What is the story behind your ring?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
653 posts
Busy bee

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Foreverblonde345 :  the story behing the teardrop-shaped stone is so beautiful. That gets me right in the sternum, as a fellow do-over (hopefully) bride-to-be.

Post # 32
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2020 - Scotland

I always knew I wanted a blue sapphire center stone (my birthstone and I’m a little “different”) and for FOREVER I thought I wanted a cushion cut three stone ring (think Meghan Markle’s but with sapphires), but every time I looked at rings online I never found anything I even remotely liked, let alone loved. My sister pointed us in the direction of brilliant earth, which was immediately appealing to me due to their use of all recycled precious metals in their settings and the fact that we could purchase a lab grown sapphire, so our environmental impact would be less than minimal. I accidentally clicked on “oval” and IMMEDIATELY fell in love with the shape. We ended up visiting their Boston showroom, seeing the actual sapphire, and choosing an elegant solitaire that is everything I never knew I wanted.  Best part was that I didn’t know he had the ring yet so the proposal was still a complete surprise!  Everyone I show it to tells me how unique and “me” it is, and I fully agree! I love how my fiancé(!) wanted detailed input from me to make sure that the ring was perfect the first time around.  

Post # 33
2309 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

The story behind my ring is that I told him what I like and he bought it. 🙂 

Post # 34
2637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

After DH bought my ring, they had to ship it to NY to have it resized.  He had hoped to have it back by the time he was going to propose (tight timeline, he was on leave), but it still hadn’t shown up.  When we got to the spot he was going to propose, he asked me for my great grandmother’s ring, that I always wore on my right hand…then got down on one knee and proposed. lol  

Several days later, he had to leave and it was going to be another 9 or so months until I saw him, so I was a crying wreck all afternoon.  I heard a knock at the door and excitedly jumped up thinking he had come back to spend an extra day with me.  Nope, it was the FedEx delivery guy delivering my ring.  I took it out of the box and put it on my own finger.  

While I didn’t find it funny at the time, it’s something we laugh about now.  

Post # 35
37 posts
  • Wedding: May 2021

Lovely rings and great stories bees!


FH had been engaged before, so my only request was that mine be bigger 😛 …I told him I like pears and step cuts. We both are fans of numbers (weird, I know) so the center is 2ct with a .24 pavé band — my bday is 2/24 — and he chose a square emerald as his favorite number is 8 and this cut has 8 sides, I love it!!! 

Post # 37
526 posts
Busy bee



FH’s father found this diamond in his aunt’s home when he was clearing out after she passed away. It was in a teacup on the fireplace mantle. They don’t have any idea of the ring’s history. When Fh and I brought a selection of heirloom rings to our jeweler, he chose this diamond as by far the most high quality and valuable. I was glad, because I love the mystery of the “teacup ring.”

it was in platinum; we had it reset in a rose gold setting that took a long time for all of us to design together. Originally, I wanted to add my mom’s pear ruby to the ring, and just find a matching pear for the other side. FH had my mom’s ruby set in a matching necklace, and just went with other rubies the jeweler found, because they matched each other more closely. The sides were hand milgrained by a 90 year old artisan. 

We then went back to the same jeweler to design a wedding ring for FH that echoes my engagement ring design, but with an infinity symbol in it as well. And my wedding ring was designed as an infinity symbol- it’s supposed to look like it could fit right into the symbol in his ring, but the diamonds cover that up a bit – with diamonds that match the sides of my engagement ring. 


It was a long and sometimes worrying process, but I love that this same jeweler made FH’s brother’s & sister-in-laws rings, and other family friends as well. By now he feels like family 🙂

We’ll likely invite him to our wedding!


Post # 38
3 posts
  • Wedding: June 2020


My fiancé and I were discussing getting engaged but had decided to wait a bit longer so that we could find the perfect ring. I told my grandma about our plans and she told me she wished she still had her old engagement ring and we could have it. She had sold it when I was a little girl through a mutual friend. She contacted the friend to see if she had any idea if the buyer still had the ring and if she would be willing to sell it back to us and the buyer agreed!! We got it back for the same amount my grandma sold it for in 1999 so it was a very good deal for my fiancé. We met the buyer who turned out to be a very sweet old lady who wanted me to have the ring because it meant a lot to me! I love it so much!

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