My engagement ring is finally back!

(You can start wailing with excitement now, I know I have been!)

It's been a long road, with a couple of hiccups along the way, too.

Last week, we received a call from Tiffany & Co saying that the ring was finished its resizing work in New York and was on its way to London to be hallmarked. The message ended with the lady thanking us for our patience, and reassuring us that the ring would be back with us soon.

That message made the wait even more bittersweet - because I knew the ring was nearly finished, but I still had to wait for it to be completed. I snapped about a week later, and ended up harrassing Jason to make a phone call and see what stage it was at. He was told by a customer service rep, that the ring was still in New York and not expected back until late November.

Looking back, I think it's safe to say that this is when I had my first Bridezilla moment. Hey, nine weeks of waiting does not a happy fiance make.

I flipped out a bit, and sent a panicked email to Tiffany & Co - asking them exactly where the ring was and why we'd received two conflicting stories. We got a call the next day apologising for the confusion, and restating the first message: it's in London, but not ready yet. Back to the waiting game.

I got home on Wednesday afternoon earlier than usual, just after Jason got in. He was standing in front of our wardrobe looking like a deer in the headlights, and blurted out 'What are you doing home so early?' He looked so guilty that I asked what he was doing, and he sighed and told me I'd spoiled his surprise - and then pulled out the ring!

So, that's the end of my story. It's strange.. now that I have it on my finger, I feel more 'officially' engaged!  The ring is even more beautiful than I remembered, and seems to match my hands perfectly. And oh! The sparkle. I went to work yesterday and kept stopping mid-typing sentence to just stare at it as it caught the sun.

The boy did such a great job. Enough of my ramblings.. here's the bling!

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Ree said...

It's beautiful!

Blanche said...

I was thinking it was supposed to be back soon.

Even after over 8 years, I still find myself captivated by my ring.

Your boy and mine, they done good!

TeacherA said...

Woo! How exciting to finally have it back. So lovely. :)

Viviane said...

Yep, beautiful bling. Glad you got it back. I'd probably be mesmerized by the sparkle too. Who needs a sparkling vampire when you can have a sparkling diamond?!

Britt said...

Wahoo!!! I'm so glad it's back! It's stunning my dear!

Janice said...

It's stunningly BEAUTIFUL... kind of how I'd like mine to look like! :)

~Mum~ said...

by the way *sniff*
it is BEAUTIFUL - Jason picked so well ... its perfectly YOU

~Mum~ said...

I'm being all sooky here now - I have tears running down my face because I want to see it and I want to ohhhhh and ahhhh over it with you
I MISS YOU SO MUCH BABY .... I can't wait till you come home

downhomegirl said...

Hooray! It's lovely. Such a great choice, and now that the waiting is over, you get to enjoy it as much as you like!

kirby said...

just in time for the photooos! camera and film are safely packed already!

Operation Pink Herring said...

When my ring was off being resized (for a month), I was known to call every week for a status update and make up a lie about an engagement party to get it back sooner (which worked! woo!) It sounds crazy saying that now, but seriously: NOTHING takes a month to order. If you're a bridezilla, I was too :)

erin said...

Yay! I'm so glad it's finally back. The ring is just gorgeous!

Anne Green said...

Oooooooooo Alynda! Your ring is just stunningly gorgeous! And perfect. And breathtaking.
After 20 years I'm still in awe of the beauty of my diamond. You'll never tire of looking and looking and looking at yours. Diamonds are forever. My wish for you and Jason is that your love will be forever.
Congratulations and lots of love from me XOXOXO

katelin said...

aw it is gorgeous and so glad you have it back! :)

Amber from Girl with the Red Hair said...

Omg, your ring is absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous! I LOVE IT!!! You lucky girl :-)

Jess said...

It is GORGEOUS! And it suits you perfectly!

Damien said...

Yes, I must agree that ring looks fantastic!

My wife and I have been married 9 and a half years to this very day, but unfortunately she lost her engagement ring ($4500) about 6 months into our marriage.

We had two young dogs at the time (now getting a bit older) and she thinks that while playing with them, one of them accidentally swallowed it. Now, no word of a lie, we both spent the next few days following them around and checking their poo for the missing ring - but to no avail!

My point is, we will be celebrating our 10 years of marriage next April 2010 and you have just given me the motivation to buy her another ring and present it to her on our anniversary.

Thank you and all the very best for your future.


Hazel said...

I'm not a fan of flashy rings but I am jealous you got one at Tiffany & Co! It's stunning! I cant imagine how sparkly it must be in real life!

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