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Monday, December 15, 2014

#Microblog Mondays: Wedding Band


By my own design, I have one ring on my wedding finger. I had two the first time around, including a high profile diamond engagement ring that frequently got caught on stuff and, while not a giant stone (truthfully I didn't want a giant stone, even in my misguided obsessive young thoughts of what weddings and marriages and the things that go with them should look like), impractical enough that I had to take it off for some activities. That and the fact that every last one of my girlfriends stopped wearing their (large) engagement rings once they had babies made me feel that I wanted something simpler, lower profile, but still sparkly.  If we were going to join the babymakers (and our plans were to start cycling as soon as we married) then I wanted a ring that fit that lifestyle, that was maybe a little unusual and beautiful and sparkly all at once.

Bryce gave me exactly what I wanted--an anniversary band with five diamonds across the front, tension set, very sparkly, and looks way bigger than the actual carat count (I don't actually care about carat count), and did I mention the sparkle?



I don't have to take it off for gardening, or washing dishes, or really for anything; it's low profile and smooth and catches on nothing. It will never have to come off when those babies (or, at this point, baby?) finally arrive, it will never get in the way of the life we planned for that just hasn't come to be yet...and its simple, symbolic, practical beauty fits just perfectly inside the life we have in this moment.

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8 comments:

  1. I love it! My ring has a pretty low setting, and as much as I love it, if I were doing it again I think I'd go even a little lower like yours.

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    1. Thanks! The only downfall is the space around the bottom of the diamonds... it can collect stuff (I can see moonsand and play-doh causing a problem... I do take it off for mixing meat or any sticky dough handling).

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  2. So pretty! I am someone who doesn't wear the engagement ring often. *oops*

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    1. Thanks! So few of my friends wear theirs now, so you're in good company! :)

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  3. Lovely engagement ring and band. I selected a style that I wouldn't have to remove either... that is, until I had weight loss surgery earlier this year and now, 120 lbs lighter, I HAD to take it off because I was going to lose it! I'm now looking for a 10-year anniversary band that will be able to go alongside my engagement and wedding rings though; I figure after 10 years, I deserve it!
    Your bands are gorgeous. And perfect because with luck, you may never need to take them off.

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    1. Thanks so much--and congratulations on your weight loss! The bigger ring is my husband's, I only wear the one. I hope you find a beautiful 10-year anniversary band. :)

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  4. So pretty! I also have my stone tension mounted so it catches on nothing. So I never have to take it off.

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    1. Thank you! I love the tension mounting--although at first I didn't trust it. It's lovely to have a smooth ring...

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