- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
My boyfriend and I have recently been in and out of jewelry stores, looking for something an engagement ring that’s me, with no such luck.
I want a yellow sapphire engagement ring (with some diamond accents, yes), but I’m not a huge fan of diamond rings. Everyone does that, and I need a ring to be colorful, special, and unique. Like me!
Most stores don’t carry yellow sapphire, but you can have a ring custom made. Which is actually more expensive than I’d hoped. I’m a practical woman. I would love the ring of my dreams, but I don’t want it to be several thousand dollars.
I’ve never been big on jewelry, but this is something I want to wear for the rest of my life, so I of course want it to be something I’ll cherish and love.
After seeing some of the retail prices on custom rings, I decided to do some online research. I hunted down online stores that actually make yellow sapphire engagement rings. And since they were already made, and didn’t have to be custom ordered, it was almost half the price of the retail custom rings.
My boyfriend saw how much I’d been stressing about money, and he wanted to reassure me that everything would be ok. He told me he already bought a ring, so I don’t have to worry anymore. OMG!
He has the ring already!? What!!!?
So I know my boyfriend has an engagement ring now…and I have no idea WHEN he’s going to propose. I have to be honest, this is almost worse than stressing out about the budget.
All I can think about is what the ring will look like, where will we be when he pops the question, will I be surprised? I’m trying not to think about it, but I can’t think of anything else. Will he wait all the way until winter? Will he pop the question during the Disney World trip we’re taking with his family in a few weeks?
Knowing he has the ring is absolute torture! The only thing keeping us from just being in a relationship to being engaged to be married is him! And if I try to find out or guess when he’ll do it, he’ll probably change his plans so I’ll be surprised. So I just need to keep my mouth shut and wait, so I don’t ruin his plans.