Stuff I Like: Wearing My Kids Around My Neck

I went to dinner with a friend the other night and couldn’t help but notice the new enormous diamond ring on her finger.


Wow that’s beautiful!” I said. “Truly.”


A rock of monumental size, the diamond sparkled like a thousand very expensive stars that cost a lot of very expensive money.


She blushed a little, and said, “It’s from my husband for our 15th wedding anniversary. He said to get whatever I wanted and I chose a ring.”


Another friend, the one who asks anything even if it’s inappropriate (this time it wasn’t me), then said, “How many carats is that thing?”


Turns out it was almost six carats and so I, the one who also asks anything even if it’s inappropriate, asked, “Holy mackerel! How much WAS it?”


That question went unanswered. Turns out one of us has some class.


Meanwhile, after dinner, I rushed home and confronted my husband: “Can I have a six-carat diamond ring for our 15th wedding anniversary?”


And HE said, “I’m going to get you something from the heart. I hope it’s OK with you if it’s not a six-carat diamond ring.”


Then it was my turn to blush. His answer is why I married him. On our wedding day he gave me a journal with an inscription that read, “Every year on our anniversary, I will write in here why I’m glad I married you.”


So fine.


No diamond for our 15th anniversary.


But I think I found something that I want for Mother’s Day.


Something a little like this:




Or perhaps this:




Or maybe if I were really good this year, THIS:




But without the photos. I’d substitute six-carat diamonds instead.


Just a little superficial humor.


I might also ask my husband for this:




…But instead of the kids’ names I’d have inscribed on each charm: No. Diamond. Ring.


Just throwing some more Real Housewives humor your way.


Anyway, all of this is from HollyMarie Jewelry and every piece is handmade and a keepsake.


And way better than a diamond ring.


If you think so too, and want to put something from the site on your Mother’s Day gift list, shipping will be free until May 1 if you mention “San Diego Momma.


If you do order something, come back here and tell me what it was and how much it cost.


Just a little inappropriate person humor.


8 Responses to “Stuff I Like: Wearing My Kids Around My Neck”

  1. You are SO funny. I would prefer that jewelry to diamonds, too. Truly.

  2. It’s hard to lift your wine glass with a rock that size on your finger. Just sayin’.

  3. Stacey Ross says:

    Beautiful jewelry and very personalized. Love it!

  4. Funny! But you’ve got to plant the seed early. Maybe by your 20th?

    For my 20th (a long time ago) I got a 1.5 karat which seems huge to me, but it must be tiny in comparison to what your friend got. And our tax refund that year paid for it…that’s the only reason I got it!!!!

    And I still wear all the little beady things my kids made in school.

  5. kate says:

    This thing where the Rock buys you something from the heart instead of a six-carat diamond? Meh. Whatevs.

    He really is perfect, isn’t he? He’ll probably buy you the bracelet and have “NO. DIAMOND. FOR. YOU.” Engraved on it. And you’ll swoon and laugh every time you see it.

    But still. Really no six-carat diamond?

  6. I love those necklaces. I live in the land of 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 carat diamonds and you know what? They don’t make for a happier woman or a happier marriage. It sounds to me like your husband is a diamond himself. The journal idea is one of the nicest, sweetest things I’ve ever heard and I can guarantee you it’s something that would never enter my husbands brain in a zillion years!
    : )

  7. Mama Mary says:

    I am really wanting something like this for Mother’s Day too! Who needs massive, gorgeous bling bling???

  8. Kerry says:

    Hey Deb,
    It’s been a while since I’ve taken a peek at your site. Wow, Kev is romantic, not surprised! About the big diamond, everyone should see the movie “Blood Diamond” and no one would want such a thing!

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