Engagement Story & Monthly Must-Reads: August 2012

Question of the month: Please share a picture of your engagement ring and tell us the story behind it.

I don’t have a proposal story because when my husband and I started dating, it wasn’t a question of IF we were going to get married, but WHEN. Within 2 months we were already planning our future together – and we married 2 years after our first date. So while I missed out on the whole surprise proposal aspect (no stories to tell my grandkids LOL!) – I’m grateful for the level of certainty in our relationship.

 

We bought my ring from Hirsh in Hatton Gardens in 2002. It’s a pink diamond set in rose gold prongs, flanked by 2 white diamonds on a platinum band. As soon as I tried it on we knew it was THE ONE as it is *so* me. I used it as both my engagement and wedding ring. I love that it is delicate, subtle and most importantly PINK and ROSE GOLD!

What’s your engagement story? Did you help pick out your ring?

    22 Comments

    1. Anonymous
      September 1, 2012 / 9:31 am

      Pink diamond is so you Ella! Certainty in a relationship is better than a grand proposal. xx

      • Ella Pretty Blog
        September 2, 2012 / 12:22 am

        Thanks Parveen -I guess the proposal was quite reflective of our relationship 🙂

    2. Becky
      September 1, 2012 / 6:43 pm

      Your ring is beautiful! I'm a new follower.

      • Ella Pretty Blog
        September 2, 2012 / 12:23 am

        Thanks Becky – and thanks for following 🙂

    3. Beautygirl24
      September 1, 2012 / 11:20 pm

      I agree with Parveen, you guys were certain and nothing is more precious than that :)I love how unique your ring is! I love the pink diamond. I bet it glows! So pretty.

      • Ella Pretty Blog
        September 2, 2012 / 12:24 am

        I love my pink diamond so much – it's the most beautiful shade of light pink (hard to capture on the camera) – as soon as we saw it, there was no going back LOL!

    4. Skylette from Sequins&Stilettos
      September 2, 2012 / 2:08 am

      That's so great you had that amount of certainty! Gorgeous ring Ella!

      • Ella Pretty Blog
        September 4, 2012 / 1:50 am

        Thanks Skylette 🙂

    5. Mehreen
      September 2, 2012 / 6:50 pm

      So pretty and unique !!! I love that you guys just knew you would be together 🙂 so sweet !

      • Ella Pretty Blog
        September 4, 2012 / 1:52 am

        Thanks Mehreen – there were so many signs we were meant to be together – even before we met – I honestly believe it's fate 🙂

    6. Anonymous
      September 2, 2012 / 7:20 pm

      Your ring is SO you!! so delicate and beautiful. Love the rose gold and pink too–absolutely perfect for you!!!

      • Ella Pretty Blog
        September 4, 2012 / 1:49 am

        Thanks Andi – it was like it was designed for me – I love rose gold SO much!

    7. Schnelle
      September 2, 2012 / 10:49 pm

      A pink diamond?! That's amazingly beautiful, I had no idea they even existed.

      • Ella Pretty Blog
        September 4, 2012 / 1:47 am

        Neither did I until we started looking at engagement rings – apparently they are from Australia. Once I knew they existed, there was no turning back!

    8. Kristen
      September 4, 2012 / 1:42 am

      your ring is so unique and beautiful! i love that you used it as both your engagement and band, i thought about doing that too and that's what my mother has done as well.

      • Ella Pretty Blog
        September 4, 2012 / 1:48 am

        Thanks Kristen – I had planned on getting a rose gold band with diamonds – but it just looked too pretty on its own, so we decided to keep it that way 🙂

    9. Kisses Aren't Contracts
      September 4, 2012 / 3:47 pm

      Love the rose gold & the pink diamond! My fiance proposed to me ring-less because he wanted to make sure i liked the one he picked out! We got up at 6am the next day & drove to LA so I could see it & of course I loved it!! It was perfect because it was from him :)xoxo Shauna

      • Ella Pretty Blog
        September 4, 2012 / 4:26 pm

        Just checked out your engagement ring on your blog – so sparkly and beautiful – love the halo and the diamonds on the band – your fiance picked out an AMAZING ring – congratulations on your engagement 🙂

    10. Lilly
      September 6, 2012 / 8:53 pm

      Aww, love your engagement/love story. Your ring is beautiful! Pink diamond…that is so neat! The ring is so you, very pretty! xo

      • Ella Pretty Blog
        September 15, 2012 / 2:58 am

        Thanks Lilly – my family really loved my ring because it was perfect for me – I grew up wanting EVERYTHING pink LOL!

    11. Megan Maddison
      September 12, 2012 / 2:09 pm

      Love your rose gold/pink ring – it's beautiful and very unique. My husband and I got engaged when we were on a trip in the Caribbean. He proposed on a day trip to this small little island called the Virgin Gorda. It was very romantic! Only non-romantic part of the day was the fact that I got sea sick on our way to the island – gross, I know! The proposal definitely made up for my illness! lol…Meganhttp://budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca/

      • Ella Pretty Blog
        September 15, 2012 / 2:57 am

        Getting engaged on a trip to the Caribbean sounds so romantic! I so want to go on a Caribbean holiday!

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