Friday I talked about choosing Shamrock’s ring. We went to another jeweler and got some more info on different metal types. Summary: Platinum is expensive. Palladium is close. All rings fit differently. We’re both stock sizes. Moving on:
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a very blingy person. Honestly, I wasn’t really invested in the ring, and I didn’t see our engagement coming. When we’d been dating about eight months, Shamrock asked if I wanted to go look at rings—because he wasn’t going to propose anytime soon. He wanted to know what I liked at a time when there was no pressure, so when the time did come, it would be a surprise. So one Sunday we headed over to Tiffany to check out the rings. I’ve never worn a ring at all, so I didn’t even know my size, and I had done no research. I didn’t really want to talk about getting engaged either, so I was happy with his plan to handle it himself. (I was almost engaged before, and he talked it to death, and it was awful, so I was all for never discussing engagement.)
I just wanted a solitaire, and I didn’t care what size it was (Shamrock spent two afternoons looking at all the sizes and making the associate try them on to determine what was big-enough-but-not-too-big). I didn’t want anything too showy, and I definitely don’t need more diamonds on the band. And for my wedding band, I just wanted a plain band—but I didn’t know there were so many styles!