- 8 years ago
About 4 months ago (April), SO finally opened up and decided to start ring shopping with me. He already knew that I love ovals and intricate detailing on the ring under the stone, have no idea what that part of the ring is called but think Tacori, Verragio, Scott Kay, etc. We downloaded a chart of sapphires to help us describe to each other which shade of blue we were interested in. It was a circle of 12 sapphires from light to dark so we’d relate the shade to a number, like a clock.
In May he flew to the Midwest to visit his sister and his family for his nephew’s first birthday (I was invited but couldn’t get off of work because it’s a busy time of the year for us). He called a couple of times and randomly brought up the sapphires again, asking if # so-and-so on the sapphire clock related to royal or navy blue, etc. I didn’t think much of it. We visited his family in Florida in June and his mom was telling me about how she bought a mother-of-pearl necklace custom made from a jewelry store while they were visiting his sister. Again, I didn’t think of anything relating to SO looking for a ring.
Lately whenever I bring up visiting a jewelry store, he becomes completely avoidant. And I am a jewelry hoarder, so a lot of times it’s not even to look at rings so he usually doesn’t hesitate to come with me. I’ve been finding this kind of strange.
A few days ago he asked me to look something up in his text messages and I accidentally stumbled across a number with an extremely unfamiliar area code, which is strange because whenever he meets anyone for less than 5 minutes he takes their name and number down, he loves to network. The subject was “The jewelry store is called…” So I didn’t even open the message but I looked up the area code and it happened to be from the state that his sister lives in. Then I looked up the entire phone number and it happened to belong to a jewelry store that carries Tacori! Which is my #1 choice for a ring.
So thanks to my sleuthing, I am assuming that he doesn’t want to look at rings anymore because he’s already done the deed and he’s not much of a liar, so obviously he can’t say “Oh, well we can’t put a payment on anything here because I already bought it”. He even jokes about being able to sustain himself for at least a year if he got fired tomorrow (pretty impressive for only having a graduated a year ago!) so I’m sure he feels financially stable by now! Plus, I’ll be moving back to my hometown soon and he’s taking steps to follow me. It looks like everything’s FINALLY moving along productively, hopefully I’m not just imagining things!
Hey bees, were there UNOBVIOUS signs that SO had taken care of things, that you didn’t notice until he actually proposed?