Wednesday, February 10, 2010

it'll be nine years in june ...

and in july/august, we're getting married. =) I decided over the holidays that I was finally ready.

No wedding. Don't want one. Instead, we plan to travel in Europe together for 2 1/2 weeks. Our first overseas trip together. We're planning to go to the American Embassy in Stockholm to sign the paperwork. =)

I can't remember now where I first saw the work of the lovely and oh-so-talented jeweler Kate Szabone but I'm so glad I did. This is my ring! It's a grey diamond with gold glints, set in rose gold. Not only do I adore Kate's aesthetic, I like the ethics of her business as well: she only uses natural, conflict-free diamonds - and her stones are so stunning, it's really hard to choose among them! Finally, I think she's quite reasonable for a one-of-a-kind piece: we paid $720, all told, for my ring and his (a flat 3/16" band in white gold), including shipping. They're in transit now - can't wait for them to get here!