Welcome to Rare Rocks

In the days and weeks following my engagement 7 years ago, I started thinking a lot about diamonds – probably because the new one on my left hand was GORGEOUS!  It’s a round, brilliant cut half-carat in a half-moon bezel setting.  Anyone who has shopped for engagement rings lately can picture it perfectly.  After putting on that ring, I was never more aware of my hands; how many times I bang them into walls on my way out the door or bump them against car doors and toilet stalls.  But with my new ring, I noticed every brush against that left hand.

I had dreams that I found out my diamond was a fake and it kept falling to the floor in a million pieces.  I took it off to shower and to wash my hands.  This ring is going to be this beautiful forever!  And then I remembered the famous diamond slogan: A diamond is forever.  What was the matter with me?  No matter how destructive I got, I could not damage this diamond.

Diamonds are the hardest substance on earth.  One of the reasons they were chosen as stones for wedding rings is because of their durability.  I was worrying about something even I could not ruin.  And so I relaxed.  And I started thinking about diamonds and how awesome they are.  And that got me thinking about how much women love diamonds.  And that got me thinking that maybe women are a lot like diamonds. 

And the rest of the story is why I created this blog…

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4 responses to “Welcome to Rare Rocks

  1. Serenity

    This is such a brilliant idea. You can post your thoughts as you think them, write everything you discover in your research. What a great way to start a book! I can’t wait to read the rest of this.

  2. Kathy Nickerson

    I agree. This is a briliant idea. And isn’t “brilliant” the perfect adjective, if one is going to use adjectives, for describing a project about diamonds?

    This is well-written, Felic. I think you have great prospects with this.

  3. Cheri White

    I love this idea! Being able to read what you’re working on is, as others have already said — “Brilliant”!

    I have an old, old dictionary; and the first definition of brilliant is only about diamonds and their cut. The next definition says: “Distinguished by qualities which excite admiration”.

    Even in the beginning of this project, your writing and your topic are “distinguished by qualities which excite admiration.” Admiration of the author, and admiration of THE HEAVENLY AUTHOR who is behind your writing!

    Keep writing, Felic! I eagerly await being able to read more!

  4. Molly

    Love it. Can’t wait to reead more.

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