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    Planning my next big purchase next week!

    SWMBO lost her diamond a couple of years ago, so I'm replacing it with a better one for our anniversary coming up.

    Audio quality: Zip
    WAF: Near infinity

    Jon

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    What a good guy you are.

    Dont use her new rock to play your "Forever" records.

    -JRA

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRA
    Dont use her new rock to play your "Forever" records.
    i do wonder how that would sound...
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    Through subterfuge I managed to put the last piece of the puzzle into place -- her ring size.

    It's a rainy day here, and since a guy needs something to do, I offered to sonic-clean jewelry. Said I had a piece I wanted to clean, so may as well do hers, if she wanted. That worked.

    Placed her wedding band onto a rubber stopper from my beer-making stuff and traced around it with a sharpie.

    Always thinking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tin ear
    SWMBO lost her diamond a couple of years ago, so I'm replacing it with a better one for our anniversary coming up.

    Audio quality: Zip
    WAF: Near infinity

    Jon
    Good man. I went through this a few years back also. That rock means everything to them. You'll have a better chance of upgrading your stereo equipment next time. But don't wait too long. In a few months that rock will be old news and she'll be looking for something else.

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    A happy wife is a happy life!

    I've never understood the appeal of diamonds, but I do understand that the only things I've ever bought my wife that weren't returned/exchanged invariably were jewelry. Tiffany & Co. isn't a woman's best friend...it's her husband's .

    Mike's got it right, too. After her new rock, she'll be considerably more open to your next toy. I'm focusing on a Jaeger LeCoultre right now and honestly, all she had to do was look at her upgraded 2.5 carat ring and say, "Go for it!"

    Upgrading her ring is upgrading your life. Truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topspeed
    A happy wife is a happy life!

    I've never understood the appeal of diamonds, but I do understand that the only things I've ever bought my wife that weren't returned/exchanged invariably were jewelry. Tiffany & Co. isn't a woman's best friend...it's her husband's .
    My brother used to buy his wife "useful" gifts - TV's, nice appliances, etc, until one year he finally bought her some jewelry. For once she was actually excited and happy about her gift. My brother in law's response summed it up perfectly:
    So you finally decided to get her something practical, eh?

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    It's stories like this that make me keep paying my annual premium on my jewelry rider. Without an insurance check, I know it would take me years to get around to replacing my wife's diamonds. I'm sooooooo lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topspeed
    A happy wife is a happy life!

    I've never understood the appeal of diamonds, but I do understand that the only things I've ever bought my wife that weren't returned/exchanged invariably were jewelry. Tiffany & Co. isn't a woman's best friend...it's her husband's .

    Mike's got it right, too. After her new rock, she'll be considerably more open to your next toy. I'm focusing on a Jaeger LeCoultre right now and honestly, all she had to do was look at her upgraded 2.5 carat ring and say, "Go for it!"

    Upgrading her ring is upgrading your life. Truth.

    Very nice watch topspeed I am impressed. I agree the ladies love the gifts in the Tiffany blue box even before they open it. I have my eyes on a ss Patek Phillipe.
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    Nice move Jon. I can speak from personal experience, losing your diamond is like losing your best friend. It's just a ring, but you mourn it.

    I lost mine a few years ago. It was insured and we replaced it but it just isn't the same...and it never will be. To this day I'm sick over the loss of the original. We women are such a sentimental bunch of saps.

    I'm sure that your wife will love the replacement. Especially if she's not expecting it. You're a good man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMichael
    Very nice watch topspeed I am impressed. I agree the ladies love the gifts in the Tiffany blue box even before they open it. I have my eyes on a ss Patek Phillipe.
    Can't go wrong with Patek Phillipe, which one ya eyeballin'? Beautiful watches and movement. My friend is trying to talk me into an IWC and I'm also looking into Vacheron Constantin or the 'ol standby, a Rolex Daytona



    Sorry for the thread-jack. I'll stop talking watches now.

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    Topspeed no prob about threadjack -- Nice watch!

    Wow, thanks y'all. I must admit I don't "get" diamonds either. I get it about jewelry, but something so small and so expensive... Autumn, I get the sentimentality part, and it's a beautiful stone and all, but.. hmmm...
    They do make fine styli, abrasives, drill bits

    Ah well; I know she wants it so, hey.
    A happy wife is a happy life!
    The corollary of course is: "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." But now isn't the right time to go there..

    So you finally decided to get her something practical, eh?
    LOL My friend at work said she'd probably get a weed eater or something.
    me: Sooo.. getting to retire the sling blade is a bad thing?

    GM, keep this quiet, but I had considered the possibility that there might be perks. Not my motivation of course (harumph), but won't throw away any equity which may ensue as a result of this.

    OK. Cool; this is going to work -- ring'll be done late this week, anniversary next weekend following (next to halloween -- tell me I got no sense of humor).

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    Oh yeah, Slump, this'n will get insured, and I'm having it put in a mount the jeweler called "bulletproof."

    I don't know what the Emily Post on this insurance thing is, though. I wonder if making her insure it might be considered a major faux pas?

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