About twelve years ago, we were shopping for our wedding and engagement rings and some pink diamonds were presented to us.
I was young and naive and did not do my research. Back then the Internet was not as extensive as it is now.
Not knowing what pink diamonds were, I turned down that opportunity to pick them as my wedding ring.
I love the ring that we chose. But at the back of my mind I will always remember that instance as the ignorance of my youth and my lack of knowledge. It was an opportunity that presented itself to us, out of the blue, but I didn't take it up because I didn't know any better.
If anything it was a lesson that I kept. That I will not stop my quest for knowledge and to learn more about the things and the world around me such that if I stumble a treasure by chance again, I will grab that opportunity and not let it go.
It appears that on the 10th year of our marriage, (I still can't believe that its been that long) another opportunity of a lifetime approaches us.
I can still remember that instance when I saw the pink diamonds, it was "Oh really? Ok. Whatever."
Now these treasures are presented to me, with the possibility of me owning them. My initial thought is that we don't know enough. And even with the internet I don't seem to know enough.
Their owner is selling them because she wants to put her child through University.
And me? I am still undecided. But I am very grateful the opportunity is presented to us.