- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
Searching for a wedding band was- at first- super fun. There were so many options and possibilities. The band is more important to me- it’s the ring he’s going to put on my finger the day we get married.
I knew we didn’t want to spend a fortune- he didn’t really have much of an opinion on how much we spent- I didn’t want to spend a ton because I am just not a jewelery girl. Also, I should mention that I already had one band custom made- and paid for it- and I currently still own it. It was the band I knew I wanted to have had a chosen the Tiffany setting for my e-ring. I thought I would still want it, and went ahead and had it made- only to realize that because I chose a bezel setting, I’d in fact like something a little different.
I looked online, in stores, online more- online to the point that I wasn’t sure there was any jewelery store- small or large- that I didn’t know of online. I spent hours after FI went to bed (he works SUPER early in the morning so is uaully asleep before me)- I couldn’t find anything that was just what I was looking for (even though I didn’t even know what that was)- nothing expensive, nothing inexpensive……NOTHING.
So I decided that we just might have to go the custom route- AGAIN. Only I was still worried because even though I wasn’t finding anything that I loved, I still couldn’t describe it, I couldn’t clearly picture it- so I was worried that we’d go custom and it still wouldn’t be love at first site. And THEN what?
So we go to the Mall of America (not to specifically look for rings)- and end up going into every jewelry store there. There was a ring at the first store that I couldn’t stop thinking about- but I still needed to keep looking- maybe they’ve added new inventory since I was last out shopping, maybe I missed something.
At we hit the last store, I became sort of discouraged again- but wanted to go back and look at that very first ring. I was almost too tired to go back- the MOA is pretty big. But we went. And I realized it was EXACTLY what I was looking for. It was yellow gold (YES- I have a white gold e-ring and desperately wanted a yellow gold wedding band)- it had some dainty diamonds, and milgrain edges. MY DREAM. We buy it on the spot.
I knew the diamonds were lower grades- and I was totally ok with that. They are smaller, and they still sparkled. And I was super thrilled.2 days ago, I am trying the ring on- and I noticed a carbon spot. I am a weird duck. I would NEVER tolerate this in my engagement ring (it’s a solitare, VVS1)- but it didn’t bother me so much in the band. I’m not a perfectionist, and we got a lovely deal and i was in love with this ring. I was however, slightly annoyed that the tiny carbon spot had to be right on the MIDDLE diamond. I wondered if it would bother me. I called up another store- who had the same ring, went in and exchanged it with no problems.
But when I was trying it on last night, it didn’t feel right. Something didn’t feel like it was my ring anymore. I know that no two rings are going to be EXACTLY alike- that’s impossible. But I just didn’t like something about how the diamonds were set I think. Or something. I wasn’t sure. I went to yet ANOTHER store (yes, this is a popular jewerly store and I live in a large metro area)- and tried on thier version of “my ring”. Better. But it still didn’t feel like MY ring.
So I did something that I don’t think many women would do if they had a CHOICE- I went back and got my ring with the carbon spot in the middle diamond. And the minute I put it on my finger, I realized that even with a tiny carbon spot, that was MY ring.
And now it’s home (AGAIN!) with me. And I couldn’t be happer.