Lauren Luyendyk Reveals the Touching Reason Behind Her Eternity Ring from Arie
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they also tell a story.
On Thursday, Lauren Luyendyk shared photos and videos on Instagram of a new diamond ring she received as a gift from husband Arie Luyendyk. Lauren posted snapshots of her new bauble designed by Jean Dousset, along with the powerful meaning behind the present.
She shared in her caption, "some of you have noticed i’ve added a band to the stack & requested that I talk about it, so here goes! @ariejr recently gave it to me. this eternity band symbolizes that we will always have each other in our darkest times."
Lauren continued, "if you’ve been here for the last couple of months you’ll know that we recently had a period of that. i think it’s safe to say he gets husband of the year. ;)"
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The eternity ring stacks atop her engagement ring, which sits above her wedding band. It appears to be the Sophia Round Diamond Eternity Band, which is described as "a showstopper. Whether it’s an accent to your engagement ring, or an everyday piece, this ring is all sparkle."
They wrote in the video's description, "A little over a month ago, we got the most exciting news and we found out that we were pregnant with our second baby. We made so many plans. We bought a new house with more space, we planned how we wanted to tell you all and we envisioned our future with Alessi's little brother/sister. We were planning to share our journey through pregnancy with you, but unfortunately we didn't get the happy story we had hoped for."
Arie and Lauren explained they came out with their story because they hoped they could "make other couples going through these times a little less lonely."
The video takes viewers through all the steps of the journey, including Lauren taking a pregnancy test and surprising Arie with it. Lauren recorded her ultrasound appointments, and the results created some concern.
She said, "At that point, I should’ve been eight weeks, and the ultrasound showed that I was five weeks, so we were really confused by that. Our doctor assured us it could be a number of things and not to panic."
A few weeks later, the ultrasound showed her baby "was only measuring five days more than it was in the previous ultrasound, which had been two weeks prior."
The doctor described this as a "missed miscarriage," saying it is "the most common kind" to occur.
Towards the end of their video, Lauren and Arie spoke about the importance of talking about miscarriages and being open about what happened.
Arie said, "Hopefully next time you see a video with the word 'pregnancy' in the title, it’ll be positive."