- 5 years ago
This may be a little long 😀
So, about a year ago SO’s maternal grandmother gave him a ring. It didn’t immediately strike me as an engagement ring, more of a RHR and in fact grandma bought it for herself as a RHR back in the 80’s. I told him I didn’t think it was an engagment ring and that was the end of it.
Since then 2 of his cousins have been proposed to and gotten married, those couples are amazing, they both planned weddings within 4-6 months! As a result of going to a lot of weddings this spring and summer, SO and I have been talking more about marriage. Fast forward to August, he sat me down and said we need to talk About something. He said he took grandmas ring to a jeweller to see if he could take out the diamonds (5 of them!) and have them set into another ring. Jeweller said this ring was too beautiful a ring to dismantle and if he had it in his shop he would showcase it! Jeweller cleaned up the ring and told SO to think about his options. SO pulled out the ring to show me and it was SPARKLING like crazy! Suddenly after just a simple clean up it’s a ring I would be honoured to wear. I’ve also done a little soul searching and realized I don’t need the fancy brand new halo ring, getting engaged with a family ring would mean so much more to me. (I also feel a little bad now that I poo-pooed the ring at first!)
Fast forward to last week.. He gave me a hand massage (another long story, I have a hand injury and am getting surgery fairly soon) he took all my rings off for me and my grandmother’s ring which I wear on left ring finger went missing for a few days! SO family ring is about a size 4, I’m a size 6.5…. The clincher is, I saw him put my ring back in my jewelry box when he thought I wasn’t looking! He went to get the ring sized!
Sorry for the saga, I’m just really excited! We’ve been together 5.5 years and I never really expected a super secret surprise proposal, it kind of makes me feel good that I know about the ring!