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?


    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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