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Well, I have been lurking around the boards for the last few weeks, LOVING all of the pictures and stories. I did this, convinced that I had about 8 more months until my boyfriend and I got engaged. Well, I noticed how everyone here enjoys pictures, so I thought I'd post a few of mine.

I'm not sure of the specifics of the ring. But I'm a size 5.5. It's an ideal cut oval that is at least 1 carat. Only one visible inclusion near one of the sides, a white fleck. But it sparkles at night and glows in the daylight. My fiancee said he looked at over 100 stones to find this one.

He also convinced a Things Remembered store to sell him the display model of this ring box without the inscription.

As for how he proposed, we spent the weekend at a fancy hotel (he told me it was a mini-summer vacation romantic getaway sort of thing), and there were 2 dozen roses and gourmet cookies waiting when we checked in. How sweet! Perfect for our romantic weekend! I was busy taking pictures of the HUGE bathroom, so I didn't notice at first. Although I did accidently see a picture of a ring in a box on his camera, and asked him (more like *gasp* *confronted him*) about it. He explained to me that it was because he really liked the box and wanted to take a few pictures so he could get one like it when the time came. (BTW he graduated college with a degree in ACTING... so you can imagine how convincing he can be)

I was drying the bottom of my jeans with the hairdryer in the bathroom before we went back out in the rain.

DF: Are you done yet? I want to tell you how much I love you. (we do this all the time)
Me: OK honey, in a minute. (so I stop drying my pants)
DF: You know I love you right?
Me: Uh huh!
DF: You love me, right?
Me: Uh huh!
DF: You would marry me, right? (he's been asking casually for the past 6 months or so)
Me: You know I would.
DF: Well... what would you do if I told you that I had that ring box in my pocket right now?
Me: !?!? I dunno... (I'm halfway thinking he was kidding)
DF: *starts digging through pockets* Let's see, I have keys...
Me: !!!!!!!!!

And then he pulled out the ring box, got down on one knee and proposed in the privacy of our luxurious hotel bathroom. And you know what I said?

Me: I'm not wearing any pants!!! (I took them off to dry them from the rain)

Oh, and then I said yes of course. He told me later that it was perfect because he wanted it to be a total shock/surprise when he did it. So naturally when I'm standing around in my underwear drying my jeans with a hairdryer, it would be the last thing on my mind.

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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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Ok, so the "Upload" button doesn't seem to be doing what I want it to. Let me try again.

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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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HELLO!! What a great way to make an introduction to DT! First off, Congrats on the recent engagement!!!

And LMAO on the "I'm standing around in my underwear drying my jeans with a hairdryer, it would be the last thing on my mind." At least it was memorable!

Your ring is gorgeous! Keep taking pictures and you get karma for taking them with flowers We didn't even have to ask!!

Ok, I gotta ask my usual question... What band will you pair your ER with???

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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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Congratulations! It's a great story and a beautiful ring. Welcome to DT.

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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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Congrats...what a great proposal...one to tell the kids someday. Thanks for sharing your ring and proposal with us

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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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What a great story and what a great ring! I have to say I really like the box, that is so cool to get that keepsake along with a wonderful ring. Sounds like you found a good guy! Congratulations and karma for the flower shot!

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I loveeeeee that ring box - adorable! Congrats on the engagement! And yes - karma points to you for showing flower shots before being asked!

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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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Wow, What an entrance to make!! Loooove your engagement story, and you're soooo kind to give some hand shots right away! You get Karma for that!

And OH MY.... I love the solitaire oval!! I haven't seen many of those and I love that shape! Congrats on a memorable proposal, and on that gorgeous new e-ring!!


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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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Beautiful and oh so elegant your ring is!!!! Congratulations on a very cute and original engagement. Can't wait to see what bands you'd like for your oval.


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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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What a great story!! I am so glad you posted the story and your ring pics....love the handshot with the flowers (the first one)...you have very beautiful milky hands - and a great ring to go on them!

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Congratulations!!! I too love the story and your ring is beautiful! I think that ovals are starting to really grow on me

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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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Congratulations!!! I absolutely love solitaire oval engagement rings in a plain gold setting like yours. You also have very beautiful hands to go with the ring.Choosing a wedding ring(s) to compliment it will be exciting.

For some ideas on wedding rings, etc. to wear with your oval ER go to the thread "Arranging your rings" and check out briolette's pictures on pages 10 thru 13 I think. She has several on different pages.

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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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It is gorgeous! What a fun and unique proposal story! It is huge too! Are you going to keep it in it's current setting and/or add a wedding band? Thanks so much for coming out of lurking and indulging us with flower shots!~Ronda

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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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Thanks for the hand compliments as well! Sunscreen every day!

As for a wedding band... my fiance brought up the idea of sapphires. The diamond would be hard to match for color, and blue sapphires would be kind of like wearing bluejeans- they match everything! Since I didn't want anything bulky, he suggested a ring wrap.

The last one I tried on in one of the mall jewelry stores just for fun. I liked the vertical sapphires. The other pictures are of one I saw on ebay that looked pretty.

I really like the idea of a ring wrap. It's kind of like dressing up my engagement ring (I like to call it Mr. Sparklies).

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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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I have that wrap but in yellow gold and emeralds. I like that bottom right one too!

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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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I LOVE the idea of wrapping the diamonds with a sapphire on each side. VERY CLASSY!!! I prefer the wrap on the left, as it keeps the look of the ring from being too busy, and that way your eye can focus on the unique oval-shaped center stone.
Congrats and enjoy your ring!

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I too love the idea of a sapphire wrap for your oval. I think that it is a classic look and the bit of blue would really make your stone stand out!

Again, great pictures. I just love looking at your beautiful oval!

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i love your oval too - go with the first wrap - I don't like the gaudy look of the triangle clustered diamonds.

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Thanks for the input! I prefer the first one as well, I just liked the vertical marquis sapphires of the second wrap. I didn't like the diamonds on the sides when I tried it on.

As a side note, DF and I went to Newtown, PA, where they filmed some of Signs (the Mel Gibson movie) and two doors down from the little pizza shop the cast ate at in the movie was a jewelry store. Since I am hereby banned from going into one for awhile after DF's big purchase (lol!) I just window shopped. They had a 4.61 D color SI2 loose cushion cut diamond in the window. It was held in a pair of those jeweler's tweezers on display. I was like, "WOW" and then quickly assured DF that it didn't look THAT much bigger than my stone. Poor guy claims to have a heart attack every time we even walk past a jewelry shop.

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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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LOL that's funny evademian! Dang, 4.61 carats??

I too like the first wrap, it almost looks like your ER was set with side sapphires...

If you got a wrap, would that count as a band? i'm out of the wrap loupe..

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Re: Engaged... with pictures :)
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My best friend's e-ring has a wrap and she uses that as her wedding band. It looks really beautiful.

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Yeah I think if you get a wrap, you can use it as a wedding band if you want. I'm sure you can also get another more traditional band also.

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This is my wrap!

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Oh pretty...I like the other ring too!~Ronda

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Do you wear a wrap below or above the ring? Is there a standard, or is it however you feel more comfortable?

(I like that orange ring too!)

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