God’s Knot- A Cord of Three Strands
While working in his shop last year, Beau proclaimed that he wanted to ask me some questions but that I must forget the discussion ever took place afterward. “Say I were to get you an engagement ring…” was how the conversation started, which basically led into an detailed interrogation of preferred cut, size, material, etc…
I told him that stuff didn’t matter to me much and I’m sure I would be ecstatic with whatever he got. A simple wedding band would suffice for me. I could tell he wasn’t pleased with such little input and he dropped the subject… for about ten minutes… and continued asking in a different way. Within a week, he had me confessing what truly was important to me was that our rings match. I wanted something that had meaning and that was a complement with his.
It was then that we started our hunt for the perfect design.
We looked at all sorts of unique styles, including engineering/techie types, and narrowed it down to a Date/Time Ring and a Kinekt Gear Ring (which actually spins around on the gears) for him and a wide range of matching options for me. We liked them but were still unsure if they were the right fit.
Then in June 2012 while performing an unrelated search on the internet, an ad popped up on the side of my browser featuring a Cable Screw Ring. (They have white gold or platinum options as well). I liked it as soon as I saw it and couldn’t wait to get Beau’s feedback. I was ecstatic when that turned out to be his favorite of the three options.
So then the hard part- finding a design that was ‘me’ to match his band that was totally ‘him’. LOL We searched everywhere and found a bunch of possibilities that were ‘meh’. But then one day while searching for bridal shower ideas on pinterest, I came across the perfect match. (Coincidence or grand design for both rings finding me?)
It was called the Ritani Anadare Twisted Shank Ring. The band mirrored the twisted cords in his band. Also, it brought back an old bible verse that I have always loved.
God’s Knot- Cord of Three Strands
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12
The cord of three strands symbolizes the joining of one man, one woman, and God into a marriage. It was God who taught us to love. By keeping Him at the center of marriage, His love will continue to bind you together as one throughout your marriage. What a wonderful meaning behind our band designs!!
So now that my single desire had been fulfilled, he was off on his own to figure out the rest. He informed me that I would not know the time, date, or plan for the proposal because it would be a surprise. Well… Beau has since (unnecessarily) tortured himself with learning everything he can about stone cuts, quality, settings, etc… in order to customize the perfect ring. So much for him being the rock of surprise- lol. He has shown me hundreds of rings just to get my input on what I may or may not like about them and says he knows my style better than I ever could.
In the meantime, he has proposed to me roughly five times this year with various ‘rings’ (straw wrappers, twist ties, virtual rings via text, cucumber from the garden…).
If that weren’t enough, he has shown me the design he customized (Twist Shank Band with Cushion Rounded/Square Diamond and Micro Pave Halo- kind of like the pic below) and I know which jeweler is making it. He confessed he was going to ask me for Christmas but that it is taking a few weeks longer to make than he thought it would… yet still insists that it is a surprise. LOL Sorry, honey, but there is no surprise and I am fine with that (I don’t like surprises anyway). We have been together for nearly six years and started weaving our futures, dreams, and souls together a long time ago. ❤