- Apr 14, 2005
As many of you know, my beau & I have been in the process of having a ring custom made for a while now. (Here's the thread in Rocky Talky on the subject.) I was fairly sure that my boy received it last week, but I wasn’t sure how long he was going to make me wait before he slipped it on my finger. I was getting pretty excited about the ring & would frequently check his pockets to see if he had a treat for me in there. (He later told me that, while it was initially amusing, he was starting to freak out thinking that I’d ruin the proposal by checking his pockets when he actually had the ring in there!)
We were going on vacation with his family to Block Island last week, but I thought it probably wouldn’t happen during the trip because there would be so many people around. (Kaleigh disagreed, though! She convinced me that I should be prepared for a proposal.)
So I developed an odd suspicion that he had packed the ring in his guitar case because he had placed his case by the door the day before we left. (He usually doesn’t pack this early.) As soon as we arrived, I bought him a Block Island bumper sticker for his guitar case, as he likes to collect stickers from every place he plays his guitar, & put it on his case. (I was good & didn’t look inside!
In the meantime, we had a wonderful vacation on Block Island. We stayed on his parents’ boat & had a great time exploring the island—biking, swimming, beaching, kayaking, mopeding, clamming, eating way too much, etc.
After a day of clamming, which was tons of fun, but left my hands quite dirty & all of my nails ripped, we got cleaned up & went out for a fancy dinner with my bf, his parents, his little brother & his brother’s gf. After the meal, we wandered out to the yard of the restaurant, a farm with a petting zoo. We were looking at all of the animals—emus, camels, goats, llamas, etc., & the rest of his family wandered off. My bf started saying some very sweet things to me, which didn’t arouse any suspicion because he’s such a sweet boy & does this often. Then he reaches into his pocket & pulls out the ring! I was shocked as I totally wasn’t expecting it! We wandered back to see his family, who were shopping in the town’s many stores. We rounded them up & made our announcement, then split to spend some time alone.
I was happy, but in truth was just a bit disappointed that a) I wasn’t prepared and b) c’mon---llamas!?
I’m so happy & fortunate to have found someone so wonderful as a life-partner.
Ok, now on to what you really want----pictures!
I’m so pleased with how the ring turned out! I can’t recommend Quest more highly!
I took these hand shots with my digital camera. I’ll try to get some better ones soon—this jewelry photography thing is harder than it looks!
I’ll post the images from Quest as soon as I receive them.
The diamond is a 1.23 carat RB, G, VVS2 & my ring size is 7. (I’m sorry I don’t have more details on the center stone—it was a family piece so I don’t have much information on it, which makes me a terrible PriceScoper!) The mounting is custom made in platinum from Quest Jewelers.
Thanks to everyone in my Price Scope family for all of your help, support & encouragement throughout this process! You guys are amazing!