"If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it…" Yeah, he did!
This evening I got home from my run, the first in quite a while, and staggered up stairs looking a little hot and sweaty to find JMG down on one knee holding out a ring! At last!
JMG had rode over to Richmond to Sarah May’s little boutique on his bike after work to collect it, in secret!
It’s been a good two months in the making but it was certainly worth the wait. We’re so happy with how it turned out. Sarah did such a fantastic job. From the moment we met her, one cold and wintery afternoon back in January, we knew we’d found the place where we wanted to commission my bespoke engagement ring.
The ring consists of two sapphires taken from an old necklace and a ring that my nan and grandad bought me as a teenager, ten little diamonds - three of which are from JMG’s mum’s old engagement ring and a few from my mum’s eternity band, a brand new brown/champagne coloured diamond for the centre piece to represent me and JMG, and a yellow gold band taken, I believe, from a gold earring that my nan gave me to weigh in and put towards it.
The finished result is better than I could of wished for, and definitely not something that I could have bought off the shelf! To think that the guy in the jewellers next to Sarah’s shop had suggested that we just cash in the gold and stones and buy something ready-made! Pfft! I’m so glad that we didn’t cave in and do just that.
I can honestly say that being proposed to twice is bloody amazing!! He’d even put the neon sign on again and the song - Your Hand in Mine by Explosions in the Sky, so that he could get down on one knee and propose with a ring this time. It was perfect.