- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2015
So a quick background – my boyfriend and I have been together for 5 years and at Christmas he told me he’s going to propose this year!! 🙂
So, right now I’m in the midst of finishing my masters thesis and he’s working 12-hour days; needless to say we don’t get to spend a lot of time together right now. So i was caught off guard when he came home last Saturday evening and casually said “hey babe, want to go to a cool store tonight?” (so suave, heheh). I hadn’t thought of engagement/ring stuff since December, but that little voice in my waiting-bee brain started freaking out (ohmigosh are we going to look at rings? i hope we’re going to look at rings. be cool. be cool. ohmigoshireallyhopewe’regoingtolookatrings)
He took me downtown via a scenic route by the lake where you can see the skyline, and we ended up at a really nice department store.
By the time we finally got to the jewelry store on the top (12th!) floor, I was so surprised/overwhelmed/excited i could barely speak, haha. The women at the store knew him, he had called ahead and had rings set out for us to look at and everything! I just kept blushing and answered all his questions with “anything is perfect. I love everything” until I finally got over the surprise, haha. We didn’t find anything that was quite right, but MAN has he done his homework – he knows about diamonds and he’s determined to get it right!
Fastforward to a couple days ago; he’s been suuuper adoring lately, kind of giddy and staring-into-your-eyes kind of behavior (cheesy, sorry ladies!). I was looking for some paperwork around the house and happened to look in a cubby hole in our bookshelf where we sometimes keep important papers. Lo and behold, there was an open envelope sitting in there, right on top (I’m not a snoop!) with ..ahem.. money in it. I know whenever he saves up money, he takes it out of his bank account so he won’t spend it (quirky maybe, but it works for him I guess!) and there’s never been money in there before… so, i’m going to give into the waiting-bee voice in my hopeful little brain and allow that it’s MAYBE savings for a certain ring 🙂
I’m just so excited now, and getting obsessed with looking at rings online, settings, etc etc!
SO, a question came up when we were looking at rings and I want to ask you Bees advice- what would you prefer, a smaller stone with better color and clarity, or a bigger stone with a little “lower” color and clarity? We were looking at about a 1 carat, F color, VS2 clarity or about a 1.25, G color, SI1 clarity. In either case, it will be ideal cut 🙂 Thanks in advance for any replies!!