It isn't the largest ring and he didn't need to save for months to buy it.
It is the perfect ring and it was exactly what I wanted.
After months of changing my mind on what type of ring I really wanted. I finally made a decision. I knew that the ring I wanted would be something very simple and classic and I also knew that my mom happened to have a ring (unused in a drawer) that was almost exactly what I would buy from a jewelry store. As I made the decision, I felt a sense of urgency- I needed to tell Nate how I felt and break my "wait patiently until December" goal.
That morning at breakfast I let him know, "just so you know... if you ever want to give me a ring... I'd really like to use one that my mom has." That was pretty much the entire conversation. Oh, but he did ask if the ring was "an old lady ring"... because he really hates "old lady" stuff for some reason (maybe because I keep bringing it home from thrift stores?).
I was lucky that I finally made that decision because I later found out that I happened to tell Nate the exact day that he had planned to go out and buy a ring! He had been putting money aside for months, but now had a completely different task ahead of him- asking my parents for the ring. Knowing how shy he is, I'm sure it was tough sitting down with my parents and asking them to hand over a piece of jewelry that they had for years. Finding out that he did all of that without my knowledge was the biggest shocker of it all!
So, no, I don't have an expensive or carefully chosen ring, but I do have a thoughtfully requested piece of jewelry that has been in my family for over 100 years...
Okay, so I'm obviously not the type that goes out and gets manicures (sorry!).
I think my great-great grandmother had excellent style and I'm very excited to wear this ring, but I'm also excited to do a little shopping of my own for an amazing "pass down through the generations" band.
Do you have an heirloom piece of jewelry? Would you consider passing along your ring to other members of your family in the future?