per request-- the ring. i never thought i'd wear a diamond, but this ring is perfect- unique and beautiful and very us. it's extra special because the engagement rings of two of our friends came from the same antique jeweler, on green st. in northampton. the ring is circa 1930. rings of this era are all handmade-- i really love the art deco setting. what i love most of all about it, of course, is the eternal reminder of our love and affection for each other. grin!
a note on the antique ring: all along we both knew we didn't want any part of buying a new diamond. when he first mentioned the idea of an antique ring, i loved it. i'm drawn to antique and vintage items anyway, and i love the sense of history. an antique engagement ring seemed like the perfect way to find a ring that was conflict-free, unique, and fit our style. i knew all along that when we got engaged, the ring would be antique. he deserves all the credit for choosing the perfect one and devising a wonderful proposal.