A California couple, who got married on Halloween, had an interesting engagement.
“So incredibly excited to marry my best friend, the man who knows that his wisdom tooth means more to me than a diamond,” Carlee Leifkes wrote on her Facebook page. “We have never been the ‘traditional couple,’ why the heck start now?”
When her husband-to-be, Lucas Unger, asked her if she would get married to him, he decided that a diamond isn’t the way to go.
“Diamonds are overrated,” Leifkes told ABC News this week. “We’re a very non-traditional couple, and we like to have fun. The tooth symbolizes the weird, quirky, odd couple we are. Every tooth is different, and the tooth also shows what my husband’s willing to go through for me. Lucas literally grew this and went through pain when he got it removed, and all that went into my wedding ring.”
The two said they both came up with the idea of the ring a few weeks ago.
“Marriage is a two-way street, so we both thought we should decide upon it together,” Leifkes noted. “Plus, what if I were to say no? It’s nice to have it all figured out beforehand.”
George Boshaura of Bridwell Diamonds and Jewelry in Los Angeles, who made the ring, said creating the ring was a first for him.
“This was the first time in my 30-year career that I made a wedding ring out of a wisdom tooth,” Boshaura said. He added that “designing it was very exciting.”