Monday, January 2, 2012

ring bling

In regards to the ring, Bryan and I went shopping together several months before we got engaged. After trying on different cuts, along with the jewelers help, we decided that a princess cut diamond looked best on my fat finger - I wear a 7.25. I then gave Bry a strong idea of what I wanted - simple, solitaire, classic and platinum.

We both agreed that we were not going to go into debt over our rings and whatever I got was going to withstand the test of time - no upgrade for this lady. I wanted to wear the ring he put on my finger while proposing for the rest of my life... I'm pretty against "upgrades." Therefore what he put on my finger when I was 28 is what I will be wearing when I am 78, and I knew that I wanted it to look appropriate at every age in between.

Bryan took it upon himself to surprise me with the carat and clarity of my engagement ring... He knocked it out of the park, I might add!

With our wedding date rapidly approaching, we went back to our jeweler to purchase our wedding bands. I tried on the traditional 1 wedding band under my engagement ring and it just didn't look right. Bryan suggested I try on a band on top of my engagement ring also, so without hesitation I had 3 rings on my finger. We agreed that this was exactly the timeless and pulled together look that suited me best.

After settling on my rings, it was time for Bryan to try on wedding bands, but ring after ring just didn't look right. We thought guys wedding bands were the easy part! Then we came across the perfect band for him - and the best part was that it mimicked mine. His ring is white gold, has a think brushed look on the center of the band and a braid along both sides.


I never shower in my ring, nor do I wash my face or apply any kind of lotion or sunscreen with my ring on, therefore I have the most perfect seashell by my bathroom sink to rest my ring in when it's not on my finger. While walking his dog in Huntington Beach, Bryan found this large seashell right around the time we got engaged. It has been my rings "home" since then.

I also don't ever wash dishes while wearing my ring. In the winter I rest it on the white snowflake to the left of the faucet. Throughout every other month of the year, my ring resides in my Lenox heart shaped jewelry box that my cousin got me years ago.

Last December I had my rings sautered together into 1. Not only does this provide me with peace of mind, but it's great because they all face outward and upward. When they were separate rings, they were always sliding around my finger and facing the wrong way.

Not a week goes by that someone doesn't comment or compliment me on it. This will never get old - I'm always flattered... and so is Bryan. It's so fun to freak out in excitement with other girls, but my favorite is when guys comment. That just cracks me up because they are always guys who've bought rings themselves and know the cost.

To put it simply, I'm obsessed with my ring and feel that it represents our love to a tee - simple, solitaire, classic and platinum.

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For more details and pictures of each event, click on the below links:


29 comments:

  1. kate your ring is BEAUTIFUL i wouldn't wash with it on either ha. xo

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  2. I have been thinking about having my rings sautered together...

    Your ring is GORGEOUS!!! I love how careful you are with keeping it clean!

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  3. I love how elegant your ring is. I am also a fan of having 1 ring for the rest of your life. It is a timeless ring!

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  4. I LOVE your ring! And wow you do have a big finger! LOL please laugh with me and not get offended since you said it first! hahah heart you girl! Thank you sharing your details and story! I need me a shell to put mine on by the sink!

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  5. holy moly your ring is absolutely gorgeous! i love it!!! bryan did an amazing job! love how you have the band on top as well, never would have thought to do that but seriously it is beautiful....you've got me thinking now LOL
    its beautiful! :)

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  6. ohmylawd! that thang in GORGEOUS!! i'm glad to know there is a gal out there with big hands like me hehe. you may have my beat a little. ok i am just super super curious to know how big just that center stone is. it is AAAAHhhmazing. why i am not surpised that you and the hubs have such good taste? :-)

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  7. Love the story. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  8. your ring is stunning! I want my rings put together, but my engagement ring has a weird shaped band and I need to look into switching it out (our friend is in the diamond business) before I can have them sautered together.

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  9. I love love love your ring! I loved reading your story :) this was such a fun link up! Happy I found your cute blog through it!

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  10. I still love to get compliments on my ring too, I don't think that'll ever get old! haha And yours IS gorgeous!!

    I also got mine sautered, best idea ever.

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  11. I loved reading this and seeing your beautiful ring! I also love to see where you set your rings when they aren't on your finger :) Sooo pretty. Bryan did a great job ;)

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  12. I have my rings sautered together!!! It makes things so much easier!!! I think that your whole set is just stunning!!!

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  13. girl you're ring is DIVINE! I would love something similar someday :) If you don't mind me asking, what is the carat weight of the main engagement ring?

    Thanks! And have a wonderful new year!

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  14. Hey girl I'm glad your found me from the link up too! I feel like there aren't a lot of California bloggers too, we have to stick together! Your ring is gorgeous! Can't wait to read you blog!

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  15. Oh my goodness I love your ring! Mine is a solitaire as well and I've been thinking of ways I can spice it up a little I love yours and I feel totally inspired!

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  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous rings!! Loved reading this! I saw that you live in NC, me too! :)

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  17. i love how unique and pretty your ring is!

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  18. Like you, I don't wash my hands, do dishes, cook or shower with my ring on. I want it to be pretty and clean forever! Love your ring and I absolutely adore your blog :)

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  19. I've been thinking about getting my rings sautered together for so long! They look gorgeous :)

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  20. Love your ring it is beautiful!!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  21. LOVE your ring! And we were the same way when shopping for Derek's ring....we went through absolutely every ring because nothing looked "right" on his finger, haha! We finally found one similar to your husband's ring.

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  22. OK, so I am just catching up on your blog and your ring is GORGEOUS!!! omg, love it!!! :)

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  23. All of the rings are great! :)

    I don't wash my hands or put any kind of lotion on with mine on either... I don't like the feeling when it twirls around on my finger wet! lol

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