He wasn’t planning on it being tonight. We had an embryo transfer today, and then we talked about how yesterday is the ten-year anniversary of losing my daughter (far enough along to hold her in my hands – it’s a really sad story, I don’t want to get into it right now), and then things just got really emotional and somehow I knew he was about to. I was laying on the couch with John Meyer playing in the background, and he was sitting on his knees on the floor beside me hugging me. And then he got up and went into our bedroom, and came back. He felt emotionally compelled, making it a surprise to him to that it happened tonight.
Not like that’s the interesting part to anyone but me!
Although I will forever be able to lightheartedly tease him about starting to put it on my right ring finger. =D
The center stone is a white sapphire, which is exactly what I wanted. Sapphires are my favorite stone of all, and since it would have been too difficult to match a blue stone this size to the sapphires in my wedding ring, I decided a white sapphire instead. We picked out the stone last November and be bought it for me as one of my Christmas gifts. He thought I had no idea he bought it, but I did! Silly boy.
The setting is three rows of round diamonds with a row of vertical baguettes with another row of round diamonds at the bottom. On the band are round diamonds on three sides, and at the top of the curve, which is clearer in another picture. I just couldn’t get a better picture, so that’s why I’m trying to describe it.
If you’re curious, the center stone is 1.5ct, D in color and VS1 in clarity on the diamond scale (which more people are familiar with than gem grading), the diamonds in the setting are 1.3ctw, F in color, VSI2 in clarity, and 14kt white gold. It’s all sparkly! I have a major love for white gold, even if it has to be re-dipped every year or so.
This one might show it better.
The size compared to my whole hand.
Some gratuitous pictures!
I think I need a new wedding ring to live up to this thing!
We’re doing all of this so backward. We’ve had the wedding venue picked out since December 2007! But see, we have insurance right now that’s covering some of this, we we’re taking advantage of it while we can. We’ll be together, whether officially married in the state’s eyes or not. We’ve both already got substantial life insurance policies in place should something happen to one of us (the survivor relying on the state isn’t an option), etc.. So between the two, IVF/FET or wedding, the wedding is the one that can wait.
The wedding’s next year.