BackGround Info: For years (possibly forever, in fact), I've claimed to dislike gold. Almost all of my jewelry has been silver and I felt kind of sad about even wearing necklaces with thin gold chains. In my senior year of high school I discovered white gold and got excited about it, so I had to narrow my claim to not liking yellow gold.
My "class ring" for high school was not traditional. My parents told me to pick out any kind of ring I liked and they would buy it for me. I chose a pretty fairy-ish ring with a white gold band and a flower made of diamonds with an emerald center. The only thing that clouded my joy about this choice was the fact that there was a tiny yellow gold twist underneath the flower (presumably the vine the flower grew on). It took me several weeks after I got it to wear this ring for the first time, all because of that gold vine.
I know, I know. I am slightly too obsessive about things sometimes, but I just really didn't like it.
When it came time for me to get my college ring, I knew I was going to get a traditional ring since I hadn't gotten one in high school. I'd also decided, way back when I got my high school ring, that I wanted a silver or white gold college ring. Of course.
However, when it came down to the actual moment of buying the ring, I caved at the advice of a friend and bought yellow gold for really only one reason: it looks more professional. This is a very logical reason, but I have no clue why, after years and years of defiance against yellow gold, I made one of the biggest purchases I've ever made in yellow gold.
So now, we come to today. I've been wearing my ring every day I possibly could since I bought it. No weeks waiting to wear this one because I feel truly proud of the accomplishment it represents (after all, I've persevered through this thing called secondary education for almost five and a half years) . . . and because I spent so much money on the ridiculous thing!
Today I happened to glance down at my right hand in the golden midmorning light and I suddenly realized something. Yellow gold actually looks really good with my skin tone. And even more shocking:
Yellow gold is beautiful.
Did you catch that? I like yellow gold.
Confession: I've been lying all these years.
I'm sorry to have deceived you all for so long.
Little tid-bit of information: "Golden" has always been one of my favorite words. It's just taken me a long time to discover that I actually love what it's derived from as well.
1 year ago