And I like to look at it and ooh and aah at it, especially its pretty little engraved sides. Sometimes I feel like I should give it a name. Something pretty but exciting. Something like Isabella. Or Lola!
Anyway, it was all happiness and Ring Land, until I realized I need a wedding band. You know, a little ring that will cover up one of the pretty sides of my dear Lola! Yikes!
I bravely accompanied J to various jewelry stores looking for a nice little wedding band to go with my pretty ring, but all I could find were bands that made my ring look not-quite-as-pretty. The bands covered up the pretty sides. They didn't match the engraving. They didn't fit with the not-quite-flat but not-quite-curved shape. Lola doesn't make friends easily.
I decided to just forego the wedding band entirely. Who needs a second ring anyway? Lola's an independent girl.
Or at least she was....until my mom and grandma started commenting that everyone would look at my left hand and think I was just engaged for the rest of my life. I realize that this may or may not be true, but a little part of me started to crave the wedding band I had given up on. Plus, what girl doesn't jump at the opportunity for just a few more diamonds? Hehe.
J had a friend at work who knew a custom designer named Nicole, so we went to see her. I made this diagram of what I wanted (I know, I know...micromanage much?), and she told me she could do it. Lola will have a buddy after all!
Milgrain. Engraving. Curvy a little bit.
Nicole's jeweler just finished a model of what my band will look like, and here it is!
They can make a model of green wax to show you! How cool is that?
Oh and look...the engraving will match. Type A Katie is thrilled.