|OH MY GOG! My new E-ring!||
I just wanted to share pictures of my brand new e-ring. Also, I felt compelled to write a review about GOG because they were super super awesome.
This stone is an upgraded stone, but the way in which my DH gave it to me was so sweet, especially for his level of romantic. A couple of months ago, my then fiance, his best man, and I went to GOG in person. It was the day before mother's day and the store was jam packed. They were serving meatballs, lemonade, and different sweets. It was such a great experience, everyone was so kind. Rhino's aunts were there, and they were the sweetest ladies ever. Rhino himself asked me to be in a video since we had traveled so far to see the store! but alas I am way too shy for that.
When we there, I fell in love with a solasfera princess cut and decided to upgrade. Unfortunately, the stone was accidentally filed a tiny bit during setting. They of course sent it off to be repolished (in the end it lost less than a point). It was getting close to my wedding though and I decided after reading about princess cuts getting "hurt" during settings that maybe an RB e-ring was best for me >< It honestly didn't phase GOG, and they were able to call in a beautiful stone for me! I still would really like to get a solasfera princess pendant in the future, that cut is amazing.
So the stone arrived to GOG just a few days before my wedding. (I am always down to the wire, haha) I lost one day because I was deciding on six prongs vs. 4 and another day due to issues with my bank. I definitely did not foresee the issues with my bank and thought my ring would come in they day before the wedding with no problem. Wrong! So at this point, I decided to have Vicki send me out the ring anyway. I figured I definitely wouldn't get it for my wedding as it was a morning wedding at 11 am and everyone would be gone from our house by 900 or 930. Saturday fedex deliveries are supposed to come before noon, and in my experience they come a little before the end of the limit. I thought though at least I could get it the following Monday. (No honeymoon because of work/school, hoping for a Christmas vacation honeymoon).
I stayed with my mom the night before the big day, and I told my dh to please please call me if fedex came, as you all know how it is when it's a fedex day. But I was still sure they wouldn't make it as they dont make it before 900 when the "deliver by time" is 10am during the weekdays. As I expected there was no such call from him that morning, but it didn't phase me as I was so busy. I remember thinking at some point that maybe dh would send it to the room I was getting ready in at the church as a sort of wedding gift if it arrived, but that didn't happen either.
As we are saying our vows during the actual ceremony, our son escaped my mom and ran right up to us in front of everyone. I took a moment to bend over and pick him up (he's just three). My dh took the opportunity to put the band together with the e-ring that had arrived unbeknownst to me. He slid both on my finger, and I didn't see until it was almost completely on. At the moment I gasped in front of everyone (despite the situation I still had the appropriate PS reaction). I was just shocked because I saw the best man give us only our two bands. It was sooo cool and in front of all those people, we still had our own private thing. Even though the moment was already so incredibly special and intense, he found a way to make it even better. He has supported me through my upgrades and knows how much I love diamonds. No one said they heard me gasp up there, but dh said it was hilarious.
Sorry that was too long, it's amazing if you got through it, really. Thank you for reading and even more thanks for all the education!
Also, GOG really made me happy, and Charles went the extra mile . They have a customer for life and my recommendation!
1.51 H VS2 GIA Ex
sz 5.5 in a temp 6 prong setting