Friday, October 9, 2009

my precious

First of all, the future mister refers to my e-ring as "my precious" since, as he was proposing, I tried to take it out of his hands before he had the chance to slip it onto my finger.


Anyway, some time after we started dating, I found the ring of my dreams on the Internet. Vintage inspired, delicate, simple when looking at it straight on, but much more complex when looking at it from the side. Here she is, in all her beauty:

Her name is Medora and she is from the website As soon as I felt that it was safe to send him hints, you better believe I sent this straight away. I looked at millions of other rings, many had similar features, but none could ever compare. Except ONE. Mine.

I always thought the idea of buying an antique ring was romantic, however, the future mister didn't like the idea of someone already owning and wearing the ring that his fiance would be wearing. It turns out he took those pictures I sent him to a jeweler that specializes in custom design. They made a few tweaks and my ring was created. Here she is, in even more beauty than Medora (okay, I might be a bit biased):

The biggest tweak they ended up making was designing it so that a wedding band could sit flush, instead of having a band that curved. Coincidentally, that was the one thing I didn't like about the Medora - curved bands just aren't my style. Problem solved! I think Sam did an amazing job (again, biased).

Did you send your fiance any hints before being engaged? Would you consider a vintage or custom made ring?


  1. What a beautiful ring! Congrats on your engagement. Just came across your blog and looking forward to following along!