When me and my husband first decided to marry, we had nothing. No money, no home, nothing….well, except a Polaroid camera given to us. I don’t know what we were thinking but thanks to some family members, we were able to pull it off.
My Aunt took me to a pawn shop where we bought my wedding ring for $40 bucks. My SIL’s wore prom dresses and I borrowed a family member’s wedding dress. Hardly ideal, of course, but it was what it was. I loved that ring for obvious reasons so you can imagine how saddened I was when I lost it in the Canadian River a few years into our marriage. And because we still didn’t have much at the time, we replaced it with another cheap no-fitting ring. It became to where I couldn’t even wear it on my finger since it wasn’t sized for me in the first place.
A few more years after that, my husband broke out the big bucks (just under a $100 at Walmart) and bought me the ring I’ve worn forever……until our 20th Anniversary that is, when he presented me with a new one at our Anniversary dinner.
Now keep in mind, I’m not big on fancy stuff but this was beautiful. My heart melted as he put it on me and it was like getting married all over again. It just brought back all the memories of how hard we’ve fought to keep our marriage full of love through all the ups and downs. I can’t imagine any other anniversary being as wonderful as this 20th Anniversary was. We are blessed….I am blessed.
The ring, just like our previous ring, came from Walmart. It’s called Keepsake Melody. It’s a beautiful ring with 5/8 carat diamond and 14k white gold. I love that it’s white gold since I almost only wear silver anymore. It will blend it perfectly now with my other pieces, only more beautiful. It has a princess-cut centerpiece which is stunning in person. Pictures cannot do it justice at all. It’s also certified by Keepsake which is cool. I’ve never had such a fine piece of jewelry that was certified. I’ll be honest here you guys. I shop at Walmart (we have always shopped at Walmart) because of the affordability. I see the jewelry but never considered them having finer pieces like this. There have been times when we’d walk in a mall and I’d see those super fancy, overpriced jewelry stores knowing that I could never pay $2 or $4000 for a ring. It’s a huge comfort to me to know that we don’t have to go to those stores and pay crazy prices to get such high quality jewelry.
So while I’ve always been proud and thankful for all the rings I’ve had through our 20 years, I gotta say, this will forever be a Keepsake in my heart.
Mr. and Mrs. Falcon
Disclosure: I am an official Walmart Mom. Walmart has provided me with compensation in return for my time & efforts to create this post. Opinions are my own, always.