Post # 1
It’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted here, but things are starting to kick up a notch with my planning and I’m glad to be back 🙂
My engagement was more than a little nontraditional – I asked him in a very informal setting then subsequently paid for the Engagement Ring (because he was out of work at the time). All wonderful and very happy memories, of course, but I have a bit of an issue:
My Engagement Ring doesn’t fit. I’ve been losing weight steadily since a month after our engagement (30 lb. yay!), and while it fit quite snugly at the time of purchase my fingers are getting smaller and it’s now quite loose. I can still wear it without huge problems 70% of the time, but it’s fallen off/been flung across the room at a wave of my hand so many times that I’m getting scared I’ll lose it altogether on of these days. I spoke with the woman who made it, and she said there really isn’t much to be done re: sizing because of the way the band was created.
I *could* wear it as a pendant, but we’re not getting married for another 2 years and well… y’all know how nice it is to have an actual ring on that finger. My fiancé has a full-time job now and we’re living quite comfortably, and I was thinking of talking to him about maybe doing a re-engagement thing this spring with a new ring (if that doesn’t sound absolutely ridiculous).
I know it’s just a ring. But as the planning continues, I know people are going to ask me constantly to see the ring, and if I’m not wearing one it’ll feel weird haha (plus it’s VERY helpful to deter creepy guys and I encounter a lot of those in the area where I live/work.)
Thoughts? Did anyone else end up doing this?
PS – Obviously if we do get a new one we’ll make sure it can be resized, as the current plan is for me to lose another 80-100+ lb. before the wedding hehe.
Post # 3
I think it would be sweet to make your current ring into a necklace (could also be your something old for your wedding day!) & Get a new e-ring as long as its dueable! 🙂
Post # 4
@MissCalifornia: What does your ring look like? I’m nosy! Post a pic!! 🙂
FIRSTLY Congratulations on the weight loss, that is great progress and it is so hard to do! Secondly, I think there is nothing wrong with getting the stone reset. If it doesn’t fit you don’t want to lose that sentimental and expensive piece of jewelry! Since you paid for the first one.. maybe you can trade in that diamond for something different (bigger, or different setting, or same size better color, who knows!?) and your fiance can pay for it this time. If you don’t want to do that I say then just change the setting itself. How much do these thigns cost, I have no idea!
I was actually talking to my bf about it… we have the ring but he has not proposed yet and I was nervous I chose the wrong setting! We talked about maybe changing it in a year or two before the actual wedding. Now I am confident I made the right choice… but am still curious as to how much it costs. I love knowing the price of EVERYTHING! Even if it is something I will never use, I love looking those things up. ANyway!!! I say do what you want, you are the one wearing it, you should be happy !! 🙂
Post # 5
Good for you! That’s quite an accomplishment! 🙂
Is the ring too large to simply add sizing balls to make it fit more snugly? (since you said due to the design it cannot be resized)
Could you melt the metal down to create a new band while still using the same stones?
Post # 6
@MissCalifornia: Never mind, I stalked your page and i LOVE your ring. It is so totally cool!!! Maybe you can have a different jeweler melt the gold and remake it… like someone else said!! You should ask around to different jewelers, someone must be able to help u! Totally cool!
Post # 7
Sorry I’m replying so late, everyone – got really busy and forgot to check the site! Thanks so much for all the ideas/advice.
@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: I love the idea of turning it into a necklace and using it as my something old! That’s really sweet, and probably what I’ll do (at least as far as turning it into a pendant or something).
@Fallicious1012: Your ring is beautiful! My main concern is that I really don’t want to change anything about the ring, I love every aspect of it (and as you saw, it’s a very unique piece) and would hate to risk changing it into something I don’t like. I’m also wondering if something more durable might be a better choice, but idk.
@MapleMoose: I never thought about sizing balls, might look into those. The band is sculpted and I don’t want to lose that if possible, which is why I was thinking about just getting a second one so I can find another use for it.
My fiancé and I talked it over this weekend and decided that we’ll try some fitting solutions for now and maybe discuss having the ring’s maker create a new ring with the same stones but with a sizeable band. Thanks again for all of the advice 🙂