I got engaged and I'm so excited!!! FI and I pretty untraditional and huge science geeks. We decided we wanted to do things our way, which was buying 2 engagement bands (which will morph into wedding bands next year). We picked meteorite inlaid in titanium!!! His is a wider width for his big manly hands. The crystal patterns form when the meteorite cools over MILLIONS of years! Also, they're very rugged which I needed. Because I also wanted something colorful and playful I got a rhodolite garnet (rose cut for stackability). My plan is to wear the garnet for occasions but not daily wear (it's too soft but oh so pink). It is in the mail from England. Yay Etsy and inexpensive stones/desires.
For proposals we both got to propose and be proposed to. For a week I told people I was half engaged because I proposed 1 week ahead of him. That way we both got surprises and to plan a surprise. I made him a stuffed animal that's unique to a song we love and quirky like us. He proposed in a bonsai garden surrounded by nature and water. Both involved a lot of crying. I cried more proposing than being proposed to...huh. All in all we're crazy happy.
Up next is a cocktail party to celebrate with tons of friends.