- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
I have been reading this site for a while, but finally broke down and decided to post today. Mostly out of boredom at work but also trying to keep this to myself is hard 🙂
I have been with my boyfriend for a little over a year. Actually 1 yr, 1 month, and 1 day. We have discussed marriage and getting engaged a LOT. This may seem “early” for some couples – however I should note we have a 14 yr age difference (I am 23 and he is 37) and both of us are completly ready for this next step together.
Last October we went to Jarred for the first time to look at engagement rings. I didn’t really see what I was looking forward (Princess cut center stone with Princess cut side stones – channel set) so I then resulted to online research as my boyfriend will not by from Kay or Zales as he has had bad experiences in the past. So I found what I wanted at Blue Nile and it was perfect – however I was nervous about purchasing it online, as was my boyfriend. So after more research I found a local jeweler (Quest Jewelers in Fairfax, VA). We went to Quest before Thanksgiving and spent over 2 hours talking the the owner and designing exactly what I wanted! I was overjoyed! We did not purchase anything that day as we wanted to think about it, discuss in private, and just be 100% sure. Long story short – after that his parents were in town for two weeks, we had the holidays, and things just got busy. So we finally went back on January 24th. He wanted me to come along as we were sure the diamond we had picked the first time wouldn’t still be available and he is all about getting me exactly what I want. SO WE BOUGHT THE RING! The only problem being he went to the back with the owner and set the timeline. So I wouldn’t know when it would be ready (however, during previous discussions I learned it takes 4-6 weeks to create the ring). So I have been patiently waiting for what seems like forever.
After he bought the ring, I did learn that the owner said he could have it by Valentines day and my boyfriend told him that wasn’t necessary – as he wasn’t trying to propose then and didn’t want to rush the process. So I was excited but stayed calm until Valentines day – and now I have just gone nuts. I am having anxiety dreams and am on edge every time there is some sign he might possibly propose.
This week I kept thinking it would happen. We had our 13 month anniversary and his birthday all in one week. Well my boyfriend got the flu last Sunday and hasn’t been out of bed in days. During this he had me contact his parents and just let them know he was okay as he hadn’t been able to call them. So during this process I of course had to use his phone for their cell numbers and saw he had receieved a call on February 23rd from QUEST. He hasn’t had a chance to pick it up since he was out of town all weekend and then got sick. So I am on edge knowing my ring is just sitting in the shop READY and WAITING for me. Is there still a chance he could propose on sunday (his birthday?) Or am I just wasting my nerves on this one?
Since it’s obvious everyone loves some ring porn 🙂 This is what my ring is inspired by 🙂