17.6.12

Putting A Ring On It

We went to collect my engagement ring that we had custom made at M & M Jewellers today! I decided on an opal ring surrounded by diamonds, as I think opal stones are so beautiful with all the different colours running through them. My rationale was that it would go with anything seeing as it has so many colours in it!

The pictures don't do justice to how vivid the colours look in the light. Flecks of shimmery orange, purple turquoise and blue. So gorgeous!

(These pics were taken on the iPad - I am so impressed with the quality!)

It feels lovely to feel 'properly' engaged now. I felt guilty that Alex shelled out for my ring and I haven't had to buy him anything so I did what any good fiancée would do. I treated him to a Nando's tonight!

I'm off to prepare for a trés exciting day tomorrow... I'm filming and tweeting from behind the scenes on a Company cover shoot!! Eek! *Be cool, Gem*


Xo

 

110 comments:

  1. Really pretty and unique ring, congratulations on your engagement :)

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  2. Oh my!!!! It's beautiful!!
    I've never been able to decide what sort of ring I'd have, but opals are gorgeous!

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  3. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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  4. Such a beautiful ring. I like that you had one custom made. It means so much more and is unique to the two of you. Everything seems to be coming up Gem!
    Heather
    x

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  5. Ahh the ring is lovely, so pretty! Tomorrow sounds like an amazing day bet the cover star is amazing! x

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  6. So pretty!! I would deffo swap an engagement ring for a Nando's!
    xx

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  7. Oh Gem, that is just absolutely beautiful. Opal is my favourite stone - it's fascinating to look at. You picked very well indeed! :)

    x

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  8. ohmy it's so pretty! the opal is gorgeous! x

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  9. It's so beautiful! The perfect engagement ring :) congrats! xx

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  10. Oh my this is a beautiful ring opals are my favourites once again congratulations :) xxx

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  11. that's so gorgeous! congratulations xx

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  12. That is goreg! I love that it's not exactly traditional. :)

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  13. Is Opal your birth stone? It's mine, and everyone always mentions that it is said to be lucky if it is, so I'm definitely dropping Opal promise ring hints to the boy! xx

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  14. it's absolutely gorgeous and suits you down to a tee! All vintage and fabulous and aw :)
    congratulations again :D xxxx

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  15. So happy for you Gem!The ring is lovely , it's so nice to see someone who's not gone for the traditional diamond ring.I had the similar image for ' my hope to be ring' one.. day ha.How strange.. But with a different stone colour of course:'). xx

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  16. It's BEAUTIFUL, Gem - such a unique piece. Love it! xx

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  17. I love opals, gorgeous ring Gem, just stunning.

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  18. That is such a beautiful ring Gem, I love the pastel blue in the ring, how on trend of Alex :)

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  19. Wah! It's so beautiful, congratulations again. xx

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  20. Aww, how lovely! Really classic and vintage looking :) x

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  21. It's absolutely gorgeous Gem! The opal is stunning and you don't see it that often so it's great you have something unique. Have fun tomorrow, squeeeeeeal xx

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  22. I'm SO jealous! This is my idea of a perfect engagement ring. Congratulations xo

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  23. This ring is nearly the exact same as my mum's engagement, except the diamonds were emeralds.
    Love it.

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  24. OMG congratulations! It's beautiful! xx

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  25. congratulations, its beautiful. + haha the nando's comment made me laugh xx

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  26. What A Beautiful Ring !!! So lucky to have it custom made !
    xXx

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  27. Its "Stunning" Gem! So happy for you and Alex! :D xxx

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  28. That is one beautiful ring! I cannot get over how perfect it is - i've saved a photo if you don't mind! Congrats!

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  29. so so pretty! it's very similar to my mum's; i love engagement rings with different kinds of stones in them. congratulations again! xx

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  30. ahhh this is so pretty,
    you must be so excited!

    xx

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  31. Oh my god Gem it is absolutely stunning! You are one lucky girl. Have fun on the shoot tomorrow :) xx

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  32. Gem that ring is literally STUNNING. Congrats and wow :)

    mel x
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  33. its stunning, aw wow! my moms is a similar shape, love it! xo

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  34. Yes Opal ring! Absolute winner. Fabulous. I hope one day a boy proposes to me and gets me one similar to this. And I don't end up being a cat loving spinster for the rest of my life. And have fun on the shoot tomorrow! Hope to hear all about the antics later on!

    Gemma x

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  35. Love your ring Gem, you must be so happy - hope you don't take this the wrong way - it's really like a ring my Grandma left me a few years ago, which I absolutely love. Beautiful!
    And perfectly manicured nail to go with it in the first photo!

    x

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  36. Congrats Gem! I love the ring, so gorgeous and vintage looking :) x

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  37. Ahh wow it looks beautiful! The colours are gorgeous!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  38. That is the most GORGEOUS ring I've ever seen. Belated congratulations!
    And, have an amazing time tomorrow, I'm sure you'll do swell

    e x

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  39. Its so beautiful! Opal was such a good choice! :)x

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  40. Congratulations! So jealous of your job too! Have a fabulous day!
    xx

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  41. Oh my, this is honestly one of the most beautiful engagement rings I've ever seen! I was only saying the other day how much I love engagement rings that aren't just a square cut diamond, this suits you so well! Nandos is def a fair trade haha

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  42. Long time lurker, first time commenter: completely random, but your ring is identical to my mum's (she would have been engaged in the 70s), which I've always coveted, it's beautiful. Congratulations (on the engagement of course, not just the lovely ring)!

