Everything went Swimmingly
Everything went swimmingly and we are happily engaged. The stone is gorgeous and just as I''d hoped, the light that bounces out of it is exceptional. Strangely enough, we got engaged in Scituate, Ma this past week and it was cloudy for our entire stay. It wasn''t until we returned to San Diego that we were able to enjoy the fire and brilliance under natural light (and in our elevator - which is loaded with halogens).
I''m sure we''ll be back online to look at wedding bands next summer. We plan to get married at Montpelier, James Madison''s recently-restored residence in Va, next Aug.