Some of you may have already seen that I got engaged to the love of my life on May 11th, 2016. I’ve been with my boyfriend, Matthew (now fiance!) for 7 years and two months. To say this engagement was a long time coming is an understatement, but the wait was well worth it. I was able to get my DREAM RING which is not only completely conflict-free and ethical but Eco-friendly, as well.
The ethical + sustainably sourced aspect was very important to me (more about that below!) and my fiance understood and agreed with my beliefs on this as well. I was so happy we both fell in love with this ring. It’s so beautiful, handmade with a rose-gold setting and recycled diamonds on the band. It sparkles like you wouldn’t believe! In specific lighting you can see the rose gold from the band peaking through the stone in the most magical way, it makes it look like a pink diamond, it also sometimes reminds me of a rose quartz! How a ring can make me so mesmerized, I don’t know but I really, really am.
RING DETAILS: Ethical + Eco-Friendly two-toned white and rose gold ring with the center stone surrounded by a halo of recycled diamonds and held up by a hand carved filigree.
SO, HOW DID HE DO IT?
I keep getting asked this piece of information, and of course I will tell you! I was inside the house, just opening up a package that was delivered, which was full of crystals and beautiful spiritual creations and was meditating on my manifestations for the day. It was one of those perfect New England days, sunny but not too hot. Matthew said he wanted to do something with me, so I got dressed, put on my makeup and sprayed my Lotus Wei Infinite Love perfume because the day just felt so magical and FULL of love. I literally applied it all over me to enhance the LOVE momentum!
From waking up to a package full of such good intentions, to the beautiful perfect day outside, to my love having the day off, it was just lovely in every way, (I’ll be honest, I also kind of knew it was coming – this hasn’t been a secret as we’ve been together for 7 years!).
As I was putting things in my purse (I thought we were going to take a drive somewhere), Matthew asked me if I would go outside with him for a minute. I took his hand in mine as he led me across the field. I took a quick Snap actually of me right before we headed into the garden! Silently we walked, but as we got closer to the steps leading into the garden I heard the song, “whenever I’m alone with you…” in the background. I kept hearing it louder and louder and realized it was OUR song playing, the “Love Song” by The Cure. I had no idea where it was coming from and instantly got extremely nervous. I kept asking Matthew where the music was coming from and he pointed to a music player he had already had set up hidden in the garden. He then started off by saying “I want to thank you” and from there he said the most beautiful heartfelt words, (which I want to keep between us as it’s so personal and absolutely beautiful). He then got down on one knee and asked my hand in marriage. I said, “Yes” very quickly.
WHY ETHICAL AND ECO?
Many of you have also inquired about my reasoning for wanting an ethical ring. It has always been very important to me that my ring be conflict free as well as sustainably sourced. It makes me feel at ease to know that no person was harmed in the making of the ring that I am going to be wearing every day on my finger for the rest of my life. Please know that I don’t judge anyone who does not feel the same way. I believe we all have to make our own educated decisions. For anyone looking for a ring that is ethical please do your research, as many brands will claim to be completely conflict-free but are not.
My recommendation would be to read and question everything before choosing your perfect ring or having your partner choose. It’s also important that you are both on the same page. Luckily, my fiance has always agreed with me on my beliefs regarding diamonds and the ways in which they are mined, etc, so it worked out perfectly. I take that as a positive sign that if we are on the same page with this issue that has always been important to me, that our marriage will be off to a good start.
I have to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who reached out with phone calls, comments, texts, messages, anything and everything. I’m overwhelmed by the love we received and I cannot begin to express how much it added to my happiness. We both feel so blessed and happy and cannot wait to spend the rest of our lives together! We have not set the “exact” date but we have a pretty good idea of when it will happen. I’m keeping that a secret….. for now 😉