does your ring have a story?

by jacin on December 2, 2010

from my mom: “Your father was so excited and nervous when he picked out my ring that he walked right out of the store without paying for it. Luckily the store jeweler was right next to Page’s {our family hardware store} and knew Dad was a safe bet.”

cartier 1895 solitaire - the ring pat had his jeweler recreate for me
there’s so much more to the ring than just a pretty accessory (of course).  i love to hear the stories about rings, it brings them so much more to life and creates sentimentality.  so does your ring have a story?  if so, i’d love to hear it; i am working on a post about unique and special stories behind the ring and would love to feature a few special gems!
if interested, contact me with a photo (as clear as you have, for the married ladies, professional pics with credits would be great) and a quick paragraph on your story (just like my mom did above).
i’ve already received a few, so i can’t wait to hear the rest!
1 day left to enter the cady briar clutch bag giveaway!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

toddpage December 2, 2010 at 9:48 AM

Awwww. mom.

that's so cute.


Dancy December 2, 2010 at 11:01 AM

I don't really have one for mine - other than the one I told you on FB.

I love your mom's story. But you might get a kick outta my Mom's story: My Dad proposed to her on Christmas Eve. She said Yes. BUT - my mom's not big on jewelry & apparently the ring my Dad proposed with was kinda big, so she told my father, "I can't wait to marry you - but this ring's huge! Can we get a smaller one?" LMAO!


Kayla December 2, 2010 at 11:22 AM

I can't wait to read some ring stories. I love them. I don't officially have a ring story but I wear a white gold with a sapphire and two diamond ring that his great, great, great grandma wore. We have a picture of her wearing it when you walk in our condo. I still get scared when I wear it. It's so precious to lose.

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Teenage Bride December 2, 2010 at 11:33 AM

how cute!!! I would give you my story… but its crazy and stressful haha. I finally got a lovely ring, but the jewelers sure made it one hell of a process.

My husband did good!


Aleah + Nick Valley December 2, 2010 at 12:01 PM

We love a good ring story! My diamond was given to Nick from my mom + dad and Nick had my platinum setting made in Italy via the oldest jeweler in Seattle. He did such a great job!


Nicole December 2, 2010 at 1:28 PM

I'd be happy to share mine if you want :)… I never got a pro photo of my ring though, my husband and I took our own the night of our wedding :)


Faith December 2, 2010 at 5:48 PM

i don't have any good story about mine … but i am so excited to read others!


Jessica December 2, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Aww, your poor dad! Haha!
PS — I'll totally have to send you a pic of my ring. Didn't think about it to go with my LONG story. ;)


Smiling is Good for Your Teeth December 2, 2010 at 6:05 PM

I LOVE this story!!! :-) How sweet!!


Tara of CT Yankees in SC and Traveler's Tales December 3, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Ooo I'm definitely sending you my/our ring story! :)


Wonderwall December 13, 2010 at 4:26 AM

My fiance wanted to get me a pink diamond like in the Pink Panther!! He settled on a 'normal' diamond finally hehee but got 'Forever and a day' engraved on it!


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