Two months after we actually got engaged, I finally received my engagement ring last Saturday:
It's a .75ct Old European Cut antique stone in a vintage-inspired platinum setting. The ring was designed and made by the super-amazing Jade Moran of Jade Moran Jewelry in Somerville, MA. She did a truly amazing job of taking my all-over-the-place ideas for settings and making just the ring I wanted, while keeping things within our budget. We're going to have her design our wedding bands as well.