This is why I love social media. I’ve been clipping pictures of my dream wedding band. I decided I wanted something that was rose gold with diamonds. I looked at jewelers in San Francisco, New York. They had some things that I really liked, but way more expensive than what I wanted to pay. I got on Yelp and searched for a jeweler who could create something from all the magazine pictures I’d ripped apart.
I had my heart set on a rose gold wedding band from a designer who sells at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. The local jeweler took one look and said, “No problem. I’ll charge you this amount.”
I laughed, “You know Neiman Marcus is charging 3 times that price.”
He asked with a straight face, “For how many bands?”
“One? Unbelievable. I’ll have it ready for you in three weeks. Exactly the way you want it.”
And he did.
Now if only I could find a seamstress who can make me exactly what I want from the stack of magazine rip-outs that I collect. That would be a dream.