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  43. Thanks for all the lovely comments ladies :) xxxxxxx

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  44. Such a beautiful ring Gem, I think opal is lovely! Congratulations againe!

    Nat x

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  45. its so gorgeous!!! i'll wish you congrats for like the millionth time now!

    chlo @chlowitty blogs

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  46. Gem, that is beautiful and so suited to you! Congratulations :) xxx

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  47. aaah thats so nice! congratulations!
    have fun tomorrow :D xxx

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  48. Beautiful ring! Opals are stunning :)
    xo

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  49. Such a gorgeous ring...really timeless! Congratulations again!

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  50. That ring is breathtaking - your fiancé clearly has excellent taste! Congratulations to you both.

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  51. That's so pretty! Black Opal is my fav x

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  52. Gosh that ring is beautiful! The opal is very 'you'! (:

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  53. Aw this is stunning! So unusual too. I hope you have loads of fun tomorrow! xxx

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  54. That's so stunning.. I'd say yes to anyone with that ring haha! x

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  55. it's beautiful!

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  56. That's probably one of the most beautiful rings I have ever seen. Congratulations :)

    Emily Jane xo

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  57. That ring is gorgeous! Opal is such a pretty stone... Now to go drop some more blatantly unsubtle hints to my handsome he... Xxx

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  58. wow that i seriously seriously stunning, loving the vinatgey feel to it!x

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  59. Amazing, and so unique! Congrats to the two of you
    xx

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  60. Think you might have the perfect engagement ring, it's beautiful :) x

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  61. Beautiful, my grandmother's engagement ring is opal and amethyst and I've always lusted after it.
    x

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  62. Such a beautiful ring, and congratulations! Here's to becoming Bridezilla!
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  63. This is a really pretty ring, it suits you. Congratulations!

    Alice x

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  64. I've never seen an engagement ring so unique and different to the norm, it's really beautiful! xx

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  65. Congratulations - your ring is gorgeous too! x

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  66. Amazing news lovely! The ring is absolutely beautiful! Ha I love that you treated him to a Nando's, really sweet! x

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  67. Congratulations! I know how you feel, I really wanted to get my fiance something back, but was taking no for an answer! It's gorgeous, now you'll get them mini-heart attacks when you think you've lost it aha.

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  68. That ring is beautiful, so unique! Opals are beautiful stones, my gran had a necklace with one in and I just remember being fascinated by the different colours it would shine.
    Congrats again, enjoy the Company shoot, too! xx

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  69. Congratulations, it is beautiful! xx

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  70. It is gorgeous!! Best wishes xx

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  71. It's absolutely stunning! So many congratulations; it is so much fun being engaged...just be sure when you start planning to be firm with family members from the offset; they mean well but you know the phrase 'too many cooks...'. Well that's what I'm finding anyway! Hope all the behind the scenes fun went well today! xx

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  72. Absolutely beautiful, congratulations!

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  73. Congratulations on your engagement! Aww that ring is beautiful, the opal is stunning. I could not pick a better ring if I tried. Perfect.
    Jessica x

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  74. Opals are so pretty!
    That ring is gorgeous!

    Laura x

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  75. Your ring is absolutely stunning, so lovely to have it custom made too :)
    Love Holz oxo

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  76. Wow! Breathtaking ring, I love opals.
    Congratulations!

    Cath x

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  77. This is literally my dream engagement ring. x

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  78. I stilll can't get over the fact YOU'RE ENGAGED!!!!
    Dude! Thats major!!!
    Congrats man xxxx

    BLEURGH
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  80. Congratulations! That ring is completely beautiful, and so unusual. It's really, really lovely x

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  81. I love opals, they are just so versatile!

    Maria xxx

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  82. Congratulations on being engaged! I just wandered over here from seeing Harriet Gray's illustration :)
    A small word of advice from someone who no longer has an Opal engagement ring though - be VERY careful with it - I lost the stone out of mine through hitting it on the side of the bath tub :(
    They're quite delicate.

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  83. Congratulations! The ring is beautiful, I've never seen one like it. My mum just got engaged as well but she hasn't got her ring yet, she has tiny hands so it had to be resized or something haha but I'm very excited for her, as you must be excited too :)
    Well done on taking him out for a nando's too, that was a good idea!

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  84. Oh Gem that is beautiful - I took a double take when I saw it in my Bloglovin feed - it is almost identical to my mothers!

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  85. Congratulations! This engagement ring is right up my street - a classic, chic design with an edge. I also think opals are incredibly beautiful.

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  86. Such a beautiful ring.....images attached are justifying it.
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  87. Such a beautiful ring.........attached images are justifying it.

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  88. Beautiful ring - congratulations

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  89. Congratulations! Your ring is so so beautiful!
    Lianne

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  90. Wow that ring is gorgeous! Perfection!

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  91. I LOVE your Opal ring!! I have ALWAYS wanted an Opal engagement ring myself! It's so beautiful!


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  94. Congratulations! I know how you feel, I really wanted to get my fiance something back, but was taking no for an answer! That ring is completely beautiful, and so unusual.
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