We were originally planning to purchase our rings in June. The primary reason being that we were going to purchase our rings from the same jewelry store that Tom purchased my engagement ring from. It happens to be a national chain store, so we were not concerned about the rings taking long to come in once we ordered them, in fact, a jeweler at the store promised us that the rings would only take about six weeks to come in.
I went to the jewelry store last week to have my engagement ring inspected. I have to bring it in every six months to be inspected to keep the warranty up to date. It's a quick errand to do, and they steam clean it in the process, so I am rewarded with my ring looking brand new again. Anyway, while there, I noticed that they were having a significant sale on their bridal jewelry. Specifically, the wedding band that goes with my engagement ring was on sale for a significant discount. I mentioned the sale to Tom when I picked him up from work, and we went directly back to the jewelry store.
Without further ado, here are our rings.
I promise that I will have better pictures of the rings once we physically have them. My ring is on special order and is not expected to arrive until May (good thing we didn't wait last minute to order), Tom's ring is in, but we put it on layaway until we can pay it off. Now that we have rings, the wedding seems even more real. I had a definite "bride" moment when I watched Tom try different rings on.