. . . i was doing some spring cleaning today on my computer, browsing through my files of photos i've grabbed from various websites and stumbled across this post from alyson at unruly things and remembered how in love i am with her ring.
quick detour/explanation: in college, when girls would look at rings and proclaim "this is the one i want" and say it loudly enough for all roommates to hear so that future fiances could be steered in the appropriate direction, i never had that moment. nothing ever won me over. this might have been a little bit because after seeing "Blood Diamond," the traditional diamond solitaire felt inappropriate. i eventually decided i was probably more of a pearl person, but i still wasn't super in love with the idea.
back to alyson's post. seeing how stunning a nontraditional engagement ring can be inspired me to do a little searching and find some "this is so me" options.
[alyson's ring. the hammered gold band, the smoky grey stone? sigh.]
[grey diamond ring from erie basin.com]
[black diamond ring from melissajoymanning.com]
now, who knows? by the time my opinion on engagement rings actually matters, i will have probably changed my mind three more times. but at least i know what i want today. that's worth mentioning.