Sorry it's taken so long for me to get back with you. Thank you so much for all your help. The ring turned out great. The day after we got engaged she spent most of her time staring at her ring asking ""Is it always going to be this sparkly?"" The ACA stone is perfect. It catches light from every angle and shines brightly in the sun light. She loves the custom ring design and is proud of me for designing it myself (with your help, of course).
We got engaged on the roof of a historic fort overlooking the ocean on the coast of Puerto Rico. The night view over the ocean and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore made it all the more romantic. She said ""yes!"" and we plan getting married in D.C. sometime in the Fall of 2009.
I am very pleased with how everything turned out. Thanks again for such a pleasant transaction, and I will be looking to you in the near future when we start looking for a matching wedding band.