If you've listened to our show at all it wouldn't take you long to figure out a few things about me. One, I LOVE love. And Two, it always makes me so happy whenever someone calls in and says they just got engaged. My immediate response is always "SEND ME A PIC OF THE RING". I know my own engagement was the most magical moment of my life so it makes me feel giddy to get to share in that excitement with the people that listen to us.
I've obsessed over so many of the gorgeous baubles over the years and I had a cool idea when another listener said she wanted to see the rings too. A girl after my own heart. I wanted to be a gemologist at one point and get my GIA certification ( maybe someday) so I have a fairly good knowledge of stones, metals, setting and cuts...the whole thing. So it also peaks my creative interests too.
So I'm hoping to do a weekly/monthly blog post and podcast where we can celebrate your love and special moments with "Riley's Show Me The Ring!".
I am DYING over Bree's super unique ring. I honestly have never seen anything like it. Its a round Rutlaited Quartz set in a 6 prong rose quarts vintage inspired setting. The center stone is flanked by two princess cuts in an east west style setting.
LORDY I don't even know where to begin with how much I love this ring. Ya'll know how much I obsess over crystals and Rutilated Quarts, sometimes known as the Angel's Hair Crystals has such a beautiful meaning. Symbolically, Rutilated quartz is linked with the higher realms. It is thought of as a stone of celestial power, elevating and illuminating the soul, amplifying intention, and enhancing intuition. LOVE LOVE LOVE that!!!!
But we HAVE to talk about Bree and DJ's engagement story written by Bree herself. I swear I could melt!
"Every year over Labor Day weekend, my family and I go to a county fair in Canfield, Ohio. We’ve been going since I was a baby and I still have family who lives up there. This year was my first time bringing DJ with us and also his first time meeting my uncle.
Friday night (9/2) I showed him one of the main staples of the fair - a large wire rooster in which people can purchase locks to write on and hang on the rooster. It symbolizes eternity and forever-lasting friendships and/or love. We had tried purchasing a lock that day, however the lady behind the counter was busy, so we waited until Monday.
Monday when we went back to the fair, we walked past the wire rooster and DJ asked me if we were still putting a lock up. I said yes, but that we could do it on the way out. He didn’t want to wait, so he grabbed my arm and started walking to the counter to purchase a lock. We purchased it, went outside to the rooster, and we looked for the perfect place to add it. As I was locking the lock onto the rooster, I dropped the key. DJ bent over to pick up the key, tugged on my shirt, and I looked over to see him on one knee with a ring box in his hand.
He asked me to marry him, I said “you just met my uncle and you’re doing this now?” Mostly out of shock. He said “that’s what I was waiting for.” After I said yes, he pulled out another lock that he had secretly obtained that Friday with help from my mom. The lock said “She said yes!!!!!” for us to add to the lock we had just put on the rooster.
I never saw it coming, but also couldn’t be happier."
Beyond happy for this beautiful couple and wishing them all the happiness that they hearts can handle in their marriage. Be looking out for the Really Riley Podcast with Bree next Wednesday!
~ Hugs and Smiles ~ Riley Couture