It's that time of the year, when Spring is juuuuuust around the corner. You can almost feel it. In fact, before today's snowfall (whaaaat? what?), you could even see it in the little shoots popping their green heads up out of the ground. I love this time of year, surprise snow aside, for its feeling of renewal. I love breaking open a brand new box of heavy duty trash bags and cleaning out the closets. The sense of accomplishment once the filled bags are dropped off at the recycling center and the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie and the Salvation Army is amazing. The additional room for more, say, ohhhh, I don't know, shoes, makes me equally happy.
Doesn't mean I didn't love all the sweaters and blouses and shoes in the bags I packed, it just means that I need a change. If I've outgrown it, no use hanging on to it. If my tastes have changed since I purchased it, might as well give someone else a chance to love it. If my budget has grown since I first acquired it, it's not a bad thing to upgrade.
We upgrade our look every season. A new blouse here, sweet strappy sandals there. Tiny hoop earrings that go with everything, a pair of sparkly chandeliers that match only one dress, albeit perfectly. A warm fuzzy hat in that winter's hottest color, a pashmina that matches nothing but we have, to, have.
Why not consider upgrading our most favorite 'accessory'? The one we wear day in, day out. The one I KNOW you don't take off when you do dishes, shower, garden, work out... even though you say you do. The one the second finger on your left hand looks naked without. The options to do so are endless...
Stacks are, and always will be, hot Hot HOT. Adding a band, or two, will change up your look. Diamonds are always a good choice - half way around, eternity, or a pattern set into a design. Another idea, selecting a colored stone band. Sapphires all the way around would play off your center diamond perfectly. Or Rubies!
Resetting your diamond is an obvious choice if you're looking for a big change in your look. A halo will not only add additional sparkle, but it can also be used to change the shape of your stone -a cushion halo will square off your round diamond. Another consideration -a 3-stone look. A diamond on either side? Or two sapphires flanking your diamond?
Upgrading your very diamond itself is also possible. Perhaps you've always dreamed of an oval? Maybe you feel less like the 'princess' you did when you got engaged and are now more emerald-y? With your present diamond as consideration, a newer, dare I say it... larger stone may not be as out of reach as it once was.
Thankfully, Zimmer Brothers Jewelry is of the same mindset. To help if the hub needs a little nudge; from March 23rd til the 1st of April, we're having special savings on all in-stock diamonds and in-stock settings as well as all in-stock diamond wedding bands. It's such perfect timing, IRS tax refund checks could be arriving any day now!