- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Alright ladies, so this is a bit long, so I am going to do my best to make it short.
So my FI originally proposed back in December of 2010, just three months after we met. Why the rush? Well, we found out that we were pregnant and he wanted to do the right thing, totally commendable. He proposed on December 17, and we were going to tell his family on our annual NYE get together that we were expecting. On the Christmas day I wound up in the hospital and was cramping and bleeding very heavily, I had lost the baby. So, obviously we decided not to tell anyone about the pregnancy and also decided to hold off on the engagement news. The only people who knew about the baby were my closest friends and his.
So anyway, in regards to the ring…the purpose of this thread. The original ring he gave me was gorgeous, but it was bought on a whim. I absolutely love it and the meaning behind it, and I’m NOT I repeat NOT trying to sound shallow or whatever else, but it’s just not my style. I’m not a fan of yellow gold, and the wider band looks terrible on my finger. Also, I have the hardest time with it getting stuck on EVERYTHING because the stone sticks up so much.
This is it
He knew that it wasn’t exactly “me” and said it was alright for me to get another ring, but we couldn’t afford much.
SO, when we announced our engagement this past NYE we bought me a CZ/sterling silver e-ring from JcPenny. It’s gorgeous, vintage, always what I wanted! However, it wasn’t what he gave me and it just wasn’t the same.
This is the new ring
Well when we were doing our engagement photos I was wearing the CZ ring (the one we picked out together) and I noticed that during our ring pictures, he had this look on his face. My friend Kristin (the photographer) commented on how gorgeous the ring was, and he looked so sad.
I really want to be able to wear my ORIGINAL E-ring that FI gave me. It has way more meaning to me (obviously) and I know it makes him feel better. I still wear it from time to time, but like I said it’s hard for me to match it to things (I don’t own ANYTHING yellow gold) and I’d like to be able to do things without fear of the stone catching and a prong breaking and losing the diamond. Also, the band totally overwhelms my finger because of how wide it is.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to re-design the ring? Should I just get a new setting? I really can’t afford a ton for this project, but it’s important to me to be able to wear the ring that he gave me for the rest of my life and with my wedding band.