Tuesday, July 19, 2011

One Ring To Fool Them All


I just found out that the second diamond ring of the three very lovely "engagement" rings that I bought for Jayne during our time together was a fake. The diamond in it wasn't even real.

The thing was completely worthless. I apparently got ripped-off and I gave it to the woman I loved, who likewise got ripped-off -- in more ways than one, I suddenly feel like.

That's just perfect.

18 comments:

Amy said...

You bought THREE rings during your engagement?

Color me confused.

Chez said...

Go back through the archives. I promised that I was done rehashing and I am.

Manny & Kristine said...

Delicious irony. I guess you could call it cubic zerconi-yum!

Chez said...

It's not ironic to me; it's just freaking sad. It makes me feel like an idiot and like I inadvertently had the original sin in our marriage -- but more than that, I don't ever want her thinking that I didn't love her more than anything.

It just says everything you need to know about the whole disaster of a relationship, though, I guess.

Amy said...

Well my heart aches for you man :( I wasn't mocking at all.

:(

The Bacon said...

You got ripped by an unscrupulous seller.

It's no reflection on You, Jayne, what you had together and what you have lost.

...although it probably feels that way.

Chez said...

Three out of four of the above.

gsmith said...

Since you just discovered this, if the business you purchased the ring from is still in business, you could try filing a civil suit, but it seems criminal, so that avenue could also be pursued in the place where you bought it. Good Luck Chez, it sucks and it's sad.

Anonymous said...

Not your fault. If you are looking for symbolism, she's the one who lost the first one through carelessness. Also, she knows that you loved her more than anything. Sorry this happened. Sucks.

Chez said...

I get the symbolism comment and you're right that that's the kind of thing Kate Beckinsale would've run terrified from in Serendipity. But Jayne losing that first ring was a complete accident and I never regarded it as anything else. Believe me, she was a heartbroken wreck when it happened.

Alanna said...

You're analyzing the validity of your entire marriage because someone ripped you off? Love you, but this is a reach.

Eric said...

I'm just going to join the chorus: the fact that some seller cheated you says nothing, symbolically or otherwise, about you, Jayne, or the relationship. I grok the impulse to think it does--if life were a movie, sure, it would be some kind of ironic symbolic twist (also, some pretty ham-fisted writing, frankly). But this ain't the movies: either some cheating jackass knowingly lied to you about the ring or some incompetent jackass unknowingly misrepresented the item and thereby failed to hold up their end of the sales contract. You know who this development says something about? Whoever sold you the ring, that's who. Unless you've had some kind of alternate career as a jeweler or mineralogist you've been keeping to yourself--and there isn't, now, is there?

Chin up, man. If the seller is still in business, see if they'll make good on it, and if they won't, like someone else already said, consider whether it's worth your while to file a civil suit or police report. And if they aren't around or it isn't worth the legal action: still not a reflection on you. You and Jayne are the victims here, and blaming yourself for the seller's malfeasance or incompetence is just dumb--understandably dumb, but still dumb--hardly a quality I'd ascribe to you. 'Nuff said?

kanye said...

Jesus, I can't describe how fucking terrible I feel for you right now.

Not so much because of the ring or it's symbolic value, but because I'm pretty sure that all of the alternate explanations as to how this could be that are running through my head right now, are running through yours as well.

You didn't deserve this.

Suzy said...

oh c'mon chez. it could have been made of jello and meant the same thing to both of you. this revelation is nothing but another piece of great writing provided by life for you to chuckle at.
i've never known you to let something so material and constructed get to you.
you, the person who rarely, if ever, accepts and caves to socially fabricated meaning... nope. not buying it. maybe that's precisely why you brought it up.

Chez said...

I've already stated why it was important to me.

Suzy said...

maybe i missed something.

K. said...

1. Do some research before you buy a valuable piece of jewelry. I spent weeks researching diamonds and meeting with jewelers before I bought my now-wife her ring. if the deal seems to good to be true, then it is. 2. Go to a reputable jeweler, and 3. Get a certificate.
Shame on the 'jeweler' for selling it to you. Shame on you for letting them.

The Bacon said...

@Eric

I wish I could have said it that well.