Post # 1
I have been engaged since 2009 (yeah long time) and getting married in 3 months yay! My sister got engaged recently and her ring is a bigger size and more sparkly and mine is a very simple plain solitire ring. My mom especially been crazy about her ring it seems and I wont lie it makes me a bit jealous and feel like I always pick the ol’ plain stuff all the time.
How you guys feel about your rings and others? Is that normal feeling?
Post # 3
I love my ring, but I still get a tad bit jealous when I see one that’s just as sparkly but bigger. It is usually pretty fleeting though. It does suck that your Mom is obvious about preferring your sisters, but that’s probably just because it’s still new. I’m sure 10 years from now she won’t be talking that much about your sister’s ring.
Post # 4
I’m a ring snob. My ring is unique and I love it. I agree with Natalieh86, your mom will forget about your sisters ring. Don’t worry about it hun, try to remember how you felt the first day you got it.
Post # 5
There will always be someone with a bigger or more desirable ring 🙂 I feel like this sometimes, but I think everyone does. It’s normal & it’ll pass. I’m sure your ring is beautiful
Post # 6
@Ka393: First things first your ring is the ring he gave you and it’s gorgeous I’m sure, post photos. 🙂
I personally always wanted a larger ring and mine is 2 carat center 3.5 carat total and with the wedding bands it will be a total of 6 carats (to quote Mrs.ChubbyBunny I too am a ring snob) it was just something I didn’t want to compromise on and in the end got it but had to wait longer. I LOVE my ring and we ended up going to the custom route to ensure I had all the elements I wanted. However, there is always someone out there with a bigger ring, that can’t be helped.
My ring is larger than my best friend’s E-Ring and while she makes comments every once in a while I constantly tell her “your ring fits you all around, it’s beautiful and he thought of all the rings it represented you the most. That can’t compare to anything.”
Post # 7
I have a round 1 ct solitaire and I LOVE it… BUT that’s what I wanted.
I rarely find myself even really looking at others rings b/c I generally don’t like them.
Post # 8
I also have a plain solitaire ring and for a little while after I got it I wondered if maybe I should have gotten something a bit more flashy with maybe a lovely halo or more elaborate band. I researched different settings and even though I loved many of them and even e-mailed to inquire about them further, I couldn’t take the leap to part with my ring. I have always wanted a solitaire and it really does suite me. It took a little while but now I’m 100% confident with my ring and I admire it every day, it’s really beautiful and classic.
I hope this feeling passes soon and you’re able to be happy with your ring again! Have you chosen a band yet? 🙂
Post # 9
I don’t like big rings, so no problem there luckily.
Post # 10
I love my ring because my FI gave it to me (and he also did a great job).
OP– You never know, there are other things to be jealous about. You sister may have jealous moments that you are getting married in a couple months. She may be jealous of something sweet your FI does for you. There are always things that cause normal jealous moments : ) So keep that in mind, we are never alone! Sometimes they are just at different times.
Post # 11
I love my ring, it’s perfect for me. I’ve seen friends with larger stones or more diamonds than mine but I’m not jealous. I have seen some very beautiful Tacouri rings and very very small part of me wishes I had one but then again I’m a simple girl so my pear cut solitaire is me. My husband did a great job picking it out. I thought I could upgrade later but I don’t think I can ever do that. It’s too sentimental to me.
Post # 12
Hm. I’ve wondered this, too! I am getting engaged in the next month or so and have been surrounded by rings and ideas of them for a while now. My future SIl just got engaged and has an enourmous ring, I’ve recently fallen for a smaller, round one. I think honestly it depends on the person…. I’m not jealous or wanting massive rings because they’re just not ‘me’. I think an engagement right should fit the person both physically and personality. Just my thoughts 🙂
Post # 13
I think it’s normal to feel a little bit jealous. But remember, you ring is special to you because it came from a very important person. No one else has a ring from your man. It’s unique and priceless because of that 🙂
Post # 14
With all the many styles, and shapes and sizes, I’m bound to fall in love with other rings I see…I can’t help it, I’m a chic that loves sparkly things!! But, the jealousy thing will fade. Hers is just new, and in comparison, yours may be a bit more traditional, but that doesn’t mean its any less beautiful, just a different style. Heck, I didn’t like the style of my ring, and went back and changed it…waaalaaa problem fixed, lol!! I’m sure your ring is gorgeous doll!!
Post # 15
I thought for a while as we were ring shopping that I would constantly compare my future ring with everyone else’s and feel that it didn’t stand up to theirs/wasn’t unique enough/didn’t fit my personality/etc. We went to two jewelers to try on rings and I swear I tried on just about every ring they both had and insisted I wanted a 1.25ct cushion for my center and a wide, super-blinged-out band, because I felt for some reason like I had to have a big honkin’ ring that everyone would notice. (This was all in our budget, btw, so don’t think I’m a spoiled brat, but it just wasn’t “me” so thinking back it feels weird to think that I tried on these huge rings.)
Three weeks of stress later and still no ring, we went back to the original jeweler’s (just yesterday actually) and what did I see but the daintiest little setting…probably 2.5mm wide with 4 teeny tiny channel set diamonds on either side, and that’s it. But I tried it on and it was a “heavenly choir” moment. I tried it on with a wedding band, I loved it even more, and we immediately purchased it. And we ended up with a .85ct cushion center. The stone isn’t set yet; I am taking it to the jeweler’s tomorrow to be set and sized, but in the 24 hours that we’ve had it I’ve been constantly taking it out of its box and trying it on and balancing the stone on it to see what it will look like. It is just the most perfect ring to me and I definitely don’t/won’t compare mine to others’ at all because I would never in a million years want anything different, regardless of size. I still totally check out other women’s rings all the time (we went to a party at SO’s uncle’s house last night and his three newlywed cousins were there and I was surreptitiously checking out all of their rings all night haha) but not for comparisons’ sake; I just want to see other pretty rings!
Post # 16
I love my ring. Compaired to some other rings, it’s really not that big but it’s much bigger than I ever expected for myself. When I found out that he had been shopping for 7 months for rings and that he hand picked the elements of my ring based on the things that he knew about me……. well, it ment so much more. It’s not the size of your ring that matters, it’s the effort and love that went into it.