Over the past week I have been looking for a ring that I could get for my birthday. My dad had asked me months ago if I would like jewellery or if I would prefer money. I decided that I wanted a ring since it will be my 21st.
I want a nice ring but it has to be really small because my fingers are really tiny. We went to a jewelers that my dad buys from. He had warned the man that my hands were small but he couldn’t believe just how small they were when he saw them. I tried on pretty much every ring but NONE of them suited my hand because of how small my hand is. Everything just looked massive on my fingers, even just little rings with diamonds like this looked wrong:
I was given a ring to try on and it suited my hand! he was trying to save it for the end because it would be a popular ring that is hard to beat. It was only £40 and was sterling silver (no idea about the rest of the details). It had a circle shaped diamond in the middle and was surrounded by little diamonds. The jeweler went on the phone to see if it could be made in my size.
It could….if a new mould was made for that finger size. Creating a new mould could mean a £50 charger to the jeweler on top of the price of the ring. Both the jeweler and my dad decided it wasn’t worth it straight away. =[ They tried to offer me earrings so I showed the man how small my ears were too. “No earrings then” he laughed. Same with a watch. I told him all the links had to be taken out of the watch I was wearing at the time and that I only wear it to go to work. I didn’t want a necklace either because I already have necklaces and I hardly wear them.
Once we left the shop, my dad said “Well, that’s a ring out of the picture, do you just want money?” I told him I didn’t want the money, only a ring. He told me that he didn’t want to go to another jeweler, he would prefer to stay with the one we had just left.
I was so sad the rest of the day. I knew it would be hard to find a ring but I hadn’t thought of how difficult it would be to get a ring in my size. it is a child’s size after all.
I could always get a child’s ring….but I don’t want to get a child’s ring for my 21st birthday. I have children’s rings (not silver or including diamonds) but, to be honest, I want something grown up. I don’t want to be given money because I know that, because I have a twin, he won’t be fair and give us the same amount that he gave our sister for he 21st. His reason would be “But there are 2 of you” meaning he would split it so that we get half the amount he gave our sister each…or less. Just because we are twins doesn’t make it OK to half the amount. It was his idea to buy us jewelry for our 21st birthdays so I don’t want to get a bit of money. Also, I know that any money I would receive would end up being spent on Christmas presents for other people which isn’t fair. It happens every year. I never get to spend my birthday money on myself because of how many people I have to buy for.
On my way home from work on Friday, i went into Karine and Co. I found a ring that was even better than the one we saw in the jewelers. I loved it. I asked the woman what the smallest size they could get was. She asked to see my fingers. Again, I got a shocked reaction. She asked my size and told me that the smallest size they could get would be size I…way too big for me. My fingers are only F 1/2
I stopped by another jewelry shop on my way home…the man was so sleazy! He asked why I wasn’t in school so I said “Because I’m about to turn 21, I don’t go to school”. He apologised but as soon as heard my age he started standing as close as he possibly could and told me how my style was great and he liked it (I had tiny shorts on – with tights of course) and I could see him looking at them. He started asking where I lived and worked (I was still wearing my name tag so he already knew the answer to where I worked) and he kept saying I was a “Lovely wee thing” and telling me stories about how small people are tough and that his mum had 9 kids and she was as small as me. He told me he could give me a special price because I’m “just so lovely” if I ever bought anything and started shaking my hand. Needless to say, I didn’t even get to look at the rings.
I’m heading out with my dad again tomorrow. We still have a couple of weeks left before my birthday so hopefully we can find a ring to suit me by then. I won’t give up!
I’m going to look at rings online to see if I can find anywhere that would do a ring small enough for me (that is close by so I can go to the shop)