- 4 years ago
- Wedding: February 2015
Hey Bees, I suppose before I start telling my custom wedding set journey, I would need to tell you how I got to this point and what lead me here.
When my FI proposed to me, back in July, he did so in the backyard of our now home ( at that point we were still looking ). He gave me a 1 carat oval sapphire with small diamond accents in a two tone swirl band. The ring was, yes was, beautiful. But it wasn’t me. I was excited about marrying him, but the ring just wasn’t doing it for me. I just wasn’t happy. Finally after about a month, I caved and told him how I felt, feeling like a jerk mind you, and he sat there listening, but in the end he understood. He returned the ring, we got our money back and started looking again. As my birthday (Sept 22nd) drew closer, he began asking me what I wanted, and I shrugged. I had become discouraged when it came to finding a new ring. Nothing really called to me. My birthday came and went, still no ring. Three nights ago my sneaky FI “borrowed” my laptop and looked on Etsy at things I had saved for later and finally came up with the perfect idea.
He gave me the gift of contacting a jeweler who would custom make me the set of my dreams. I was so excited when he told me that he had done this that I could hardly wait to get started. I messaged her right away and she was very excited to make my dream set come to life. After talking to her for two days we finally came up with the perfect set.
A 9mm ( 3 carat ) Tahitian pearl, with a purplish blue over lay, AAA quailty, high luster, smooth nacre. Set in a crown bezel upon a sterling silver, did I really say that? Yes, sterling silver Art Deco style band that is a floral craved pattern that will have a small border on both sides of the band. So far she has the pearl set into the crown bezel. See pictures below.
It is definatly not tradtional in any sense of the word, but it is me. Also below is a link to her Etsy shop. How much did this set cost me? Including the pearl? $90. That’s right, $90. I was shocked as well. Such beautiful work for dirt cheap! I cannot wait to have my precious on my little finger! How many Bees out there have a pearl engagement ring?