Post # 1
I feel so terrible about my engagement ring. When my fiance had asked me what kind of ring I wanted, I said princess cut and white gold. When he finally proposed to me with it, I was slightly dissapointed as he got one with yellow gold in it.
It was incredibly large too and I felt it was a bit heavy on my hand as well. I gave it a month to get use to it, but I finally told my fiance that I wanted something more suitable to my style. He was not offended because he just wanted me to be happy.
So we went back to the jewelry store, and they exchanged it. My fiance was happy because this one turned out to be four hundred dollars cheaper than the original. So this is what I have now.
As you see, its not as big and lighter.
..except I feel intense regret now. The other ring was from him. It is what he chose and it had meaning to him. I feel like I messed that up, and not only that, it really was a gorgeous ring, too. I find this one does not stand out as much and its passed the months of exchanging it and I just really miss the first one. I don’t know what to do. I felt like I was being ridiculous and maybe i should have kept the first one.
Anyways, what do you guys think? Am I overreacting?
Post # 3
It sounds like a “You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” feeling. Sorry you miss your other ring, but maybe with some more time this ring will grow on you more.
Post # 4
Totally agree with KatyElle. This ring has new memories of you two picking it out together. In the grand scheme of things it will be a funny little side note of your history together.
Post # 5
I’m sorry you miss your old one :/ But for what it’s worth, your new ring is lovely! I love how delicate the band is 🙂
Post # 6
Awe, sorry 🙁 I think the ring you have now is gorgeous, too. Maybe you can have him engrave something inside with a sweet little message? It might help you love it all over again? Give it some time. You could have him pick out a yellow gold wedding band to match the style of your previous ring, maybe?
Post # 7
@craftybridelovesnerdygroom: Ooo engraving is a great idea! 🙂 He could think of the message himself and go have it engraved for you- that way it’s a nice special detail from him 🙂
Post # 8
Those are not bad ideas actually! But doesn’t the engraving eventually wear out?
Post # 9
@AngelicBride: Hmmm–never even thought about that. I really have no idea, it probably depends on the metal and how deep the letters are engraved inside the band. I’ll do some research since I plan on getting mine engraved.
Best wishes to you! 🙂
Post # 10
I think engraving would eventually fade, but by then, you will have fallen in love with your ring, and you’ll remember it was there. Can you get it re-engraved if it fades? If you can, maybe for an anniversary he can get something else engraved in there. That would be sweet too.
Post # 11
Every time you look at it just think about how all your fiance wanted was to marry you and for you to be happy. And thats exactly what the ring on your finger represents. so BE HAPPY!