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Rings & Things.

We’re back from Philly!  We had an awesome time (& awesome cheesesteak).  While we were there, we visited our pals at Steven Singer to talk wedding bands.

Let me say this to start: I’m not a jewelry-crazy chick.  No, really.  I’ve never been spoiled with jewelry in my life, and while I think it’s all pretty, it’s just never been a financial reality or better yet- priority- for me.  I have one diamond necklace I bought myself a zillion years ago, but generally, I dig sh*tty street jewelry that looks cool and different.  So for me to be this mesmerized by a diamond ring is, in fact, out of character.  But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t stare at my sparkly engagement ring pretty much 90% of the day.

Disclaimer over.  Now I will proceed.

I love Steven Singer (  Mostly because of the personalized VIP service (and sort of because of the free wine and cookies).   We wanted to pop in & discuss wedding bands (and have free wine & cookies).

We started with Richie.  He needed something simple and a little edgy.  And while he entertained the idea of black diamonds for a solid minute, the truth is, he’s just not a blingy guy.  He was pretty much “meh” on all the rings he tried on until this one:

Richie's wedding ring!

And he got the “THIS is the one” chills.

Look how married he looks!!!

Done deal.  Guys are so easy!

Next it was my turn. And here’s the thing- I LOVE my engagement ring.  It is- without question- the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen. It’s an utterly blinding perfect diamond in the most delicate, antiquey, unique setting I could dream of.  It’s so beautiful just how it is, I feel like a wedding band is gonna eff it up.  Wait, it’s high time I unveiled the ring so we can have a proper conversation about it.  Side note: I’ve learned (through A LOT of practice this last month) that it’s pretty much impossible to photograph a diamond & capture how crazy sparkly it is.  So this is as good as I can get:

I just died again, looking at it.

See what I’m saying?!  It’s perfect how it is!  I tried on a few bands that fit the ring and it just changed the balance and shape I fell in love with.  So I was ready to write off the whole wedding band thing all together.  It’s not like it makes me more or less married & I love my ring as is.  Plus, it’s not like I need more diamonds.

But then cooler heads prevailed.  What the eff was I thinking?  Of course everyone needs more diamonds.  What I needed was a solution, which I found in the suggestion of the “right hand ring”.  Basically, this is the deal- you get a small wedding band that you use for the ceremony that looks beautiful enough to wear alone on your right hand.  You can also wear it on your left hand if you’re going somewhere you don’t want to bring the big ‘ole rock to.  Truly an ingenious solution.

Our friends at Steven Singer brought me a ton of cool bands.  Ultimately, the one I liked most wasn’t an exact match to my engagement ring (although diamonds…kind of match diamonds), but it was a nice compliment to the ring that could stand on its own.  In fact, the more I looked at it, the more I loved it.  Check it out!

So pretty!!

Although I’ll wear them on two different hands, I put them on next to each other so you can see them together (and because I’m just not coordinated enough to photograph both of my hands at the same time while holding a cell phone camera).

I recognize these look redick next to each other. Imagine on two different hands.

So, in summary, I appreciate you allowing me to geek out on all things ring.  I look forward to sprinkling diamonds on the other 8 fingers in the near future.



Pre-Honeymoon Honeymoon.

Richie & I need a minute away.  I’ve been SWAMPED lately with business stuff- most people don’t know that much like Clark Kent, I live a secret life.  I run my own company- it’s nothing like what I do on camera, I’ll tell you about it another day.  But here’s the point-  I’ve worked the last 17 days straight and I think my need to chillax has just hit clinical levels.

The beauty of working with clients around the country is I can occasionally coordinate the combo work/pleasure trip.  So this weekend, we’re grabbing the pooch & heading to the lovely city of Philadelphia.  I’ve got a full day of intense client meetings Thursday and a couple hours Friday but the rest of the time will be dedicated to hotel jacuzzis and the great cheesesteak quest.

Side note on weddingy stuff- Richie got my engagement ring from Steven Singer, so we’ll stop by while we’re in Philly & check out wedding rings for him.  He needs something edgy & cool, will let you know what we look at.  Plus I’m on the fence with the whole engagement ring AND wedding ring thing- not that I don’t want 4 trillion diamonds, I just think the ring he picked is so beautiful by itself… I’ll blog about this debate when I get back.  Who knows, maybe I’ll feel different after we swing by & see what they suggest.

Ideas on other stuff to see/do in Philly?

PS, we’re taking Rupert, not Elvis.  Because one fits in the jeep better.

10 lbs (jeep-friendly)


185 lbs (less jeep-friendly)