Find your diamond
Find your jewelry
shape
carat
color
clarity

A Birthday SURPRISE!!!

Status
Not open for further replies. Please create a new topic or request for this thread to be opened.

MustangFan

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
935
Well it was one year officially from the first time we went ring shopping and my birthday. It was miserable all day, were having a typhoon in NJ, still! I was kinda down in the dumps that we couldn¡¦t do anything for my b-day, we were supposed to have a picnic!! ƒ¼ I found a salt water, gigantic 75 gallon tank on craigs list for $250 a steal, so we went to the other side of the state to get that, it was my birthday present for my b/f. We were on our way back from picking up the fish tank and b/f started talking about last year.. Yeah I really screwed up last year. I thought he would have planned something and he got hotdogs at the windmill and I started balling my eyes out that I was disappointed and didn¡¦t want to hurt his feelings (last year) He said, yeah, then I took you ring shopping to smooth things over¡K I said yeah, to shut me up and look at shiny things at Zale (Yeah I know bad, but it was just to get an idea¡K and the only place open at night! Lol
So, he mentioned I hope this year has been better, I said yeah I love the fish tank..

Anyway, we were in a rush as usual, late to go out to dinner with my parents. And he said I got you a little something, sigh I guess I just have to give it to you later.. We got to Spano¡¦s, oddly enough a couple businesses down from where we first met and we sat down at a booth and toasted with wine to my 24th birthday. Then b/f turned really quickly toward me and says nonchalantly, Hey, what would you say if I asked you to spend the rest of my life with you? I looked around awkwardly and said well I would say yes¡K.. (Fully knowing where this was going.) He said well then will you marry me? (I can¡¦t even remember is such a blur) I said what?!! I thought it wasn¡¦t ready? Oh my god, I can¡¦t believe it, holding my mouth in shock. At this point my mother is like what did he say?!! What did he say?!! And he opened the box and then she was like OHH!! Lol I was crying and my parents got all teary eyed. Even my father who is a big strong German man and he never crys! My mom was blown away by the ring and never thought she¡¦s be apart of the proposal! I still can¡¦t believe it!!!


It was public, yet private!! The best of both worlds!! I was about 8PM and only one other party at the restaurant. My FI asked for my father¡¦s permission upstairs before we went to dinner, when they went to look at the menu online. I had no idea, it completely caught me by surprise!! I was shocked and my mother said and here is a girl that always says you can never surprise me! I said I know he did it so well. Then he went into the yeah, the casting delay was a bs story.. I said I can¡¦t believe it, you a$$hole!! Laughing so hard! And he said I even had it for over a month!!! He got it on March 10th my Mom¡¦s b-day and he was going to do it that night at dinner, but it didn¡¦t feel right. He was teasing me that it was always right next to me where ever we went!! I was in the console on his truck and even in his tool box at one point. Just where I thought he¡¦d hide it!!!


He was so paranoid for the long month, he thought it was going to get out. He showed practically everyone the ring. He said didn¡¦t you find it suspicious that I have been locking my truck everywhere??.. I said no!


It gets stranger!!! We called his mom and she gasped, in disbelief, that¡¦s that same exact way his father proposed to me, on my 21st birthday with the same exact words!!!! It was weird being FI never talked to his parents about that stuff. I guess it¡¦s just like the old saying goes the apple doesn¡¦t fall far from the tree!!!



Well without further ado, pics!!!
I¡¦M ENGAGED!!!! 4-15-07
 

MustangFan

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
935
Sorry TYPHOON IN NJ today and yesterday!!
No sunny skys for nice pictures, but the fish tank certainly gives it a glow!!!

Also the man that carries a camera like a purse, didn''t bring it to the restaurant!!! (my dad)


digital pics 457.jpg
 

MustangFan

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
935
Profile detail

The scroll reminds me of two swans forming a heart shape

ties in nicely with the heart on the head and the surprise sapphires!!!

digital pics 453.jpg
 

kcoursolle

Super_Ideal_Rock
Joined
Jan 21, 2006
Messages
10,589
Aw, what a lovely proposal story!!! Congratulations!!! I really love your ring. The depth of color in your stone is just breathtaking, I hope you get some more pics of it.
 

robbie3982

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Jun 28, 2006
Messages
3,960
Congratulations! It''s beautiful!
 

