Girl Talk, Life Lessons

Buy Yourself Jewelry

The following is a re-post from February 2016.

Valentine’s Day holds the promise of hearts and flowers. But some of you married gals might have the kind of husband who’s not so good at remembering these things.  And what about the single girls who don’t have a boyfriend at the moment?  Why should they get gypped?

My advice?  Buy yourself jewelry.  It’s even better than going to the day spa.  I’m not suggesting you do anything crazy.  No Colombian emeralds or black Tahitian pearls.  You don’t need to buy the kind of loot you find in the Jewelers’ Building, with the able assistance of some older gentleman in a custom tailored suit and half glasses, who calls you “Miss” and, jeweler’s loupe at the ready, offers you a free appraisal of whatever happens to be hanging from your earlobes or dangling from your wrist that day.

A quick drive to the mall is all it takes to find something sparkly.  Even better, you can sit on your sofa with a glass of Red in one hand and the remote in the other and find some pretty serious bling on the shopping channels.  Or simply go on line to find your new bauble.  Remember, you’re not out to find the Hope Diamond here.  Just a pair of garnet studs.  Or an amethyst ring.

I’ve been buying my own jewelry for a while.  Some women like to travel – I’d rather buy gemstones set in precious metals.  For me, it’s one of the benefits of being a single woman in the twenty-first century.  You see, the jewelry is much more than a mere indulgence.  It’s a symbol.  To empower you.  And to remind you of your worth.  Sure it’s nice when a loved one buys you jewelry.  All I’m saying is that the loved one can be yourself.

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4 thoughts on “Buy Yourself Jewelry

  1. Sheila Reiter says:

    Dear Chris, . I have two drawers crammed full of jewelry – some good, some costume. I wear the same pair of earrings, the same bracelets and the same watch every single day. I used to buy jewelry or been given jewelry as presents. I keep meaning to give a lot of it to “Clare’s Cove” but I just am too lazy to go through it. My daughters, daughters-in-law and granddaughter don’t want any of it. P.S. I’m not buying any more but I do know exactly how you feel cause I felt the same way when I was young like you; couldn’t get enough. However, I do go along with sitting on the sofa with a glass of red. Cheers!


    • Sheila – you are so right – I do tend to wear the same one or two pair of earrings day after day. You have inspired me to “mix it up” and wear some pieces that I haven’t worn in a long time,


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