Pre-Proposal Syndromes

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Post by fortheloveofdiamonds » January 19th, 2005, 2:09 pm
GBCookie:  The Pearlman''s Collections ring is made by Gumuchian Fils who is a great designer.  The ring is a great alternative for those who want to avoid the cost of a Michael B. in order to get diamond size and a pretty ring!  I have never seen the ring..however, I know if you contact Bill [email protected] he could send you the setting to "play" with and compare for a day with a cc deposit!

Good Luck on your search and "you are not alone"!!

Post by HOUMedGal » January 19th, 2005, 4:51 pm
Ginger, you''re at BCM too?!?!? Excellent!!!! Although I am absolutely GREEN with jealousy about the fact that you''re a 4th year...*sigh*....yep, I''m a 1st year. Only been at it for 6 months, and I already wish I could just push the fast forward button!

So how about you? Do you miss the good ''ol days with Cassius and Frank??? Image
~A little more BLING is never a bad thing! :)~

Post by HOUMedGal » January 19th, 2005, 4:52 pm
BTW, I LOVE all your ring choices...if you end up with something that looks anything like any of those, you''ll be totally set. :)
~A little more BLING is never a bad thing! :)~

Post by gingerBcookie » January 20th, 2005, 7:56 am
well here''s the original dream ring.  To me, it looked pretty simple, but for some reason, WF kept telling me it was impossible and tried to convince me to go with a stock design instead.  Although very pretty, it wasn''t what I wantedImage.  Anyway, too little, too late..I''ve gone full pave and I ''m not going back Image

FTLOD - i already contacted him...turns out he''s out of town till next week, so his son is filling in.  I''m going to e-mail him again next week to get everything started...Image.  I''m excited to see the rings in person, I actually like it better than the michael B!!!  How much is the deposit?  What do you mean by cc deposit?  Thanks for all your help!

houmed - trust have way more time now than you will have once clinic starts....savor it, cuz one day soon, it will be a distant memory.  I do miss basic science for 2 reasons 1)free time!!!! 2)seeing all your classmates on a regular basis.  Clinics is great....but its hard work and TIME CONSUMING!!!!!  WHen is your ring coming?  Is he planning to propose soon?
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Post by HOUMedGal » January 20th, 2005, 8:43 am
Don''t tell me that, Ginger! LOL. You''re supposed to say that clinics are a welcome relief from the hell of studying all the time for pre-clinical class!! hehehe. That''s what I''ve heard from everyone, that clinics are great and fun and stuff, but definitely time consuming. They don''t kid around with this whole medical education thing, do they?!!?!?!

Anyway, my ring is coming this summer at the latest. I''m pretty sure he''s not planning on busting it out sooner to surprise me, because he says he thinks getting engaged this summer is the right time to do it. (our 2 year anniversary is june 4, and we''ll be getting married in May 2005, so I think he likes the idea of dating for 2 years/engaged for 2 years.)

I personally wouldn''t mind getting my ring NOW, but that''s why we''re all here, isn''t it??? Image

Get this! 3 girls in my class (first years) got engaged over Xmas, and one of them is engaged to a guy in our class!!! Actually she''s one of my friends from college, and she started dating a guy in our class in October or so, and now they''re engaged, and getting married Feb. 26th!!! Our first class marriage, hehe!

I''ll definitely miss seeing everyone once we get into''s amazing how close you can get to these people in such a short amount of time. There''s something about braving the trauma of med school together, I think. Image
~A little more BLING is never a bad thing! :)~

Post by blueroses » January 20th, 2005, 9:14 am
HOUMed, WOW, that is one fast courtship!  Good for them--I mean, they''re obviously both goal-driven and know what they want (I find most doctors and med students do!) but.....jeesh!!!  Kind of makes my head spinImage

Post by ariesd » January 20th, 2005, 11:58 am
Wow, and I thought fiance and I moved fast! We met in September, and were engaged and living together a month later. When it hit me how fast everything happened (my last serious relationship lasted 5 years with only casual talks of marriage), I insisted on a longish engagement (at least a year or two).

