- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2016
Hey bees! Been lurking on this site for a long time, finally got off my ass and started posting. I got engaged on Christmas Eve (so basic, I know….still awesome). I owe a lot of gratitude to the Rings forum for helping me figure out what I wanted before the proposal, so thanks to all you posters past and present for sharing all those pictures. I still enjoy the ring spam 🙂
The story behind the ring itself is pretty cool. The diamond originally belonged to my great-grandmother. It was part of a flowered brooch that my great-grandfather gave her on their 50th wedding anniversary. The brooch went to my grandmother after great-grandma’s death. It had three flowers, with a diamond in each flower. As fate would have it, she had three granddaughters…so when she passed away, we each inherited one diamond.
After we had talked about marriage and the diamond was in my hands, I started thinking about what I wanted in a ring. After trying stuff on, I’d spend hours scouring the internet figuring out my ideal look (again- thanks Weddingbee!). Since the diamond is so kickass on its own, I knew I wanted a solitaire. I went for a bezel with no pave or halo for practicality– I am left-handed and quite active so I like not having worry about a diamond falling out or a prong catching. And I decided to add a wheat pattern on the band for detail and visual interest.
I was able to do all this through my fiance’s friend, who is a jewelry designer and works for a 3D printing company. So we talked, she sketched, she sent me some CAD models, and boom! My white gold diamond ring was 3D PRINTED! It feels so futuristic and cool to say that, ha.
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I can’t figure out how to shrink or rotate the photo, but here’s a picture! The metal is 18k white gold, and the diamond is 1.04 carats, grade F color, VS2 clarity.
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