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Confession: I’m still totally crushing on my engagement ring.

When the FI and I started talking engagement, I was pretty decided on what I wanted in a ring:

  1. Must be a sapphire
  2. Must be set in either white gold or platinum
  3. Preferably it is a solitaire

That was it.  Of course, sapphire solitaires are not nearly as common as their diamond cousins–in fact, they pretty much don’t exist in the normal world of jewelry retail–so when he set off in his quest to procure me THE ring, he had to get a little creative.  He mentioned to me casually dropping into a Zales or similar when on a shopping errand with his sister just to see what was available, and was legitimately shocked by what the markup became if he mentioned the W-word.  On top of this, he knew none of the rings would be want I wanted, so he set off to test the independent jeweler waters.

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