I don’t know how he did it. How the hell did he find my perfect engagement ring? I wouldn’t even know what to chose from the vast oceans of global bling available for the soon to be engaged. Three months ago my boyfriend of four and a bit years asked the question. There was no bended knee, asking my mum for permission, there was no romantic speech in the lead up to “the” moment. It was a Wednesday, it was raining. We went for a walk to the bandstand at the park and he just more or less said;
“Do you still want to get married? Ok great, well I’ve got you a ring!”
Our little bear cub was eight months old and was sat in his pushchair wondering how he’d managed to escape going to bed. It wasn’t fireworks, we weren’t overlooking Paris, there were no candles, it wasn’t a moment that you see on movies, but that made it all the more romantic because it was REAL.
The ring was from Vena Amoris and the diamond was ethically sourced, which was really important to me. I’m not really a big bling lover, I didn’t want a rock, in fact I wanted something so simple it only just qualified as an “official”engagement ring. A simple, skinny band was my only criteria and the boy did well.
Vena Amoris is Latin for “Vein of Love” – the vein running directly from the heart to the fourth finger of the left hand. Supposedly this was the reason in the past that the engagement ring and/or wedding ring was placed on the fourth finger, or “ring finger”.
Tesia the designer and maker behind Vena Amoris has a romantic, bohemian and whimsical style. Committed to being ethical and
environmentally aware she goes out of her way to work with ethical gemstone vendors. Vena uses everything, from reclaimed, ethically mined to synthetic gemstones.
She has been recognised by Refinery 29, The Huffington Post, and Etsy many times over for her unique style, affordability and ethical jewellery. Vena
was a 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Finalist.
Tesia resides Brooklyn, New York, with her dog, Boris.