Hello, everyone! This is my first post [I’ve commented on others] and I’m excited to be jumping into the Weddingbee fun!
My fiance and I recently got engaged on October 5, 2013. He proposed during a hike in a state park near our house. About 30 minutes into our walk in the woods, we came upon a gazebo that over-looked a valley; the sun was shining, the air was clear – it was a perfect moment. He got down on one knee and I criiiiiiied.
Then I had to wait for my ring ! It was still at the jeweler’s, because they decided it didn’t have enough bling, and they needed to add more stones [we weren’t complaining].
So, from Saturday to Wednesday, we only told family and close friends, waiting to do an “official” Facebook post until we could take a picture of the ring on my hand.
I’m actually really glad it happened that way. We were able to keep it private and personal for a few days, which helped us both settle into the idea of being engaged. ENGAGED.
Okay, you’ve patiently indulged me this long, here are the ring deets:
The ring is custom made by Antony Jewelers in Owings Mills, MD. When we first started discussing marriage, I told my FI that I specifically did NOT want a diamond, nor any kind of mined stone. I have several reasons for my preference, mainly ethical and environmental. He discussed the proposal at length with my BFF [without my knowledge], who knew what I was interested in and was very good at keeping the whole thing a secret.
He took a picture of the eng867
from moissaniteco.com as an example of what I wanted. The jeweler to the basic idea and made some changes: He raised the cathedral setting, lowered the bezel while changing the prongs and raising the center stone [thus adding some SERIOUS sparkle], and adding more stones to the halo. My ring size is 8.5, and I’m 5’9″ tall, so my FI and BFF both felt I could pull off a larger center stone.
The end result is a stunning 1.5 ct equivalent Forever Brilliant moissanite center stone, nestled in a 20-stone halo setting. I. Am. In. Love.