Post # 1
I ordered my first Diamond Candle for myself as a little birthday present and got it yesterday. I told my SO about it after the fact, and he said he would have bought it for me, and I told him he can buy me another one if he wants to haha.
Anyway, I explained the ring values to him, and he texted me back, “I’ll tell you what, if you get a 5000 dollar ring, I’ll give you the money for the candle and we could call it our engagement ring! What do you say? Lol”
I told him it was a deal (while inside squealing with delight since it’s the first time he’s even mentioned the word engagement….even if he was joking – our 1st year anniversary is on Tues.) and of course did not get the 5000 ring, but did get a really nice one that wasn’t stamped China or Thailand, so hopefully it’s worth something (sorry pic is so big)
Anyway we are going to the jeweler today before dinner to just see if it’s real or fake, since it’s not stamped, and the little “diamonds” on the sides are very small so they possibly could be real. Regardless, it’s pretty, and I’m thinking that while the two of us are at the jewelry store, maybe, just maybe, we can take a quick browse around the diamond solitaire section ;o)
Post # 3
It is a beautiful ring. Don’t think my SO’s ever said the E word, always the M word, would prefer the E word lol
Post # 4
Is there a metal stamp at all?
Post # 6
We went (finally!) to the jeweler to get the ring checked out – it’s fake. Oh well, I still think it’s pretty!
And, while waiting, SO was looking at the engagement rings (while I was looking at the bracelets) and commented, “Oh, look at these engagement rings – wow, those are big – must be like $20,000).
I think eventually I’m going to have to have a talk with him about my expectations – so he doesn’t think I need a ring even a 1/10 of that amount (if it means getting engaged sooner) – he seemed pretty overwhelmed haha.
Post # 7
@MsYankee: Even though it’s fake it’s still nice!
Sounds like he is open to discussing e-rings, so yay!
Post # 8
@MapleMoose: Yes, he’s been mentioning it here and there, and last night at the SuperBowl party, someone asked if he and my brother were brothers (they’re both big guys) and he said “well, someday brother-in-laws” and then added jokingly “if MsYankee’s lucky” smiling at me….
I don’t think anything’s happening anytime soon but I think he’s definitely switched (like a lightbulb actually haha) from just thinking of us as a couple to thinking of our future, being married/kids, etc. in his head :o)
Post # 9
Please disregard that pic – for some reason I posted a pic of my newest ring (NOT from a Diamond Candle) and it replaced all of my pics of my diamond candle ring with the new pic (I think maybe because the file names were named “ring”?
I don’t see how I can edit it or delete – so just a disclaimer – the ring shown is a new ring my SO and I purchased, not from diamond candle!!!