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I just got engaged with a blue sapphire halo on Sunday!  I would reiterate what pps said about making sure it''s something you LOVE, and you won''t regret/resent not having a diamond ring.  People definitely make assumptions about the cost of colored stone rings, and I''ve had a bunch of q...

by This_Is_Amore

June 19th, 2008, 7:44 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: one more thing... regrets on coloured e ring??

Replies: 47

Views: 1884


Congratulations!!!  Your proposal sounds perfect, and the ring is beautiful!  I have to say, I was silently cheering for the heirloom stone, so I''m happy you went with itImage

by This_Is_Amore

June 13th, 2008, 12:42 pm

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: I ''M ENGAGED!!

Replies: 67

Views: 2099


Thanks, ladies!  I think I might explode if it doesn''t happen this trip, so it''s definitely in his best interest to go ahead and do it Image

by This_Is_Amore

June 13th, 2008, 6:10 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Re-intro

Replies: 6

Views: 451


If you''re really wanting to search, I would say start with the toe of his shoes, and then check his jacket pockets.  My BF loves to hide small things there, but knows I know about those spots now. Obviously I''m not the best one to give advice, as I haven''t found the ring in our little place ...

by This_Is_Amore

June 13th, 2008, 6:01 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: If you were a diamond, where would you hide?

Replies: 21

Views: 563


It''s ridiculous!  I have seen more demeaning & derogatory material on that site than I have anything resembling supportive messages.  I only swing by there to browse the wedding porn, but I''ve actually started preferring Wedding Bee for that.  Although frankly those ladies make ...

by This_Is_Amore

June 13th, 2008, 5:51 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Can I just vent about theknot.com for a second?

Replies: 24

Views: 989


I think it will be worth the wait!  My completed ring has been hiding in our house since NOVEMBER, so it had better be worth waiting for smile I have been really surprised that BF had so many preconceived notions of how he wanted this period in ...

by This_Is_Amore

June 13th, 2008, 5:42 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: If you were a diamond, where would you hide?

Replies: 21

Views: 563


My dream ring would be Miss Rocks'' stunning sapphire!  I could look at those photos all day!

Until it''s upgrade time, the oval sapphire with a diamond halo hanging out in BF''s closet would do Image

by This_Is_Amore

June 12th, 2008, 8:16 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: What is your DREAM RING?

Replies: 160

Views: 12076


CONGRATULATIONS!!!  That sounds like a great proposal- and your ring is gorgeous! Image I hope your wedding planning goes well!

by This_Is_Amore

June 12th, 2008, 8:13 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Please remove me from the list because...

Replies: 27

Views: 1363
Re-intro

Hi ladies, I joined this forum a number of months back, and then had trouble with my login, so reverted to lurking for a while.  Finally figured out how to reset my browser cookies so I could post! As a reminder- through some accidental snooping I found out my BF (dating 4 years, living togethe...

by This_Is_Amore

June 12th, 2008, 6:28 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Re-intro

Replies: 6

Views: 451


Looks awesome for a short event- but I don''t think I could eat an actual meal up there!  And how embarassing would it be to cause the operators to lower the platform so that you could use the bathroom... I''d probably have to urgently go as a reaction to not being able to! I think the fact tha...

by This_Is_Amore

March 5th, 2008, 11:12 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Found where J and I will have our wedding reception...

Replies: 40

Views: 796


Congratulations- that does sound like the best week ever!  I''ll be sending mortgage dust your way, but I think you''ll be fine, as we qualified for our mortgage based on my offer letter.  Although that was in summer 2006, and the mortgage environment has changed a little bit since then......

by This_Is_Amore

March 3rd, 2008, 11:49 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Best week ever!!!

Replies: 35

Views: 838


We actually did one of those dorky morphing photo booths (we found one at Dave & Buster''s...) that takes each of your pictures and combines your features to "show" you what your kids will look like.  Our daughters will be cute, is all I have to say! Physical features, BF has blue eyes, and...

by This_Is_Amore

February 29th, 2008, 11:36 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: More future-y stuff

Replies: 39

Views: 1118


Unfortunately I''m watching a similar train wreck of a situation with one of my best friends.  My friend (who is male), dated this gal for a year our sophomore year in college, and it was a disaster!  She was clingy, manipulative, and completely cut him off from all of his friends.  O...

by This_Is_Amore

February 25th, 2008, 7:51 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Engaged friends -> Divorced friends

Replies: 25

Views: 1072


Welcome, KC!  I live just off the Plaza- it''s great to see that there are two of you on here from my neck of the woods!  I don''t have much to add- you''ve got some good advice from the posters above.  I would caution you against getting your hopes up, because that seems to only lead...

by This_Is_Amore

February 25th, 2008, 6:07 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Newbie with a different type of story.

Replies: 21

Views: 883


Great thread!  Hearing the stories behind the SNs has definitely changed my perception of some of you (ahem, Lauren!). Mine comes from a sweet moment with my BF.  We had known each other for quite a while, and been great friends for years before we started dating.  Only six months int...

by This_Is_Amore

February 22nd, 2008, 5:30 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What''s the meaning behind your SN?