MustangFan

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
935
surprise sapphire glow!!

It was made to perfectly fit my finger, and it works!!! Doesn't spin at all, I know it's not a conventional ring look, but you never see it anyway
It really works!!

digital pics 476.jpg
 

MustangFan

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
935
My fluff ball, not a mink!! my dog Boomer (Northern Breeds have so much fur)

digital pics 461.jpg
 

MustangFan

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
935
My hands are disgusting, one smashed finger, hopefully will soon heal.

What kind of wedding ring guys?!!!!

P1010490.JPG
 

ThefutureSB

Rough_Rock
Joined
Apr 9, 2007
Messages
48
OMG girl that is one BEAUTIFUL ring!!!!


And for a wedding ring, I say one with matching stones... and that is TOO COOL how that ring fits your finger perfectly, what a unique band!!!

FI did a good job!!!!
 

Kismet

Ideal_Rock
Joined
May 6, 2005
Messages
2,991
Congratulations on your engagement; your ring is beautiful! How do the round sapphires match up to it?
 

Dee*Jay

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Mar 26, 2006
Messages
13,368
Congratulations Mustangfan! What a sweet proposal and that sapphire is such a wonderful color!
 

la petite amie

Rough_Rock
Joined
Apr 8, 2007
Messages
38
Congratulations! What a sweet proposal story. And it''s wonderful that your parents were there too, to share the moment.
 

MustangFan

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
935
I haven''t even had time to look kismet!!

I didn''t forget though!!

I think you''ll be pleasantly surprised that they are almost a perfect match. I can''t believe it!!!
Looks like they were all from the same stone!!!!!!!!!!

digital pics.jpg
 

MustangFan

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
935
I have had my eye on this one.. or going in the other direction just plain

I hope Irina is around with her magical skills

02PP13.jpg
 

SparkleIllinois

Rough_Rock
Joined
Nov 29, 2006
Messages
33
Mustang OMG!!!! I''m so happy for you congratulations. That ring is gorgeous and your proposal sounds so great. YAY!!!!
 

musey

Super_Ideal_Rock
Joined
Sep 30, 2006
Messages
11,242
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mustang, you have been waiting SO patiently. I''m so glad it happened for you this weekend!!!
 

JenStone

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Mar 13, 2006
Messages
490
I''m so happy for you! Your ring is gorgeous and all that waiting finally paid off! Congrats!
 

Kismet

Ideal_Rock
Joined
May 6, 2005
Messages
2,991
Ooh, they do look great together!
 

cRaSh

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Aug 8, 2006
Messages
101
OH MY GOSH!!!!!!! I''m soooooo happy for you girl!!!!!!!!! I checked back DAILY to see if you were engaged yet.

I completely missed this thread, and was reading another one, and it said you were engaged, I IMMEDIATELY teared up for you!! That SNEAK!!!!! I can''t believe these guys! They sure can fool us!! Just when we think they aren''t think of us at all, the completely suprise us

CONGRATS!!! Your ring is stunning!
 

anchor31

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Oct 18, 2005
Messages
7,074
It''s amazing!! Congratulations! I''m so excited for you... I guess we were all fooled!

As for the wedding band, your ring is so beautiful on it''s own, I would wear them on separate hands. I love the one you posted with the sapphires and diamonds.
 
Status
Not open for further replies. Please create a new topic or request for this thread to be opened.
Be a part of the community It's free, join today!
    Three-stone engagement ring upgrade
    Three-stone engagement ring upgrade
    Vintage OEC Bracelet
    Vintage OEC Bracelet
    June’s Birthstone Trinity
    June’s Birthstone Trinity

Need Something Special?

Get a quote from multiple trusted and vetted jewelers.

Holloway Cut Advisor



Diamond Eye Candy

Click to view full-size image.
Top