I'm not a jewellery girl at all, but let me tell you, I look at the ring regularly (and this is 14 years later) and say out loud "Somebody loves me." Plus the ring is really spectacular and exactly the style I wanted. I actually wear my ring all the time, even when I'm sleeping and swimming.
It's only been 10 years for me, but I do still find myself gazing at my rings, which I also wear all the time - I take them off for racing because I don't want to lose them or have anything happen to them (I've broken my wrist racing; if I was wearing my rings, they'd have had to be cut off).
My husband proposed very spur-of-the-moment without a ring, then let me pick my own engagement ring - I chose something very non-traditional that he'd never seen before, but it was exactly what I wanted. I also did some comparison shopping and got over 40% knocked off the price!
Aircraft grade titanium - tension set moissanite
stone in the engagement ring. SPARKLY!
The proposal, to me, was more about the moment than any jewellery. That said, I do like the idea of a pearl necklace as a memento of the day, and yes it would be lovely to wear such a thing on the wedding day and anniversaries.
Best of luck with the proposal!
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