Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Mystery Jewelry Hint Dropped

Operation Top Secret is going as planned. I talked to David this morning, who is back in New Haven, CT to wrap out Indiana Jones 4. He was still in bed, which is a luxury for him because he's had to get up at 4am or so and talk to about 4 people at once all day. So I took the groggy opportunity to ask him if he'd gotten me any big pieces of jewelry. Oh, you need a background. You see, I want my ring designed, and through my friend Kelly Bear Mista, I have found a jewelry designer on the lower east side that looks like they can make all kinds of neat things. So here's how I did it:

Me: "David...?"
David: "Yes Katie James..."
Me: "What would you say is the biggest piece of jewelry you have ever gotten for me."
David: "Well...(sound of him rolling over) that's a loaded question."
Me: "Right. Would you say it was the silver bracelet from Tiffany's 3 Christmases ago? Or the bribe earrings from New Haven? Or would you say you have something but you haven't bought it yet."
David: "That's a big question, Katie James."
Me: "I know. Well, I'm just asking because I would say that for my next piece of jewelry, I would want it to be designed. I think that would be really fun. And I have found just the designer, on the lower east side. So, before you every get anything else, like earrings or something, I would say, that I would say, let's go to downtown and have some fun."
David: "Ok, well that's fair enough. Good to know. Very good to know."

Now. The last time I dropped a hint about a ring (I was already engaged with no ring...a silly college experiment) I declared in a parking lot after looking at a jewelry counter that I hated gold and diamonds. The guy nearly fell over. I later found out that is exactly what he had bought for me from an estate sale. Oops. Now that I've matured, that statement is no longer true. Especially now that there is a designer in the realm of possibilities.

12 comments:

Melissa said...

You are HILARIOUS! I really hope your man is better at taking hints than mine!

Mista said...

I really hope so, too! It occurred to me on my jog that he might think I meant common everyday jewelry. Oh dear.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kot, the designer is in the City -downtown les ish... loveeeeeee and good hints! :)

heart, kbear

Mista said...

Oh yeah. I don't know why I keep pegging them for Brooklyn. Will change right now.

Danielle said...

I hope David didn't think you meant everyday jewelry either. lol. But from your posts he seems like a bright guy. :)

Mista said...

Goodness. Maybe I'll drop another hint. :)

New Mom Mista said...

Katie girl, I told you when you were here for dinner as did Eric, and I will tell you again...women need to be MOST specific with men about almost EVERYTHING particularly jewelry and engagement rings etc. I would drop another hint or you might find yourself with another neat necklace! love you, Courtney

godmommista said...

Katie dear,

As you hint away, please remember to remind the hintee that an engagement ring lasts a lifetime... unlike a CAR that only lasts 10 years or so! (And be sure to promise that the giver will get a LOT more mileage out of the ring).

So which should cost more???

Mista said...

I will let him know! Although a down payment on a house would be nice. That's the influence from Godfather Mista. Apparently, his wife didn't even NEED a ring, and instead got a house. David has hinted to some kind of savings...but I'm a girl of action, so I'll believe it when I see it.

godmommista said...

Whaaaaat? Down payment on a house??? That is a GUY's way of thinking. No way... go for the BLING!

Houses will come and go... you will figure out the downpayment thing together. But a ring is symbolic and forever.

Anonymous said...

I agree with New Mom Mista...You really can't waste time and energy dropping hints; you need to be exact. And, even if you are completely specific, leave room in your imagination for him to make his own choice which he is certain to do in the end. You're on the right track,however, if you can convince him that the ring should come from nowhere other than the specified designer. That worked for me. The rings I showed were not exactly like the ring I got. But, the ring I got was spectacular and way more expensive and beautiful than those and from the right store.

Mista said...

Interesting. Thanks for your experience! I can be more specific. The final day, however, is approaching, meaning, I may have to get pretty exact because it's about to all come out in the open...