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!

8 comments:

VDOprincess said...

congratulations! And what a perfectly lovely ring. I'm so happy for you!

Oranges And Apples said...

Congrats! U've been thinking about engagement rings lately too, and I LOVE this one!

thistlewitch said...

That ring is stunning, and perfect for you. :) Congrats! Can't wait to see you guys!

heather said...

Congratulations Sarah! You guys seem so happy together. The Europe idea is perfect...I love all you said. Your ring is extraordinary... makes me think of enchanted jewels from a treasure chest, and of heirlooms, and of couples who live in the pages of great love stories.

Charlotte said...

A big step--and a gorgeous ring to commemorate it.
I'm amused that you love ranunculus. When we bought our house, the garden was overgrown with ranunculus. It took years to get rid of it all. It would smother everything in its path.
Gardeners' White Elephant Items....what's yours?

健康保寶 said...

以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告。........................................

Tonya said...

This is a beautiful ring.

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