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As requested: Anniversary Ring AW!

Hehe- as requested from Marley- here are the long awaited pictures of the anniversary ring Andrew picked out for me.

It's a 1 carat peridot with diamonds around it.

The peridot was believed to be a stone of springtime by ancients who considered it a gift from Mother Nature. Napoleon once made a gift of peridot to Josephine as a symbol of undying love and admiration. Peridot is a protector against negative emotions.

What is the meaning of your favorite gemstone?

Apparently this is the, "I'm gonna punch you" pose... It's really hard and kinda awkward to take a picture of your own hand!

I too- want you to take pictures of your favorite ring and post it here- and tell me if I'm just challenged at taking pictures of my own hand.



Andrew and I decided the night of our anniversary that we definitely need to take pictures of our wedding rings on corks- we even talked about custom corks. So we spent a lot of the evening trying to balance the ring on a cork. LOL.


The classic shot. I have really long skinny fingers.



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Re: As requested: Anniversary Ring AW!

  • DanieKADanieKA member
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    edited December 2011
    AW that looks great! And you have great nails, btw. When you get engaged your AW ring shots are gonna rock! 
  • polkadot111polkadot111 member
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    edited December 2011
    Pretty ring. I love it.

    You have fingers like mine.
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  • edited December 2011
    That color is amazing!  I love it! Is the scrolling on the side noticable IRL? 
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  • marleylikeairmarleylikeair member
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    edited December 2011
    Oooh, what a cool ring! I like peridot. Have a peridot necklace around somewhere. I've always liked all of the green gemstones.

    I'm jealous of your long, slender hands. Pretty. :)
  • lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_requested-anniversary-ring-aw?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:a05347be-cf8c-4854-a0c0-086762c68d8cPost:52e59c85-a5de-4ced-8e18-ec8b1e436409">Re: As requested: Anniversary Ring AW!</a>:
    [QUOTE]That color is amazing!  I love it! Is the scrolling on the side noticable IRL? 
    Posted by Sparrow87[/QUOTE]

    Yup! It's a really neat ring! Andrew got it at a pawn shop, which I think gives it even more character. Peridot didn't used to be my favorite stone- but now that Andrew has provided me with a couple pieces- it's really growing on me.

    He likes peridot, because it's my favorite color- green!

    [QUOTE]AW that looks great! And you have great nails, btw. When you get engaged your AW ring shots are gonna rock! 
    Posted by DanieKA[/QUOTE]

    Thanks! Maybe I can get some with the background of the mountains or something! LOL.

    [QUOTE]Oooh, what a cool ring! I like peridot. Have a peridot necklace around somewhere. I've always liked all of the green gemstones. I'm jealous of your long, slender hands. Pretty. :)
    Posted by marleylikeair[/QUOTE]

    Yeah- my hands are definitely the sexiest part of me right now! LOL!
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  • DanieKADanieKA member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_requested-anniversary-ring-aw?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:a05347be-cf8c-4854-a0c0-086762c68d8cPost:71d571b6-0347-448c-9e52-19caaba9d188">Re: As requested: Anniversary Ring AW!</a>:
    [QUOTE]PRETTY! I don't have any fun rings to AW. I have a few that are super cheap (like, from Forever XXI) that aren't really awesome enough to AW. I only have dream rings. :)
    Posted by LivLeighton[/QUOTE]

    <div>I wear some pretty awesome $2 rings from H&M. Cheap and proud! </div><div>
    </div><div>And Lunar, please get ring shots with the mountains in the back! How are you liking Colorado so far? I've always wanted to go there and it's one of the states BF and I can see ourselves moving to in 5/10 years (That, the Seattle Washington area, and a few others.) The quality of life just seems so amazing there. I hear nothing but good things about CO.</div>
  • edited December 2011
    You like green Lunar?  How about Emeralds? 
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  • edited December 2011
    Pretty! I love peridot - green is my favorite color.
  • marleylikeairmarleylikeair member
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    edited December 2011
    Oh, lunar, to answer your question about the meaning of gemstones, I googled my current favorite gemstone (of course a green quartz!) and found some pretty cool stuff:


    Apparently, green quartz is related to the heart and is supposed to have healing powers, among other things. Schweet.
  • lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_requested-anniversary-ring-aw?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:a05347be-cf8c-4854-a0c0-086762c68d8cPost:054f5646-385a-4f4a-ae8b-0e6ae125310f">Re: As requested: Anniversary Ring AW!</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: As requested: Anniversary Ring AW! : I wear some pretty awesome $2 from H&M. Cheap and proud!  And Lunar, please get ring shots with the mountains in the back! How are you liking Colorado so far? I've always wanted to go there and it's one of the states BF and I can see ourselves moving to in 5/10 years (That, the Seattle Washington area, and a few others.) The quality of life just seems so amazing there. I hear nothing but good things about CO.
    Posted by DanieKA[/QUOTE]

    Colorado is ah-mazing.....Let's see...I promised  you ladies some more pictures at one point. Let me see what I can dig up.

