Lucy

The Ring

I can’t believe that in all my excitement of telling you about our engagement that I forget to mention the fundamental element that is “The Ring”!

Well, for those who know me, know that I’m quite plain when it comes to jewellery and somewhat picky.  So while John did an amazing job with the proposal, he didn’t have a ring.  I was secretly pleased that he hadn’t, as goodness knows what he would have picked! lol.

Anyway, just after the proposal John whisked me away to Mulroy Woods Hotel, Milford, for an overnight stay. We had a fantastic meal there, the staff were lovely and the setting was just perfect for our first night as an engaged couple ❤️  Cue excited scream!

The next day we headed into Letterkenny ring shopping 💍.  To say I was excited was an understatement but at the same time I was nervous.  John said I could have whatever ring I wanted, but it felt strange knowing he had to foot the bill.

I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t been checking out engagement rings online, I found the North-West Brides post explaining the 4 C’s (link to post Tina is doing) very useful, who knew?

In Letterkenny, our first and last port of call, I might add, was McCullagh’s Jewellers,where I fell in love with a simple yet stunning yellow gold, princess cut diamond solitaire.  The moment I put it on my finger I just knew it was mine.

I had an idea in my head of the type of ring I would like, I ended up with nothing like it, but one I knew I would never take off.  I love it and what it means.  It’s a symbol of our promise to each other.  We’ve go some exciting times ahead.

Anyone who is recently engaged will relate to the fact that you just can’t stop looking at your ring.  I’ve taken so many photos of it on my hand, my camera is almost full!

After John did the hard part of paying, we stopped at the Silver Tassie on the way home, for some lunch and I’m not ashamed to say I availed of their beauty services and got a manicure, just to show the ring in it’s best possible light of course!😜

The entire journey home I had this insane smile on my face and just knew the madness that was at home waiting for us both.