Are Diamonds Really A Girls Best Friend?

Diamonds take years to form, have to be polished and cut by a professional, and can last forever. Considered one of the toughest natural gemstones, they come in different shapes, sizes and levels of perfection. They cost a lot, but are worth it. If you lose them, it will be upsetting, and they though are replaceable – there are no two clones of the same diamond. Sounds like a best friend to me…..

A few months ago I was vacationing with a good friend, and we found ourselves perusing the cheap jewelry at Forever21. If you’re wanting some cheap jewelry that’s still stylish and also has some practical uses too, these silicone rings could be a great idea, anyway I asked her opinion on a few pairs of earrings and she pointed out that she only wears the diamond studs her Mr gave her years ago. I find myself doing that with pearl earrings – they are my classic staple, an easy choice when I can’t seem to make up my mind or when I don’t have the perfect earring.

Shortly after that vacation, I received an email from Anjolee about reviewing an item from their online store. Honestly, how could I refuse diamond jewelry?

I first considered a pair of diamond hoop earrings, but they don’t really seem to be my style. Instead, I chose a pair of (big surprise, right?) diamond studs. Normally I would have opted for a four or six prong, but I find that this three-prong setting is starting to grow on me.

If you’ve ever owned precious jewelry and costume jewelry, you know the difference between the two is huge. Precious jewelry feels solid; costume jewelry (unless it’s of great quality for what it is) tends to feel flimsy or fragile. A real diamond tennis bracelet will last a lifetime (or two) but those elasticized Forever21 bracelets? Maybe a day (or two.)

Do you know what the traditional Wedding Anniversary gifts are?

1 – Paper
2 – Cotton
3 – Leather (oh, kinky)
4 – Fruit or Flowers
5 – Wood
6 – Candy or Iron
7 – Wool or Copper
8 – Bronze
9 – Pottery
10 – Tin or Aluminum (modern lists say diamonds…..)
11 – Steel
12 – Silk
13 – Lace
14 – Ivory
15 – Crystal
20 – China (not the country)
25 – Silver
30 – Pearl
35 – Coral
40 – Ruby
45 – Sapphire (my birthstone)
50 – Gold
55 – Emerald
60 – Diamond (heck, if you’ve made it to 60 years, you deserve two diamonds!)
65 – Blue Sapphire
70 – Platinum
75 – Diamonds (notice the plural…..)

The Mr and I have been married for 10+ years, and I’m ready for him to start investing in the classic pieces that will one day go to the daughters I never had my sons, and to their daughters…….

*Thank you again to for sponsoring my post. I was not compensated for this post; I was provided a sample for review but the content is all my own.


  1. i love my anjolee bracelet! it's soo pretty! 🙂 and haha we just passed our 3 year anniversary, i gave my husband a belt, you know, to wear!!!

  2. Nnenna says:

    I agree- diamond studs are a classic! 🙂

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