I am so not envying all my friends in the jewelry trade right now. This is the busiest time of the year for retailers, and the trades people that work behind the scenes to make the jewelry to your exact specifications.
Truthfully- I both hated and loved the holiday season when I was a jeweller. I loved it because it meant I was busy and also because I was helping others bring some joy into the holiday season with the Christmas jewelry that I created, or the engagement rings that I designed and that my sister engraved. What did I hate? Why the thing that I loved – it was too busy! I worked 18+ hour days and it never stopped until the 2nd week of January or so. It’s a crazy business to be in.
My sister still works in the jewelry trade as an engraver. She’s working long hours right now as I sit her and type out this post. Actually, she’s so busy that she’s working weekends too. I’m holding our very small Christmas get together this coming Sunday here at the house and I’m still not sure whether my sister will be able to make it or not. She probably doesn’t even know yet considering it’s only Tuesday and still early in the week.
So tell me, how many of you bought jewelry for a loved one this Christmas? Did anyone buy an engagement ring or does anyone hope to get one by New Years Eve?