It was a 1st anniversary gift from GJ. He’s notoriously (can one be notorious if it’s just in relation to one other person? Anyway) anxious about picking out gifts himself, and even admitted to me that he’d spent a few afternoons leaving work early to search out the perfect gift.
I told him that I would love a pretty and meaningful ring, and we decided together that I should have a part in picking it out. My mother was coming to visit a few weeks after our anniversary, so when she was in town, the two of us went to a beautiful local jewelry shop (local as in Amsterdam) and narrowed the selection down to three. GJ then picked this one of the three. Looking back, this was definitely the prettiest and most elegant. So the moral of the story is: the boy has good taste (or at least taste that’s similar to mine) so I expect/hope that he will pick out presents on his own in the future!