Anel and I are celebrating 10 years (10 YEARS!) of marriage later this year. We have had lots of ups, many downs, and have somehow created a life and family that is more amazing than I ever could have dreamed of. Marrying him was one of the best decisions I’ve made, and he is the only person I can imagine sharing my life with.
To celebrate the last decade (a little early) we reset my engagement ring into the most perfect, most “me” ring ever! I wanted to use the original diamond he proposed with, and had a few small diamonds from a piece my mom used to wear, so I asked Christina to create the ring of my dreams… with a few criteria:
- A setting that would make my circle diamond look like an oval
- A thin band
- Nothing too bulky (as in I wanted it to look almost flat from the side)
- Inclusion of 4 small diamonds that were from a ring my mom used to wear
- Room for my wedding band to sit flush against the engagement ring
I had spent hours searching for the perfect inspiration photo. This is the image that felt the closest to what I wanted, so I sent that to Christina with my wish list, and she immediately said she could make it all happen. A few weeks later, she sent me the rough CAD design you see below that showed what the ring would look like from all angles.
We went back and forth on the width of the band a few times and ultimately decided to go with 1.7mm which is thin but not too thin. It can support the larger setting but makes the ring look daintier. It was hard for me to decide on that width so she sent me pictures of a few examples of different-sized bands for comparison.
When the ring was complete, she sent me pictures of it on its own and I was floored. It was even more perfect than I could have imagined! Below is a shot of it on her hand without my wedding band.
It is gorgeous by itself but also fits seamlessly with my wedding ring as you can see below! I love this ring so much and keep staring at it just like I did when we first got engaged 11 years ago. It’s hard to capture it in photos but I posted some videos in a ring highlight on Instagram if you’re interested in seeing more.