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16 January 2015 @ 11:02 pm
He finally did it!  
My boy is officially engaged. He took his lady out last night on the pretext of attending a work function; instead they ended up at a city hotel where he proposed, down on one knee, and presented her with the ring that he designed himself, based on pictures he found on her Pinterest page. The ring took four weeks to be made, which is why the proposal didn't happen at Christmas. And what a ring! I had lunch with them today and got to see it for myself - 31 diamonds in total; one large cushion-cut diamond (from Belgium apparently) with 30 smaller ones on the sides of the ring and surrounding the large one; set in a platinum band. It's beautiful.

He told me later that he had to ask for a confirmation, as all he got when he popped the question was "tears and gibberish" ! Dinner was a waste as neither of them could eat, and even at lunch today Jess was too excited to be hungry.

What I really loved, though, was how Jess rang me after Jay popped the question. She rang her own family first, of course (her dad's response - "oh that's nice love" - she had just woken him up - he lives in a different time zone *g*)

Anyway, after lunching with me they were off home to ring their insurance company and have the ring added to their policy.
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
ali15son: pic#123224769ali15son on January 16th, 2015 01:47 pm (UTC)
many congratulations , you are soon to be a mother in law ...best wishes x
miwahnimiwahni on January 17th, 2015 01:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! xxx
mrua7mrua7 on January 16th, 2015 02:14 pm (UTC)
The ring sounds lovely. would love to see a pic of it eventually. (I was in the jewelry industry for 30+ years and used to design and make and sell fine jewelry...I specialized in engagement rings.) CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D
miwahnimiwahni on January 17th, 2015 01:32 pm (UTC)
 photo jessring2450x600_zpsf059fbc1.jpg

I have been told that the large diamond is 1.01 carat. I didn't know you were a jeweller - it's amazing, what we don't know about others on LJ and suddenly discover!
mrua7mrua7 on January 17th, 2015 03:46 pm (UTC)
Yep, I used to sell some pretty large diamonds once upon a time, besides making jewelry too, though I didn't do much setting work.

The ring is gorgeous, but unless she's going to move the ring to the other hand when it comes time for he marriage band, he's probably going to have a band custom-made to fit with the engagement ring. It's not hard to do.

He has outstanding taste. 1.00 ct. is just right as it's not too large to be obnoxious but is quite showy. The quantity of the stone is no doubt very clean as one would rarely cut a diamond in that particular shape as the inclusions could be easily seen with the naked eye.

The boy did goooood! "D
miwahni: Sherlock lego Mollymiwahni on January 18th, 2015 10:21 am (UTC)
They're already planning the wedding ring *g*.

It is a very showy ring, and it just blazes with colour when it catches the sun. It's amazing.
mrua7mrua7 on January 18th, 2015 02:19 pm (UTC)
Brilliant! It's a gorgeous piece! Best of luck to them both! They and you must be so excited.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] FANTASTICdraycevixen on January 16th, 2015 04:09 pm (UTC)

Congratulations! \o/

It's so nice when you really like your future in-law.
miwahnimiwahni on January 17th, 2015 01:33 pm (UTC)
I adore her, and have done almost from the start. I am SO glad he finally asked her!
nerthusnerthus on January 16th, 2015 11:54 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to them!
miwahni: Random Alcohol martinimiwahni on January 17th, 2015 01:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
byslantedlight: BD Blackout gleebyslantedlight on January 17th, 2015 12:11 am (UTC)
Oh, congratulations! You've been waiting and waiting... *g* The ring sounds amazing - best of all because you boy put so much thought into what your new-girl-to-be would like. Sounds like someone did a good job of raising him... *g*
miwahnimiwahni on January 17th, 2015 01:36 pm (UTC)
Oh you're not wrong - he first indicated in late 2012 that he was considering it, and I held off and held off planning a trip to New Zealand, knowing that if they ever did get married it would be in NZ. In the end I gave up waiting and went to NZ in late 2013. Now I have an excuse for another visit. *g*

Ring photo above, and this is the hotel room where he proposed; look at the rose petals on the bed!

 photo jessringandroom450x600_zps9f741c67.jpg
entropy_houseentropy_house on January 17th, 2015 03:41 am (UTC)
YAY! That's wonderful. I hope all goes well. :^)
miwahni: Random Snoopymiwahni on January 17th, 2015 01:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'm sure it will! (SO excited!)
Minoriminori_k on January 17th, 2015 07:46 am (UTC)
Yaaaay! Congrats on your son's engagement!! This is fantastic news!! Glad e made it :-)
miwahni: Pros Squeemiwahni on January 17th, 2015 01:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you, yes it IS fantastic news! I am so excited now!
sunray45: B&D Jumpsunray45 on January 17th, 2015 10:51 am (UTC)
YAY! At last! Don't know who is more excited, you or the recipient. She's a lucky girl getting you for a mother-in-law. *HUGS*
miwahnimiwahni on January 17th, 2015 01:39 pm (UTC)
I do believe I'm the lucky one, getting her as a daughter in law. She is an absolutely lovely girl, and she just understands that boy on the deepest level. They are made for each other. *Hugs back*
a honeyed wine at night: bright shiny rainbow dancemoonlightmead on January 17th, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, I am so pleased to hear this! Christmas came and went without a mention, and I didn't like to ask...

So pleased for you, you sound so happy, and being pleased with your kids' choices must be what every parent hopes for.
miwahnimiwahni on January 18th, 2015 10:24 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I've got on well with his previous girlfriends but this is the first one whom I've not only clicked with, but actually wanted as part of the family. She's a doll.
Calisecali_se on January 17th, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
Lovely news!! *hugs*
miwahni: Pros Squeemiwahni on January 18th, 2015 10:25 am (UTC)
It IS lovely news! So very exciting. And today they're talking about planning the wedding....