Sunday, August 24, 2008

Diamonds are a girls best friend...

And I now have three of them on the ring finger of my left hand. Today MC and I celebrated the end of the gruelling TV conference with a very successful hunt for the perfect engagement ring. Ladies, let me tell you that wearing a succession of diamond rings (at one stage I had them on three different fingers - in the interests of comparing/contrasting, naturally) is undoubtedly the most fun I have ever had shopping. Ever. It's shallow and materialistic and Kanye West would go mad but nonetheless it made me feel incredibly special.

It's not as easy as it sounds though - buying a ring you intend to wear for the rest of your life is seriously difficult. You don't want something that's going to look shit next season. In the end (after I had milked the trying-on session for as long as was feasibly possible) we went for a simple platinum band with three small diamonds set in - I tried on a few traditional big rocks but in the end, they just weren't really for me. Bizarrely I actually have quite small hands and they were completely dwarfed by the bling. Perhaps that's exactly what's supposed to happen but it didn't feel right. MC bought a plain titanium band to wear too - a very metrosexual gesture but I love that about him. So yes. We are officially getting married! It is still sinking in, to be honest. But it is very exciting indeed.

(Oh - I also want to give a little plug as a thank you to the lovely, crazy jeweller who took us under his wing and found the perfect rings for us. He doesn't seem to have a website but if you're ever in Edinburgh check out Argentium at 106 Rose Street. That is all)

6 comments:

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Awww...I love that! I personally cannot wait for "that day" when I too, shop for an engagement ring!
How super exciting!!

So glad you're happy!!
xxx

Peas on Toast said...

Ooh, now listen here - I want to see a picture of this amazing ring! Pictures baby, pictures!

silverfox said...

Well done Zu, sounds like you had a fabulous day. I reckon diamonds are a gals best friend for sure, funny how people don't seem to like them until you have a really good look at them, particularly if they're going on one of your fingers. It's pretty awesome being on the other end too, having someone come and ask for jewellery that is going to be on their finger til the end of their days.

thepurringcat said...

What fun! I was lucky in a different way 'cos my now-hubby surprised me with my ring..and luckily I did really love it!

Yes, I agree with Peas...we want a pic!

zuzula said...

i know... i've been trying to get a pic of it but i can't get a good one! if i ever manage it i will post it toute-suite.

Silverfox - it must be incredible. The guy spent ages with us and really talked us through it all... it really brought home how significant it was. I've only ever bought costume tat before really - it was a big step!

Being Brazen said...

WOw - that is so exciting and wonderful...

Congrats on the new blingy shiney ring. Sounds gorgeous.