- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
My bf and I have looked at e-rings at 2 jewelry stores and while I picked one at the last store as “the one,” we wanted to check out another store to see what they had to make sure I wouldn’t find a better one than the one I’d already picked out. So Saturday we went and the guy working there sat us down and showed us differences in cut and clarity through a microscope. No one at the other stores really explained diamond quality and the C’s like this guy did (major plus to us). Anyway, the guy started off with a 1 carat to show us then a 1.25 then a 1.4…. After seeing the beautiful 1.4, I was in love! The inclusions on the 1.4 were white and couldn’t be seen with the naked eye. We walked around the store and the salesman put the 1.4 into setting I picked out and I carefully tried the rings on (with the loose diamond placed on top). My bf suggested we take a walk to “talk this over” and he said he wanted to buy the (1.4) diamond!!!! So he went back to the salesman and put down a deposit!!! We are going back the last jewelry store to see my previous favorite setting again then I will decide which one I want and the ring will be made for me and then the waiting game will officially on!!
My bf and I had originally set this May as the end of our timeline to be engaged but after buying the diamond for my ring, everything got a lot more “real.” I suddenly started feeling guilty: I am already picking out my ring, I want a May 2012 wedding (bc of or Grad school schedules and jobs that is really the only option we can do in 2012), and the end of our timeline is coming up. I want to be surprised, so I promised him this weekend that I wouldn’t ask him any more questions about when or where the proposal could take place. I don’t want to ruin it, so I am backing off! I will pick the ring setting I want the diamond to be placed in and then that’s all I will do until the proposal. I also told him if he wanted to propose in June or July I would be ok with it. Now that I know HUGE progress is being made, I feel a lot better and I’m relieved.
Sorry this is so long, just wanted to share my excitement (he told me I couldn’t tell anyone about the diamond purchase–I just want to explode!!)