    This is a picture of County Line Road on my way home from work. We live on this road. Can you see the rays of sun?
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    So here is a closeup of the train going into Palmer Lake. This morning when I was walking into town- and all was quiet- it really looked  like a model railroad town. Sometimes it looks absolutely fake. From our house you can see the train signals, so we know when a train is coming and from what direction.
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    And this is a non-zoomed in view. I just took these. This is from our upstairs porch. Can a porch be upstairs?
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    ETA: And here is an Eshezo kitty just for giggles.

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  • lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_requested-anniversary-ring-aw?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:a05347be-cf8c-4854-a0c0-086762c68d8cPost:f0306309-b7d6-48d6-b763-8e67cab96b64">Re: As requested: Anniversary Ring AW!</a>:
    [QUOTE]You like green Lunar?  How about Emeralds? 
    Posted by Sparrow87[/QUOTE]

    I love emeralds. They are awesome. Andrew wants emeralds and sapphires in his wedding band. :) They have really awesome meanings.
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  • lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    edited December 2011
    Practice makes perfect, right? I think I'll have many many months to practice! LOL

    I love you guys!


    "I'll do you one better- I'll give you mountains and a train."




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  • edited December 2011
    Whether or not it's an engagement ring, I will have a sapphire and emerald ring.  The colors just go together so well, especially with white gold or platinum.  Andrew has good taste :) 
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  • SKP82SKP82 member
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    edited December 2011
    That is a beautiful ring, Lunar!
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  • DanieKADanieKA member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_requested-anniversary-ring-aw?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:a05347be-cf8c-4854-a0c0-086762c68d8cPost:3e1c3c20-8f74-4182-8241-4a436f4156bd">Re: As requested: Anniversary Ring AW!</a>:
    [QUOTE]Practice makes perfect, right? I think I'll have many many months to practice! LOL I love you guys! "I'll do you one better- I'll give you mountains and a train."
    Posted by lunarsongbird[/QUOTE]

    <div>That first picture should now be the standard first picture when AW any ring! And colorado looks fabulous. I love trains so hard! My favorite mode of transportation is commuter train. Not the subway, but like the orient express. Without the murders and stuff. I think that's one of the reasons I loved my semester abroad. The whole of Europe was a train ride (or cheap flight) away. </div><div>
    </div><div>And you can have a deck on the second story! Haha!</div>
  • AudgiePodgeAudgiePodge member
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    edited December 2011
    That is a neat ring.  Very pretty green.
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  • edited December 2011
    I love the ring so pretty, peridot is my birthstone too. Such a pretty stone.

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  • edited December 2011
    Beautiful :) The cork idea was cute!
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  • lennonkdclennonkdc member
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    edited December 2011
    omg that ring is sooooo pretty!!! and the mountain shots are lovely!
    I love sapphires and emeralds (they are my birthstone!)

    since you asked, I have two favrorite rings. I have a saphire and diamond ring that BF gave me a for our first valentines day, that only fits on my left ring finger, and a diamond-ish ring that was my grandmothers. I thinking the stones  could be Asha or Moissantie. I inherited her jewelry box (the big stand up kind) when she passed, and my sis and cousin and I were to split everything, but my aunt had cleaned it out and took everthing just about everyhting. I just found this ring hidden in a corner in a rip of cloth,  on the 9th anniversary of the day she passed...



    They are my favs!

    I also love the cork shots! Very cool!!!



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  • peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 Washington, DC member
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    edited December 2011
    So pretty!!!
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  • edited December 2011
    That is a beautiful ring! Were you wearing it on Saturday? I looks familiar to me...
  • IrishDreamerIrishDreamer member
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    edited December 2011
    Lunar, that's awesome!! When I get home, I will have to AW my Easter ring :)
    Also, the "ILY" pic...Epic awesomeness! :)
  • SwazzleSwazzle New Jersey member
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    edited December 2011
    Beautiful ring Lunar!! I love the color!!!



  • alanna91alanna91 member
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    edited December 2011
    Oh goodness I love green gemstones!! That's gorgeous! 
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  • lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_requested-anniversary-ring-aw?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:a05347be-cf8c-4854-a0c0-086762c68d8cPost:8ea120b6-59de-4929-9b15-bb0774b6f2bb">Re: As requested: Anniversary Ring AW!</a>:
    [QUOTE]That is a beautiful ring! Were you wearing it on Saturday? I looks familiar to me...
    Posted by allusive007[/QUOTE]

    I sure was! I don't think I'll take it off until he gets me another ring that clashes. For some reason- I don't like wearing white gold/silver things at the same time as yellow gold. I'm weird.
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  • edited December 2011
    Your anniversary ring is gorgeous! I love the story behind it of getting it at a pawn shop and the reason he chose it! I absolutely love that shade of green! My favorite ring is the first and only ring of mine. A garnet heart surrounded by diamonds in yellow gold. I don't have a pic right now since I'm out of country and on my iPhone just popping in around TK.
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