by rubysweettart » Oct 13, 2018 This is my first post, feel free to flag it if it's not in the right section. Thanks! So I'm about to get a bit weird and neurotic here! And I'm wordy so feel free to ignore my rambling! July was my 10 year wedding anniversary and 13 total years together anniversary (same day), I got a bee in my bonnet that I wanted a new wedding set. I wanted a sapphire, I like vintage, and I was also having major feelings about my current wedding ring. My wedding ring is pretty but it was several sizes too small and I am horribly allergic to it so I hadn't worn it in about 8 years. (I did get it resized, redipped, and coated with something to help minimize the allergic reactions so we are falling in love with each other again - my ring and I, I have always loved hubby). So I found PS and wedding boards and started pouring over pictures of ring sets and trying to figure out what I wanted, I sent tons of inquiries to jewelry shops, got close to buying a few, watched a few get bought out from under me, and I knew in my heart I did not want a clear diamond set that looked like everyone else's. I also knew I could not afford a nice sapphire ring with my budget and I wasn't loving the Shane Co and Jared options I saw in person. I started to go the custom route with a jeweler I know but it was still not cheap and I would have had to use a lab stone which bugged the crap out of hubby who is very weird about this stuff. My diamond had to be clean, emerald cut, and he was very picky about it but..... show him a picture of natural gem silica and he says it's shame anyone would cut it up for jewelry! He likes natural stones more than jewels! So I found Loupe Troop through PS, where I found a gray diamond ring by CVB that was in my budget, and it had sold but Caysie offered to make me one for the same amazing price. So I promptly ordered it (promptly meaning stared at it for several days before telling DH about it and ordering it). Then DH and I made some changes, one of the changes he wanted didn't work out but I was pretty happy with it. But now..... the wait is killing me! I spend a lot of time lurking here wondering if I made the right choice. I tell myself it had everything on my list: bezel set, engraving, unique setting, unique stone (gray, pear shaped, rose cut diamond that flashes pink), mixed metal.... so why do I have this awful anxiety that while I wait for it, I am falling out of love with it? I don't doubt her work, she's amazing and she went to the same art school my husband did. I know so many people here are happy with their custom work. Does anyone else get this "what if..." anxiety during the wait? Maybe it's because I have never seen it on a hand, didn't see the stone in person, I just don't know.... I also had a sizing freak out but it was too late to change the size which I'm ok with but I feel like I somehow stressed out Caysie or offended her by asking but I'm so new at this and I feel like I'm bumbling along, I'm much more Mr Bean in this process than Elizabeth Taylor. Thanks for reading if you made it this far!