Monday, February 14, 2011

bling on love

See this ring... isn't it divine? It's a 3.4 carat square cut diamond mounted in platinum. Probably worth a squillion dollars.

But, enough about this one. I'm about to tell you about another one.

When my husband and I got together, we'd already been friends for years and years. So when we did finally start 'dating', it was only a matter of time before we decided we wanted to marry. Hubby was on his second and third degrees (yes, consecutively) and working part-time.

Because we're both hippies at heart (and gifts are the lowest of both our love languages), when proposal time loomed, I told him I didn't care about an engagement ring and I'd rather just know that we were going to be married.

You see, I'm a bit of a strange one. While I love to see what others receive when they become engaged, I wasn't worried about it for myself. I had an idea of what I might like in an engagement ring, but I am a bit indecisive about big purchases, and I knew I had to love it for a very long time.

So, I don't have an engagement ring. Or an eternity ring. Or a 'push' ring. To this day, the most sentimental and valuable piece of jewellery I own today is my wedding band. To me, nothing is more special than the day my husband told me he wanted to be with me all of his days. When he said this, he gave me the matching ring to his and, I too, made a vow. That I would wear it the whole of my life too.

Hubby and I recently celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary - exactly a month ago today. And the ring I wear, although not stunning or sparkly, is so beautiful to me in so many ways.

For more stories about Bling On Love this St Valentine's Day, visit two of my favourite blogeristas Maxabella Loves... or Felicity at Gifts of Serendipity.