He liked it. He put a ring on it.
I know that I posted a picture of the engagement ring before, but I thought maybe I should take the time describe it.
I absolutely LOVE my ring. It is definitely different but it really encompasses all that we are as a couple. We have a very organic & simple relationship. From day one, our relationship had been effortless. If anything, we were trying to avoid anything romantic, but naturally, we fell in love <3. Agh! Enough of the sappiness, lets get to the ring!
First, the stone. I loved the idea of having a gemstone other than a diamond. Don’t get me wrong, pre-engagement, we did our share of ring shopping. We actually went through the process of trying rings on. Different styles, diamonds, other gemstones, gold, etc. I didn’t fancy any of them. I wanted to break tradition a bit, and go with something colorful & vibrant. I had my eye set on a a precious blue sapphire. Lo and behold, that’s what I got!
Leejay ended up going through the custom jeweler, Kristin Coffin, located in Venice Beach, CA. She is such a sweetheart, very personable, and was great to work with. She did an amazing job crafting the perfect ring. She believes in earthy, feminine jewelry. It is exactly what I wanted. The ring is a real twig cast in solid recycled 14k white gold to create the unique ring shank. Nestled into the branch is an incredibly vibrant, high quality AA Ceylon Blue sapphire, prong-set in a basket setting. The oval- cut sapphire weighs 1.0ct, measuring 7x5mm, and the twig is about 2.0mm wide. The ring is polished gently to bring out the twig’s natural texture. The interior is sanded and polished to a flat, smooth surface for comfortable wearability. The wedding band is a matching twig cast in 14k white gold. Of course, that’ll be worn after the wedding day. Coincidently, the sapphire also is the birthstone for the month of September. It’s incredible how much everything fell into place!