The center stone is 1.02 CT weight. It sits up in four prongs, which truly shows off the entire diamond. The smaller diamonds surround the center stone and go down the side of the band. The total carat weight of the small diamonds is approximately 1 CT.
The wedding band is like the sides of the engagement ring, with a total carat weight of 1 CT.
We were in Ireland with my mom and family-friends. Our tour stopped at the Cliffs of Moher, described as 700+ ft. dropoffs over the Atlantic Ocean. It's beautiful! You can stand there for hours just staring at God's work.
We walked up one side of the edge with everyone from our tour. I didn't think anything of it. Brad seemed to be in a hurry, now looking back, but nothing out of the ordinary. Kodak moments left and right! I was taking so many pictures! Then Brad kinda ushered me to the other edge opposite from this side.
As we walked up that side, we just continued to stare at the ocean and the small islands out in the distance. Another couple walked up near us with the same gaze on their faces. I whispered to Brad that I was ready to go down to the observatory. Mind you, the wind was blowing like crazy! It was really cold! Meanwhile, the other girl mentioned the same thing to her boyfriend about being cold.
A side note: the whole time we're enjoying this beautiful scenery, my mind is racing! I'm constantly replaying the things my friends and coworkers had said to me, "He's gonna propose! He's gonna do it! It'll be in Ireland!" This was our last real stop before we left for Dublin to fly back home. So I'm just praying that I can clear my head and focus on enjoying that moment...trying to forget how wonderful it would be if he would just do it already!
Brad commented, "How many times are we in Ireland? Let's stand here for just a little bit longer." With that, I took more pictures...probably repeating some Kodak moments. The other couple walked down towards the beginning of the little trail. Then Brad takes my left hand and slowly takes my glove off. I asked what he was doing, and then noticed a grin like no other on his face! And that's why my voice went high like something a dog can hear, and I said, "You're doing it, aren't you? You're really doing it?!! Oh my gosh!" And with that Brad knelt down and said some of the most real and romantic things I've ever heard (which I'll keep private ). Lastly, he said, "I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?"
Well....after I screamed "yes" in that high-pitched raspy voice, we shared a romantic moment or two and then started down for the observatory to share the news. A mother and daughter passing us pointed at the other couple and said, "That man down there just proposed!" I held up my hand and said, "So did he!" This called for more Kodak moments! Two couples...one from the South and the other from the North....on the same tour in Ireland...got engaged at the same place at the same time! How cool is that!?!
We went down to the Cliffs of Moher Observatory and shared the great news! They announced it over the intercom and took tons of pictures of us to use in their brochures. It was great! Of course, Lisa (the other bride-to-be) and I raided the gift shop being that we'll probably never be here again. All four of us stepped on the bus to the sound of cheers and clapping! Our bus driver, John, shared his testimony that he's never witnessed an engagement in the 14 years he's been touring Ireland!