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.


  1. I knew you would have a beautiful story, Kymmie. I was right!! x

  2. This, sweet you, is a story as much about the gorgeous heart that you are as your jewellery.

    My stomach did a little flip-flop when I read this - such a perfect tale to share on this day.

    Biggest of hugs,

    Felicity x

  3. what a wonderful story.... wow...

  4. OH what a beautiful post, I swear my heart blossomed while I was reading it.


  5. Gorgeous!! I have an engagement ring but I haven't worn it for years. At the time it was so important to me but now all I wear is my wedding band and I love it that way.
    What a beautiful story!

  6. Oh so special :-)

  7. Lovely! A friend has an engagement ring her husband chose & she really dislikes it (I'm sort of with her on that one) but she wears it because she feels she 'has to'. I'm not sure that's how you should feel? The wearing of your ring is a because you 'want to' & it means so much to you. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Sweet! Happy V day to you! And you won my DIsney's Fantasia Blu-ray pack giveaway :)

  9. stunning post! you are just too gorgeous you two! btw - you are such a gem yourself, any ring wouldn't compare to that dazzling smile of yours. such love! b xx

  10. I like jewelry a little more than you, but this story is lovely. And how nice would it be if our men thought we married them for love instead of the 'ring'?:)

  11. I loved this. Love in a marriage is definitely harder to come by than jewelery. Well done, you.

    P.S. Thanks for your sweet words on my blog!

  12. Awww, I so love this. What a nice story, Kymmie.

  13. Happy (belated!) anniversary! :)

    I like the beautiful simplicity of this. Shiny things are nice, but the human connection is so much more special.

  14. Love it! So with you on the low-level 'gift' love language. My hubby and I are hopeless!


Thank you for your thoughtful and positive words and taking the time to comment. Love Kymmie. xx