Miss Bruschetta’s recent post on wedding band decisions not only got me thinking, it lead me to a great site to search for the perfect wedding band! I’ve had in my mind what I thought I wanted, but I always struggle to find a good example. Michael C. Fina was a great place to go to ooh and ahh over beautiful, sparkly rings!
My engagement ring is exactly what I’d said I wanted… a simple, classic, round-cut solitaire. Mr. S took a lot of time and care in picking out this sparkler!
Now, I wish I could have been a fly on the wall the day my ring was purchased.
Our good friends S & B (who were married last year) took Mr. S to a shop in Chicago’s jeweler’s row. It was here, from the “Rolex King of Chicago*” my diamond was purchased. Mr. S had to pay cash for the e-ring – visiting the bank beforehand and nervously pulling lots of cash out. After picking out the diamond, the setting, and forking the cash over, S & B took Mr. S across the street to a bar for a few drinks while the ring was being made.
Rumor has it he was bright red and incredibly nervous when they went back to pick up the ring – apparently the jeweler even asked him at one point if he was okay, then wondered aloud about S and her obvious excitement for Mr. S and I and the impending engagement! While all of this was happening, I was at work and had no clue he was just blocks from my office buying my bling. The proposal a couple of weeks later was a complete surprise to me, and I wouldn’t change a thing.
When it comes to purchasing our wedding bands, we’ll head back on over to the “Rolex King”. But that won’t stop me from window shopping beforehand to make sure I find the perfect ring we’ll use to seal the deal!
As fun as it would be to go crazy with the diamonds all over the band, I think I’d like to go a little less sparkly. This simple ring with diamonds spaced out and set into the band (sorry, I don’t know jewelry terms!) has captured my heart – the picture isn’t the clearest, so follow the link for a better view.
Source: Michael C. Fina
We probably won’t plan a visit on over to buy our rings for a couple of months yet… but I simply can’t wait to slip a ring like this on my finger and see how everything looks together!
What sold you on your wedding band?
*Note: while purchasing my ring from the “Rolex King of Chicago” may not seem like it’s on the up and up, it most definitely is! As you’ll recall, our friends S & B took Mr. S there, and B knows the “king” through his dad, who’s a retired police sergeant. He wouldn’t lead us wrong, and that’s even where B bought S’s ring!