Tuesday, February 02, 2010

With This Ring...

Rings are always a Big Deal in weddings, whether you're talking about the engagement ring or the wedding ring. A standard has developed, as well. There is the awesome and gorgeous engagement ring, and then you buy a wedding band that, while beautiful, is really a supplement to the engagement ring itself. After the wedding, you'll have a beautiful pair of rings, right?

Well, for me... wrong.

My parents divorced when I was very young; to the point where I don't even remember them together. My dad remarried before I turned 6, so I've always had my stepmother in my life. I remember when I was living with her and my dad that I just loved her wedding ring. She only had one ring she wore; she did not have a ring and a band. I remember looking at it and loving the simplicity of it.

Now, don't get me wrong, Mr. JeffM proposed with a gorgeous ring, but I've always had this nagging voice in the back of my head vying for a singular wedding ring. The wedding ring should be special. While I love engagement rings (C'mon, what girl doesn't?), it's the wedding and a marriage you're working toward, and the ring that symbolizes that should be the centerpiece. It really bugged me that for some people the wedding ring is a mere afterthought.

(That said, if you disagree, that's fine! It's a personal decision, and I'll still be oogling your rings. Plus, I don't like ketchup or tomato sauces on pasta, so really my viewpoints are untrustworthy.)

After making the decision to go ahead with one wedding ring instead of a traditional wedding band, I started researching. I wanted something classic, but a little bit different. I wanted a sapphire because Mr. JeffM loves sapphires (well, anything blue really), and I wanted it to be a ring that represented us. And then I found it.

I placed the order. Lo and behold, on Christmas Eve (via Fedex) it arrived...

Merry Christmas, right? It is a sapphire and diamonds set in white gold. And can I just say how hard it is to have this beauty sitting in our apartment, and I can't wear it yet? I have to keep resisting the urge to "try it on to make sure it fits right" on an almost daily basis.

Needless to say, I'm very happy, and I cannot wait to start wearing it.

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Blogger Laura said...

holy moly... that is one stunning ring. good for you!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010 1:55:00 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

absolutely! to each her own and that is one hell of a stunner. enjoy it :)

Tuesday, February 02, 2010 3:35:00 PM  
Blogger Erika said...

It's gorgeous! I'm curious, what will you do with the engagement ring?

Tuesday, February 02, 2010 11:36:00 PM  
Blogger AllieBoBallie said...

Oh, my goodness. I don't like ketchup either, and as a girl with slender fingers (like size 4/4.5), I don't think I need (or want, for that matter) two rings. And, oddly, I've already picked out a ring in which a purple sapphire is the centerpiece. Great minds, I tell you...

Monday, February 08, 2010 8:04:00 PM  

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