- 5 years ago
He’s been telling me for several months that there are certain things that are out of his control. He would never tell me what those things were because he thought it would ruin the surprise. Finally he told me the other night.
He’s getting the center stone from a friend so he can get a discount. I knew that part. However, what he didn’t mention was that said friend’s wife was diagnosed with cancer and the friend is getting out of the diamond business as a result. He told SO he’d been getting a shipment in September or October (which would make the ring ready by the end of the year). That fell through. SO now feels that he can’t poke and prod because of cancer situation. So he is now on his own to find a center stone that will be a) affordable for him and b) will not be outshone by the side stones in the setting we picked out (it’s Tacori). He must have a plan B, because he offered to give me a month range of when it would be (which I declined).
At least that explains the whole “there’s something happening that’s out of my hands but I can’t tell you what it is so zip it” situation. I’m pretty bummed, but he wants to give me the ring of my dreams. He also wants it to be a surprise – he said he was angry with himself for divulging the cancer/diamond shipment situation because he thought he was giving something away. I just wish this wasn’t all happening around the holidays.
So I have to keep my mouth shut and let him do his thing. Who knows for how long.