With her birthday coming up, I presented the weekend as a secret birthday weekend. Though she managed to figure out most of my plans in advance, my intention to propose to her was a complete surprise.
We started off shopping along Mass Ave downtown, a pleasant diagonal street with artsy stores. We then checked into The Villa, a bed and breakfast located near downtown, and had dinner on the premises.
The highlight of the evening was a holiday show at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on the circle. My plan was to propose to her after the show at the heart of Monument Circle, but snow and cold weather foiled my plan.
Alas, I popped the question when we got back to our quaint bed and breakfast.
Tension Set is really Compression Set
Tension set rings hold the diamond in place without prongs — using large amounts of pressure instead. They are really poorly named bands, for with 9,500 to 12,000 pounds of pressure being placed on the diamond they would be more accurately marketed as “compression set” bands.
As you can see, the diamond is neatly suspended within the band giving the ring an elegant minimalistic design. Most of all, I think it looks great on her finger.