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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