To Have and To Hold: The Perfect Ring

Many moons ago when my now husband took me to Cardiff we went and looked in a few jewellery shops together, me gently nodding and smiling in the direction of the ones i found the prettiest, him mentally making notes of what i liked and didn’t like.
We sat and I tried some on and gazed longingly at my adorned hand. The engagement was yet to come, but it hung poignantly in the air around us as it only can with young love. We were both filled with love and excitement at the idea of spending the rest of our lives together.

Picking out the perfect ring, a ring that will be with you for the rest of your life is a big deal, almost as much as picking the right partner ? . Its symbolises your love and commitment to one another and indicates to others that you are a partnership.
The ring is as much a commitment as the relationship itself as one will wear it on your finger for the rest of your days, it needs to be to your taste, comfortable and a pleasure to wear.
Picking out the perfect ring of course is different to everyone.
Me? I have square set trilogy on a platinum band. I remember instantly falling in love with it as soon as i saw it. I remember pointing out three particular rings when we were together that day, and then we left, me not knowing when the proposal would come or what ring it would be with.
The proposal came 2 weeks later with the most beautiful ring, my favourite and it would appear his too.
I cried tears of happiness, marrying the man i loved and receiving the ring of my dreams.
I felt like a lucky lady.

Later we added in a diamond eternity ring as my wedding band, and most recently a Clogau welsh rose gold and white gold tree of life ring.
Each representing different stages, engagement, marriage and then 10 years of being together.

Each time i look at my rings, even now, i still feel the same fizz of excitement i did from when i was first given them with the question of a lifetime with my soul mate.
Im also reminded of the times we’ve spent together over the last 11 years, the ups and the downs.
They act as a reminder to me each day that i am in this for my life, and i am the first to say that sometimes it hasn’t been easy, life never is really is it? But my rings, along with my marriage are some of my most treasured possessions.

Tell me, Do you have any rings that are treasured possessions?

If you’re married, did you choose your ring or was it a total surprise?

* Happily this is a collaborative post that has evoked such wonderful happy memories.. don’t you just love when that happens 🙂



  1. September 13, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    My ring was a total sort of surprise. Asked to go to the jewelers because a perfect ring had been found. Out came a £25 cubic zirconia and I was asked if I liked it. It's so "you" I was told! After being properly wound up for what seemed like ages, I heard, Can you bring the real ring out now? It's perfect and I love like you do yours Rachel. Sorry it's such a long comment but you did ask! xx

  2. September 14, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Lovely post, Rachel. I especially like the Welsh rose one. My engagement ring was a surprise but couldn't have been more perfect. I'm not a platinum solitaire lass and I like chunky, statement jewellery so Mr P found a large, hexagonal cut onyx set in a silver ring which I love (despite the fact it was at least 3 sizes too big!) x

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