Finally I have this post ready for you guys! I wanted to wait until The Diamond Reserve launched their new (gorgeous) website to share all about my ring and the process of talking about engagement to actually wearing this beauty everyday. Of course this ring is just a material item and being engaged to Jon tops everything but I must say - it doesn’t hurt to look down and see this everyday ;).
When Jon and I first discussed engagement I knew that we should go to see my friend Kaleigh from The Diamond Reserve because I had worked with her in the past and knew she did custom rings. This means whatever Jon’s budget was she could work with it and make a totally custom ring of my dreams! On top of this The Diamond Reserve works really hard to educate diamonds buyers and only provide top of the line diamonds and rings - if you are thinking about buying a diamond watch this video!
Everyone is different and honestly I don’t know what is “typical” but Jon and I decided to go hear what Kaliegh had to say and learn as much as we could before Jon went off on his own to work with Kaleigh on my ring. I didn’t know the budget, timeline or anything besides that I strongly encouraged a round diamond and gold band! They came up with the most precious ring I could imagine.
I am such a simple girl when it comes to jewelry and I knew that anything with a halo is not my type of ring. I have a stunning round solitaire sitting high enough that my wedding band will go flesh against it. The detailing of the band makes it more than just a solitare ring and was actually featured in Popsuger as a trend for 2019 (yes that’s my exact ring EEK!). Overall there is no where else I would go in Denver or anything I would’ve done differently & Jon agrees. He was so confident working with Kaleigh and was even able to ship the ring to Tulsa so I never had a chance to see it before the big day!
I am no expert so seriously please inform yourself before shopping at a big box retailer for a ring because nothing is worse than a yellow diamond or something that will fade and is SO upcharged!