Did you have a hand in designing your engagement ring? I hear all sorts of stories. There’s the bride-to-be who oversees every last detail and even searches for online diamonds like a bride hunts for a dress, and then there are others who want to be completely surprised.
I fell somewhere in the middle. The plan is to wear this bling for life, so you might as while like it. Heck, you gotta love it.
My husband and I were gaga for each other, so the engagement itself wouldn’t have been a complete surprise anyway. Our courtship was a quick one. We were married within a year from the day we met. We didn’t waste any time. We were older, knew what we wanted, and it just felt, right.
We knew the engagement would come to be, so we visited with a few jewelers and I showed him the styles I liked. I had my heart set on a princess cut diamond, and we both liked the settings that featured channels of diamonds on the band itself. Yes, both.
Kevin was engrossed with this entire process. He was like a double agent on a mission. After spending hours of his time online at sites like Brilliance.com, and consulting with experts everywhere he could find them, he quickly learned all about the 4 C’s: Color, Cut, Clarity, and Carat.
I didn’t hold his hand through the process, as I did want that element of surprise, but my one request was that the diamond itself be of good quality. The sparkily-ness. I was concerned with the color, cut and clarity, not so much the carat.
He did a great job surprising me with a beautiful engagement ring, getting me all four of those C’s. I still love it. But there are some details I wish were different, and tastes change over the years as trends come and go. I’m conflicted though, because I don’t have the heart to trade it in.
What about you – Would you ever change your engagement ring if given the chance?
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We bought a bigger diamond many years later, but I kept the same setting.
Nope, I left my hubby enough hints about the style I liked and he way outdid himself. Adam will negotiate when making a purchase at Home Depot, so he soured the Atlanta area for the perfect stone and setting at a great price. Well…great considering what it appraised for! I love my ring :) It is a round diamond set in an antique-style setting covered with little diamonds and lots of detail.
S Club Mama says
I didn’t choose anything about my ring. My mom found out for my husband that I wanted it to be silver or white-gold. Other than that he was on his own. I love my ring (although it desperately needs cleaned and re-sized). I have friends with giant rings – I wouldn’t want to lose something like that! I wouldn’t want to lose my ring, either but financially mine would be easier to replace. :D
It is nice when you can give him guidance without doing it yourself!
Bethany Pacheco says
Nope! I had nothing to do with it! His mom had asked me what styles I liked so she would know when the time came, but he went alone. lol he picked everything! Got me a nice flawless stone. I love it and wouldn’t change anything about it!
Nice to have the MIL in your corner :0)
kim collins says
No way! I had no hand in picking mine out, but my hubby couldn’t have done a better job. Wouldn’t change a thing:)
Love that – he knew you well already!