- 5 years ago
- Wedding: January 2014
I kind of feel like I have a Goldilocks complex about my ring(s) – I have actually had 4 different rings, and it will be 5 when we get married in May. Holy crap! Has anyone else has issues with their ring(s) or had to change them out? Share your drama! 🙂 Here’s mine…
My FI and I agreed that we could not afford a real diamond for my e-ring, and I was totally cool with that. I wasn’t worried about the stone being different than a diamond and I liked the idea of having color and/or being able to go a little more blingy. He said I could pick out my own ring since I was the one who would be wearing it, and it didn’t bother him which one I got.
The first ring I picked I found was a Diamonique on QVC. It was a special design for the Queen’s jubilee. The ring was nice, just not my style after I tried it on. Plus the setting was a crown setting and would be a huge pain to find a band to fit. My second was also a Diamonique (I have bought rings from them before and loved them), it was a halo and beautiful, but it was set really high and the side stones really dug into my fingers. So that was it from QVC. Next was Absolute from HSN – I was looking at rings and got a gorgeous halo with a canary center as a RHR and completely fell in love with it! I absolutely adored the ring and begged my FI (then BF) to let me wear it as my e-ring when he would propose. He agreed and it nearly killed me to wait for it! By the time he proposed, I had lost weight and the ring was way too big (not sizeable) and they were out of the size I needed. No worries – I put a sizer on it and was on the moon! Then, less than a week after the proposal, stones started to fall out of the halo. I cried and cried… I loved my canary so much. He said that I could get one more ring, but I needed to make sure the ring was solid since he wouldn’t get another. So I chose a 2ct princess cut Moissy solitaire in yellow gold. FINALLY! A ring that was right! He loves my e-ring and so do I – he said it is almost exactly what he would have picked out on his own. I think of this ring as my real e-ring, and like the others were trial rings! ;P
Now, he has chosen his wedding band and it is a Tungsten – white metal with a blue center design. The ring is amazing, exactly perfect for him. Here’s the catch – I really want us to have matching (or at least similar) bands. Soooo… what to do? I didn’t want to wear a blue sapphire (previous marriage, long story) and so I was going to just wear my grandpa’s original gold band for the sentimental value, but my grandma ended up backing out on permission to wear the ring. Then we talked about me getting a channel set emerald band, but it was expensive and I really wanted genuine stones. After talking a while about it, I told him my issues about matching bands and how I wanted a medium to dark blue stone in white metal to match his band. So, I started stalking the gemstone ring posts here on the hive and found the joy that is london blue topaz!
So, I picked out about 5 rings I really liked and showed them to him for his thoughts. It was important to me that the choice be ours together, since I basically shopped for and bought all of my other rings on my own! So, we decided to get me a london blue topaz (with white topaz accents) as my the single ring for me to wear from our wedding day on, and that we would take the stone from my e-ring and make it into a necklace in white gold that I can wear every day!
Whew! What a ride… I think I should start writing scripts for drama TV! LOL
EDIT: Here are pics of my rings, as requested! 🙂
Here’s the first:
And the second (with a side view):
And my beautiful canary (RIP):
Here’s my current e-ring:
And my new wedding ring (will be coming next week):