Mamoru is the Japanese word for "protection," which symbolized the endearing intent of the engagement ring that editor-in-chief of 1up.com, James Mielke, presented to his fiancee.
Mielke asked colleague, good friend, and Final Fantasy series illustrator, Yoshitaka Amano, to draw a ring operating from the keywords "joy," "harmony," and "forever." The ring -- named So Red the Rose -- features two platinum arms wrapping warmly around a ruby. Armed with the framed illustration, some background music from famed composer Nobuo Uematsu, and a lot of nervous anticipation, Mielke proposed and she said yes!
Click below to read Mielke's story for yourself.
Carbuncle's an endearing summon, isn't he?