Post # 1
So I know that this post is just a spoiled brat post and I’ll probably get flamed, but here it goes.
As some of you probably know (because I wont shut up about it, I’m getting engaged!) We did our final round of ring shopping last Saturday and I finally tried on the verragio ring that I had fallen in love with. He said basically, ok that it would be one of those because I loved them so much. On the way home we stopped by shane co. (They were holding a ring for us to try on that we had shipped in.) He fell in love with the ring at Shane and so I said that it was his choice. He’s really been wanting to surprize me. (He already felt that ring shopping with me was ruining his “surprize” factor, but allowed it because he knew that he probably wouldn’t pick something that I’d love.) Anyways, I believe he bought the ring yesterday! And the more I think about it, I’m pretty positive he bought the one from Shane Co. and although it’s beautiful, it’s not as intricate as I imagined my ring would be. (The side view looks like the fly traps in the video game Mario, and are obviously not as elegant as I wished) So, while I’m so excited to be engaged to the man of my dreams!!! I can’t help but feel like I’ll always look down and know it’s not quite as pretty as the one I wanted.
Ok, silly, childish, bratty rant over. I’m so happy to be getting engaged! and I am certainly not feeling ungrateful and it does mean something to me that it’s the one HE loves, and I fully understand that I’m being a silly, bratty, jerk…
If anyone has some encouraging words, that would be super appreciated! 🙂
Here are the rings if you want to take a gander! 😉
Post # 3
Both are really pretty! But who knows? Maybe he got the Verragio. I guess you will have to wait and see! Try not to worry about it. 🙂
Post # 4
Why did you tell him that either would be okay when that isn’t the case? I think it would have been easier to disappoint him before the ring was purchased than either to disappoint him afterwards or to regret it forever.
Post # 5
Don’t tell him something is okay when it isn’t and you’ll probably end up resenting him for it. Not the best way to start off an engagement.
Post # 6
@sommertime: Thanks 🙂
@echomomm: When I said it, I honestly meant it. And in the store the one from Shane Co. looks MUCH more beautiful than the picture online.
The reason that I’m pretty sure he chose the one from Shane is that their customer service is much better, they insure the center stone (falls out, chips, breaks…) they’ll replace it for free. (Not the case with the store that sells Verragio) Lastly, we’re getting a sapphire placed in it, and Shane will put the cost of the Sapphire towards a diamond if we choose to do that in the future, (Verragio wont, we’d be buying a diamond from scratch.) and lastly, I heard that Verragio rings can’t be resized, so he was hesitant about that…
So honeslty, Shane is a much better deal in the long run, I just am being silly and wanting the intricacy of the verragio and the rose gold bars… (i’m melting just thinking about it.) haha
So my practical side says Shane, my princess side says Verragio.
Post # 7
@Hyperventilate: I didn’t lie to him, it WAS okay, and when I get it I’m sure that I will adore it. It looks absolutely beautiful on my hand in the store. So I didn’t intend to “mislead” him.
Post # 8
wait and see- no use in getting upset now. Plus, think of what a crazy stressful experience this is for him- trying to pick something perfect that we will love for the rest of our lives! Many of us will never give a gift so important and meaningful (aside from children, but we don’t pick those!)
Its hard not to be anxious (I was the WORST waiting bee and I had my heart set on a specific ring, so I feel you) but just try to enjoy it and relaxxxxxxxxxx
Post # 9
They’re both beautiful! Perhaps if he has bought the Shane Co ring, you could buy the Verragio for yourself as a RHR a few years down the line, or he could as an anniversary present 🙂
Post # 10
Just get an intricate wedding band then.
Post # 11
@Jacqui90: I thought about that too! Do you think they are TOO intricate or look way to much like an engagement ring to wear as a RHR? Good thinking girl 😉
Post # 12
First – I honestly like the Shane Co ring better.
I see all those cutouts and IMMEDIATELY think how dirty it will be and how hard it will be to keep clean. I think the Shane Co one is prettier all around.
Second – just get a wedding band that has the rose gold that you want, get a more intricate design on that.
Third – there’s always anniversary bands
Post # 13
@bkrocks13: and?! Did you get the one you had your heart set on? Did you get something different? Do you love it? Would you ever change it? 🙂
@Cory_loves_this_girl: yes! I always forget that there is a wedding band to follow. How exciting! I get to plan a wedding!
Thanks girls 🙂
Post # 14
@Epicpooka: They do look like engagement rings, but nothing wrong with wearing it as a RHR, it is gorgeous and would make a great RHR 🙂
Post # 15
@Cory_loves_this_girl: I second the wedding band thing. And also, don’t get weird things in your head about Mario bros fly trap whatever you said thing. No one else sees that, and you don’t wanna be thinking about it when you look down.
there is also something to be said about the perks of the customer service of Shane and co. They are both very gorgeous, but it’s okay to have missed feelings. Your going to wear it forever, and it’s okay to feel a little apprehensive about your feelings towards this decision!!
Post # 16
@MsGinkgo: Thank you. I’m just in the stressed waiting stage and over thinking things. It honestly looked SO BEAUTIFUL on my hand in the store. I know I will absolutely adore it. Plus it’s more unique then the Verragio. and Thrid, you are correct, I could always buy it for myself/anniversary/graduation present! whatever reason, I could get it with something other than a diamond and it just be a RHR.
Thanks for all being so nice girls… even on my spoiled brat post.