Post # 1
SO (out of nowhere): So your diamond is in the safe at mom and dads…
Me: *stunned silence* O_o
SO: Mom yelled at me when I told her we were looking at rings, about did I ask anyone for an heirloom, I didn’t even think about it… So she made a couple calls and now we have one…
Me: *more stunned silence* (also thinking wait, wait, wait! Didn’t we decide on a ring already?! a beautiful white sapphire!?)
SO: *talking and rambling about the ring but I couldn’t concentrate* We are allowed to have it and change the setting as long as we don’t do anything to the stone, because it’s nearly flawless and about a half carat… Mom was supposed to take it and *more of me blanking out because I was overwhelmed* but she didn’t have time yet because of going to my aunts. (where she had just bought an Inn and is fixing it up in a different state.) So I wasn’t lying when I said it was being made over a month ago I thought we would have it soon…I wasn’t supposed to tell you that though. Honey, say something…
Me: You make me want to throw up. *face palm*
SO: *blank stare*
Thankfully I was able to explain to him that I was very honored and overwhelmed with the thought of his finding an heirloom ring. I’m so excited to know now that even though we may have to move our deadline a little bit, it is a work in progress and not a stores fault that it is taking this long. I can handle it being a person with a lot of things going on but almost two months of waiting for a ring to be “made” by someone whose job is to make rings was killing me…
Post # 3
@peace747: Wow that must’ve been quite a shock, but a good one right? How sweet that your SO’s mum offered to pass on the family heirloom. The timeline may have been pushed back a little bit but I’m sure it’ll be worth it.
Post # 4
Why did you say he made you want to throw up??
Post # 5
@peachacid: +1… I was thinking the same thing.
Post # 6
@peachacid: I was so overwhelmed, and in such a state of shock that, the only thing that popped out of my mouth is that he made me want to puke… I have no idea why that is what I said!
@katlovesjames: HUGE shock! But yes, it is well worth the wait. That is what I told him as well, I’d wait for him forever as long as I know that at the end of the day we are both where we want to be.
Post # 7
So I am confused…you don’t actually want to marry him?
Post # 8
@peachacid: I want to marry him more then anything! And we had a timeline to be engaged by halloween, it was just a shock to hear all this out of nowhere. I was more overwhelmed by the idea of this amazing family ring being passed down then anything…
Post # 9
@peace747: YAAAY! Good for you! WOOOHOO! I would love to be blessed with an heirloom ring. SO’s grandparents are the only ones other then my folks who are still married and if his grandmother were to give him a hierloom I would be so honored. The thing is, They are super christian and don’t wear jewlary, but his grandma loves gifting jewlery because she can’t wear it, so she either she will offer it to him, if she has one to offer, because on the same token, she may not have one because of their religion.
Either way an hierloom ring is such an awesome sign of acceptance into the family. You are so lucky. I can’t wait to see your ring porn so we can see what he did to the setting.
Post # 10
Exciting!! Can’t wait to see pictures. 🙂
Post # 12
@Sapphire-Dreamer: Aww thank you so much for your kind words! I am over the moon about it! 🙂
If there is any way at all for you to get an heirloom ring, I am praying you do! How exciting that would be for you as well! 🙂
@MsAmandaAnn: Thank you! I can not wait until I have some ring porn to share! 😉
Post # 13
I started crying when my dad said it was okay to use my grandmother’s diamond and take it out of the setting. White sapphires are beautiful but that diamond will be even more special…and worth waiting for.
Post # 14
@peachacid: Haha! I was confused too!
@peace747: usually when somebody says “you make me want to throw up” I take it to mean something like “you disgust me/I hate you” as opposed to “I don’t feel well/I feel like I’m going to throw up”. I think that’s why some posters were confused at the point of your post..
now that that misunderstanding’s cleared up: congratulations on your heirloom ring! I love the idea of having a ring with history, especially if that history’s tied to your FI’s family and thus tied to him! 🙂
Post # 15
You are hilarious! I totally understand where you’re coming from. It’s all so exciting all at once. My SO was talking about getting engaged the other day and all I could do is stuff my face with food in order to keep my mouth shut. Yey awkward moments!
Post # 16
@peace747: I giggled out loud at this, it looks like its not too long! 😀