Post # 1
I thought I would start a thread for all the fun facts/stats about your e-ring, wedding band and of course proposal stories to go along with it!:)
I got engaged on Dec 24, 2012 and I surely was not expecting it, let alone on Christmas Eve! So, I come over to his house on Christmas eve (we do not live together) and I bring all the presents over for him and his family. After I put them all down under the tree I wanted to head right for my FI’s moms cookies (heck yes her cookies on the holidays are the best!) but before I could do so, my FI stopped me and told me he wanted me to open up a gift. I told him that he knows I only open gifts on Christmas! I never do that on Christmas Eve! I was giving him a really hard time about it, till I finally gave in and said ok. He sat me down in a chair by the Chirstmas tree (we were the only ones in the house btw) and gave me something sorta heavy. By feeling around I could feel that it felt like a large frame. I slowly started opening it and I saw part of this beautifully drawn portrait of my FI, (back story: my FI loves drawing/painting) I smiled and I was thinking in my head..no wonder he wants me to open this..this is such an awesome drawing he drew!! As i’m thinking that in my head I slowly start to open it more and I see myself, with him..finally I got the whole thing unwrapped and I’m amazed by this beautiful portrait of us both that he drew! I’m in awe. Then I look it over again in detail and I realize what he is doing in the photo. (another back story: my FI LOVES superman so he drew himself in a superman costume and myself in a dress I wore to a recent Christmas party and we are in the fortress of solitude) He is on one knee in the photo he drew with a perfect little box in his hand!! Immediatley the tears started to flow and as I look up my FI was on his knee with a ringbox in his hand and he opens it. I was crying so hard, tears of joy I put my hand over my mouth and I listened to him say “Babe, when you asked me what I wanted for Christmas it was nothing that money can buy, it was an answer to the question I’m about to ask you, will you marry me?” Of course I said YES! and my fi was so in the moment he almost forgot to put the ring on my finger lol! He was teary-eyed too and I literally could not stop crying the whole day I was just so happy! He called his parents (they were at his uncles so my FI could have a more intimate setting for the proposal) and told them the good news and of course after I said Yes..I belted out “I HAVE TO CALL MY MOM” lol. Everytime I look back on it, it is so far the best day of my life.
Now on to the goods!
My FI picked out the e- ring all by himself! (I had given him a few print outs of what I like and some suggestions about 1 year before that) but I didn’t go with him or anything.
My ering is a Tacori 18 Karat White Gold ring the clairty of the diamonds is VS and the Color is G. (diamonds on band)
The Center stone is Round Brilliant cut and Clairty is VS2 Color F. Carat Weight is .53 carats. Cut Grade Good
My Wedding band is the matching set which is a White Gold Eternity Wedding Band it contains .88 carats in total diamond weight. The Clarity of the diamonds is VS and the color is G.
My Fi’s Wedding band is a Titanium Triton 8mm Hammered Tungsten Carbide Ring.
I’d love to hear all about yours!
Post # 3
@foreverlovex: Congrats!!! Such a sweet story!
My fiancé (my friend of almost 6 years before we started dating) proposed to me during his triple celebration party for his birthday, his son’s birthday (my future stepson) and for his graduation for his Master’s degree. I was in shock when he proposed to me! As he was blowing the candles, his friends told him to make a wish, then afterwards, his friend asked him what he wished for…he stood up, kneeled down in front of me and said a bunch of things I couldn’t even remember anymore, and popped the question! The party ended up being a quadruple celebration! One of the happiest days of my life!
This is pretty much the summary picture of our proposal… 🙂 He picked out the ring all by himself. I never gave him any tips or hints. I trusted his style and knew he would choose a beautiful ring for me. He has been giving me jewelry from Tiffany & Co. on random and special occasions since we started dating, so I was not surprised that he got my ring from there as well. I never told him where I wanted my ring from, so this was all his idea. I would’ve been happy with whatever ring he’d give me and where he bought it!
Here’s my colorless (color grade D) ring. I love it, and I couldn’t be happier that he chose such an elegant and timeless ring for me! We still haven’t picked out our wedding bands, so no picture of them yet.
Post # 4
@foreverlovex: aw how sweet!
FI proposed in October 2012 while we were visiting our best friends. We got pumpkin picking every year so he proposed at a pumpkin farm! heres my ring and band. The band is the promise ring FI gave me in high school
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2014 - Monte Carlo inn
My FI proposed to me during our dinner date 🙂 Our wedding is actually this weekend! We dated 4 years before he proposed and I am so in love with him! I love the ring he gave me too! It’s exactly my style and i can’t stop staring at it all the time lol.
My ring e-ring has a 1.39ct center diamond and a 0.45ct halo . The ring is made of platinum 🙂
Post # 6
@bridetobee16: This is gorgeous!! What a great story! 🙂
@MrsN14: Aw! I love that someone got a action shot!!! What a perfect story 🙂
@Mrs_BunInTheOven: your ring is stunning. It looks so vintage and I love it! & an early congrats to you!! I hope your day is amazing!
