Jewelry

My girlfriend and I have been together for over 2 years, our 3 year anniversary is coming up in February. We are very serious and I know she is “the one”. After dating lots of crazy girls I finally found that girl that makes me tick. On our two year anniversary I gave her a promise ring but after another year with her I’m ready to propose. I’m waiting until she is done with her last year of college before I pop the question.

I have already been looking at wedding rings, for both her and myself, and so far my favorite is tungsten wedding bands. They are sleek, affordable and made of durable material. My girlfriend is a really simple girl that isn’t much into huge diamond rings so I think these will be the perfect match.

Recently I’ve been on a research kick about wedding rings. If you think that’s a little weird, so do I. Truth is I never thought at 23 I’d be giving any mind to wedding bands and engagement rings but ever since graduation it seems all my friends are settling down and announcing wedding dates.

I’ve always been a good shopping buddy, my mom raised to love it, and I’ve got way too many girlfriends that I talk to about all things shopping. With all the wedding talk in the air it is hard to avoid the topic of wedding jewelry. Every one of my girlfriends seem to know exactly want they want, or more expect for their big day while most of my guy friends haven’t even thought about it – even the engaged ones.

So I took it upon myself to do some research for my fellow men and Titanium-Jewelry.com and Belloria.com Blog have been very helpful.

I’ve spent the last few hours looking at men’s tungsten wedding bands and they have so many it’s hard to choose. Good thing I still have time, I got to find the right girl first…

I recently ordered a new wireless mouse and keyboard for work off Amazon. I spent hours going through the hundreds of offers available and picked out just the one I wanted. I’ll be honest I was swayed by the one that came with Super Saver Shipping because who really wants to pay for shipping? So I order with Amazon “One-click”, which is always dangerous, and bam it was on its way.

Only problem was my “One-click” settings do not add the Super Saver Shipping automatically so I stuck paying about ten bucks to ship the package out to me. I tried to cancel the next morning (literally 9 hours late) and the order had already been processed and moved to shipping and Amazon informed me via e-mail that cancelation was not possible. Usually I am very pleased with this kind of speed but now I was put in a tough spot. So I said screw it and eat the ten dollar fee…

However when I got the package it was not really what I was looking for (despite all the research you just never know) and I decided I wanted to return it. I followed all the easy steps out of my order window and printed out the UPS return label in a matter of minutes, which again was speedy and convenient, but it also informed me that ten bucks might be taken out of my return to ship it back.

Now I didn’t think this was fair, although I  was the one who didn’t go through the motions correctly and didn’t want the product anyways, I still felt I deserved my full refund.

So I called up the Amazon costumer service line and got on the phone with some chick most likely on the other side of the country and explained the story just as I did above stating I thought I deserved a full refund. To which she replied:

“We’ll yeah, that is our policy, sir.”

Amazon is great.

Wedding bands are kind of a serious deal. How do you tell someone you will love them forever with a little ring?

Picking out the perfect wedding band can be a stressful for deal for most engaged couples leading up to the big date. I know I have experienced the conversations and even gone out to a couple jewelry store with some of my friends that have recently tied the knot. Their are so many choices out there and so many different stores it can sometimes get overwelming.

The key with wedding band shopping, just as with anything else, is research. You got to get to out there to see what is out there. You have to know what you like before you make the big decision. There could be nothing worst than buying a ring you have to wear for the rest of your life on an impulse and then not liking it later on.

In my experiences (and I am by no means and expert) I have found Titanium-Jewelry.com to be a wealth of excellent information on all things jewelry. Personally I like their selection of tungsten rings, but that’s just me… feel free to take a look for yourself.

So not sure if any of you are in the marriage stage yet, but I surprisingly am. However, with engagement rings costing an average of $3,500 according to Ken Gassman, founder of the Jewelry Industry Research Institute. I’m not sure I can afford the typical “bling” for my blushing-soon-to-be-bride.

My lady, unlike many women, isn’t into materialistic items and I think she would be happy with just a simple titanium ring. One huge benefit about titanium rings is the price, with the range being more around $500-2,000, which is a lot more doable on my budget. But is it to cheap and chinsy as an engagement ring?  Don’t get me wrong, I want to give her the best but I think we could both agree that it’s not worth spending a month’s paycheck on one ring. Yes, it is the most important ring of her life but it’s not everything. Anyone have tips on engagement saving for this guy?

It’s weird to think that in the next five to ten years or so all my friends are going to be settling down and getting married. I’m only twenty-three and I’ve been to five weddings of my peers already this year and still have a few more to go before years end. My friends Kayla and Doug just got engaged and they have been on the topic of wedding bands for that last couple of weeks.

Lately I’ve been learning way more than I ever thought about different types of Jewelry. I seriously thought there was just classic gold and silver bands and thats all people bothered with. Yesterday Kayla told me about tungsten carbide and material that is becoming more and more popular for rings and other types of jewelry.

I guess Tungsten is a heavy stone material that is ranked as one of the hardest of metals and has been being used for over a hundred years now to make jewelry topped mostly with diamonds.

We all know diamonds are a girls best friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life can get very stressful at time no matter who you are. Everyone has responsibilities and pressures that build up and wear on your body. This can take a great toll on body and spirit. Sometimes you just got to take time and pamper yourself.

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After June 12th’s post about buying a new Nixon watch I’m sure all you followers out there want to know which watch I settled on. Well since no one left any comments to sway my opinion I went with, well, neither of them. Well that’s kind of a lie. I went with the white one on the left but in black and gold with chocolate pin stripes instead.

The gold is just so much sexier; it’s screams “bam! gold watch!” Theres no better way to make yourself feel better from getting something stolen than to buy a big better sexier something to replace it. I really think this is the move I’m making here. It’s a baller in progress kind of watch; it looks pricey but not really at only $150. I picked it up on Amazon with my Amazon Store Card which I also just paid off, maybe the best feeling ever. Now I just have to wait for it to ship here before I’m on cloud nine.

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Vegas was fabulous. My buddy jumped a 10 foot wall to get to his bride to be because we just wouldn’t let him see her. Like it was expected we went to the bars and walking down the strip. At close to midnight we met up with the girls and had a drink before we split up again. The Hilton which is where we stayed was very nice and accommodating.

I say that if I ever get married that will be one of the choice locations of where  I would like to get married at. I met someone while there and we exchanged numbers so I wonder if anything will come out of that. Like they say whatever happens in vegas stays in vegas!!

I am glad I didn’t get as wasted as some of my buds and I was able to remember all the details of such a special night for my bud. I am also glad I helped the bride pick out some of the mens jewelry that she gave the groom and the best man and his buds.