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01 December 2008 @ 10:24 am
Bells are ringing  
And it has nothing to do with christmas.
No, nothing as tacky, but maybe just as expensive.

I'm going to ask my girlfriend to marry me.

I just need a couple of rings.
First of all, I've already decided on the look of the wedding ring.
It's going to be a simple braid of gold, silver and platinum (alternatively electrum), representing the union between me, her and God (as we're both spiritually inclined people), probably embedded upon a rail of gold to get a flat surface on the inside. I don't know if the individual threads should be twisted, or two twisted threads to make it appear more like rope, or not, but so far so good.

Now, the thing I'm currently thinking about is the engagement ring, which I want to be something special, but not too elaborate, since we're both of simple tastes.
As material, I'm thinking either white gold, or even more interesting, titanium (to represent durability).
I want two (or three) stones, one diamond and one (or two) sapphires.
This because they both symbolize love, fidelity, eternity, etc, and they go great together on a silver white background.
I'm not sure on the ornamentation of the ring itself, which is sort of why I turn here, for some creative input from you people if you have minute. ;-)

Since I'm, as you might have guessed, a person who is very keen on "symbology", I've been pondering different designs and symbols to include in a tasteful manner.
For example, the infinity symbol or the Taiji.
I know she's keen on celtic patterns and such and that might be a lovely way to hold the stones.

If any romantic out there have any ideas, designs or thoughts to share, I'm all ears. :-)
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
diabolkur0diabolkur0 on December 1st, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
I'd wait it out for at least two years dude, marriage is a scary scary fucking thing.

although I'm happy your relationship is going well.
Ion: Chiyo Happyion_seal on December 1st, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm all for waiting at least a year, which I'm going to do, but when it's right, you can't beat about the bush.
Some think it's alright to get the milk without owning the cow, but I don't.

Besides, first it's just the engagement.
diabolkur0diabolkur0 on December 2nd, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
I'd still wait =/
Baochanbaochan on December 1st, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
Wow, congratulations! I don't know the first thing about jewelry or girls. But I'm happy for you.
Ion: Scared Chiyoion_seal on December 1st, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you, but I haven't asked her yet. ;)
I'm going to do it next month.
We're going away over the holiday, and I want to do it when we're standing under the vast star filled night sky (or something romantic)
Problem is, I'd rather have a ring by then... :/