But, it wasn't, clearly.
Fast forward 12 months. My ring, which I had worn every day since getting it back last year, was so badly bent up that I could no longer wear it. Really, I looked like I was wearing a ring from the dollar store. When I took it into Borsheims to see what could be done, it could be repaired for another $100 plus dollars. So, I asked, what is the deal with this ring? For as much as Chris paid for it, it does not seem to be worth anything and is not holding up. I asked, is the gold, platinum weak (Shoot, is it gold and platinum???). It needs to be repaired more often than anything I own. The customer service lady gave me these explanations, I worked to hard while wearing it and must beat on it when doing laundry, housework etc. As she looked to Asher, she said that being a mother can do a lot of damage to the ring, lifting kids and playing with them, etc. Was she serious? So, I asked around. NOBODY! I asked had taken their rings to get repaired...NOBODY! Most did not buy their rings from Borsheims, either. Humm...I am beginning to wonder. I am a stockholder, but I am not too pleased. I am pretty sure the customer services lady was trying very hard NOT to please me, though.
After a few weeks in for repair, Asher and I went to pick up my ring yesterday. I have to admit, the ring looks amazing! It sparkles like the day Chris gave it to me. The repair shop did an amazing job. However, I will only wear it on special occasions. Chris spent all of his hard earned cash on this ring that I will no longer be wearing. I mean, I work to hard, I am a mom, and I do not see that changing. I want Chris to now buy me a simple band, one I can wear to clean, be a mom, and be ME!
Chris will be buying this band from Silpada. After all, my ring from there has held up great, and I do not need to worry about taking insurance out on it. And, if we are ever in the market for a ring, bracelet or anything again, I am not sure that Borsheims will be our first stop (or a stop at all). Afterall, the customer service lady more or less looked down over her nose and said that "I" should not be wearing the ring anyway.
Tiffany here I come! :)
|The picture does not do it justice. It just sparkles! Not like I will see the sparkles in the safety deposit box, but it does sparkle none the less.|