Before I cruised I was happy with silver earrings and other jewellery. I liked silver, it looked good, and it was affordable. I didn't feel the need for anything flashy or sparkly. No, it just wasn't me. Well cruising has changed that!
I didn't feel the need to go nuts and buy jewellery in January when I went to the Western Caribbean, I didn't have the money to really spend, so I bought the gold by the inch instead and realized that wasn't such a bargain.
My september cruise changed everything, oh ya, my tastes have changed. Silver will not do anymore, no, diamonds and other gemstones are preferrable. :evil: Something took over in my and my need for diamonds has kicked in big time. I bought a very nice ring on the ship for $500 (a very nice sparkly ring). Once I got home it didn't stop there, no, it got worse.....I have since bought another diamond ring--a Canadian diamond (Polar Ice)-- and it is simply stunning, small (.20 carat) but the setting is amazing and the sparkle is out of this world! Two weeks later the temptation took me again when I thought the small .20 carat single stud I bought for my single hole (earring) was a wee small and wanted something closer to a half carat. Bigger meant another Canadian diamond stud earring, this time a .31 carat--it's fabulous and I love it. Now my bank account isn't crying and the credit card is not worrying, so I went shopping today and just happened to see a stunning pair of princess cut Canadian diamond earrings (.24 carat) --I l love em! I had plenty of choice to buy, since the mall had around 10 jewellery stores (and it is a fair size mall). I wanted to look, but I didn't think I'd buy.....I did.....
Needless to say my "rainy day" money I set aside has a little less money in it now, er well, it will when the credit card is paid off. I suppose it is good that I don't like to wear necklaces because I would be going after a diamond pendant next...hmm, maybe that is what I will look for while on the ship in February.....uhm, maybe.......
I really need to win me the lottery because I really need to get me more Canadian diamonds...alas, if I didn't step into the jewellery store onboard and say yes to some gems, I wouldn't be confessing I am a newfound jewellery addict!!!!!!!
Maybe I'll take up that one stores offer of financing......NOOOOOOOOOO
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