Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Surprise <3

A very nice boy (I lubs you Mike!) surprised me with this for Valentine's Day! I was not expecting this at all because we had agreed we wouldn't be exchanging any gifts over $20 this year. Well, "someone" didn't follow this rule at all. He picked this out all by himself too!

It's an Avery Remembrance Ring in Aquamarine $75 from James Avery. I've always wanted a piece of jewelry with my birthstone and I like the setting of the stone cause it's kinda modern deco-looking. I looked at it for too long and got kinda scared cause it started looking like a robot eyeball - but it was late at night and I was hallucinating by that point.

James Avery started out in the Texas and they have a stores all over the Lone Star state but not that many elsewhere. Go to their website to see if there is one near you. If you get a chance, definitely stop by and pick out a couple of items - you will NOT regret it!

The Verdict
I really love anything that is from James Avery. The quality of their jewelry is excellent and I truly think it's jewelry that will last more than a lifetime and can be passed down from generation to generation. All the pieces are very well priced and very affordable. I've never had their sterling silver jewelry develop even a speck of rust on it and so I've never had to polish any of it either. The sterling silver does darken a tiny bit but it's just the patina and it adds to it's beauty. They're also very durable and can endure a lot of wear and tear. I've worn their rings all day through workouts, cooking, house chores, etc. and they still look as good as new.