Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Monday, November 8, 2010

Saturn's ring

I'm thankful to have my beautiful engagement ring back on my finger after dropping it off last week for a little maintenance and shine:) I misspoke in my earlier post "Princess for ten minutes" when I said it came from a shop called The Paper Bag Princess. It is actually from a tiny, delightful store inside that one called Kurt Rothner’s Excalibur. I truly never thought I was much of a jewelry person until I discovered their vintage pieces, each one so unique, with such stories to tell. I love my ring, it is truly spectacular and it gives me such joy every time I look at it. It's funny, I've never been much of a diamond girl -- I have always prefered some color with my sparkle -- so I was thrilled and delighted when my husband knelt at the top of the Griffith Observatory and held out a gorgeous sapphire ring. It was especially meaningful because on our first date, at that very observatory, we got to view Saturn and it's rings through a powerful telescope -- and when I enthused about Saturn and it's beautiful rings, Ryan said to me "Someday I'll get you one of Saturn's rings..." I was charmed when he said it, but I had no idea he was actually going to stick to that promise. You see, sapphires represent Saturn in gemology -- so he actually did get me Saturn's ring. And now, two years later, it circles my finger, a perfect reminder that the sky's the limit when it comes to true love:)


  1. Aww - and such a gorgeous ring:) Just perfect for you, sister!

  2. Ryan's promise reminds me of Stardust when he promises to bring her back a star. And then you said "true love" and it reminded me of the priest in Princess Bride. "Wuv, true wuv.." I've got movies on the brain. It's a beautiful ring. Did you know that originally I had a sapphire engagement ring? It was a loaner so I had to give it back.

  3. Lisa, I had no idea you had a sapphire engagement ring first! Cool!

    Good to hear from you, Marty...mine too:)

  4. Well it was either that or a Jonas Brothers key chain... good thing I'm a pro on the mechanical claw game down at the nickelodeon...

    (yep, I said "nickelodeon")