Something well and truly made my Christmas this year though; a proposal!
I have been waiting a little while for a proposal, 12 years to be exact! So let's just say I have had a while to think about rings! I was a bit worried about how my long suffering other half would cope with sorting me out a ring, me being exceedingly fussy and all! In the end we went down to Brighton together and visited every jewellers in the Laines! Brighton is a special place for us (I have a slight Brighton obsession don't you know!) and choosing an engagement ring together was a memorable experience. I tried on every ring style out there but having pork sausage fingers inherited from my Dad the delicate solitaires didn't look quite right!(aka a bit lost!) I toyed with emeralds, rubies and sapphires, but in the end we decided on a five stone Edwardian diamond ring. This ring was made in about 1910 and has 5 'old' cut diamonds, these are hand cut rather than modern machine cut diamonds, and oddly diamonds are just about the only thing where being 'vintage' makes them cheaper! One of the ladies in the shops told us that old diamonds glint and modern diamonds 'fizz' because they have many smaller facets, and I couldn't agree more.
Anyhow, I wanted to share this news on the blog but please forgive me as it has taken me a little while to get used to the idea! I promise I won't bombard you with wedding posts but for a lady who has been patiently waiting for her man for12 years I just had to share my joy!