- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
For anyone not keeping up with me (and why would you? LOL) I recently ordered a loose stone from Wink CZ to be placed in my old engagement ring setting from Darling Husband1, since having the diamond moved to another ring made it look very empty and sad . It arrived and I was thrilled, so off to my trusted local jeweler it went to be set and it came in TODAY!!! So, because I’m a dork who doesn’t have a wedding in less than a month to finish planning or anything , I decided to have a mini photoshoot with it, but then figured that anyone who hasn’t met me wouldn’t understand why there are so many rings from my first marriage! The short answer is, my husband was dying our entire marriage, and as a way to control SOMETHING, I got especially nit-picky about my wedding rings. I didn’t even realize that this was happening until after he’d passed away, when I’d look at them all. So here’s a little story, with pictures! (BTW, the solitaire is a Wink CZ stone, the rest of the rings shown are diamonds).
Here was my wedding set before I took on this little scheme of mine:
Very sad, eh? Here’s the solitaire with the replacement. This was what Darling Husband1 surprised me with when he proposed, which is a lovely story for another day. I fell in LOVE with this ring, it’s what I’d ALWAYS wanted!!
And so, we basked in engagement life for a while before setting a date and about a year later started looking for rings. Here is what I initially picked:
But then for Valentine’s Day, Darling Husband1 (well, he was technically Fiance1 at the time) gave me this lovely wrap!
With the wrap, we started looking at different bands. I loved the original, but wanted something thicker that could be worn alone. I finally fell in love with this, which remains to date my favorite of the 3 for simplicity and sentimental reasons. When we got married, this was my set:
This was, however, doomed from the start. The band could never be sized right, it was either too big and my engagement ring slid underneath and pinched my finger, or too tight. This alone wasn’t a HUGE deal, but then the engraving on the inside started to chafe my finger and make it blotchy and it was painful. So for our first anniversary, guess what I got?
Yup, the band from way back when. As a bonus, it was being discontinued by the jeweler and we also got a matching one in white gold, I stacked the 2 on my right hand when I wore my regular band. But, the wrap always kind of bugged me. It was beautiful, but it was meant for a round and my princess never sat straight and always looked crooked and off. So for Christmas, I received this:
I loved this wrap! It was white gold (it couldn’t be ordered in yellow gold, but they didn’t tell me that until AFTER the return period was up) and I later found out it couldn’t be sized around my solitaire because of the baguettes, but I loved it anyhow. THEN, I started having the pinching problem with this band too, which was about a size too big. Unfortunately, this was when I learned that this type of band couldn’t be resized because those spacey diamonds go all the way around. And so, for Valentine’s Day I received this, my FINAL wedding band, and this was the set I wore from then on:
(with the exception of a month here or there that I would experiment with different wraps, but they all got returned or sold along the line.)
And, to summarize, here is my Wink Solitaire next to the ring I had the diamond placed in…together again! Kind of…
Thank you for indulging in my unecessary slideshow and storytime!! I guess the moral here is….I’m a little batty, LOL.