Menopause Jewelry

My husband, being unhappy with my mood swings, bought me a mood ring
the other day so he would be able to monitor my moods.

We’ve discovered that when I’m in a good mood, it turns a beautiful

When I’m in a bad mood, it leaves a big red mark on his forehead.

Maybe next time he’ll buy me a diamond.


All joking aside, this subject warrants some extended consideration.
I have been married many, many happy years, have raised four
daughters and have dealt with thousands of miiddle aged female
customers. Believe me…menopause is very real and it can be a
sticky wicket for callous male businessmen if for no other reason
than the fact that many of us are ignorant and insensitive to the
realities of menopause. Another realm of human life cycles is that
of senility or dementia. In either case, these persons deserve
special consideration inasmuch as they are afflicted with conditions
that are no fault of their own. It is too easy to treat aberrant
behaviour as if it were an “attitude” that could only be attributed
to nastiness or offensive behaviour. It behooves us always to give
consideration to the possibility that the behaviour of a given
individual may be due to causes beyond their control !

Ron Mills, Mills Gem Co. Los Osos, Ca.

dear whitewolf -

loved your mood ring story. my story was more harmful to me than the
giver: i was not sorry to sell a ring from a former ‘whatever’ that
had 11 raised set diamonds - when i went for a deep baseline
backhand shot my two-handed grip usually gouged divots out of my
right knee (after hearing the story the next ‘whatever’ rolled the
carats into just one stone)


who knows what & who ‘art’ is - but doesn’t know just which sidewalk
cafe he’s visiting now - he did call to tell me kevin is off of his
holiday card list.