It's totally official now.
The ring arrived this morning and oh-em-gee I totally love it.
It is exactly what we were looking for. The total carat, the color and clarity of the stones, and the setting in particular. Blue Nile calls it a 'trellis' setting and I love how it sweeps around and it's a nice contrast to the straight lines of the princess cut diamonds.
I had briefly contemplated a tapered band, one that gets thinner as it reaches the stones, but I think I made the right choice in getting the straight band. The "monica" side of me loves how it's the same width as the side stones.
Picking out a ring together was the perfect choice for us. It was fun! AND I got him to propose to me again this morning, with the ring, bended knee and all, in our pjs. Ok I lied, I made him propose to me twice this morning. It's a nice way to start a Saturday.