- 7 years ago
Hey y’all! The last time I posted I was wavering between which ring to get, but I went with my heart (spurred by excellent advice from you guys) and got the one I liked the most. We went to the shop on Monday during my lunch hour and bought the ring, which I promptly gave to my FI and told him he could give it back whenever and however he wanted. I figured this was only fair since I was the one who did the initial proposal that he get to have some say in how things go down.
Two nights later, he had me read an essay he wrote that was extremely personal and made me cry. We were laying together on the couch talking and snuggling, when I heard him rustle around and suddenly he slipped the ring on my finger and kissed me. It was possibly the most romantic moment in our entire relationship besides the first time we kissed, and I’ll cherish it forever 🙂
So here it is:
The center stone is a pearl and the accent is a diamond. The silver band was hand-etched by the designer, who sold it to us personally (and gave a nice discount, hooray!). I went back and forth on the idea of a pearl ring for a while, because I know how sensitive they are and how likely it is that I’ll have to get the pearl replaced eventually, but I can’t see myself wearing anything else. Our engagement is going to be long (27 months… holy crap), but one of the things we’d like to do is get the same designer who made my E-ring to make custom bands for us. After the wedding, I’ll wear that 24/7 and wear this one on my right hand when it suits me so I can keep it protected.
Anyway, so as you can see from the second picture my nails are a bit on the pathetically short side. I’ve been a nailbiter my entire life and can’t figure out how to quit. I’ve tried many techniques, but the only thing that’s ever made me stop is getting acrylics put on overtop :/ Which I think I’m going to do for my engagement pictures in June because my nails just look weird.
But I was wondering for anyone who is/was a nailbiter – do you have any suggestions on how you stopped? Or did you get acrylics for your engagement photos, too?