Saturday, September 1, 2012

Engagement Story & Monthly Must-Reads: August 2012

Question of the month: Please share a picture of your engagement ring and tell us the story behind it.

I don't have a proposal story because when my husband and I started dating, it wasn't a question of IF we were going to get married, but WHEN. Within 2 months we were already planning our future together - and we married 2 years after our first date. So while I missed out on the whole surprise proposal aspect (no stories to tell my grandkids LOL!) - I'm grateful for the level of certainty in our relationship.

We bought my ring from Hirsh in Hatton Gardens in 2002. It's a pink diamond set in rose gold prongs, flanked by 2 white diamonds on a platinum band. As soon as I tried it on we knew it was THE ONE as it is *so* me. I used it as both my engagement and wedding ring. I love that it is delicate, subtle and most importantly PINK and ROSE GOLD!

What's your engagement story? Did you help pick out your ring?



22 comments:

  1. Pink diamond is so you Ella! Certainty in a relationship is better than a grand proposal. xx

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    1. Thanks Parveen -I guess the proposal was quite reflective of our relationship :-)

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  2. Your ring is beautiful! I'm a new follower.

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    1. Thanks Becky - and thanks for following :-)

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  3. I agree with Parveen, you guys were certain and nothing is more precious than that :)

    I love how unique your ring is! I love the pink diamond. I bet it glows! So pretty.

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    1. I love my pink diamond so much - it's the most beautiful shade of light pink (hard to capture on the camera) - as soon as we saw it, there was no going back LOL!

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  4. That's so great you had that amount of certainty! Gorgeous ring Ella!

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  5. So pretty and unique !!! I love that you guys just knew you would be together :) so sweet !

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    1. Thanks Mehreen - there were so many signs we were meant to be together - even before we met - I honestly believe it's fate :-)

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  6. Your ring is SO you!! so delicate and beautiful. Love the rose gold and pink too--absolutely perfect for you!!!

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    1. Thanks Andi - it was like it was designed for me - I love rose gold SO much!

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  7. A pink diamond?! That's amazingly beautiful, I had no idea they even existed.

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    1. Neither did I until we started looking at engagement rings - apparently they are from Australia. Once I knew they existed, there was no turning back!

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  8. your ring is so unique and beautiful! i love that you used it as both your engagement and band, i thought about doing that too and that's what my mother has done as well.

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    1. Thanks Kristen - I had planned on getting a rose gold band with diamonds - but it just looked too pretty on its own, so we decided to keep it that way :-)

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  9. Love the rose gold & the pink diamond! My fiance proposed to me ring-less because he wanted to make sure i liked the one he picked out! We got up at 6am the next day & drove to LA so I could see it & of course I loved it!! It was perfect because it was from him :)

    xoxo Shauna

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    1. Just checked out your engagement ring on your blog - so sparkly and beautiful - love the halo and the diamonds on the band - your fiance picked out an AMAZING ring - congratulations on your engagement :-)

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  10. Aww, love your engagement/love story. Your ring is beautiful! Pink diamond...that is so neat! The ring is so you, very pretty!
    xo

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    1. Thanks Lilly - my family really loved my ring because it was perfect for me - I grew up wanting EVERYTHING pink LOL!

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  11. Love your rose gold/pink ring - it's beautiful and very unique. My husband and I got engaged when we were on a trip in the Caribbean. He proposed on a day trip to this small little island called the Virgin Gorda. It was very romantic! Only non-romantic part of the day was the fact that I got sea sick on our way to the island - gross, I know! The proposal definitely made up for my illness! lol...

    Megan

    http://budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Getting engaged on a trip to the Caribbean sounds so romantic! I so want to go on a Caribbean holiday!

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