May 5th, 2011 by BridalBuds
I’ll be the first to admit that I hate shopping. I’m not much of a hunter when it comes to finding the perfect things. I tend to be an impulse shopper. No matter what it is, I can think of a million ways I’d rather spend my time than driving from store to store finding the perfect whatever. My wedding ring was no different.
I’ll admit that I only went to two stores. I browsed online a bit and then made up my mind that I was buying a ring from Brilliant Earth. I had been interested in their jewelry for some time now and was a huge fan of their mission statement. I loved that their jewelry was recycled and 5 percent of their profits go to help those in Africa who were affected by the diamond and jewelry trade. I mean, honestly, I don’t see too many companies donating their profits or doing anything good with their money other than just rolling around in it.
With the help of my customer representative, Jordan, I got myself a low-profile palladium ring. Poor guy had to deal with my emails for weeks before I finally called him to order the actual ring.
After it had been processed he sent me my order confirmation and tracking number and I waited anxiously for the Fed Ex guy to arrive.
“I’ve been waiting for this all day,” I told him when he finally showed up at 4:30. “It’s my wedding ring.”
“OH! That’s great!! Congrats!” He said handing me the tracker thing to sign. As customary when receiving a package from Fed Ex or UPS, he asked my first and last name. Then, as he was leaving he asked, “What will it be?”
Of course I get all giggly and smiley as I answer, “Anderson.”
“Well Mrs. Anderson, you have a nice day.”
I tear open the box (Which, note to Brilliant Earth, is there a reason why you use SO MUCH packaging for such a small ring? Kinda goes against everything you believe in, no?) and stare at the shining band looking back at me. I immediately place it on my finger and find that it is a bit larger in depth than I had expected and didn’t fit as well with my engagement ring as I had hoped. But I loved it. I really did.
I loved it because I was looking at a blank canvass. My next adventure was to head back to Grimble Jewelers to have their designer, Tony, engrave the same design on it that is on my engagement ring or something similar. Stay tuned.