There is something so special and emotional about having an engagement ring that is a family heirloom. A diamond that is a direct link to my husband's family — my family. Today, as I looked at one of my favorite photos from our wedding, I couldn't help but feel extra sappy and reflective about the day this diamond became a part of our love story. After 10 years of dating and moving across the country together, Justin whisked me away, blindfolded and in heels, to a Hollywood studio where he proceeded to ask the question I had been waiting years to hear (you can read the full proposal story via link in bio). Not only was it one of the most beautiful rings I had ever seen -- and trust me, I had plenty of years to scour Pinterest -- but I learned later that Justin had spent nearly two years searching for the perfect ring.
That spring, as he sat across from his grandma putting together one of her many elaborate puzzles, he opened up to her about his search. She had always been his best friend and on that day, while he was visiting from LA, she pulled off her ring, placed it on top of the puzzle, and told him to "turn my perfect ring into her perfect ring." That day ended up being the last time he ever saw her. A few weeks later, she passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Following her wishes, he designed a new ring for me using her diamond and — a few weeks later — asked me to be his wife. 😊👫 Diamonds play an important role in so many people’s love stories and, if you ask me, the best ones come with a memory or story that makes you smile each time you look at them. To learn more about diamonds and other love stories check out @realisadiamond - And for all the ladies out there eager to get engaged, take my advice and be patient. You never know what kind of extraordinary 'puzzle' God is putting together behind the scenes. 😉 #realisrare #myloveisrare #partner