- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Hello ladies! I am finally a bee after creeping on the boards for quite some time. This is my first post.
Here is some background info: me and the Boyfriend or Best Friend recently celebrated our 5 year anniversary and he suggested that we go browse at rings 🙂 We went shopping this weekend to a few places. Now as a typical girl, I have been thinking about what kind of ring I want for quite some time, and you would think that I would know what I want. But that is not the case. Here are the 3 options that I am weighing:
1) Get a pearl e-ring and wedding band to go with it, such as:
Pros: It is a unique, classy look that is very much like my personality. I know that other girls won’t have my same ring. It is also much less expensive than a diamond. I prefer pearls over diamonds.
Cons: I would have to replace the pearl every 5-10 years and I would have to be very careful about taking it off while washing hands, using perfumes, etc. And I will be an art teacher btw…
2) Get a diamond e-ring with a matching wedding band. My absolute fave (blue nile has a very similar setting too):
Pros: It is beautiful and the first time I saw it I could not stop smiling. My Boyfriend or Best Friend prefers to get a diamond, because he thinks it shows that he can provide for me. I would not have to be as careful about taking it off as a pearl ring.
Cons: I am very put off by the expensive price of diamonds. I can think of so many other things we could spend the money on. I would feel so guilty with such a spendy ring. Plus I would still have to take it off when working with my art materials and I would be very afraid of losing the $$$ ring!! Plus I am afraid a diamond will be too flashy for my personal style (although I think they are gorgeous!)
3) Get a pearl e-ring and a plain wedding band (wear the pearl as a right hand ring after marriage, and wear a plain white gold band on my left hand)
Pros: It is a cheaper option than a diamond, yet I am getting two different rings. I love the symbolism of wearing just a plain band because it IMO it represents marriage for what its really about: love, not wealth. I can take the pearl ring off when working with my materials, but keep the plain band on all the time without worrying about it.
Cons: My Boyfriend or Best Friend says it would be “mannish” to wear just a plain band and it would be too boring. Also, I worry I would regret not going with a more traditional diamond option.
As you can see, I have thought about almost every aspect of all the choices, and I still have no idea what I should do. I need opinions!
I am going to the mall again today to visit my rings 🙂 and I will hopefully snap some photos that I will post later.