- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2018
A little background: I am in my mid 20s and my boyfriend is 30, we have been dating for about a year and a half and have been living together for most of that time.
My birthday was this week and one of the presents my boyfriend gave me was a beautiful ring (the other was the jersey of my favorite NFL defensive player… score!). He said that his mom gave it to him to give to the woman he wanted to spend his life with, and that woman is me. It was the sweetest thing ever; he was so nervous! It’s a beautiful ring with a blue center stone and a small diamond on either side. He said it’s not an engagement ring because that should be a diamond (so this ring is supposed to basically just be a reminder/gift of his love) but I’m starting to think that I want this ring to be my engagement ring. It needs to be sized before I can wear it but it’s beautiful and the fact that his mother gave it to him is the sweetest thing; she gave it to him sometime while we’ve been dating so he thinks she was telling him to get a move on it, lol!
I am going to ask him what he thinks about seriously using this ring as an engagement ring when we get it sized this weekend. The only thing I’m worried about is how the ring will hold up to being worn every day. There is a small chip in the main stone somewhere (I haven’t found it yet, but he says there is one) and I’m not sure what stone it is or what the metal is. I’ll definitely ask the jeweler if it’s sturdy enough for every day wear, and if my boyfriend refuses to use it as an engagement ring then so be it.
Sooo this post isn’t really asking advice, I just wanted to tell SOMEBODY because I don’t want people in my real life to think I’m crazy… the whole thing was just such an amazing moment, so sweet and spontaneous and unexpected from my boyfriend… he is a very kind and sweet man, but gifts have never been his strong suit. He definitely aced it this year!