Remember when I blogged about how I lost my engagement ring? And then I blogged about how Katr surprised me for my birthday with some new garnets for a new ring? And then the high high price of gold surprised us both and I couldn’t really afford a new ring because of my stupid laptop dying?
Well, a little while later, I received a delightful email from Adrianne of the Turtle Love Committee, who had an extraordinary proposal for me. The kind of proposal that involved me getting a beautiful replacement engagement ring that wouldn’t give me a rash! The kind of proposal I jumped at instantly!
As you know, I don’t generally blog about products, because I like to “keep it real”. Also, because no one wants me to blog about their products on my “I shit-bombed the elderly by accident” blog. But I wanted a new ring and I pretty much instantly fell in love with TLC’s engagement and wedding ring philosophy, not to mention their fun website. Plus, as Adrianne pointed out, after my spitting rage over my Dell, it would be nice to blog about something more …positive. Like pretty rings! That don’t require you to sell a kidney!
Here’s a tidbit from TLC’s website:
“Turtle Love Committee sells unconventional wedding and engagement rings for cool people. The jewelry you select as a public celebration of your relationship sets the tone for the future. The value of the ring should be based on the love and commitment it symbolizes, not the financial expense it represents. A ring from the collection at Turtle Love Committee is priceless - it represents an emotional commitment, not a financial one.”
Sing it, Turtles! You had me at “cool people.” I spent an obscene amount of time poring over all of the lovely rings on TLC’s site, checking out their blog and giggling over their hilarious “A Diamond is Forever” spoof site, “A Diamond is Expensive”.
As a sidenote - I don’t want to crap on people who love the diamonds. Katr’s engagement ring is a diamond with two peridots and it’s lovely. But I wanted garnets for my engagement ring because diamonds just don’t speak to me. Like Anne of Green Gables, I never aspired to own one - possibly because of Anne and possibly because of the line in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, where Ferris suggests that Cameron’s so tense he could make a diamond with his ass and now I associate diamonds with things that have been up Cameron’s ass.
Naturally, I took forever to decide which ring I loved the most and which would fit best with my wedding band. What colour? What setting? Should I go for “The Claw” or stick with my first love, the bezel? The ever-patient Adrianne got into it with me and together we found the perfect ring – the Sebago, avec garnet!
“We put a lot of thought into designing this pouch so that you can put it in your pocket without looking weird.”
Hahahaa! I thought about testing this design by getting Katr to put the pouch in her pocket before presenting me with it, but she wasn’t wearing pants, so there went that. Here, without further ado, is my new ring!
My pudgy Hobbit fingers aside, I think it looks pretty slick. The garnet is a deep, rich red and I kind of can’t stop looking at it. The band is nice and light, plus the whole thing fits perfectly, both on my finger and over my wedding band. And so far, no rash, friends. Score! Basically, the Sebago is awesome and I love it. Thanks, Adrianne and the Turtle Love Committee!!
In other good news this week, I finally got my laptop back from the shop. And it turns out it’s good I got my ring from the Turtle Love Committee, ‘cause I’m going to be eating ramen noodles for the foreseeable future in order to pay for that new motherboard. Mmm…noodles!
Anyway – if you’re getting ready to pop the question – if the question’s been poppped and you want to commemorate it – if you think question popping is meaningless but would still like to sport some relationship or non-relationship bling – basically, if you’re at all in the market for some cool, meaningful jewelry that doesn’t break the bank, check out the fine selection at Turtle Love Committee. And tell ‘em Hobbit Fingers sent you! I can’t guarantee that’ll get you special treatment, but uh…it would be funny.