Monday, August 1, 2011
on engagement rings
this weekend bryan and i headed up to NYC to meet with the amazing jewelry designer that made my engagement ring to talk about our wedding bands. (you must check out her lovely work HERE) and while we were there another couple came in to discuss engagement rings.
before bryan and i got engaged we had discussed briefly the kind of rings i liked and some specifics i was looking for. i knew that i had wanted yellow gold which few girls do and that i really liked the idea of having a handmade ring and had pointed out a couple designers that i liked. it was all really vague though and in the end he worked with Sarah to design a ring that i absolutely love and fits me really well (along with pulling off a seriously surprising and sweet proposal).
as we sat in this small studio with a very different couple, i was a little taken a back by the very dominant role the girl was taking in designing her ring (the guy said about two words total while we were there and she clearly knew exactly what she wanted). now i'm not saying that this a bad thing, it's just very different from what i wanted.
so what do you think? would you (or did you) pick out an engagement ring together or would you rather be surprised? i could think of few things worse than having to admit you don't really like the ring!
picture source: style me pretty