(Closed) Ring regret? I feel bad for even asking.

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee

I have a solitaire and nope, no ring regret. I love it.  But if you want to jazz it up, you can always get a bling-y wedding band or wrap or something to wear with it. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

My sister got a beautiful solitiare and always wanted side stones or something fancier.  After a few years, they paid a few thousand and upgraded the setting.  You can always do that on an anniversary or something. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Soon2B_MrsS:  You’ll always see other rings you like, especially as new styles come out. Can’t get hung up on that. Love the one you have. 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree that yes you have to love the one you have! But I can admit that I have had ring regret on occasion (and my weddingbee obsession does not help that!)

My FI got me exactly what I said I wanted. I didn’t want the solitare look, I had seen a few that just looked like it stuck a mile off of the finger. I told him I liked multiple diamonds. So he got me a 3-stone. Well, now I see all of these beautiful solitares and wonder if that is more suited to me? I mean I have never even had one on.

But oh well, I love the ring he got for me and once I am able to wear my wedding band too I will love it all the more!!!

Post # 7
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Worker bee

It’s perfectly understandable to think about “what might have been” – there are so many gorgeous rings in the world! That said, I love solitaires. I feel like when you have one beautiful stone, it deserves to be the center of attention instead of competing with a super-blingy setting. I’m sure your ring is gorgeous!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I got a solitare…love it…five years after the wedding, we’re looking into a grander setting for the diamond…it’s ok to want some change…you look at your hands all day, I’ve been looking at mine for five years…little change of pace is good.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I never thought I would want a solitaire. I had always thought they were boring. BUT after going though a few rings I realized what I really wanted: A bigger main diamond, color (purple) somewhere in the set and a unique but not “weird” look all together. After much searching, I realized that there was no way to get all of that, in a design that I liked within our budget that would fit a 3.5 size finger. Blah! But then it hit me…what if I could just find a funky/unique band with purple in it and just pair it with a solitaire??? In the end, I got everything that I wanted and what I thought I did not want..lol

Now I LOVE the idea of a solitaire because the options are endless with how you can “spice” it up and change the look any way you want.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I got a beautiful solitaire which I helped pick but once I started trying on wedding bands I realized I wanted more bling on the band so we ended up getting a wrap wedding band.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have the opposite — when we looked at rings I found a set I loved with a fancy setting, but also fell in love with a classic cushion cut solitaire.  My fiance ended choosing the set with a fancy setting, and every now and then I wonder if I would have liked the solitaire better.  I loved both rings, and LOVE my ring, but there’s always that “hmmm…” feeling.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@awcm:  that is such a great idea!!!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ring regret is normal! Hehe, blame it on all the gorgeous rings out there in the world. And they’re all posted somewhere on this board 😉 I do want to say that solitaires are timeless in their beauty. Such an elegant setting. 

We love buying a new jacket or a new pair of shoes. But we don’t really change our engagement ring (although some people change the setting or make modifications). 

I love my ring madly, but I do have a trick to keep things fun. I have a collection of a dozen rings made of silver and cubic zirconia. I own different styles of rings in this collection, which I enjoy admiring and even putting on. 

My set:

Some of the styles in my ring collection:

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I have an antique solitaire. It has beautiful filigree on the sides but I would prefer it was more intricate with some sparkle. I lasted about 3 months before I decided to get another setting instead. Plain is just not for me 🙂

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