- Big Truck
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
After all the hemming and hawing I’ve been doing about not being able to find an engagement ring…
I have a regular blog that I write in, but I felt it was becoming too wedding-heavy, and my readers weren’t loving it, which is why I started posting here. Also because this site is freakin adorable and is like wedding porn for me. LOVE IT.
Anyway, I wrote a spirited entry in my other blog last night about how frustrated I was that I couldn’t find the engagement ring that I wanted, but how I felt like I was close, like it was right under my nose….
Well, my nurse’s intuition was right! I went back to the vendors today and browsed again. I finally came up to one booth and the consultant wasn’t pushy at all. He asked what I was looking for, and I told him in the vaguest of terms what I had my heart set on. I told him I’d tried on a ton of rings, but I couldn’t find what I wanted.
He pulled a selection out of the case for me. The first ring was close, but not “enough”. The second ring….. I didn’t want to take it off. But there was ONE detail that needed to be changed…. The consultant found a similar setting to that ring, but with the detail I wanted. He added a gorgeous 1.25 carat emerald center stone to the setting and put it on my finger.
It. Is. Perfect.
It’s the one. It is absolutely THE ONE!!!!!!!!!
And it was SO easy to find this time!! My consultant was amazing, too. He seemed to know exactly what I needed. I didn’t care what it cost, at that point. I’m more than willing to help Mr. Big Truck pay for this ring. So while the consultant was writing down the setting number and stone number for me, he gave me the price. It is within Mr. BT’s budget!!!
I was beaming. He could see how happy I was, and he was genuinely happy, as well. He leaned across the counter to me and said, “Come in with your future husband and we’ll upgrade the center stone and talk down the price a bit, ok?”
Ummm…. OK!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn’t have been happier. They made my DAY!
I couldn’t stop saying how beautiful the ring is, how I love the details. And wouldn’t you just know it, my consultant told me the design is based on a Tacori ring!! It’s obviously not a Tacori, but I swear on my nursing license that it is almost a dead ringer (no pun intended), AND I’d been drooling over the Tacori version of my (hopefully) future engagement ring online for months!!
It’s perfect. It’s fate. It feels so right.
SO HAPPY!!!!!! Mr. BT and I will go back to the store sometime next week so he can see what he can do about pricing and such. EPIC WIN!
I’ll attach pics of the Tacori version of my ring for reference, but I can’t WAIT to post pics of my ACTUAL ring on MY FINGER!!! YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!
Photos courtesy of tacori.com