Tuesday, July 29, 2008

That Ring

It's been so hard to hold off showing you all my gorgeous ring. I've actually had it in my posession since April. Yes, I, the bride, have had it since April. I found it on the website Sylvia's Antique Jewelry. When we decided that this was the ring to order I wanted to do it as soon as possible because I was worried that someone else might snap it up before I could.



We were dating long distance and That Groom was coming up very soon and so it only made sense to ship it up to Utah where I was living. After we decided to keep it I somehow ended up storing it in my apartment at school until I moved down to Dallas. I cannot remember why this was the best plan, but it's a good thing that the ring was 3 sizes too small because the temptation to wear it around was huge. I was sworn to secrecy concerning its presence by That Groom and only allowed to show it to my immediate family.



The diamond is described as an "N" color on the website, which made me very nervous when we put in the order. The diamond does not look perfect by any means, but I'm okay with that.



The ring was listed as made of white gold, but the jeweler we took it to for the resizing told us it is actually made of platinum. What the? Yes, this makes me a little nervous because it seems like a pretty huge detail to overlook....but I love my ring so who cares? We have never had a full appraisal done on it, so for all I know the diamond isn't even real. The two of us made a decision when we took it out of the package, that the ring was worth what we paid for it because we both loved it. This may be a young and foolish mistake on our part, but a diamond like this is never really going to increase in monetary value, likely only emotional.



If you have found a ring on Sylvia's website that you are interested in, you can read a full review of my experience with them here.

Anyone else order their ring online and have that "love at first sight" moment?

11 comments:

Guilty Secret said...

It's so cool. Great photos.

I'm thinking if they told you it was white gold and it's actually platinum it's probably a clearer diamond too!

But who cares, eh? It's yours :)

BEL said...

amazing ring! i love it! we found the inspiration for my ring on an antique jewelry site as well. the ring online wasn't perfect, one of the diamonds was a bit off colour, etc. he took the photos to a local jeweler and had the ring designed for me. i had no idea! now i have my own version of my dream ring and i love it!

Blablover5 said...

It looks really cool. I always like seeing the rings that aren't the standard solitaire diamond in a tiffany setting.

Annie said...

I love your ring- it's unique and perfect! And I agree, you are buying it for the sentimental value it holds for you, not necessarily what it is made out of. What's it like to finally get to wear your beautiful ring?

Jess and Carl said...

Beautiful and unique ring! I just love it and am so happy it is all official! I can't wait to hear more about the wedding!

Shaylene Rene' Photography said...

I love the last photo of your ring! Not a fan of the first.. the fingers are weird. Jenna, you are really doing well with photography! I think you are getting your camera all figured out. I am thinking that photography just runs in the blood.

Polka Dot Bride said...

I love your ring- its so different with the claws but thats why I love it! Congratulations!

CaliOC said...

It is beautiful! Platinum is a good thing - so you may have gotten a much better deal than you thought. Are you planning on getting it insured? IF so, you will need to get a full apraisal. I think it is awesome that you were brave enough to buy your ring online!

Riley (aka Rachel) said...

Beautiful ring! It's so unique!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

i love it. and i'm so happy that you get to wear it!

Jenna said...

Thanks for the encouragement to get it insured, I definitely need to start thinking seriously about it.