Post # 7
My Fiancee proposed to me this last Christmas day! Hung my ring in the tree and made me find “one last present” and when I saw it, I turned around and he was on his knee! He proposed to me with a cz ring that was similar to what I wanted, and let me pick out my own after (he knows i’m super indecisive so this was probably the best choice). I got my ring in the mail this week and I still can’t stop staring!
Post # 8
@Mrs_BunInTheOven: Your ring is LOVELY this is exactly what i would like to do with my set if we switch out my center stone. 🙂 beautiful!
Post # 9
My DH proposed to me on the bridge over the Animas river in Durago, CO, It was snowing and we were in town for a snowboarding trip and he suggested that we go to dinner and walk around and that’s just where we ended up at. He dropped down to one knee and said “Will you make the happiest man in the world and be my wife?” He had the ring in his pocket the whole time! The ring was 3 sizes to big so the remainder of the trip I had to wear tape at the bottom of the ring to keep it on..haha.
Here is my current set:
Stats: 1.02, G in color (almost F according to jeweler), VS2, Square Celebration cut diamond, not real sure what the tcw of the setting is but I am guessing around 1/3ct, wedding band is diamond and amethysts .20tcw. 3.5 finger size
Post # 10
@BellieBee: Aw that is super sweet!! Congratulations!! and happy planning :))
@JessMorgan777: I’ve never seen a set like yours! How unique!
Post # 11
@BellieBee: your ring is amazing!!! where is it from??
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
It was my birthday weekend and FI told me it was going to be full of surprises. I expected a proposal because I knew he had been holding on the ring for about 2 months. He booked us a hotel room at the Palmer House in Chicago and told me that we were going to see Blue Man Group that night.
He wanted to walk around the city, so we left our room after check in and started wondering down State St. Then he told me he remembered I said I had never been to the Sear’s Tower, so he asked if I wanted to go there before BMG and we headed that way.
Next thing I knew, he was flashing some special passes he already had at people and we were ushered quickly around the lines and taken straight to the top. He had pre-arranged the visit and didn’t tell me. As soon as we got to the top floor people ushered us over to one of the overhanging ledges, where you literally step out into the sky.
He got on the ledge and a photographer was waiting as he dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him!
After we went out and got some Chicago style dogs on our way to BMG, where they announced our engagement during the show 😀 He literally thought of everything! After the show when we got to the hotel my best friend (and MOH) was there waiting with some champagne! And the next day on our way home we went to my mom’s for my birthday/engagement party 😀 Everyone was suuuuper excited!
Post # 13
FI took me out to dinner at the CN Tower in the rotating restaurant – super fancy and romantic. I had actually made the reservations 3 months before as it was a celebratory dinner for us going 100 days without smoking. We decided to quit but one of us always cheats, so I made the reservation and we agreed if either of us cheated and smoked, I’d cancel them and we wouldnt get our fancy reward.
We got all dressed up, and headed to the city. We were taking pics all around us too. Just before we went in, we took photos of us at the bottom of the tower. I turned to head in and he asked me to wait a minute and I looked back and it seemed like he was tying his shoe (which makes no sense as he was wearing dress shoes with no laces lol) but he had the ring box tucked into his sock. The next thing I know he’s got the box out and open and just said “Baby, will you marry me?” and I was just like “OMG, what are you doing? Get up! Get up!” hahaha and then we kissed and hugged and i said of course!
My ring is a .91 or .94 ct center stone, and 1.5 tw
At the restaurant!
And my wedding band – .5 ct tw round Canadian Polar Ice diamonds… so amazing
and the ring FI plans to get
Post # 14
@prettyinpink11: Thank you! It’s from MoissaniteCo!
Post # 15
We got engaged on May 11, 2013. I thought that we were going to a mother’s day brunch with his family but it was a ruse. We got to the restaurant early so he suggested we take a walk along the river that the restaurant overlooks to pass some time. After walking for a bit, he pulled keys to the love lock we had placed in South Korea the fall before out of his pocket. (In accordance with tradition, couples place a padlock at Seoul Tower and throw the keys into a body of water to seal their love for eternity. We had planned on tossing them somewhere in the US so the two would be on separate continents.) I looked at the keys and a diamond ring was attached to them. Then he got down on one knee and proposed and put the ring on my finger, and we threw the keys into the water. Then I turn around and some weird guy is taking our picture? And then I look up at the restaurant and a bunch of our family & friends are waving? It turns out that FH had arranged to have people come from all over and had a friend dress up in disguise and photograph it from a distance. Then we went into the restaurant and had our engagement party. It was perfect because we had privacy but all of our friends & family were there to share it. FH planned for months!
And here is my engagement ring and my wedding ring together
Post # 16
@foreverlovex: I got engaged the same day as you! FI asked me at 11 o clock at night on Christmas eve while we were laying in bed watching Christmas movies. I barely slept all night because I wanted it to be time to wake up and share the news.
My e-ring is custom made based on a photo I found online of my dream set. It originally featured a .75 diamond, but we recently upgraded to a 1 ct, I colour, VG, SI1 centre diamond. We just recently had my bands custom made and I couldn’t be happier with the final result.