Today I had to link-up with C Mae over at Happiness Is... found here.
She decided to do a Ring Bling Link-up to allow all of us ladies to show off our wedding and engagement rings!
If you want to join in, head on over to her blog and share your ring with all of us!!!
I knew from the beginning that the fiance was not going to purchase his future wife a diamond.
Initially, I was annoyed. Very annoyed.
But after hearing his reason, and learning more, I understood why...
Unfortunately, the diamond business is extremely corrupt.
The fiance did not want me wearing any blood diamonds, and to be quite honest, neither did I.
I will write my entire engagement story at a different time,
but I will share this now...
The love of my life originally proposed with a tiny little emerald ring, since he knew I loved emeralds.
The view was spectacular.
We were completely alone.
The timing was perfect.
The entire proposal was perfection.
Although I loved this little emerald, we decided to get something a little bigger while exploring the markets in Nepal.
After doing some research, and contacting a trustworthy jeweler,
we designed this little beauty- together...
OK, it's not so little.
But, it's beautiful.
And, so so different.
(No, I was not thinking Kate Middleton when I designed this ring)
Our engagement story is so unique, and so special, it's only fitting that my ring be special and different too.
I will never, ever wear diamonds.
And, through this whole process I've learned I don't need to.
There are so many other, equally beautiful gems out there.
Don't get me wrong. Diamonds are gorgeous.
And diamond engagement rings are beautiful.
They just aren't for us.
I don't remember the exact specs for this ring.
I think it's 3 carats.
It is lovely.
(Thanks to this post, I am now reminded that I need to clean this bad boy and take some more picture of it actually on my chubby fingers)
Oh and I do have a question for all you married or engaged ladies out there:
Do you take yours off when you work out, shower, sleep, etc.
I definitely don't.
Just wanted to know if this is normal :)
Hope ya'll are having a great night!