Post # 1
I showed my mother my split shank cushion halo and she told me it was ugly and gaudy and I should choose a solitaire because it isn’t a “real” engagement ring otherwise.
Anyone else run into this attitude? Also, show me your sparklies, make me feel better!
Post # 3
@musician32992: Dismiss that attitude… My engagement ring is heart-shaped and I absolutely love it, and nobody could even try to convince me that it’s “not a real engagement ring”. If you love it that’s what matters!
Post # 4
Wow! That was pretty blunt.
Engagement rings come in many different forms and they’re all “real”, whatever that means.
Tell her if an oval sapphire was a good enough engagement ring for Princess Diana then a split shank halo is good enough for you! LOL.
Post # 5
@musician32992: Wow, are you kidding me?! And from your mother, no less. Ouch!
Um, she’s wrong. Plenty of us have multiple stone engagement and wedding rings, including me.
Also, can you post a pic? I would love to see your ring. The Bees will give your ring lots of love!!!
Post # 6
@Sunfire: This is a picture from DiamondBistro of same ring we’re getting, just not from that seller (directly from MoissaniteCo).
Post # 7
@musician32992: Your ring sounds amazing! 🙂 I hope you’re able to enjoy it despite your mom’s reaction.
In all honesty, I would think that there may be at least a trace of jealousy in her words, because, in general, today’s brides are receiving much more elaborate and much more expensive (even adjusted for inflation) settings for their engagement rings that many brides from 20 or 30 years ago would ever have envisioned or seen.
Try not to allow her reaction to dampen your excitement.
Post # 8
@musician32992: ignore your mother and get what you truly love. I love and have a solitaire but its certainly not the only way to go.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
Uh wtf is this propaganda?
I guess I dont have a “real engagement ring” either. Although I do have an amazing purple sapphire and an even more amazing fiance.
Post # 10
Guess i dont have a “real” engagememt ring either!!! Lol (:
Post # 11
Your ring is beautiful! And, for the record, any ring that is given with the promise of marriage is an engagement ring, regardless of being a solitaire or not.
Some people just have some really weird opinions when it comes to weddings… when I planned my first wedding I remember my mom FREAKING OUT because I chose a silver cake topper with our initials on it, according to her I had to have the traditional plastic bride and groom and it’s “not a real wedding cake without it”… um, what?! Now with my brother planning his wedding she’s coming up with some really things like that too. I’m sure she probably agrees with the solitaire thing.
Post # 12
Wow, thats awful for anyone to say. Let alone your mother.
Post # 13
um, your ring looks like it’s going to be AMAZING! And I think the sihlouette is close enought ot a solitaire that it has the same “I’m engaged!” effect 🙂 I love halos…I have one as well. More sparkle!
Post # 14
Um… is your mother always a hypercritical jerk? Or was this a one-off?
Either way, she’s completely wrong, AND has no business talking shit about someone’s else jewelry.
Post # 15
urmmm wtf. its and engagement ring if it comes with the promise of marriage.
Post # 16
@Brielle: No, my mom hates jewelry in general and I’ve never seen her wear her wedding set (oval solitaire and channel set wedding band in yellow gold). I’m much more like her sister, who has a monster of an engagement ring.