Forgot to mention this part, but it's not part of the main story, so here it is in a comment.
The ring is white gold with a moissanite
center stone and sapphire side stones. The design is based on the triple moon symbol
, modified to make the crescent moons more stylized so that they hold the side stones better, and because Sora seems more fond of the exaggerated crescent shape. The moissanite, of course, represents the full moon.
I worked with Greenlake Jewelry Works to design this ring for Sora; I developed the initial design myself (after a very helpful back-and-forth with the designer about what I wanted out of the ring), and then they rendered it in CAD, automatically produced a wax model, and cast it to gold from there.
Sue told me that she loved the look of the ring, and I do agree, it is lovely.
Chris, I'm trying not cry (because I'm at work) and because this is just so amazing!! I knew it would happen eventually, but still, I am beyond tickled with happiness for you and Sora. To boot, that has to be the most uniqe and creative proposal that I have ever heard of.
Thank you! I hope I didn't cause you too much trouble at work. :D
That ranks among the most awesome proposals I have ever seen. Congratulations for that, and also for the impending marriage, which will be even sweeter!
Well, thank you! After all the puzzle-hunt work we've done together (helping run three events, participating in at least three others in some way or another), it just made sense to me. :D
I said it over in Sora's entry as well, but congratulations to you both! That is an amazingly detailed and creative proposal which suits the two of you incredibly well. I'm utterly amazed. :)
As he is wont to do, Nico already captured what I'd been thinking, in better words, too.
Wow at that, though.
A puzzle box is a nice ending touch, I think. Those are really pretty.
Congratulations!! And wow, that's a really cool way of proposing! :D
Also, nice ring ;)
PS: I expect to get to meet Sora when I'm out visiting silveradept
in Feb! ;)
I cried. Yaaaaay for you and Sora!
Yay indeed! :D :D :D Thanks!
Just to reiterate what I said over at Sora's LJ...
Capslock lack of punctuation Joy!
Heeheehee. She's been squeeing for the past day or so too. :D Thanks!
Congratulations, guys!! :D
Congratulations to both of you! What a great proposal story. You made Sora work a lot harder for hers than I did Michele. But it reminded me of the process nonetheless.
What did you do for Michele? Sounds like you've got a story of your own...
Congratulations Chris! I pity the kids when Christmas comes around though... I can just imagine them being subjected to puzzles before they can open (or even FIND!) their presents. 8)
It's somewhat of a tradition in my family; I remember a Christmas back in the late 80s/early 90s when my mom led my dad on a treasure hunt Christmas morning.
way to make a girl work for her engagement darth!
i have to admit you are doing an amazing job of topping the list of great proposals i have heard.
and that ring is gorgeous and different in a great way. congrats!
lastly, this is the first time i've seen you with a beard (the user pic) and it looks weird. now i have to alter my mental image of you. you haven't ever had that problem with me, have you?
yay for accepted wedding proposals! yay for good days!
Well, I wanted to make sure she was good enough for me! :D
Thank you so much.
The beard... Well, I've been bearded on and off for three or four years now. But because of Scatterplot, my mental self-image remained pretty much identical to Charles until I forced myself to re-adjust recently... As for you, I'm not sure I even know what you look like, so I think I can safely say I've never had a problem with having to readjust my mental image of you.
congratulations from the east coast!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVED the story of it; very clever!!!!!! yay!!!!!!!!!
Okay, that right there? SEVENTEEN KINDS OF AWESOME.
Wait, eighteen. Wait, nineteen. Wait....
Oh yeah, and CONGRATULATIONS!
Well, thank you! We had fun. :D
Many congratulations and best wishes to you both on your betrothal.
Well, thank you! We'll do our best.
I'm definitely speechless at the awesomest proposal ever. Congratulations to you both!
Good thing you found it in you to type, then. :D
2007-11-14 02:52 am (UTC)
What can I say that hasn't been already said?
Everything, of course. Congratulations, both of you, and I am extremely delighted. Slightly envious, but in a good sense. You both make a lovely couple. :grin:
And I loved the story, thank you for sharing it.
2007-11-14 08:37 am (UTC)
Re: What can I say that hasn't been already said?
Thanks a lot! We're so beyond happy right now. :D
the only word i can describe this as is "awesome," and this was far more stellar than such a small word. that has to be the most creative proposal i have ever heard.
ps. how long did it take to craft this (if you don't mind me asking)?
Wow, way to set the bar super-high, asshole.
Seriously though, congratulatiions and nice show! :-D
Congrats to both of you! :)
What a wonderful engagement story!
that is one of the sweetest and cleverest things i've ever heard. and the ring is gorgeous. she's a very lucky girl, and you're a very lucky guy. kind of reminds me of the romantic xkcd comics.
i wish you both the best :)
wow that's awesome, Chris! Congratulations!
Good thing she went for the puzzle chocolate cake! I personally couldn't pass up any dessert item with "puzzle" in the name. Yum.