December 30, 2006 at 4:08 pm | blabbing.

Yes, that’s right. Alanna and I got engaged over the Christmas break, while we were in Joshua Tree national park. You can check out pictures from our trip here

I learned much more than I ever thought I would about buying diamonds in the process of buying the ring. It is a fairly strange process to go through. Color, cut, size, Clarity, very strange things to learn. The biggest thing I learned is that a diamond is a diamond is a diamond. A 1.00 carat, F color VVS2, Excellent cut , GIA certified diamond from one place is indistinguishable from the same diamond from another place. I mean you might get a small Hue difference but that is it. So what does it come down to if the prices are roughly the same? Service.

I have put all thoughts of the actual wedding out of my head for a while, but Alanna is stoked because this gives her license to buy all those super crazy wedding magazines.