- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I love my engagement ring. It’s beautiful and sparkly and I’ve showed it off all over the Bee quite merrily. Even as I type this I see it on my finger and it brings a smile to my eyes. So why am I crazy? Because despite how much I love this ring, I am craving another. And now I’m torn.
See, I have been in love with princess cut diamonds since I first saw one in a jewelry shop window on Nantucket when I was 15. I knew right then and there that I had to have one when I got married. DH1 knew this, and picked out a perfect (for me, the specs probably differ LOL) princess cut solitaire that I just adored. I still have it, reset in a non-engagement-y setting on my right hand. I loved it so much that later I got a princess cut 3 stone ring, which I also wore daily. I’ve even posted pics on the Bee in various princess cut themed threads, because I feel loyal to my roots LOL.
When I got engaged to my wonderful Fiance, and we finally decided I would get an engagement ring, I started looking at princess cuts. My sister (my best friend, really) noticed how similar all the ones I looked at were to my original and it made me question it. Between that and the fact that I have had bad luck finding a princess cut CZ that looked good, I broadened my horizons and found my current engagement ring, which is nothing like I’d been looking at and wanting. I knew I’d have to replace it someday, so the fact that it was round didn’t really bother me, as long as it looked good. I even picked out a halo that was square-ish, not really thinking about it, because that shape just appeals to me. It came, I loved it and still do and life was good. Happy happy.
WELL, a few days ago I ran out of the house without my engagement ring and felt lonely. I found an older cheap CZ ring I’d worn while waiting for this one in my wallet and slipped it on. For the record, when viewed head on this ring is awful, IMO. The princess cut in the center looks nothing like a diamond, so I never thought much of it…until I saw the reflection of it in my car window and realized that even though the center stone is a mess (and the setting a little off) I just loved it. The side profile screams engagement ring to me, when I look at it at an angle it’s everything I think I’ve ever wanted in a ring. I don’t know if it’s the halo that is throwing me off my engagement ring or what, but despite loving my current ring, I’m also yearning for another completely different ring.
There’s no real point to this post, except I feel silly and just wanted to vent about it. Since I have to replace my engagement ring down the road anyway, now I know I”ll be replacing it with something completely different…instead of just a more expensive version of the same, and dealing with the explanations to the nosy rosies. And, for those of you who have read this whole long winded post, here are some pictures of my cheap stunt double (with a real diamond band) and my engagement ring as a reward…because I’m sure you haven’t seen them enough LOL