GingerB - I loved the concept of your 3 stone ring. I''ve been trying to decide between a 3 stone or a solitaire with a pave band and a pave basket. Now I''m thinking I''d love a thin version of the Mikimoto eternity band with head similar to the Cartier solitaire (not sure if I like the 4 prong or 6 prong better). How did all you other ladies make your decisions!?!

Post by HOUMedGal » January 20th, 2005, 4:57 pm
Yeah, it was fast, but they seem super extra happy. Image Ever since she started dating him, she''s had THIS look in her eyes: Image

I wasn''t too surprised when they came back from Xmas engaged. They are getting married pretty quick, but she explained it to me: his brother is getting married in late spring/summer, and so they didn''t want to get to close to that wedding, and they wanted to get it done before too long because we will start clinical rotations in a year and they wanted to be able to enjoy being newlyweds for awhile before they had to go off and get all busy on rotations. So, end of Feb. it is!

I must admit, if it was possible for my man and me to be in the same city, I''d be tempted to get the wedding thing going a lot sooner too (maybe this summer??) But alas, we will live 3 hours apart for the next 2.5 years, because we are both in grad school at different schools. boooooo. Thankfully it''s no more than 3 hours! I think I''d go nuts if I didn''t get to see him every week or 2.
~A little more BLING is never a bad thing! :)~

Post by gingerBcookie » January 30th, 2005, 4:25 pm
So I did it!  I''ve decided  (for the most part) and emailed the one and only LEON and will be talking to him on Monday (if my work schedule permits...please let me work schedule permit!)!  And now after reading lovey and cute''s posts...I am DYING to make that call!   Image

I am so excited !!!!  Image i feel like a little kid on Christmas eve!!!

Post by appletini » January 30th, 2005, 4:30 pm
ginger: I''m so excited that you get to talk to Leon!!!  After seeing Lovey''s ring it is very tempting to deal with him too!  What''s a girl to do!

Post by twinkletoes » January 30th, 2005, 4:49 pm
Date: 1/19/2005 4:51:31 PM
Author: aeli
with smaller pears...

LOL ... more like bigger rock!

Post by gingerBcookie » January 31st, 2005, 4:02 pm
To quote Caroline a.k.a. Croi  <TIGGERBOUNCE>!

So its done!  I talked to Leon this afternoon and will be sending my diamond to him via Dave Atlas post appraisal and laser inscription.  He''s going to call me when the diamond gets there to talk details!  Image   I''m so freakin'' excited that its finally starting!  So to update you guys on how I finally decided Leon...after many hours/days/weeks of contemplation I realized I would never be happy with a ring that wasn''t custom made for me and I would always semi-yearn for something Leon so....i figured save me the headache thinking anymore and let Leon take over!  AND THEN, this weekend seeing Lovey''s G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S Leon was fate and I knew I made the right choice.  It just feels right, no hesitation like with the Tacori.  So yay!Image

So hopefully we can get the stone mailed this week...oh wait!  TOmorrow I am getting off work early to take my hunnie to the doc (he hurt his knee, pobrecito!)  Which mean I will be out and about while UPS is open....yay again!  We are thinking of getting the custom laser inscription since we want it for id purposes, might as well have something more sentimental than numbers since I never plan to upgrade.  We''re thinking either " de mi gordito "  which means   of or from my little fatty...thats my nickname for him cuz he loves to eat despite being and his metabolism has yet to fail on him...what''s funny is I started calling him this on my own, and it turns out all the women in his family call there husbands that (it''s not derogatory term).  Image  Other option is just " anh yeu em "  which means i love you in vietnamese.  Too cheesy?

side note:  so i got a new digital camera this weekend and wanted to test the macro mode...sooooooooo...i secretly got the diamond and took pics of it without asking my bf.....and totally got caught!Image  And he''s making me erase all the pics!  all my pretty pretty pics!  Image i deleted it off the camera.....but not off thecomputer yet...Image maybe he''ll forget now that I have him turned onto his xbox  Image sooooooooooo.....technically i could post the pics then erase them from my hard drive and technically, they would be erased right?  ok...that  did it... i AM evil!ImageImage  

Post by appletini » January 31st, 2005, 4:27 pm
Ginger: So exciting!!! Please keep us posted!!!

