I've always found it kind of odd how competitive girls can get over their engagement rings. When I was planning my wedding, I once went to a brunch with about 20 other brides-to-be for a fun filled afternoon of girlie wedding chat, but toward the end of our date, one of the girls insisted we take a photo of all our hands so we could "show off" our engagement rings. Some of the women had some really amazing and beautiful rings, but it became quite apparent this was merely a showdown of who had the best, the prettiest, the most expensive ring. As we all stood there, our hands planted on the table, I noticed that every girl was looking at any ring but her own. It's a good thing all you could see were the hands in that picture, otherwise you would have seen a lot of awkward and uncomfortable faces.
Perhaps I'm over analyzing, but I hate how we women are so quick to compare everything from our body shape to our wardrobe to our wedding rings. Maybe it's just my age (turned 30 this year), but I am so. over. it.
I'm ending this post with an wedding ring that is not only beautiful, but a one-of-a-kind handmade piece - just like you, my friend. You don't have to be a diamond ring kind of girl if you don't want to be. :)