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March 11, 2015

All About That Bling | {Megan}

March 11, 2015

September 21, 2014 wasn't just my 24th birthday; it was the day Zeke asked me to marry him. One of our favorite things to do is go out and see new movies. Zeke has always been a huge movie buff and I've always enjoyed accompanying him to the theater. Our date night started out with a trip to see the latest blockbuster hit, The Maze Runner, and then getting some ice cream. I figured our night would just end going home and going to bed, but Zeke decided we should go on a walk. I could tell Zeke was really nervous and then suddenly, he got down on one knee and asked if I'd marry him!

I'm not going to lie and say that I didn't have any idea it was coming, because I did! We'd been together for four years and it just felt right. We'd finally figured out who we were as individuals and just knew we wanted to be together forever. I don't mean to get all corny, but it really is an amazing feeling when you both just know!

I'm glad I had an idea it was coming because it gave me time to start looking for an engagement ring! At first I was very excited, but once I began looking, I realized just how many options there were and became a bit overwhelmed. I found it very hard to find anything that I liked on the big jewelry store chain's websites. That's when I decided I was going to see what I could find on Etsy. I was pleasantly surprised at how many options there were! I found so many rings that I really liked. After browsing Etsy for a while, I decided I wanted to get a rose gold ring with a moissanite stone. I ended up finding the perfect ring from a vendor called RareEarth. It was exactly what I was looking for—gold, a large moissanite stone, and an extra plus—conflict-free diamonds along the prongs.

I decided against getting an engagement ring with a diamond in the center because I wanted a larger stone and just couldn't imagine Zeke spending that much money on a diamond ring. Especially with us both being recent college graduates and just beginning our lives together.

Photo by: Ashley Crawford Photography

After I found my dream ring I didn't go straight to Zeke and tell him that I wanted it—I told my sisters, of course! Zeke is very much a guy's guy and really isn't into fashion or what's on trend. I knew if I told my sisters, he would definitely ask them for advice on picking out a ring.

For those of you who haven't heard of moissanite or don't know anything about it, here are a few facts:

1. On the refractive scale moissanite has a score of 2.65-2.9 compared to a diamond's score of 2.42.
2. On the luster index moissanite has a score of 20.4% compared to a diamond's score of 17.2%.
3. On the Mohs Hardness scale moissanite has a score of 9.25 compared to diamond's score of 10.
4. Moissanite sometimes shows a grey, yellow or green tone.
5. A one carat diamond can cost between $3,000-$5,500, whereas one carat moissanite can cost between $250-$700.

I am so in love with my ring and how Zeke proposed to me. Regardless of what my ring is made of, I am just so excited to start the rest of my life with Zeke!

Photo by: Ashley Crawford Photography

1 comment :

  1. Congrats Megan and Zeke! Very happy for you both. Best of luck to you! Very interesting to read about Moissanite. I never read into it. Thanks for the great read. - Lindsey


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