Post # 1
I made the final payment and picked up her ring yesterday. I thought I would feel more relaxed once I had it in hand, but now I feel like I’m about to leap out of my skin! I can understand now how people so often propose on the spot without planning it out because they just can’t wait any longer. That wouldn’t go over well so I have to hang on to it a little while longer and I have already run into snags. We work separate schedules and never have days off at the same time. The one day in April I thought we could do it I found out last night that it won’t work (it was our anniversary) and that was a little upsetting.
Without further adieu, here are the pictures. This is what it looked like before I took it in to get customized (white gold, white topaz).
Post # 2
Here is the ring now. The center stone is a .10 blue diamond with a small diamond halo. The setting has been adjusted to accommodate the new stones.
Post # 3
That is absolutely gorgeous. What an amazing color in that stone!
I get the biggest kick out of vicarious proposal-jitters. You don’t know me at all, but if it helps, some random lady in California is super stoked about your impending engagement. 😉
Post # 7
Thank you! I am terribly excited about it. I had it made back in May/June and have been steadily paying it off. I am so nervous about the proposal though! There seem to be so many obstacles in my way, from scheduling conflicts to my own shyness! (She wants something semi-public, not completely private.) I am trying to put together a treasure-hunt style but there seem to be so many ways it could go wrong. What if someone else picks up the clues before she gets there? How do I end this thing? What if people react badly to us when I ask her? (Same-Sex couple) Panic!
So…there’s that. I know people tend to get on others about wanting some big production, and it’s about the asking, not how it’s done. For her it doesn’t have to be expensive, but it needs to be creative and public. She grew up acting and singing on the stage – she loves a good production!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2017 - Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV
You did such a good job customizing it. I thought they were two totally different rings!!!! She is going to love it. I know it’s difficult not to be nervous. Just deep breaths and go for it!
Also about the acceptance issue, just find a place where you have been publicly that is special to you both. Screw anyone who has an issue.
Post # 10
very unique! I really like it! Goodluck on popping the question, I’m sure she will be over the moon !
Post # 11
Track down some buskers. I saw a gorgeous proposal where this girl thought she was going to the park then they passed a guy singing a song she loved. Her bf walks over and starts standing next to him. Before she knows it he is down on one knee and all her friends appear behind them. And it was lovely! Plus if she acts, surely you must know some singers or musicians! Ooh what about telling her you are going out for coffee okay, and make sure its a coffee shop with one of those chalkboard signs, ask the waiter\waitress if you can write will you marry me (insert name) and have all your friends inside. When you go with her pretend its nooot yours and laugh with her about how that would have been SUCH a good idea, then when you get inside she will see her friends,and you can lead her over and get down on one knee? Ha just an idea! I would have loved that one.