He never could keep a secret. That's how you knew he was going to propose before he did. That quality of his had secretly delighted you since you'd met during the university summer abroad in Europe, but you never told him that. Yet just moments after answering 'yes' to the most beautiful question from your boyfriend, a courier arrived bearing an invitation for the two of you to attend Conte de Carignano’s housewarming party in Chambéry the following month. Of course you'll go, you decided, even as you admired The Viola Oval solitaire engagement ring he'd proposed with.
"Should we announce our exciting news then and there...or tell our families first"? you'd asked. You could tell on his face that the idea of waiting a month or more to tell anyone their secret news was daunting. Of course, that was when you’d thought your very recent engagement still was a secret. Yet the timing made you think...and how the Count had addressed the card to “Signore e la sua signora”. When you suggested as much to your now fiancée, he responded: "Perhaps Silvio decided not to be so formal with good friends as he’d been when we first met years ago as foreign exchange students."
"Or maybe he knew because my future husband told a man half a world away of our engagement before he told me!"
"Would that be so bad?" he asked with a smile. "After all, he did introduce us." You weren't really angry, but it can be fun to pretend to pout sometimes. Your eyes are drawn back to the engagement ring you'd just received. Casual panache at its finest, the ring had maybe just a hint of ostentation in her curved precious metal beauty. A boldly-placed, prong-set sparkler of a 5A diamond-quality cubic zirconia center stone sized as you liked it was enhanced by a split-band design. It looked like a double strand of ribbons twisting ‘round the finger to catch the eye and pull it upwards to focus on the center solitaire.
Sophisticated yet simple, elegant yet strong, with curves to make other rings jealous. It really wasn't a secret she wanted to keep, but this was going to be fun. "Yes," you said aloud. "It will be fun to announce our engagement in Italy...amongst old college travel friends we know wouldn’t miss the Count's housewarming party, either." It really was the perfect setting to relive where the two of you met...and when...and with whom. The perfect time to announce, and the perfect way to tweak your future husband's nose a bit having to wait to tell anyone else. RSVP...sent. See you at the housewarming party. Get The Viola engagement ring as a stand-alone or together with the matching anniversary band to complete the cubic zirconia bridal set!
Carat Weight: Pick your center stone size using the drop-down menu below. As pictured: 1.0 Carat Center Stone, 1.0 Carat TCW*
* The exact dimensions and number of side stones (including accent, pave, or halo stones) and/or the total carat weight (TCW) of your ring will vary up or down depending on your choice of any customizable options for center stone shape or carat size and finger ring size.
Center Stone Shape: Oval Cut (as pictured). See this customizable ring set with other available center stone shapes here: customize setting.
Side Stone(s): Total (0) 5A Cubic Zirconia side stones*
Metal Finish: High Polished
Metal Type: Choose from .925 Sterling Silver, 10K White Gold, 10K Yellow Gold, 10K Rose Gold, 14K White Gold, 14K Yellow Gold, 14K Rose Gold, Palladium, 18K White Gold, 18K Yellow Gold, 18K Rose Gold, pure 950 Platinum
Setting Type: Prong Setting
Band Width: 2.92 tapered to 2.5 mm
Mounting: Heavy Solid Diamond Quality
Manufacturing Time: 18-22 days.
Ring Size: This ring can be designed in any size between 3 and 13 (including half and quarter sizes). Please specify your preferred ring size in the drop-down menu below.
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