6) Nineteen Diamonds

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My boyfriend and I had begun to talk about marriage, but we were young and didn’t have enough money to buy a ring. We decided to tell our parents about our plans to marry and just save up until we could afford the ring. Without my knowledge, my parents-in-law gave a ring with a total of 19 diamonds in it to my now husband. The ring was a family heirloom that came from a family owned diamond mine in Africa. Ny husband had the diamonds set in my dream band and only a month after we decided to start to save for a ring we got engaged. It was Valentine’s day and I had no clue that he already had aquired a ring. We both cryed and were so grateful to his parents. We actually set ruby’s into the original band and gave it to his mom for Christmas. God must have known that it was time.

Erin Billups,
Lima, NY

The founder and president of Diamond Cutters International, is one of the world’s top diamond experts, as well as a three-time Guinness Book record holder in jewelry design.
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