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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