Replies: 155

Views: 5627


Date: 2/21/2008 12:28:09 PM Author: Mediterranean Date: 2/21/2008 10:35:38 AM Author: Cookie_tyme Ladies, your Grandma is right. Why buy the milk when you can get the cow for free? ....Conversely, why should *I* buy the whole PIG if all I want is a little sausage? I think your heart may be in the r...

by This_Is_Amore

February 21st, 2008, 9:53 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: You are worth it!

Replies: 89

Views: 2795


I work in an obscure area of international tax consulting, which usually brings conversations to a grinding halt when someone asks at a cocktail party.  And the BF is an environmental scientist- also a consultant.

by This_Is_Amore

February 21st, 2008, 5:11 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Occupations

Replies: 68

Views: 1935
Dress shopping before the ring?

Anyone else want to ''fess up to doing this?  I have been browsing pictures for a while (OK, for two of the four years of our relationship smile ), but will be trying on my first dress this evening!  I keep a close watch on Craigslist as it...

by This_Is_Amore

February 20th, 2008, 10:02 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Dress shopping before the ring?

Replies: 9

Views: 370


Awww.... congratulations!  What a great setting- and a fantastic trip for the two of you to recreate for many years to come!

The ring is BEAUTIFUL- wear it in good health and happiness!

by This_Is_Amore

February 20th, 2008, 9:40 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: I wasn''t on the LIW list...but I have a proposal story =)

Replies: 12

Views: 630


CONGRATULATIONS, ERIN!!!  I, too, am anxiously awaiting the full story and pictures!


by This_Is_Amore

February 18th, 2008, 8:01 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Disneyland in less then 24 hours...

Replies: 96

Views: 2671


Ooooooh- beautiful!  I tend to be more of a white gold, blue sapphire-type gal myself, but THAT gorgeous ring makes an excellent case for looking at yellow gold, green stone pieces!

You did a great job! Image

by This_Is_Amore

February 15th, 2008, 7:16 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Help me with the engagement ring!

Replies: 49

Views: 3015


CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Sounds like your new fiance did good! Image  I, too, will be anxiously awaiting ring pics!

by This_Is_Amore

February 15th, 2008, 6:01 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Time to come off the list!!

Replies: 39

Views: 1822


I wear a three-stone diamond (OEC) ring with filagree as a RHR that was passed down from my great-grandmother, and given to me when I graduated from college, and most often some diamond and tahitian pearl drop earrings, with a matching strand necklace I''m in a business-formal workplace, so the pear...

by This_Is_Amore

February 15th, 2008, 5:59 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: What jewelry do you wear on a daily basis?

Replies: 97

Views: 6667


WOW!!! I''ve only been lurking on this site for a year now, and posting for a month-ish.... HOW HAVE I NOT FOUND THIS THREAD UNTIL NOW? smile Kudos to LadyA and all the other kind posters who gathered such exquisite photos for my viewing pleasure!&nb...

by This_Is_Amore

February 12th, 2008, 2:48 pm

Forum: Jewelry Pieces

Topic: Royal Jewels

Replies: 12318

Views: 1424763


We both have a number of friends of the opposite sex, and for the most part are fine with it.  The one exception I have is one of my BF''s coworkers, who engages in completely inappropriate behavior on a regular basis.  She has an alcohol problem, and is one of those women who becomes VERY...

by This_Is_Amore

January 22nd, 2008, 1:16 pm

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Does your SO have friends of the opposite sex?

Replies: 68

Views: 1931


I understand!  I actually found out that my BF had purchased the ring at the beginning of December, so I assumed I would have it before we travelled to visit for family for Christmas- Nope!  Then surely he would break it out for New Year''s- Nada!  My birthday was last weekend, and I ...

by This_Is_Amore

January 22nd, 2008, 1:07 pm

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Birthday not so expectations

Replies: 6

Views: 440


YAY!  I have to say- knowing he has the ring will make for some interesting moments!  Please share any ''Oh-my-God-it''s-happening-now!!!'' mistaken moments with me, so I know I''m not the only one being driven crazy waiting for the beauty hiding in his closet! And CONGRATULATIONS!!!! ...

by This_Is_Amore

January 18th, 2008, 5:38 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: He has the ring!

Replies: 13

Views: 579


Me: C, 24 Him: A, 28 Location:  Kansas City, Missouri (for the moment...) Started Dating: July 2004 How We Met:  intramural sports team in college Expected Engagement Date: SOON!  HE HAS THE RING!!!  (Shhhhh!  I''m not supposed to have any idea! http://www.pricescope.com/ide...

by This_Is_Amore

January 17th, 2008, 11:40 am

Forum: Ladies in Waiting

Topic: Introduce yourself!

Replies: 784

Views: 49851


Has your FI ever gotten a professional massage?  My BF hasn''t, and casually mentioned that he''d be interested in trying it... so his gift is a couples massage this year!  smile   If you''re feeling even naughtier, have you ever consi...

by This_Is_Amore

January 15th, 2008, 10:04 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What are you doing for Valentine''s Day?

Replies: 33

Views: 1060


More long-term goals (in order): 1.  wedding/honeymoon 2.  Europe trip for friend's wedding in August (mostly saved already) 3.  grad school for BF/move abroad (a few years off...) 4.  rental property downpayment 5.  diamond studs... and I want jackets and dangles for t...

by This_Is_Amore

January 15th, 2008, 9:52 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What are you saving for?

Replies: 60

Views: 1607