Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A diamond is forever...

...but not so a marriage.

When I got divorced I got to keep the engagement ring. It was beautiful, but obviously unwearable in it's original format, so it's been sitting in my jewelry box for the last 2 and a half years. I tried to sell it last year but wasn't able to. Today, I finally got around to bringing it to a jewelry store to have it converted to a pendant. I'm also having my birthstone added to the setting. In addition, I brought my wedding ring in and I was able to exchange it for, literally, it's weight in gold. Surprisingly enough, and thanks to the current crazy gold market, I got almost what I originally paid for it.

All told I'm getting two new pieces of fancy schmancy jewelry for the low cost of about $200. Considering I never paid for the original ring I'd say that's a pretty good deal.

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