Post # 1
I’ve talked with some of my girlfriends and we have differing opinions on this. I said would be pretty bummed if i lost my e-ring, but in the grand scheme of things, I think it’s something that can be easily replaced. We didn’t insure my ring, but our principle is to only insure things that we can’t afford to replace from our emergency fund (like cars and house). I also think it would be cool to have a shiny new ring should I lose it (but I’d get the identical ring).
One friend said that she places a lot of sentimental value on her ring because it’s THE ring she got engaged with. An another friend picked hers out on a trip to Australia. It’s got a blue spinel as the main stone and diamonds around the band. Now that’s something more unique and harder to replace. I know some people have rings from other generations too, which makes them even more sentimental!
What are all your opinions??
Post # 3
I would be completely devastated. Not only because I love my e-ring, but also because my FI would be so upset and sad–he’s very sentimental, and like your friend, he values it because it’s the ring he proposed with. So I would feel so extremely awful about making him feel sad. Plus, of course, there’s the financial aspect of replacing the ring, which would again make me feel soo guilty.
Post # 4
I don’t really understand not insuring your ring. We insure jewelry through our renter’s insurance (which we pay at the same time we pay our car insurance) and it’s a very negligible amount of money each month. Plus, the jewelry shop that we bought our wedding bands at will pay the deductable on our insurance if a stone should ever fall out. Sure, we COULD afford to replace my ring but the deductable on the insurance is a hell of a lot cheaper.
But beyond that, my ring was custom designed and has an heirloom stone. Yes, we could have something like it made again, but it could never be replaced. I’d be incredibly, incredibly sad if I lost it.
Post # 5
At the risk of sounding like a cold hearted bitch, I’ll admit that I wouldn’t be devastated if I lost my ring. I mean, I would be upset and I certainly wouldn’t want it to happen, but I’m just not that sentimental of a person. My ring isn’t my husband, it’s just a token of our commitment to each other. It can be replaced, and a new ring would still have a special meaning behind it.
Post # 6
If I had diamonds, I probably wouldn’t care so much because it’s easy to get identical stones. But I have an emerald and it would be impossible to find one with the same color and inclusions. My ring is insured, but I would still be sad to lose my one of a kind gem.
Post # 7
I would be upset because we both really love my ring and we’re pretty sentimental- BUT it would not be as devastating as losing each other.
Post # 8
I would be bummed, however, I am of the mindset, always, that sh*t happens. I’d be upset for a few days/weeks, but I’d get over it. I’d probably replace it with something so awesome, it’d make up for it =P
Post # 9
i would be pretty upset. my fiance spent a lot of time picking out my actual diamond and picked this one specifically for me based on what we both wanted. it’s a canadian diamond too, so we got it’s “life story” in a file which adds to our attachment to it (it even has a “birthday”!). we DO have it insured, but i’d still be really upset.
Post # 10
I would feel like a douche bag. My spouse spent a long time agonizing over which ring to get, and spent waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than I felt was appropriate (about $2000), he busted his butt working in the bush that summer to pay for it, and it means a lot to him, so just for that I would feel terrible.
I have in fact come very, very close to losing my ring (space admiral first class here), several times, either through misplacing it or it flying wildly off my finger (bit of a hand talker here), so I am very very glad that we have the darned thing insured.
Despite that, I would still feel pretty low if it happened.
Post # 11
I’d be beyond upset, I’d be devastated. My FI met many times with the jeweler to pick the colored stones (our birthstones) for the side stones and then picking the center diamond and also finding the setting he knew I’d love. The e-ring also features two of the small diamonds from my FI’s grandmother’s ring (she passed away when he was two years old) and so we are both extremely sentimental about the ring. Honestly, the e-ring means more to us that my wedding band! HAHA I know that’s backwards, but the e-ring could never be replaced due to what was involved to make it. The band, yes, we could and that’s why. No, we wouldn’t be happy and it would stink if the band was lost but we’d get over it eventually and find a replacement. I do have insurance on both since the amount every month is so incredibly small.
Post # 12
I actually lost my wedding ring a couple of weeks beore the wedding. One moment, it was sitting there on my home desk in its pretty little box and the next, gone to god knows where.
I was super upset about losing it, particularly as it was custom made to sit flush with my e-ring! My then fiance and I replaced it with a very thin, white gold band a few days before the wedding. Siigh.
I’d be devastated if I lost my e-ring, though. The diamonds have been in my husband’s family for a couple of generations and it has a huge sentimental value to me.
Post # 13
I would be sad but happy we get to go ring shopping all over again! My ring is insured on my home owners. The appraisal came out more then my ring cost (because i got the setting somewhere else) so i could prob get a free upgrade! Whats better then that!
Post # 14
I would be bummed. The sentimental value, the fact that I’d know it wasn’t the same ring as when he proposed and it’s a bit unique so I know I couldn’t just buy the same ring again.
So yeah, I’d be really upset.
Post # 15
Since mine really isn’t worth much, I wouldn’t be too crushed. It can easily be replaced. If it was my wedding band, that would be different (more sentimental value IMO).
Also, I love your username. Ritsi Bitsi is such a great name!
Post # 16
I would be so incredibly sad and devestated if I lost my ring. My jewelry always holds a lot of sentimental value to me, I have worn the same necklace almost every day for 6 years that was a gift from DH when we were dating. Before that, I had a necklace I received at a team banquet (all the guys got plaques and because I was the only girl they got me a silver necklace). I wore that every single day until I received the necklace from my DH.
My e-ring was the ring that my husband picked out for me all on his own and spent ALOT of his hard earned money on it. We have it insured and will continue to insure it every year in case something happens to it. Its nice knowing I would be able to get a new ring for little cost if something happens but nothing would replace my original ring if something happened to it.