The Robinator and I were watching the very first episode of Sherlock when Sherlock Holmes gave his assessment of a dead woman's marriage based on her wedding ring. Basically he said that it hasn't been cleaned properly in a while so her marriage was quite obviously dead and that she obviously took her ring off often because the inside was all shiny.
Guiltily...I got up and looked over my wedding jewelry thinking...hmmmmm...when's the last time I took these in for a polish?
I didn't feel like making the trek all the way to the city to have them done by the jeweler they were purchased from do it for free so I hit up a close mall to find a jeweler to do them. That proved to not be easy to do. The majority of the good jewelry stores had closed up shop and the one large chain jewelry store only had someone who came in twice a week. I considered returning but then I realized that the jeweler would be in the back where I couldn't see him/her while they had my ring.
I watched a 20/20 episode about that once that made me know to never do that.
So I kept searching and found a little store waaaaaaaaay in the back that did jewelry repairs and the jeweler's workstation was where you could watch him. The name of the place was something basic as heck like...Quick Jewelry Repair. LOL! JOY!
He quoted me a price of $50 to polish them and I negotiated him down to $40. When he quickly agreed...I got mad at myself. I could have probably gotten him down to $30.
Well...needless to say...my wedding jewelry is, once again, sparkling and shiny big time. When I showed The Robinator I gave him a big hug and said...I MUST LOVE YOU AGAIN!
For some reason he didn't find the same humor I found in that. LOL!
When's the last time you got your wedding jewelry polished and cleaned properly? How much did it cost if you didn't go to your original jeweler? What jewelry stores are in the mall closest to you?