YAY!!! SHE LOVES IT!!! I just got a call and was squealing like a little girl.
They relaxed over dinner and then had dessert and took their time, then there was no cell phone on the drive home because they'd left them home for a distraction-free dinner. Yaddah-yaddah-yaddah............
She loooooves the setting, loooooves that The Boy stepped out of his comfort zone and designed it himself, loooooves the Amora, and doesn't think the rubies are too pink (this was my fear) but will know for sure about that in the daylight tomorrow.
She's coming from a low quality 1/5 carat diamond, so you can imagine what looking at a 1 carat Amora is doing to her now. She said over and over again, "It's HUGE! I can't stop staring at it! Are you sure I'll get used to how huge it is? I can't stop staring at it!"
Oh, and she was completely surprised and hadn't suspected at all that The Boy was up to something or that I was involved. This was so totally worth all the pain it took to get to this moment.
Sharp mind, soft belly.