Thursday, January 03, 2008

The Ring. Bling-a-Ling.

David presented me with this ring on Christmas Eve day, which is when he got to my parent's house in Cleveland. We were in the kitchen, my dad had just finished making coffee, and wrapping paper was all over the counter. He was so funny about it because he was in such a rush to get it onto my finger, so we snuck to the family room behind the Christmas tree, and I opened the box. The ring of our dreams was tucked inside. I'm putting pictures of it for the world to see because we are so proud of it, and David keeps grabbing my hand to stare.

We did "design" it with Jeff Johnson of the Diamond Celler. David gave me one weekend to do a few sketches and print out what I liked and didn't like in engagement rings. He was much more involved than I had ever expected. I never thought I see a man fight so hard for filigree (which we don't have, but there is carving on the band). Our preferences: diamond dust around it is great; it can't be in a box that you can see through; it can't have shoulders like a class ring; filigree ok but not around the whole band; we like the diamond nestled into something and not sticking out; no huge prongs to hold the diamond.

Voila.
ring on hand

The diamond is a mine cut from the turn of the century, which means that it was cut in the mines before they had precision technology machines. David had set some of my grandmother's diamonds from earrings I remember her wearing.

12 comments:

Danielle said...

It's gorgeous!!!!

stephanie said...

dude, that is awesome! i am so proud of you guys- it is really beautiful.

Evey said...

Babe it is amazing!! Congrats!!

Melissa said...

Wow! Look at that ROCK!!!! It's perfect!

Anonymous said...

it's so beatious! All that hard work paid off.. it's so different and unique.. you'll have that for ever and ever .. it's perfect!!! Love you Kots.
kwj.

Mista said...

((((((Thanks)))))))))!!!

Kelly said...

Katie, it's gorgeous!

Alisa_Benay said...

I love tulips! That is such an amazing ring and a beautiful heirloom. I'm just drooling...

My hubby is from Ohio too, going to be glued to the game tomorrow night. Go Bucks!

Mista said...

The tulip was a last minute decision. I used to use the tulip a lot as inspiration, and totally forgot about it since I've been doing so much graphic design lately.

Um, Alisa, your gowns are beautiful!!! If I wasn't so hell-bent on design my own, I'd have you do it! My mom has forbidden me from designing a wedding dress with corset, but now that I see you have, maybe I'll work it back in...hehehe

Everyone look at her designs: http://www.alisabenay.com/

Anonymous said...

I am sitting at my desk with tears streaming down my face. My assistant just rushed in to say... "is everything all right?" I showed her the picture of the ring and now tears are streaming down HER face!

Sure do love you.

- Godmommista

Mista said...

Now tears are streaming down MY face! I just read your comment to David. Love you!!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful. I've been watching Lord of the Rings and the ring makes
me think of the elves? I love it, wow!