Post # 1
My boyfriend surprised me with a proposal and he gave me a 0.5 carat round solitaire vs1, e color excellent cut. It was truly a surprise, and I did not have any input on the ring at all. I felt disappointed as I do wear jewelry often n felt like the solitaire is too simple for my style, n quite common a design.
I also hate to admit that I found the diamond too small. If I could have imput (n the proposal didn’t come as a surprise) I would have sacrificed the high quality diamond for a decent quality one but bigger size. I’m into getting bang for my buck n probably a better bargain hunter than my boyfriend.
All the lovely rings here are not making me feel better too.. Cos I know this is the ring I’ve got and I can’t do anything to change it as I don’t want him to feel like im ungrateful n not appreciative. hope to get your input ladies!
Post # 2
I’d be honest with him. Tell him that you like the ring, love the sentiment behind it, but when it comes down to it you have to wear the ring every single day for (hopefully) ever.
My ring is .5 carat and I love it. My fiance actually wouldhave gotten somehting much bigger (and still says he thinks it should be bigger. But, that’s me and it’s what I wanted.
Post # 3
It sounds like he definitely splurged to get you a high quality diamond in a classic setting. Maybe you can talk to him about having it reset. Would you be willing to chip in to pay for a larger diamond or a fancier setting?
My husband and I picked out the setting together, so there were no surprises.
Post # 4
Is it returnable? If so, say something and return/exhange it before its too late. If not, I’d grin and bear it and get a wrap for wedding band or put it in a halo to make it look larger.
Post # 5
Chicpeas: Well, hate to say it but you do seem ungrateful.
Post # 6
I would give some imput but I have a common, less-than-a-carat solitaire…
Post # 7
Yeah, be kind but honest. It may not go over well at first but he’ll appreciate it in the end and so will you.
Post # 8
get an enhancer wedding band…. I coukd post pics for days but, I do not know your style but just start looking you could go from simple and blingy for ones with more metal work and fine details or design your own completely if you have the money to do so… I think you learn to love it … bc like you said it was given to you with such love…
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I’m all about honesty, especially in marriage. I would tell him the truth gently. Do you know that this is all he can afford? If yes, then consider talking to him about upgrading in the future as opposed to right now. Definitely be sensitive to his feelings, but don’t ignore yours either. This is just one of many tough conversations you two will have throughout your relationship.
Post # 10
I don’t think you’re ungrateful at all. I totally understand wanting something that suits your style.
I personally would be sad with a solitaire as well– mostly because many of them are so high-set and impractical for clutzy me!
Maybe you can explain to him that you love the ring but would perfer a different setting for practical reasons?
Post # 11
Chicpeas: I say halo! It would totally increase the finger coverage. You could also keep the original stone, so no hurt feelings. I’d just tell him you want something a little blingier, you love the stone, but would like it reset. You get more bling, he knows you are still wearing the stone he gave you…..everybody wins.
Post # 12
Just be honest with him, he might be a little taken aback but if you phrase it like “I love that you did this all on your own and appreciate all the effort you put in it, but when I picture my dream ring it looks a little different”, and not come right out and say you hate it he will survive and you can have an open discussion. He loves you, he wants you to be happy and that should include having a ring that makes you so excited about. It’s not a bad ring at all, you just have different taste and style, there is nothing wrong with that!! My FI bought be the worst diamond necklace ever once, and I was so scared to say I didn’t like it, but I did and he fully understood. Not to compare smth so special to a shirt, but it’s just like receiving an uglu sweater from grandma. You are thankful for the thought behind it, it’s just not your taste. So dont feel bad about the “ungrateful” comments from bees who have clearly graciously accepted, and never returned, every gift ever given to them.
Post # 13
Bridey77: yes actually that was what I considered before!(: we actually asked the jeweler but after knowing about the price of the setting change i decided that we woukd be better off saving that money for the house. I love my rings but there is this practical side of me too ahha. Now u have gotten me thinking about this all over again… 😀 maybe I shd Change the setting! any suggestions for halos with a round stone? (:
Post # 14
BWLE: that’s a brilliant way to put it to him! Thanks for cheering me up my giving me hope. Yes I do love the effort he has put into it.. Just that sometimes I do feel like the ring isn’t me. I suppose he went with the wise and safe route by buying a solitaire though.. It’s classic 😀 though it’s not really my style.
do you think that if I contribute to the cost of the ring setting upgrade, it will be insulting to his engagement gift Of the ring? He is a prudent spender which I appreciate.. It feel a little bad to maka him fork out more money when he hardly spends on himself!
Post # 15
Personally, I love the beauty and simplicity of a solitaire. My SIL has one that is a high quality half carat and she wears it with a gold band stacked with a channel set diamond band. It looks great. I have a larger, but slightly lower quality, diamond, because size was an important factor to my FI. Moreso than it was to me. That said, I love it and I am grateful to have something he picked out for me!