The owner allowed us upstairs where we watched the diamond being placed in my setting. He spent almost 45 min getting the diamond to sit at just the right height. I asked him to change a little something about the prongs-and he did it perfectly. I stare at my ring all day long, and couldn't be happier with the look, the size, and the price! I have shopped at the "Jewelry Mart" since my 16th birthday when my parents bought me my very first diamond and have refused to pay retail ever since. I will go back for our wedding bands too!
As for the actual proposal...DF had to ask for the ring off of my finger so that he could officially ask me (of course I put it on as soon as the jeweler handed it to me). There in the entry way to my parents house, he got down on one knee and in his true to form simple nature, he asked if I would marry him. Of course I said yes and we've been glowing ever since. The icing on the cake was our trip to Disneyland the next day. DF had to remind me to move ahead in the lines bc I was so distracted by my left hand all day.
Now that it's official, the real planning can begin. I can't wait to nail down an actual date and a venue, and a photographer ( more on that later!).