Thursday, July 11, 2013

A $300 Oops

 
Two years ago on Valentine's day, Kelly gave me a pair of diamond earrings.  It's definitely my most favorite gift that he has gotten me.  I NEVER take them out. I'm afraid that if I do, I will lose them.  So they stay in my second piercings until the hole gets sore, then I move them to my first piercings for a couple days then switch them back.  I check my ears about 100 times a day to make sure my earrings are still there!
 
Kelly and I were driving to his haircut appointment on Saturday, when I checked my ears like I always do.  Only this time, much to my dismay, one of the earrings was gone!  Insert panic attack. 

I immediately called my mom since I was at their house most of the weekend, and had her looked on the floor around the house.  Nothing.

When I got home that day, I looked around at our house.  Nothing. 

I spent most of my time last weekend outside because of the holiday and all, so I chalked it up as a loss and knew I would never find it again.  (Don't worry there is no happy ending to this story.  I still don't have my earring.)

So yesterday I went to the jewelry store to see what my options were, praying that the insurance on them would cover something.  Nope it didn't.  My options were to keep the old one, and buy a new pair, trade my one earring in for two new ones and pay the difference, or send my one earring off and pay to have one made to match it.  I opted to trade in my old one for a new pair and pay the difference.  Ugh

Standing there at the jewelry counter looking at engagement rings waiting for the sales lady, I felt like I was going to get sick.  How did this happen??? I never take them out! 

So $300 later, I have two, new, shiny earrings in my ears so tight it hurts.

Things I am thankful for with this experience:

Kelly was in the car with me when I realized the earring was gone, so I didn't have to tell him I lost it. (He wasn't even mad!)

The sales lady was especially sympathetic and let me keep my old warranty so I wouldn't have to pay for another one.

I got to browse the engagement rings while I was waiting.  Hey a girl can dream right?

How do you keep from losing your precious jewelry?

Have you ever lost any?
 

5 comments:

Kristin C said...

Ugh! I have lost a pair of diamond earrings. It makes me sick to my stomach just to think about it, and that was 6 years ago.

Victoria said...

i'm missing one pearl earring...they were my favorite, so classic. i'm ignoring it for now and hoping it pops up. my gut tells me it got sucked up by the vacuum cleaner :(

Jenn said...

I had a cable bracelet (like the ones from David Yurman, but significantly cheaper), and the night of my engagement I lost it. It didn't clasp and I have skinny wrists so it easily could have yanked off. I bought another one, identical. I lost that last weekend when I was out with friends at the beach. Bummer. I guess I'm just not destined to have that bracelet. It's a shame cuz it was super cute :(

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

I had lost one of my favorite black and white diamond earrings (which were one-of-a-kind because I designed them) while playing volleyball on the "back 40" at work. I searched for hours looking for it. The next day they CUT THE GRASS, and I feared I'd never find my earring. Two days after that, a co-worker was out there looking for it and found it!!! I was estatic!! I couldn't believe after days and a grass cutting, it was still there!!!

The Schellers said...

Oh goodness! That is awful, but I am glad you got a new pair! After I read this I was in the shower washing my hair and realized I still had my diamond studs in, so I stopped mid-shower to take them out and get them in a safe place!

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