The shiniest thing I own is without doubt my wedding ring. I haven't been wearing it for all that long yet, which is probably why it's still shiny, and I'm still not entirely used to wearing such a fancy ring. But even though it's worth more than my car (my lunch is worth more than my car, though, so maybe that's not the best comparison) and it shines brighter than Michael's bald spot, that's not why I love it. I love this ring for what it symbolizes, a life with the person I love.
Cue the collective "awww."