Post # 1
Okay ladies, bear with me on this. I need to get this out!
So my BF and I designed my ring with a diamond wholesaler a few weeks ago, based off of another ring which I was interested in with a lower-colored diamond. We purchased the new centerstone, and he got to work on the wax for it. Yesterday we had the appointment to review, and rather than the wax I was presented with the finished product because, according to the jeweler, he knew it would be amazing.
AND. IT. IS. After we waited in a back office, he popped in with a burgundy velvet box and cracked that sucker opened like blessed oyster… and there she was. Even more beautiful than I could have ever anticipated. After months, and months, and months of looking and trying on settings and negotiating costs… it was there. On my finger. In all of it’s unadulterated glory.
Oh I about cried when I had to place it back into the box. BF paid half of the remaining balance, and told the jeweler he would be paying the other half towards mid-November because he wants the points from the purpose on his credit card. As many of you know, I “accidentally” found a proposal date scheduled in the calendar towards the end of December, partly by deduction of his hints and another because I was a control freak. But now I have to wonder…
… is it happening sooner? My birthday is in 2 1/2 weeks. I know we are going to a fancy-smancy restaurant because he wants to make it an “annual” thing.
Also… the jeweler gave us our appraisal sheet to take home. I thought that was odd because we haven’t fully paid for the ring yet no do we have it in our possession, but maybe I want to read into things too much right now.
The waiting is getting harder now.
Post # 3
patience young grasshopper! lol
Post # 4
I love the title of your post. You sound so much like I did two months ago :-). The worst feeling in the world is finding the perfect ring and then having to put it back in its box. I used to sneak it out of FI’s hiding spot and try it on whever I would go over to his apartment. That made the waiting a tiny bit easier. Hopefully your bf is bad at hiding things like my FI is. 🙂
Post # 5
I WISH it was here. Maybe I would feel better about it. I just have a feeling whenever he does have it, it will NOT make an appearance at our condo.
But now I’m starting to wonder if my bday is THE day, so I will have to manage the non-proposal blues if it isn’t!
Post # 6
You know what’s funny? When I was posting on here during our MONTHS and MONTHS of designing, re-designing, fixing, re-fixing, etc. my ring, I never anticipated how much *more* painful it would get the day that happened to me: it was finally perfect, and then I had to take it off, put it back in the box, give it to the BF so he could go buy it, then go home and not tell anyone. SO PAINFUL!! The waiting got exponentially harder after that day. Between then and the 6 (!?!!?) days later when he proposed were literally the longest 6 days EVER. But I can tell you: it’s all just a complete blur now.. like what they say about childbirth. You just forget all about the pain the second that baby is yours 😀
Post # 7
Man trying on that ring must have been torture! I picked out the stone and the setting with FI as well, but I never saw it complete and on my finger until last Saturday night, when he proposed with it. 🙂
Post # 8
OMG, I would die. Actually, I’d be asking him every 10 minutes, “Can we just go back and get it now? Please? Pleeeeeease?” These men and their need for a fancy proposal. Don’t they know that I won’t be any more giddy if you ask in a big, fancy, much anticipated ‘surprise’ than I will be if you ask me right now in the back room of a jewelry store? Silly men.
Also, I can totally commiserate. I haven’t had her on my finger yet, but I know she’s been ordered and it’s KILLING ME. It’s been 19 days since he bought her and it’s supposed to take 14 to 21 days to create it, then over night shipping. I told him, If she’s not on my finger by Oct. 29, I’m throwing a fit. I know it’s not him, he could never sit on a ring for more than about 5 seconds! But oh man, waiting for them to make/ship it! Garh!!!!!!!
Post # 9
ohhh I am totally not a patient person so I feel your pain! It would be killing me knowing it is so close!
I guess the only thing will be that immense relief and happiness when it finally happens and this torture will all be a thing of the past!
Hopefully the boy does it sooner rather than later
Post # 10
I feel exactly the same way! My bf and I had my engagement ring designed to match a wedding band I inherited from my great-grandmother. We picked the diamond and saw the wax mold 2 weeks ago, but that’s as much information as I’m allowed to have. We gave the jeweler strict instructions to call my bf when the ring is finished. The waiting is making me crazy jumpy. Everytime my bf sneezes I’m afraid he’s about to propose!
Post # 11
Sweetie, I know it’s super hard to wait. When he FINALLY does it, it will be perfect and you will be glad you waited patiently. 🙂
Post # 12
It will come! This anticipation part makes the real thing even sweeter!
Post # 13
SO CLOSE!!! I don’t know how you managed to walk away after having your finished beauty on your finger. You’re a strong, strong woman.
Post # 14
Eeee… I am so excited for you!! Good luck staying patient… When I knew my FI had the ring I could hardly contain myself (and he only held onto it for 6 days!) I have my fingers crossed for a bday proposal!
Post # 15
We got my ring mid-August and the first two weeks after getting it were the worst! I would sneak and try it on (it was left out because I needed to bring it to be appraised), but since he hid it, it really hasn’t bothered me much, since its been out of sight and I know I will get it pretty soon. It does make me more suspicious any time he is super nice, or we are out and having a good time… I think ‘could this be it??’
It was very hard not to say anything, and I may have let the cat out of the bag to a few people 🙂 Ooops…..
Post # 16
@Ambellina13:OMG, you’ve had it in the house since August and he hasn’t given it to you yet? He’d be dead meat in my house!