Posted by jade on 11 Jan, 2009
As many of you may know, I’m not only a Bridezilla, I’m also a bookworm-writer. So as much as I love a big shiny engagement rock, I’m also a sucker for the story behind it. As a recently engaged Bridezilla, I thought the moment my future groom popped the ring on my finger was the most special moment of my life. But there was even more magic to come-like getting to hear my future Groomzilla’s grandma tell the story of the ring.
Here’s what she had to say:
“Glad the ring fits and you can put it to good use. For my 18th birthday, Nov. 22, 1950, my father gave me the diamond, that had been in his family for years. My mom picked out a pretty gold setting. When I fell in love with my tall, handsome Marine jet pilot and we decided to marry, I gave him my ring in Nov. of 1953, and he had it reset, in town near the base, in N.C. When he drove back from N.C, to get me at my home in Missouri, on January 14th, 1954, he showed me what he had chosen and I loved it. He put it on my finger, at the altar, Sat. Jan. 16th. 55 yrs. ago. My mind is so clear thinking back. I was 21 & Don 23. Lots of happy memories. “
Thanks Grandma Carlota! Needless to say, though I loved the sparkle and shine of the ring, hearing the history and the sentiment steeped behind the diamond made it all the more special. Does your engagement ring have a story? Please share in the comments below!