Post by lovey » February 1st, 2005, 4:11 am
Your reaction to my ring is the same one that I had when I saw Reena's cushion. It took me about .05 seconds to decide on LM. My BF was a bit hesitant, until he actually met Leon and was inspired by his passion and talent.

I can't wait to see your final product!!!!!!!!! If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to PM me. Your initial design concept looks gorgeous the 3 stone!


Post by allycat0303 » February 1st, 2005, 4:38 am

What design did you end up choosing? I love Leon. I want a LEON! BAD LOVEY!! I wanted a Leon, thought it would be too complicated to see him, and told my bf he could get whiteflash to make a similar design, but then I saw Lovery''s ring... and honestly, it is just a cut above the rest! So I told my bf, he''d have to make 2 trips to New York (14 hour drive each time). So I definitely, think you made the right decision. But what is he making you? Oh yes, and why was your original dream ring impossible to make? It looks do-able. Did they give you a reason? Don''t forget to tell us how it went!Image

Post by icekid » February 1st, 2005, 5:12 am
yay ginger!  i am sooo glad you decided to go with your gut- with Leon!  like lovey, i was totally sold after reena''s ring and now lovey''s ring only made me more sure that nothing less will do.  tooo exciting! Image 

Post by lovey » February 1st, 2005, 5:24 am
What design did you end up choosing? I love Leon. I want a LEON! BAD LOVEY!!

heh heh ImageImageImageImageImage

Post by blueroses » February 1st, 2005, 12:23 pm
Ginger, hooray!!!!  I am so excited for you and your honey....and I love those laser inscription ideas too!  WOW, Leon should give a special "LIW" discount!!


Post by gingerBcookie » February 2nd, 2005, 8:42 am
I''m sending my bf the appraiser info today which means hopefull this week or EARLY next th ring will g to the appraiser and a few days later, my precious will be in the hands of THE MASTERImage.

alley - the design I ended up choosing is Leon! ImageAll I''m going ask for is three sided pave with milgraining ona very thin and dainty band and on the basket, no bezel, and that everyhing should look very flowing, graceful, and delicate. Oh and of course Who could get a Leon without the infamous claw prongs? Image I guess it wil prob look similar to the pic i called "my other leon love." but with an rb.

icekid - i know the feeling...after seeing all the gorgeous leon creations, you get to the point where you know you wouldn''t be happy with out it!

blue - so my bf and I talked about the inscriptions...and I think we decided to change it to "You''re the one." as in the song from dirty dancing..."baaaaaby...doo-do-doo....oh my sweet baaaaby....doo-do-doo....something some thing''re. the. one" It was the first song he sang to me after we got together while we were cuddling and basking in our newfound love. Image But he''s taken over the diamond now and what he ends up inscribing...who knows? But I know I''ll love it!

Post by fatafelice » February 2nd, 2005, 11:37 am
Ginger:  I think you are absolutely right...posting THEN deleting is the way to go!!!!Image

Leon is getting harder and harder to resist!  After all, I do live in Jersey!  He''s only a hop, skip, and a jump away...

Post by blueroses » February 3rd, 2005, 9:24 am
Ginger, the Sylvia/Mickey song!!!  Too cute!  (Ok, embarassing revelation:  I did a DANCE to that song with a friend in an 8th grade talent show.  With the requisite rolled up denim shorts-a-la-Jennifer-Grey.)

*hides head in shame*ImageImage

Post by lovey » February 3rd, 2005, 9:39 am
blueroses AKA "Baby" ImageImageImageImage

(insert giggle here)
You MUST post a picture of that. Seriously tho, we all thought Patrick Swayze was HOT when that movie came out. Image

Post by blueroses » February 3rd, 2005, 10:05 am
Omigod, Lovey, I know.  It''s so embarassing, but there are worse adolescent crushes to have!!  Sadly, there are no pictures of said event (thank god) but I''m sure I could find something equally-mortifying if I tried!

