|Saturday Spotlight Series #30|
When I was asked to write a sponsored post for Anjolee (an online jewelry store with an impressive collection of customizable wedding and anniversary rings, earrings, Diamond Bracelets, and necklaces) I nearly declined. After all, this is not really a fashion blog!
After viewing their web page however, I decided knowing about Anjolee might actually be another way for some of my readers to make the most of their moments. Remembering the circumstances of how I got my engagement ring is what made me realize this ...
Time went by. I grew up and sadly, my beloved dog died. I still didn't (and don't) subscribe to the philosophy that a woman needs a man who can give her diamonds. But as a teenager, I heard another
phrase “diamonds are forever” which did change how I felt about them. The stability and strength of a diamond is impressive.
By the time I became engaged, I had learned to appreciate the beauty of a diamond. I had decided I liked how they catch the light and sparkle, and how the white of a diamond never clashes with any other color. I liked the idea of a ring with a stone that is strong enough to last forever, as a symbol of a commitment to marriage.
I already knew that my husband typically takes time to deliberate any major decision. Although I was sure we would get married, I was quite surprised when he proposed after we had only been dating for a year-and-a-half. The year 1989 was coming to a close, and he decided that it would be nice if we began the new decade engaged!
Before we went out to dinner on December 30th, he asked me for a piece of yarn - without telling me the reason. After dinner, we took a walk and suddenly he was down on one knee - tying the yarn around my finger and asking me to marry him! His explanation that a real ring would be purchased as soon as he found the right one barely even registered in my thoughts. I didn't need a ring - I said yes.
Years earlier, my aunt and uncle had "given" me a tree on their Vermont property, and marked it with my name. That February we made a trip to Vermont, and I showed my fiancé "my" tree. Suddenly, he was down on one knee again - this time holding out an open box with a diamond ring! The diamond ring inside the box and the little piece of string changed places - and another name was carved onto the tree beside mine!
Diamonds are not a girl's best friend. But, they are very special when you get one from someone who loves you - someone who is and always will be your very best friend!
|I wore my sparkly diamond on my right hand, the day my husband slipped a wedding band on my left ring finger!|
Anjolee offers customers the ability to customize any jewelry designs to the customers’ exact preferences, taste and budget. What I really admire about their website is the tab offering an extensive education (and I do mean extensive!) about diamonds and jewels and how to buy jewelry. I remember my husband teaching me what he learned about the 4 C's of a diamond - but I sincerely doubt he knew everything that can be learned on the Anjolee website.
When a store offers such an extensive education to its customers of what to look for when purchasing jewelry, I feel like you can be quite confident in the quality of products being sold. Anjolee offers a huge variety of styles and types of jewelry. With the ability to customize these jewelry designs by any metal type, any carat size, any diamond or gemstone and size, it seems that anyone looking for high-end jewelry could find something they like here.
Even although most of the items on the Anjolee website are beyond my budget, it is fun to think about how I would customize the different types of jewelry. I found more than a few items I really like,and I especially think all of their gemstone and diamond bracelets are extremely beautiful!
If you are looking for a piece of jewelry to buy, or just want to be a little more knowledgeable about gemstones and how to purchase jewelry, click here and visit Anjolee.com. I think it will be worth your time.
Which piece of jewelry on their website is your favorite?
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In the spirit of full disclosure, this is a sponsored post for which I received some compensation. All opinions expressed, however, are entirely honest and simply my own thoughts.