So everyone wants to know what the "Tale of Two Rings" is all about. Here it is for the impatient ones...
Our story begins... Ben asked me one day what kind of ring I would want as an engagement ring. Not gonna lie I was a little shocked. I'm not big on traditional things... I like to stand out so to speak, to be unique... that's how I have always been. I sent him countless websites and photos... I gave him the most extravagant to the daintiest rings I could find... I think I gave him more floral designs than anything but all were things I had dreamed of or just really liked. He chose to design a ring with Greg Lynn of Greg Lynn Jewelers. Probably because I gave him too many things to look at :) He took everything I mentioned or liked and came up with the ring that you see in my photo. It's just awesome!! He really knows me well. I love flowers, the color blue like his eyes, rose gold... oh and flowers!
During the fabrication of the ring things were kind of put on hold.... That is where the vintage emerald ring came into play. It's a gift passed down from Ben's mother, Nancy, to him for me. Her parents gave it to her so this just makes it even more special. Those of you who know me reallllly well know I love jewelry that is passed down. Ben proposed to me on August 31, 2014 at the helm of a little houseboat with this ring. I loved it. Shortly after that he told me about the ring he was designing and that it was on hold for a wee bit. I was kind of shocked... shocked at the engagement (because I wasn't expecting it on the trip) and that there was another ring. ANOTHER RING! WHAT?!
He explained to me what the ring would look like and even drew me a picture. I love his pictures :) Last Thursday we went to the jewelers and I got to pick out the sapphire that I liked. It of course is an imperfect stone, why? because I like different. It has amazing color zoning (that is what makes it imperfect) and it just pops! I didn't get to see the ring until it was completed. Then Friday came... I'm laying on the gym floor warming up for my WOD and he walks in with a big smile on his face waving a white bag from the Jewelers. I don't know how I finished working out really... I was completely amazed. It's truly beautiful and he truly knows me so well. He wanted me to have something that I would smile at and be happy with for the rest of my life... I'm beyond happy <3
Now for those of you who won't stop asking the other question... when? Just hold your horses. We are thinking spring. That is all you get. So stay tuned for many more chapters to come and thank you for waiting so patiently to read the start of our story <3