MrB and I celebrated our 17th anniversary on Sunday with a low-key local dinner. I wore a t-shirt and denim shorts rather than the Gareth Pugh outfit I wore for our previous two anniversaries.
Another thing I wasn’t wearing was my chunky wedding band.
Why? Because I lost my own damn ring! I always give advice to customers about how to cope with AWOL jewelry — this week’s video is about how annoyed I was to have to take my own advice.
While I still haven’t found my ring (and don’t believe I will), an unrelated household organization project did uncover this first-ever, wedding-day photo of the ring from July 22, 2001. Aw!
I count my engagement ring and wedding band as the first serious jewelry I ever designed, even though I’d dabbled in a couple of unsatisfactory redesigns earlier. I was working at an investment bank when MrB and I got married, and I always say those rings led to my next career. In other words, this wedding band had extra significance. What do you think? Should I remake it just as it was or do something entirely new? I’m leaning toward the latter but I’d like it to still “speak to” my engagement ring like this one did. That creates more of a challenge, but it’s one I probably won’t have to worry about for quite a long time. Customers’ jobs always take precedent over anything I might want to do for myself!
Anyway, if you want to see more photos from my wedding, here’s a whole video devoted to my GIGANTIC wedding album.