Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Meaningful and Memorable Engagement Ring

Oh wow.

I am so inspired by the engagement ring that my friend Pat made for his fiance, Meghan.

Yes, you read that right. Made for his fiance.

Before they were even dating, he convinced her to avoid diamonds because of their deleterious impact on the world. She acquiesced but mentioned that her future fiance better do something special in its place.

So once Pat became her fiance, he took it upon himself to learn how to make a ring. He chose a synthetic emerald and spent more than 50 hours designing and making a ring under the guidance of a professional jeweler. He had it engraved with a Celtic knot and a Gaelic message to honor her Irish heritage. Such dedication and creativity!

If any of you are interested in making your own wedding rings:


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Anonymous said...

We each have our own "love language" that speaks to us, but this says "love" in every language!!


What a guy! Totally thoughtful, original, and made with 100% LOVE. It can't get any better than that!

Hadeel said...

While it's wonderful that he did that, I feel like this post is to say that "Your fiance didn't make you a ring, so they don't love you as much as this man loves his fiance".

That may not be what you mean, but that's how it sounds :/

Sara E. Cotner said...

Oh, I'm sorry I made it sound that way to you, This Girl Asia. That wasn't my intent at all. Matt and I skipped the whole engagement ring thing entirely!

Hadeel said...

I figured that's not what you meant! I wanted to skip the ring thing, but I guess I didn't voice this opinion as much as I thought, because I DID get one! At least he was listening to me rant about blood diamonds and mining, because it's recycled :]

That aside, what a beautiful ring and even more beautiful gesture!

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful ring! Way to go, Pat!

Ruby K said...

My boyfriend and I made each others' wedding bands at a wedding ring workshop (in Ashby, with Ann Cahoon). It was so much fun and a very romantic alternative to buying a ring. Our rings are made out of recycled palladium.

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