Post # 1
My engagement ring is a gold band with a silver pearl. It’s gorgeous and I love it very, very much but I’ve been thinking of getting another one. My FI and I came across it by accident on a day trip to San Francisco. He picked out the oyster that the pearl came from and it happened to be silver; the “love pearl”.So obviously, it has great sentimental value and again, I love it. I’m not much of a diamond person, so this was perfect.
But what I didn’t know at the time is that pearls are reportedly quite delicate. I’m terrified that when I take my ring off one of these days to wash my hands, I’ll lose it. Or that one of these days, it will crack.
GAH, but I love this one! But I also want to have my ring welded to my finger.
Any thoughts or advice? Does anyone else have a pearl engagement ring?
Post # 4
I voted to just get another one. Pearls are quite fragile, and apparently have been known to just “melt” away. It would be horrible for that to happen to your original e-ring, given the amount of sentimental value. There are lots of gorgeous pearl rings out there that you could get for daily wear (check sundancecatalog.com), and save this one for special occasions. It’s really lovely.
Post # 5
oh it’s beautiful!! i would definitely do a search on pearl engagement rings.. here’s a quick link that came up when i did a google search.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
What about just wearing the wedding band? You could wear your e-ring until your wedding and then just a beautiful band? Otherwise, I would definitely look for a stand-in, that ring has way too much sentimental value to wear all the time for the rest of your life…
Post # 7
You could wear this one on a necklace and get a different e-ring. it wont get hit as much around your neck.
It is beautiful!
Post # 8
My first engagement ring was a pearl (tahitian black pearl) in a very delicate (much more than yours) setting. I got a diamond one eventually, but purely because I like diamonds. I’ve worn the pearl one for more than five years, and had no issues thus far. I wouldn’t be concerned at all about it – if you love it, wear it!
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
Like others have said, I’d keep it, but just wear it for special occasions. Maybe you don’t need another e-ring at all though- how about making your wedding band an eternity band or other pretty-fancy ring? Then you could whip out your engagement ring for those fancy occasions when you want to be extra-blingy.
Post # 10
I like previous posters’ ideas to wear your ring for special occasions or as a necklace… so i voted to get another one.
But I have one question: What do you mean you want to get your ring welded to our finger???? Do you mean you want to get your E-ring soldered to your Wedding band? Just curious 🙂
Post # 11
Oh man, I love pearls, and if my pearl was my engagement ring, I’d save it somewhere for special occassions. Maybe have it set into a lovely pendant. Pearls are so delicate. I would have crushed it at work by now. It would NEVER have made it. In my field i need someting druable. I knock my hands SO OFTEN.
It’s absoutely splendid by the way =]. Pearls and diamonds are our sorority stones and i just love ’em. So delicate and feminine. I just had a pearl necklace restrung and I get to pick it up tomorrow. I love me some pearls!
Post # 12
It’s beautiful, but yes, very delicate. I’d save it for special occassions and wear it on your right hand. I like the suggestion above for getting an extra fancy wedding band. I saw one yesterday that was an antique-style open work wide band. It was beautiful! I know you say you aren’t into diamonds, but maybe you would like something w/ no center stone that sticks up. Like these:
Post # 13
Your ring is absolutely gorgeous! I would probably get another one to wear everyday and just wear the pearl one for special occasions.
Post # 14
I would suggest either a) keep it as your engagement ring but after the wedding just wear the wedding band(except for special occasions) or b) get a different engagement ring. If you definitely want to wear both an engagement ring and a wedding band forever then it is probably not worth the risk of damaging the pearl. It is a lovely ring though so I think that if you are find with just wearing a wedding band(maybe something more intricate than just a plain band) after the wedding then I would keep the pearl as your engagement ring.
Post # 15
@MrsK2be: Haha, I meant I never want to take it off, just in case. I’d go nuts if I lost it.
@arizonabride: Those are simply gorgeous! Where did you find them? Thanks so much for the suggestions.
I think that right now I’m leaning toward getting a fancier wedding band, and wearing my ering on my right hand for special occasions.
Post # 16
I found them online by doing a search for open work vintage wedding bands. I also saw a pretty one at Shane Co. when FI & I were shopping for his ring. It was open work and had the diamonds in the shapes of small butterflies. It was about $750. I saw another open work band at Costco that was gorgeous, but more money. If I remember right, it was about $1700.