Everything went as well as I could have dreamed!
Everything went as well as I could have hoped. My main goal was to keep it a surprise, so I was able to do that and everything else fell in line. She definately loved the ring and she will probably end up keeping it as is, now that she is attached to it. I''m not sure if I mentioned this originally in our communications, but we had an Alaskan cruise planned and in one of our ports (Juneau), we had a Glacier Trek scheduled with a local company there. I arranged it beforehand with the company to do the proposal on the trek, somewhere on the glacier. The guide picked his favorite spot toward the end of our hike on the glacier itself. The total trip was probably 6-7 miles, so we were pretty exhausted by the time I actually proposed.
Here''s another anecdote that you may enjoy. I don''t know how familiar you are with cruises, but in general they push jewelery sales pretty heavily, both on the ship and in each port via dozens of jewelers such as Diamonds International. DI, of course, pushes their Hearts on Fire branded H&A cut. In casually comparing my WF diamond to the various diamonds in the display cases, most times it was not even close. The WF diamond destroyed mostly everything. The only thing comparable by eye was the HoF, but the price difference is definately not comparable! Anyway that made both of us feel pretty good, so I thought you might get a kick out of that. :)