- 8 years ago
The very first piece of jewlery my FI got me was a celtic style sterling silver ring which I’ve worn every day for the past 6.5 years on my thumb (silly boy had yet to learn just how skinny my size 4 fingers are). It really fits my style despite FI only knowing me for a few months back then, and it has lots of sentimental value… so naturally when I started looking for a wedding band the thumb ring had some influence over me and I gravitated towards knot work designs like the ones below.
I really like the symbolism of two lines (lives?) being woven together into something that can’t be broken apart.
(e-ring= round solitaire once belonging to FI’s grandmother, next to thumb ring= beat to crap and not quite round anymore)
I’m finding lots of rings that I’d like but they are either silver and I’m afraid they’ll get bent out of shape quickly, or gold and 5X what I can spend. I want a ring that I can wear all the time with or without the e-ring. Durability is top priority, so gold is a much safer option… right?
I was thinking of getting one of the silver rings for now, with the intent of having a jeweler make a replica of it in white gold once we are more able to afford it. I know some people have more than one band but have any of you bought a wedding band with the sole intent of switching it out later on? Does it lose some sentimental value?