Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Shiny, Shiny Christmas

I know some of you longtime blog readers have probably been chomping at the bit to discover what My Man got me for Christmas. OK, so maybe not. Maybe I'm the only one who has slowly been going insane with his constant teasing hints and flat out lies ("Gee, I hope your gift will be able to fit through our front door"). As you regulars are well aware, My Man is a most excellent gift giver. How excellent? He needs no prompting. No constant subtle (and not so subtle) hints on what my little heart desires. No need for me to make out a list. He does it all on his own, and he has yet, in our almost 11 years together, get me a dud gift. The guy is that good.

This year's gift was late. Namely because he ordered it from New York and I went home for the holidays. Well, said gift arrived yesterday afternoon. What we have here is a tanzanite and diamond ring. AKA The Nicest Piece Of Jewelry I'm Likely Ever To Own. Ever. What I particularly love about it is the way the tanzanite catches the light. Sometimes it looks purple, other times blue, it's not a "flat" gemstone by any stretch of the imagination.

Plus it's sooooo pretty! Flash some shiny in my face and I'm as helpless as the next girl.

So there it is folks. Christmas at the Bat Cave. I don't wear a ton of jewelry, but I'm currently toying with the idea of having this bad boy permanently attached to my finger.

24 comments:

Kati said...

Wow! Purty! Nice job Wendy's Man! Great, great gift!

Glad to hear that your Christmas was lovely.

Liza said...

Your ring is beautiful!

Shari Anton said...

He done good, Wendy :). My dh learned early that his wife liked sparkly things in little boxes. In over thirty years, nary a dud here either. Any man on a first name basis with a jeweler is worth keeping :).

Rhonda Stapleton said...

GORGEOUS--Tanzanite is my fav stone. CONGRATS on the faboo present!! What a great guy!

mdvelazquez said...

Beautiful!

Perhaps, he can find a market for his gift giving skills.

azteclady said...

Well, wow and yowza!!!

Huge congrats, and oh boy! Your Man is indeed a champion gift giver.

I'm still blinded by the shine on that purty ring of yours!

Lori said...

Oooohh! Super purty!! Me likey. He is an excellent gift giver, indeed. OK, I'll be the one to say it, since nobody else will. hehe. Suppose he's warming you up for the real deal?

Wendy said...

Lori: Um, no. LOL

MD: I tell him he should offer classes to other men, but My Man insists that buying your woman gifts "isn't that hard." I think he's just got a knack for it - given he has a mother and 3 sisters.

Everyone Else: Last year's Christmas gift was my Sony Reader, which I lurve. The ring is prettier though :-)

Nicole said...

ooooh....pretty!

seton said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful saturation of colour in the stone.

Happy New Year, SuperLibrarian.

C2 said...

Oooh shiny & sparkly! Very nice!

Kwana said...

Ohhh that is pretty. He is gooood! Have a Happy New Year!

Nikki said...

It appears he did a most awesome job. I love tanzanites. They are my most favorite little pretties.

Barbara said...

It's beautiful, Wendy!! I got lucky too this year because my hubby also got me some bling ;)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ring can't wait to see what the engagement ring looks like.

sybil said...

LOLOLOL that anon was not me which you knew cuz I sooooooooo would sign my name *eg*

tis purdy

What you get him, other than germs lol the gift that keeps on giving ;)

Amy said...

Ohhh, I'm blinded by the sparklies! Very gorgeous, and I wish I knew how to say just how dang-gummed purty it is like Seton did... ;-)

Kristie (J) said...

Ooooohhhh - very, very purdy!! He does have a gift for gifts doesn't he?

Wendy said...

I know! All I can think is "shiny, shiny, pretty shiny" and Seton whips out "beautiful saturation of color." LOL

Sybil: Yes, you would sign your name....cuz that's how you roll.

I ignore trolls, cuz that's how I roll.

His Christmas present was a BluRay player. We got an excellent deal on it too - although word of advice to anyone thinking of upgrading. Yeah, the cables to hook up the stupid thing up? Almost as much as the actual BluRay player. Seriously.

Leslie said...

Gorgeous ring Wendy. Love that shade of blue.

I will admit I'm a bit jealous. I have to give my man a list. He will get everything on the list but still...he needs a list. lol

Marg said...

I love tanzanite. It's such a lovely colour and does appear to change with the light.

Holly said...

It's gorgeous! And I was kind of chomping at the bit to see what he'd get you. Do you think he could give MM lessons? I'm always so jealous of the stuff he buys you.

Karen Scott said...

Oooh that's so pretty!

Skhye said...

OMG! I've wanted a big honking tanzanite for a decade. TREASURE IT! ;) It's beautiful. Skhye