Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I got the RiNg!

When Grant proposed to me he told me that he wanted me to be able to pick out the ring that I would be wearing for the rest of my life, so in place of my engagement ring, he got me a cute little Tiffany’s shaped heart ring. The very first Monday that we were back in town after getting engaged we went ring shopping during our lunch break and then spent the entire evening after work shopping too! We decided that we wanted an eternity band (which has diamonds all around the band) and then a round brilliant diamond for the center stone. Since this was such a specific request we could not find even one store that had what we were looking for. Every store we went to told us that they would have to special order the ring because #1- You can’t resize an eternity band once it is made since the diamonds are already set all around the ring and therefore they don’t care a large quantity in stock… being that Size 7 is “standard”, I was out of luck with my size 5 finger. Then reason #2 for the special order- it was a very custom request and would have to be hand crafted. Each jeweler told us that it would take approximately 3-4 weeks to construct… just the words an excited newly engaged bride does NOT want to hear! It had been a month of searching and I finally got to the point to where I SWORE I would never step foot in another jewelry store again!

Three weeks go by and Grant ordered the ring through a family friend. It was taking 3 weeks to come in… and that was a LONG 3 weeks for me! Being that we had my ring on order, Grant & I decided, one Friday afternoon during our lunchtime, that it would be fun to go look at rings for him! So we drove to the nearest Jared and started ring shopping for him. After about two rings Grant wanted to look at rings for me (again). Even though we had already ordered my ring through someone else, I humored him. I tried on the only eternity band they had in the store (2 sizes too big of course) and was amazing at the sparkle of the diamonds… but I just didn’t want to wait 4 weeks that Jared’s said it would take to special order the ring we wanted. Grant asked me if I liked that ring and just as I was saying “Well yes, but I don’t want to wait forever…” the store manager came over and said “Well you don’t have to!” I just looked at her thinking “What? Everywhere we’ve been they’ve said we have to wait AT LEAST 3 weeks!” And she explained that she took the ring to their jeweler in the store and he said that he could take out 2 diamonds on the band, make it smaller, set a six-prong setting for us, and have it ready THAT night! I immediately jumped for joy! Those were the words I had been so anxious to hear!

After work that day Grant went back down to Jared to see what they could do… when he was done he called me and told me that instead of having it done that night, it would be ready Monday afternoon! Super bummed but I had to reason with myself that it was way better than waiting 3 weeks!

So we met up with some friends for frozen yogurt… the same couple that had been there the weekend we got engaged- they were the ones hiding in the bushes with the video camera. Just as we walked into the store Grant turned to his friend and said “Nick, can you get this on video? Does anyone have any granola bars??” And knowing how much of a jokester Grant can be, I just looked at him saying nonchalantly, “Oh shut up…” And then in the middle of the frozen yogurt place he gets down on one knee and pulls out the ring box… I still didn’t believe him. Just then he opened the ring box and there was the RING!! I was SHOCKED! And to my surprise, Nick was getting it all on film AGAIN! Grant asked me for the second time, “Amy, will you marry me?” And I just laughed and reached over to see the ring! And he said “No! Answer me…” And I said laughing, “Yes yes!” And I hugged and kissed him just like the first time! Everyone in the store was just staring at us believing they JUST witnessed an engagement! I think I even heard someone remark as they walked by, “Wow, SOMEONE likes yogurt!” haha. Just then Grant took my left hand and slipped the ring on my finger! My eyes were in SHOCK! I couldn’t believe that he surprised me AGAIN!
Here is Grant leaving Jared's

This is him telling the person that their finger is in the way....

He had to get a good picture because he knows I love to scrapbook


Video of after he gave me the ring...

video

The ring...

Diamonds go all the way around the band...
Next step… engagement photos! We’ve set the date for November 7th, 2009… so I’ve got a lot of planning to do in a short amount of time!

3 comments:

Ryan and Krissy said...

Amy that is beautiful!!! So fun.. You guys are super cute and you are going to be a beautiful bride!

Vance & Adri Petersen said...

oh my gosh, most beautiful I've ever seen. Congratulations!! Let me know if you need any help with planning or anything. Take care.

Skylar and Lauren said...

Ok, that ring if absolutely stunning!!! I am so glad I got to meet you...Congratulations!

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