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November 30, 2007

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Merry Croft

Beautifully written! I can't wait to see the ring on your finger. One day the rings on my left finger will also go to you. They too belonged to your father's mother and some of the stones in them to her mother before her. I did not know the sordid history of diamond mining, and that precious stones and metals could cause our planet such grief. I was just happy that they lasted forever, and beyond, as I like to think our marriages will and your grandparents’ marriages did. I applaud the thought you and Jeremy are putting into the choices you are making. I rejoice in the happiness that comes out of your written words.

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Al

I want to begin by saying I am really learning so much from your blog! Your account of diamond mining, as well as the history behind engagement rings, including your beautiful one which I was lucky enough to see in person, is not only riveting, but also wonderfully written, as always. And while I may have cheated a little, this is where I found the phrase "Dreamers in the Wildwood:"

- Tangelwood Tree lyrics by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer

cookies? :)

Rob A

Hey folks,

Greeting from the land of the wanderers! Good post, and I'm glad you went with something vintage. There's so much here already, why create something new?

I do like the idea of a wooden band though, absent the pretense of 'forever.' I like that sense of impermanence, as it implies balance. Nothing lasts forever, and attempts at it are an enormous fight against life. And of course, nothing need last forever to be beautiful.

Hope you two are swell!
Rob

Ryan Dowell Baum

Great post! Molly and I went through many of the same struggles you're working through. In the end, we went with Green Karat for Molly's engagement ring and both of our wedding bands--a lab-created blue diamond and recycled white gold. We were very pleased with their work.

This is an exceptionally interesting blog! I've got marriage on the mind big-time lately, what with my own wedding less than 4 months ago and three weddings to officiate this year! As I help folks plan their ceremonies, your site is turning out to be a wonderful resource to contemplate the magic and mystery of two souls uniting.

Hope we manage a get-together while Molly and I are in your neighborhood!

Love and blessings,
Ryan

Ryan Dowell Baum

Great post! Molly and I went through some of the same struggles you're working through. In the end, we went with Green Karat--a lab-created blue diamond and recycled white gold. We were very pleased with their work.

This is an exceptionally interesting blog! I've got marriage on the brain big-time lately, what with my own wedding less than 4 months ago and three weddings to officiate this year! As I help folks plan their ceremonies, your site is a wonderful resource for contemplating the magic and mystery of the uniting of two souls.

Hope we can manage a get together while Molly and I are in your neighborhood in a few weeks!

Love and blessings,
Ryan

Lori Mack

Kate, I love you. I love that you're turning such a consumption-driven event into a public testament of your values, and I love that you're spreading the word about it with this blog. How cool! I wanna be you when I grow up. Except that I'm 5 months older than you.

Have you considered registering with Heifer International? ( www.heifer.org ) It's my very favorite charity, because they give pairs of animals to villagers in poor parts of the world, along with training on how to care for them, use their products, and sell their products to others. Then, the first-born offspring is given back to Heifer International, and the chain continues. And now, you can start a registry on their website! I love what they do, and it sounds like their mission might be right up your alley.

Let's get together over Christmas...I'd love to catch up!


--Lori

Joseph Kunitzer

Thank you so much for your postings...even before your vows are final, the two of you are already making wonderful creations for the good your own relationship, and for other people's relationships, too! Congratulations!

Simone and Jackson

Now THIS was interesting!!!!!!! I love history and hearing rich personal family history. Thanks for sharing :-)

astraevirgo

I found your blog while googling about the Wedding Industrial Complex today, and I'm finding it really interesting. I've linked my boyfriend to your blog to help explain a few things that I've been struggling with regarding the next step in our relationship.

You're very lucky to have such supportive friends and family, by the way. I love reading their comments as much as reading your posts.

Kate

astraevirgo - thanks very much, and welcome! we'll be back and posting in earnest starting next week, and if you have any subjects in particular you'd like me to cover, feel free to submit via email at katecroft at gmail dot com. we're going to have a lot more going on here soon!

take care,
kate

Loaf

Hey, just discovered your blog and I love the approach you are bringing to the crazy task of wedding planning!

I got my girl a wood ring made of oak and bogwood when I proposed to her (from Simply Wood Rings). It's neat to hear about someone else who went in that direction too!

Alex

Hiya! I love your blog, of course - and I was thinking about Jeremy's ring; I did a quick Google search and (although I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for), how about something like this?: http://www.suncatcherdesigns.com/servlet/the-1/RING-GUARD/Detail
It's plastic, so not exactly the material of choice for you two, but my thinking was, it's clear (so it won't cover the etching on the inside), it's removable and it will fill up the extra space. An additional thought: you might not have to _buy_ it. You could probably _make_ something like it out of another piece of clear rubber or plastic.
Then Jeremy won't have to live in fear. Those are my two cents. :)

Jessica McLeod

This post was great! I had a very similar experience-- after spending hours searching Etsy for hand-crafted silver rings with semi-precious (or not at all precious!) stones, my mum presented with my grandmother's gold and diamond engagement ring... and I love it! It feels really special to have a piece of family history on my hand.

Hildred

Kate,

This is Hildred, - from DaybyDay.

I have really enjoyed reading this blog, and thought you might be interested to know that David Finch, of Touch Wood rings is my son, and Nicola my dearly beloved daughter-in-law.

The world is just full of such wonderful things!

I have been missing your Pie in the Sky blog....

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You have a very informative blog,those ring was so antique and i think its priceless. Keep posting!

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Amberdawn

I got that same feeling about my engagement ring soon after Adam proposed, nervous that someone would want to take it, and feeling odd about having something so valuable be so out in the open EVERY day. But there are plenty of married women out there who haven't gotten their rings stolen, so I don't worry about it anymore :)

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Its really interesting to know about the various types of rings.Generally Rings is a sign of showing love to one's beloved. It is a symbol of faith.There are different designs of wedding rings. They are usually made up of metals like gold, silver, or platinum.

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