As a girl, I was obsessed with jewelry. For my fourth birthday, my mom let me get my ears pierced. I was so happy and felt like a big girl. I would finally be able to wear different earrings and that meant the world to me. One thing I love about my mom is that she never lied to me. I asked her if getting my ears pierced would hurt and she told me that it would. This prepared me for the experience and I am very grateful that she cared enough to tell me the truth. When I walked out of the jewelry store with earrings in my ears, I felt like a new person. I can still remember my favorite pair of earrings, they dangled and had lots of colorful circles.
In middle school, I had an extensive earring collection and wore a different pair every day. Even as an adult I get a thrill out of getting a new stylish necklace or pair of earrings. It doesn't have to be an excessively expensive pair, I'm just as happy when I get a pair of $10 earrings as I am when they cost $100.
The most exciting jewelry purchase of my life was when I went shopping for mens jewellery. I visited so many different websites and stores to find the perfect ring for my husband. He doesn't really wear jewelry, but I knew his wedding ring would practically be glued to his finger. It took me weeks to finally decide which ring would be "the ring". It was totally worth it when I put it on his finger while saying our vows. I think my love for jewelry was all to lead me up to that day. The day that I would give and receive the most important jewelry of my life.