The journey of Shane Eubanks and Crystal Alred
Whew…what a ring!!! She had picked the style out a few months back and was sized at 5 3/4, so I went ahead and bought that exact ring in that exact size. Sounds like a safe move, right? Well…it may not be. Lately she has been saying that she believes she is a 6. Ugh…and I already got the ring! There isn’t a big difference between 5 3/4 and a 6 so I am going to wait until I give it to her for her to decide whether or not to change the size. May be a bad move, but I don’t want to risk getting it scratched or messed up before she even sees it! I’m sure she’ll shove it on to get it to fit anyway. HA
The diamond is beautiful. I could have gotten a larger diamond with less clarity, but everyone has one of those. I ended up getting her the clearest, most perfect diamond I could find in the size I could afford. I’m happy with the decision as this thing shoots out all kinds of fire. I hope she feels the same! For anyone looking to buy diamonds, I have to tout bluenile.com. Their prices and service can’t be beat. I looked around at many different stores and even checked with vendors at America’s Mart in Georgia. Nobody could match Blue Nile’s prices! So I was able to get a better diamond for the same price as a smaller/less quality one anywhere else.
The ring came from Jared’s. It’s a very unique style with channel set diamonds on the side. I can’t wait to see this baby on her finger!
Some things fell into place over the past month to make all of this possible. First, I was able to double the limit on one of my credit cards. I was then able to un-secure another credit card to release $500 extra. Next, I had asked for just money for Christmas, so I asked my mom & mamaw for my “present” early so I could put it towards the ring. Then, out of the blue, my papaw sold my old Honda which gave me an extra $1000 and meant I didn’t have to use any of my credit cards!
Ever since buying the ring 2 weeks ago, I have looked at it every day. It’ll soon be on her finger 3 hours away where I will only get to see it on the weekends, so I want to look at it while I can! Hopefully by next year I’ll have the rest of my life to see it everyday.