alright, it's time for me to finally do a post on our wedding rings.
my ring is a difficult shape to pair with a wedding band, so i decided to skip it.
my ring originally had a yellow gold band, but i have always always loved rose gold (my mom had a rose gold wedding band - i always thought it was the prettiest color). (you can see my ring in its original state here).
so we decided to replace my band with a rose gold replica. the way i look at it is the yellow gold was my engagement ring, and the rose gold is my wedding ring!
it wasn't as simple as dipping the ring. they had to make a mold of my band, remove it from my setting, recreate a new band in rose gold, and solder the new band to the original center setting.
levi decided a long time ago that he wanted a diamond on the inside of his ring, so we went diamond shopping and picked out a gorgeous, brown diamond for him.
our jeweler made him a simple rose gold band (out of the same batch of gold that made my band), gave it a matte, brushed finish, and set the diamond on the inside.
it's really beautiful. i love it. and it's so special that no one can see the diamond, but we know that it's there.
when we gave each other our rings, this is what we said:
with this ring, i thee wed.
and with it, i bestow
all of the treasures
all i am, i give to you.
i'd like to always try to remember the gifts we presented to each other that day, in the form of our rings, every time i look at them.