Newly engaged …love the diamond but not the setting

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Welcome and congrats!!! I cant wait to see pictures of the new setting!

Post # 4
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Congratulations! Hopefully you’ll have your beautiful, new and improved ring back in no time.

I used to live in Beijing and miss it a lot – even those subway vendors! Hope you managed to get some good weather there.

Post # 5
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Nice ringS! Congrats! 

Post # 6
5482 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@violet182:  I love asschers! Cant wait to see your finished ring! Welcome!

Post # 7
4910 posts
Honey bee

Congratulations on your engagement!! I’m sorry you didn’t like your setting; you must  have felt crushed at not being able to wear your engagement ring right away. But, I love your story about how your FI bought your stand-in ring in the subway in Beijing. That is such a sweet story, and definitely will be something fun to share with your kids in the future … and even their kids, too!

Your diamond is beautiful, and I hope you have your new setting soon! 

Post # 8
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

@violet182:  I was in a similar situation, I LOVE my diamond but not the setting. I talked to him about it and we got it re-set in my dream setting and I LOVE it. Good luck with everything…and your diamond is absolutely gorgeous!

Post # 10
3433 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

HAHA, I love the stand in ring from the subway! DH and I did this for our honeymoon because we went diving a lot and I was afraid I’d lose my custom made rings.  I think mine cost about $6USD.

Congratulations, and I agree with your choice, a more petite setting will help your diamond to really pop! 


Post # 12
3623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@violet182:  You will love your new setting! It is what I have.

Post # 13
3623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@violet182:  Everyone who I know who got engaged had to send their ring back for resizing or resetting. It is totally normal to have to wait to see the ring!

Post # 14
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

What’s weird is that everyone congratulated me but noone asked where the ring was?

LOL congratulations; this means you have friends with basic manners! I couldn’t believe how many people demanded to know “why he didn’t get a ring” when it got out that I was engaged before the custom ring we ordered came in. I thought my fiance was being overly sensitive/cautious when he said he didn’t want to announce it till the ring was in because that would happen… but he was right. It was all acquaintances/coworkers who asked about it; our actual friends and family aren’t that rude. But it was a surprising number of people.

Post # 15
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@violet182:  I never assume someone irl has a ring, thus I never ask as that could embarass them, I  try to look surreptiously if they announce/mention they are engaged. So I’m not surprised others didn’t ask you about your ringt. Congrats on your engagement. 🙂

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