(Closed) My man is spoiling me rotten with jewellery lately…

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
82 posts
Worker bee

Beautiful pieces!

Without knowing any details, I can hypothesize two situations: one best-case scenario and one worst-case scenario.

The best-case scenario is that he is just incredibly doting and is gifting you all this jewelry in advance of the engagement so that he can “top it off” with the engagement ring.  And what a story that would be!  Fingers crossed that this is the case!

The worst-case scenario is that he is trying to stall on the engagement by satisfying a perceived need for pretty jewelry.  A close guy-friend of mine is doing this.  I don’t really know his girlfriend well, but he loves her and just isn’t ready for marriage.  They’re fairly young, so he thinks that the driving force behind her constant need for engagement is her desire for pretty jewelry.  So he has bought her bracelets and necklaces and even a RHR… anything but an engagement ring.  OP, this is definitely the most Negative Nancy take on your situation… but judging from the type of jewelry he’s gotten you, I really doubt you’re in this boat!

In the meantime, enjoy all the pretty baubles and show ’em off!


Post # 4
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@skjumps:  +1! that’s exactly what I was thinking! 

Post # 5
6207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I think he’s just in the jewelrey buying mood from looking at engagement rings!

Post # 7
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

very niice (Borat voice)

Post # 8
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think Id just be basking in the impromptu gift giving!

Post # 9
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@skjumps:  ++1! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Post # 10
8464 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@sillysillybee:  Hoping for best case scenario for you, but either way, congrats on all the beautiful sparkles!

Post # 11
1473 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

The cynical side of me says that he is overcompensating for something if he hasn’t spoiled you with so much jewelry before.  I’d be suspicious!  But I hope for your sake that’s not the case and that the next piece of jewelry is an e-ring. 🙂

Post # 12
8473 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Can you give him my husbands phone number?!?!

Post # 13
1106 posts
Bumble bee

Whoa! BEAUTIFUL jewelry pieces! I wish my SO would give me some kind of jewelry! Just before the holidays I accidentally broke a bracelet he had given me a very long time ago and I asked for a replacement for Christmas and he hasn’t given me one.  I know he’s not upset about it breaking, it was an accident and it was a fairly cheap bracelet (CZ, silver plated metal, which did not bother me at all), but I don’t know why he has not gotten me anything else.  Sorry about the mini rant.

Post # 14
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I really hope that these are genuine “I love you” presents, otherwise thie could be stalling, or worse still “guilt” presents (you know, the “I felt so bad as I was coming home from my mistresses house, I stopped off and bought you a present”).

Post # 16
1011 posts
Bumble bee

Hey, that’s cool!  My SO has only gotten me one piece of jewelry in the course of our relationship; a sterling charm bracelet with a charm on it that says “forever.”  I always wear it.  

I’ve been spoiling myself with jewelry lately, though!  I used to buy jewelry fairly often, before SO and I got together, and had stopped doing so without really realizing it.  I’m now doing it again, as part of the “focus on myself” approach to coping with waiting.  I also sorted,  re-organized, and cleaned my jewelry collection. I have very particular but perhaps slightly archaic taste in jewelry style, and I only wear solid sterling and prefer semi-precious stones (some of my favorites are smoky quartz, labradorite, moonstone, and garnet, though I do also like blue topaz and amethyst), so the items I buy are rarely very expensive ($5-$80), despite being well-crafted.

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