When hubbie and I got engaged money was tight my little diamond ring is still so special though it was picked with love and that was all that counted. I never minded it was a fraction of what most people spend I was so loved up all the mattered was the two of us making that commitment.
We were fresh into our relationship, engaged a month into dating, money was tight but we didn’t want to wait. I had come out of a eight year relationship and wasn’t getting any younger, hubbie was just eager to settle down from the very first moment we set eyes on each other which came as a surprise after splitting up with someone who found it hard to commit after so many years. Although my ex and I did have a wedding booked we never got that far, I felt I was dragging him down the aisle and it wasn’t on his free will, were as my lovely husband was more than willing!!!
Fast forward 9 years later with two kids and one dog joining us, a whole load of sleepless nights, parental angst and those normal family ups and downs. Given all of this I think my hand deserves a little extra sparkle this Christmas. I would love something vintage perhaps an antique ring as a celebration of having survived having two children under two, the potty training, the 1am starts…
It would be a lovely treat before we start the teenage years, because apparently we haven’t seen anything yet! I barely made it through the early years so heaven help me. I guess I have so many more challenges ahead; I am looking forward but a little apprehensively.
I think I will start name-dropping heavily and hopefully hubbie will get the hint. I love that Berganza is more about one off pieces – if your declaring your undying love you don’t want a piece of jewellery everyone already has. It’s nice having something a bit more special and although it might seem expensive – it can become a heirloom your children pass on to their children.
Although looking at our bank account I have a feeling hubbie won’t be able to stretch to a vintage ring this year, but I will keep my fingers crossed one day I can add another ring to cherish as much as my first.