03 January 2012

Bling Bling!

Even though you've all seen my ring (since, after all, it is my header and blog button) and have heard my engagement story, I decided to still link up with C Mae for...


For those who are new to my blog or want a refresh on how it went down, here we go!

On Saturday, April 30, 2011, Beau and I decided to go to the jewelry store to look at ring settings. I had designed the ring I wanted but after looking for weeks, we couldn't find anything to match so we had to make our own. After finding the exact setting I had been dreaming of, we talked to Beau's friend who works at the store then left, happy as could be.

I went to another store to buy clothes I don't need look at some things while Beau went to the Apple store to look around. He then met up with me - Apple bag in hand - and it annoyed me that he bought yet another product since our house is already full of Apple stuff.

So after bad mouthing Beau’s Apple products, saying that I was going to personally yell at Steve Jobs (may he now rest in peace) if Beau got another product before getting me a ring, and jokingly saying that I wanted to punt the Apple bag across the parking lot for a good 5 minutes, Beau told me to look in the bag. There is was, next to the Apple TV... a ring box! I pulled out the box and opened it to see my dream ring. At that moment, Beau asked if I would marry him. Obviously I said yes!

Unknown to me, the reason he wanted to go 'look at settings' was because the ring was ready to be picked up and after going to the Apple store, he ran back to the jewelers to grab it. Was it the romantic proposal I wanted? Not at all. Was it us? Completely!



(And yes, this is directly taken from my older post so I didn't have to re-type the whole thing... Laziness at it's finest!)


Unfortunately, I did have an issue with my ring though. It was sometime in August, I woke up and stared at my ring like I do every morning. But that morning, I cried after looking at it because there it was --- a big ol' chip! It was on the edge of the sapphire near the prong. It wasn't super noticeable but once you saw it, it made you go 'Damn!'

So we called our friend at the jewelry store and she had us bring it in so they could replace the sapphire. I was sad that I wouldn't have my ring for about 2 weeks but I wanted it fixed.

ONE MONTH LATER I finally got my ring back. I was such a happy lady! Until I put the ring on and looked at it... there is was still, the chip! But not just one this time, TWO!!! The original chip and a new one. But wait, how is the original chip still there when he replaced the sapphire. Oh that's right - he didn't replace it! He didn't do crap to it! No worries though... our friend who works at the store yelled at him :-)

It took another few weeks for me to get my ring back but this time it is perfect. The stone color is a little different... that's to be expected when replacing the sapphire though. I'm just glad that I am able to wear my beautiful engagement ring again.


So that's my story! Thank you C Mae for putting on a wonderful link up!!!

26 comments:

Cait said...

awwwww! i would have died if i saw a chip in my ring and TWICE?! goodness!! im happy everything is fixed for you now :) your ring is fabulous! xo

Evelien said...

Oh wauw such a beautiful ring!!
If I'd have to pick one again, I'd go for one like this or one with gold and a red stone in it :)

Sarah @ Simply Sarah said...

I love Sapphire Engagement rings! I also liked your proposal story, haha!

star said...

You ring is beautiful! I love sapphires, and think its awesome you have one as your engagement ring!

Emily P. said...

beautiful!!! love it!

Kasey said...

Your ring is so gorgeous!! I love your story too. Sometimes the non-romantic stories are the best. :-)

Ashlee Miller said...

I love your ring! It's so pretty and unique.

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

That is an absolutely GORGEOUS ring!! I love it! The proposal story is too funny. :)

Mrs. Kee said...

Oh goodness! I'm glad you finally got it all fixed!! Your ring is beautiful and unique!! I love it!

Alyssa said...

Sooo beautiful!! Very unique! I love it!

Jessica said...

So beautiful!!

CMae said...

Awwww you are very welcome and thank you so much for taking the time to link up! And it was nice to read that your almost fiasco got fixed!!!

Ruthie Hart said...

so pretty! looks like kate middletons!

Tamara said...

Ohh I'm so glad that I've found another gem-stone engagement ring wearer! I had the SAME problem with a chip in my stone. Your ring is beautiful!

Taryn said...

BEAUTIFUL! You don't often see bands with a center-stone other than diamond! I won't lie ... my engagement story is similar in the sense that I was harping/nagging/bagging-on my fiance before I knew he had that super-special box in his pocket. ;)

AlanaMarie said...

So pretty! i love the pic with the apple TV.
I linked to you in one of my posts <3
Have a great new year!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

That sucks about the chip! Crazy how things like that happen. I loved reading your story :) this was such a fun link up! Happy I found your cute blog through it!

Kristen said...

I love that it's a sapphire! So Kate Middleton of you. ;)

Kit said...

I love that you have a sapphire as your center stone!!! So pretty and love the story!!

Sheila said...

I love the blue sapphire! I wore a similar ring as my something blue & borrowed on my wedding day!! So crazy about how yours chipped. I would have been soooo upset! At least everything worked out : ) I loved reading your story. This was defintiely a fun linkup! I hope you have a chance to read mine : )

http://livelaughlovemrsrj.blogspot.com/

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Glad you got your ring back and better than new! I love it!

Laura said...

I've wanted a sapphire engagement ring for YEARS! Way Before Kate Middleton entered the scene... I was channeling Princess Di! :)

Recently Roached said...

Your ring is GORGEOUS! So unique. Love it. Love that your story is very "you." Those are always the best ones!
Your blog is adorable

Betty said...

Your ring is beautiful!

Miranda said...

love your ring! love the unique ones! i love my ring but if i could get another ring i would want a yellow diamond!

Petchie said...

Its so pretty and different, love your ring!

xoxo
Petchie
http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/