing!

Jonathan said...

Totally right thing to do! I hope you don't mind, but this post got me thinking and I'm writing a guest blog about re-using engagement rings at weddingaces.com. Our regular blog if you're curious is Engagement Rings Blog

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