Come on, you 30-ish girls all know you were dancing to that soundtrack at slumber parties with your permed bangs, sun-in highlights, scrunchy socks, pegged acid-wash zip-ankled jeans and massive Benneton Rugbies, right!!??ImageImage

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

Post by AmandaPanda » February 3rd, 2005, 10:09 am
Okay, now I feel old! Image

I can remember seeing that movie in the theaters. Didn''t it come out yesterday? Image

Post by heartsonfire » February 3rd, 2005, 10:20 am
Image I love the watermelon dance LOL - loved that movie!
***still waiting... just be zen about it***

***if you love someone... do you love because you need them or do you need them because you love them...***

***I love this addiction... PS, diamonds, paves, e-rings, proposal stories... I just can't get enough!***

Post by fortheloveofdiamonds » February 3rd, 2005, 11:48 am
Date: 2/3/2005 4Image5:59 PM
Author: blueroses

Come on, you 30-ish girls all know you were dancing to that soundtrack at slumber parties with your permed bangs, sun-in highlights, scrunchy socks, pegged acid-wash zip-ankled jeans and massive Benneton Rugbies, right!!??ImageImage

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

Sigh! The good ol days!!!

Oh, come on, ladies! God wouldn''t have given you maracas if He didn''t want you to shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake ''em!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Starset Princess » February 3rd, 2005, 12:01 pm
"just put your pickle on everybody''s plate college boy and leave the hard stuff to me"

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Post by icekid » February 3rd, 2005, 12:32 pm
ooooomigosh you guys are too funny.  i am too young to have done anything that silly in regards to patrick swayze  ImageImage (no comment on me and new kids on the block when i was about 8 though!!)

but that sounds like a really cute inscription ginger!!

Post by jenwill » February 3rd, 2005, 12:45 pm
Date: 2/3/2005 4Image5:59 PM
Author: blueroses
Omigod, Lovey, I know.&nbsp; It''s so embarassing, but there are worse adolescent crushes to have!!&nbsp; Sadly, there are no pictures of said event (thank god) but I''m sure I could find something equally-mortifying if I tried!

Come on, you 30-ish girls all know you were dancing to that soundtrack at slumber parties with your permed bangs, sun-in highlights, scrunchy socks, pegged acid-wash zip-ankled jeans and massive Benneton Rugbies, right!!??ImageImage

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

Oh boy! I didn''t see it in the theatre when it came out, but did catch it at my aunt''s house right when it came out on video. Now I own a copy on DVD. Great rainy day movie.

Nobody puts baby in a corner is my ''signature line''- never fails to get a laugh. When going out with friends- in a bar or somesuch, table available in the corner....''NPBIAC'' always makes its way out of my mouth. And strangely, my friends don''t get tired of it.......

I love Leon too...but it really was too much for the budget. I am very happy with my whiteflash though, and who knows...maybe I''ll get something else from Leon in the future.

Which brings me to another point....not a lot of people saw the movie, but every time I see the name Leon, I think of the movie ''The Professional'' with Natalie Portman and Jean some french last name. Love that movie.

Post by gingerBcookie » February 3rd, 2005, 5:22 pm
Date: 2/3/2005 4Image5:59 PM
Author: blueroses

Nobody puts baby in a corner.
 ROTFLM frickin AO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ohmigod..i love it!  too funny! oh and as mid-twenty-er, i totally had the permed bangs, sun-ined hair, pegged acid washed ankle zipped jeans, and pined for the scrunchy sock that would have completed my rockin' outfit.  Image

i've been tempted to go get the dvd for along, i think your line may have done it for me...Target discount DVD section here I come!!!

p.s.  everytime i see that line i start giggling!  i may have to use it as my new signature line hereImage

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