- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I have been spending the last two months drooling over pictures of rings on the bee. It’s time for me to share my story of waiting for my ring and show off some pictures!
FI and I have been together for four years. I have been ready to get engaged for quite some time now but FI kept telling me he wasn’t ready. He surprised me with a trip to Vegas in April and the thought of getting engaged never crossed my mind. BUT it did happen!! The first night we were there and the engagement was perfect! But, he did not have a ring, only had the diamonds that he purchased for a three stone ring. He told me the story of how he found the perfect setting online at a place in California (we are in Michigan) but it did not arrive in time for our vacation. No big deal, he said the setting would arrive in a week or so. Um, a week or so turned into three weeks. In the meantime, I bought a giant, fake diamond to fill the void on my finger. The setting finally arrived and the prongs were way too small for the diamonds. Ugh. So back the setting goes to California. FI did take the setting and stones to a local jeweler but did not find a replacement setting that was close to the one he picked out. We return the ring with a letter stating the exact diamond specifications and size to ensure it would come back to us perfect! And we wait….three more weeks. This time the setting arrives and middle stone fit perfectly but the side stone prongs are still too small. I am in tears after getting my hopes up this time. But I just remind myself that the ring isn’t everything. 🙂 FI takes the ring to the local jeweler again to see if we can get other stones to fit the prongs on the sides. They said it was not a common size so that was not an option. We send the ring back a second time! Only this time we take the gamble and send the stones with the ring. By now I am on my second giant fake bling because the first one tarnished! I have gotten used to the idea that maybe I wasn’t meant to have a real ring! But we wait three more weeks and hope third times a charm!!
The past few days I have been very antsy because I know it should be here any day! Last night we went out to dinner and FI surprised me with my REAL BLING! It came!!!! It took two long months of waiting but it is perfect and I can’t wait to wear it forever. The center stone is a radiant diamond and the two side stones are emerald.
I can’t wait to spend lots of hours on the bee throughout this fun and exciting time!!