July 12, 2004

My First Bling

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Latest concrete evidence that we're getting married? We now have wedding rings. Running a little late after some time at the gym, I went in to the city and met L on the corner of 47th and 6th on Friday. The place we had intended to go, Norman Landsberg was closed for a summer vacation and with the clock ticking down to our wedding, we decided we couldn't wait. We wound up at a booth inside a corner storefront and spoke with a friendly man at Aida Jewelry named Trevor.

Remember when I said that picking rings would be an easy task? Well, for me, it was easy. I settled on a plain, white gold band - not to thin, not too chunky - and was done fairly quickly. But Trevor, good salesperson that he is, tread the careful line between encouraging and pushy and convinced us to look at something a little more elaborate than just plain metal for L. (Once again proving that when it comes to engagement and wedding tokens, men get shafted.)

Actually, I'm quite happy with my simple ring. With the exception of about two years during and right after college when I had my ear pierced - what can I tell you, it was a phase - I've never worn much jewelry in my life. I'm sure a ring will take a lot of getting used to; one friend recommended I get it a little big in order to make playing with it and taking it off and putting it on easier.

As we stood at the counter and I played with my ring, L noticed my hands. In a sign that proves L's comfort with my status as a girly groom, L said to me, "You need a manicure." (Further cementing my status is the fact that I had previously noticed this and made an appointment at John Allan's.)

So now our rings sit in boxes - mine blue, L's red - in our apartment, waiting for the big day. Trevor had one last word of advice for us as we left, "I advise couples to put the rings in one box when they bring them to the ceremony." Wise advice from a friendly, and not too pushy, salesman.

Posted by The Groom at July 12, 2004 10:06 AM
Comments

I don't know if I agree with the ring to big advise. Sometimes I think my ring is going to come flying off in the pool. It won't, but it is still anoying sometimes that I can remove it so easily. And my wife loves it when I fling it across the room. Then again humid days like today, it is comfortable, and I cannot get it off easily. I fitted ring may be uncomfortable. However, one would think after seven years, I could have gotten it resized.

Posted by: jt at July 12, 2004 02:40 PM

my fiance and I got our rings at a small family jeweler too, they were great! I have a very unusual engagement ring (ruby) that they made for me.

So we buy the wedding band the other day and that night the groom tries his on again before we pack them up for the wedding (3.5 weeks!!!) He then informs me that he does not want to take his ring off, he claims to feel empowered by the ring. too cute, well at the very least, i will not have to worry about him not wearing it!

Posted by: S at July 12, 2004 03:54 PM

I play with my ring ALL the time. happy to wear it but it takes a while to get used to.

Posted by: john at July 13, 2004 05:47 PM