If you are a long term reader, and I mean like lonnngggg term you will have seen me mention wanting a new ring a couple of years ago, I think most recently was a mention during Married May last year. Well after so much deliberation I finally got a new one. It wasn’t an easy decision and I know a lot of you may be all “omg how can you do that” but here we are.
Firstly, this ring is impossible to photograph, I need a better lens for a close up but you get the gist. Ok, so we got engaged in 2008. I was 21 and I guess my taste has just changed. Michael bought me a beautiful platinum 3 diamond ring from Dawsons of Stamford but five years later, and working in the industry I do, I’d seen other rings that I felt suited me more. I wear gold on my right hand so wanted a gold ring to match them really.
It is from Lumo Jewellery. I narrowed down my choice to this one and an Alex Monroe, I decided the stone in the Monroe was too big and wanted something discrete and delicate so went with Lumo. It is morganite with diamonds. I love that the morganite changes colour in different lights. From a lilac/blue/purple to a peachy pink.
The ring itself was easy enough to purchase. You need to know your ring size in US sizing. I am a J1/2 in the UK which is a 5.5. It took a couple of weeks to arrive and the price is all inclusive of VAT/shipping etc. What I was disappointed with was the packaging. There wasn’t even a branded note or a thank you slip. Michael had emailed them to change something so they knew it was an engagement ring, yet there wasn’t a congratulations or anything. I have had prettier packaging from Homebase. On the plus side, the ring fit perfectly.
My main reservations were the emotional/sentimental side of things. I would no longer be wearing the ring Michael proposed to me with. I have popped a random gold ring (its not, I stole it from my mum before university, don’t tell her!) as my wedding band, so thats not even the one that was used in the church. I have kept my old ring and band so I do still have them and I think that has been whats made it all seem OK. There was a point I was thinking about selling on my old rings, yes they are now just locked away but I can still get them out and stroke them should I want to.
I am now on the hunt for a really thin gold diamond eternity band. If you see one let me know. One like this, I love Otiumburg.
What do you think? Would you change? Do you want to? Have you?