- Wedding: September 2021 - Australia
these stories are all so cute!
I had a whole secret Pinterest board of the kind of thing I wanted. Every single one of them was a peach sapphire, halo design with a plain and quite slender rose gold band. Only the cut was different – I liked interesting cuts, like emerald and asscher, along with rose and hexagonal options!)
Months before fi and I got engaged (maybe as much as a year before) I showed him the board. I explained why I liked peach over pink, and my reasons for wanting a sapphire rather than other types of stones.
Shortly afterwards, I went window shopping with my sister and I realised there were some really quite ugly halo designs and almost nowhere had peach sapphires you could look at in-store, they had to be ordered in! I panicked, wondering what I’d do if he bought me some of what we’d seen, since technically they would be exactly what I’d said I wanted. My sister and I were half convinced that I couldn’t possibly be given something I liked, since if I was struggling to find it, surely he would too.
Of course, I didn’t know if he’d already bought something, so I didn’t want to say anything! I do remember us chatting about how hard it must be to pick something after he let it slip he was going custom, and he said not to worry about that since he knew the kind of thing I’d like – and he used some terms to describe me/the ring that made me think he hadn’t bought a halo after all.
I wondered briefly if he’d bought a 3 stone ring, then forgot all about what type it might be since you can drive yourself crazy speculating when he might not even ask at all!
Come to the actual proposal, he asked the question (and I’d said yes) before he took the ring out, so all the focus was on my face when I saw it for the first time! I remember being so anxious as he took it out of its little velvet sack, I desperately wanted to like it and didn’t want it to show on my face if I didn’t!
Well, it’s the most beautiful, classic, 3 stone ring – central peach sapphire in the exact shade I wanted, flanked by 2 diamonds, set in rose gold.
Quite frankly, it’s much more classic and timeless than anything I’d been looking at myself, and when I look at it, I know that he understands who I am – it’s a better reflection of me than what I would have chosen! The only thing I’d change (in a magical world where it would be like that when he gave it to me – I wouldn’t change it now since I’m a sap!) is the thickness of the band – it’s only 2mm but I have small hands and I think a more delicate band would highlight that. I understand why he didn’t – looking at it on his finger, it looks tiny!
Overall I’m so glad he picked what he did, I love that he heard what I wanted and put his own spin on it – it is a reflection of us both,