Post # 1
…if you could go back and re-do your ring (the price, style, stone etc.), would you? Now that you would have worn your ring for some time, are you less taken up with the details? Do you wish you had spent more or less? Do you wear your ring a much as you thought you would? Is it practical for your lifestyle?
Post # 3
We purchased my ring because it was in-budget at the time and I couldn’t see spending more than $500 on it when we had bills and cars to pay off. Now that most of its paid off [a year later], I do wish I had gotten something a little more expensive [not really size wise.. but a better setting, and metal].
We do plan to upgrade eventually.
ETA : I wear my e-ring everyday and have since he put it on my finger. [except for when showering and cleaning of course] I would never not wear it because it’s not my “dream ring”.
Post # 4
my ring is my grandmother’s diamond. i adore my ring. DH designed the setting (with prior input from me). i wear it every day.
Post # 5
I would have chosen other or height of my ring as the thing I would have changed. We used my grandmother’s diamond in a new setting. It sat up so high I kept getting it caught on things, shirts, sweaters, my hair, scratching people… bleh nightmare. For Christmas DH bought me a ring, i’m sure he thought would be a RHR but I wear it now instead of my wedding set. It’s unique looking with saphires and diamonds, but barely comes above my finger as far as height goes.
Post # 6
Engaged just over the 2 year mark and I still love my ring. I was excited to shop for wedding bands that would compliment it, and not steal its spotlight.
Post # 7
I wish I had gone with a more simple setting and had the money for a bigger stone.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
I adore my ring — it’s an heirloom design and diamonds, but we had it reset in white gold. I wear it every single day and wouldn’t change a single thing about it.
Post # 9
I adore my ring but I wish I’d paid more for VS clarity.
Post # 10
I wear them every day, all day, and sleep in them too. We designed mine together foruscing on the practicalities more than the looks to be honest. I love that they fit so well into my lifestyle and I love looking at them every day. I honesty would not change a thing……though looking at threads here I have seen some fantastic rings I would love for my right hand. 😉
Post # 11
@Arshim: When we were buying my ring, my FI really wanted a 1.4-1.5 diamond, compromised on a 1.2 stone, then I talked him down to 1 carat because I thought I’d be more comfortable with its size. Thinking back, I should have listened to him! My setting was ordered with the size of the stone in mind, so I can’t upgrade without getting a whole new ring, and I really don’t want to do that.
Post # 12
I love my ring but, the center diamond is an heirloom and it definitely came with strings attached. I would have rather gotten my own center diamond to have avoided a lot of issues that this diamond has caused with FI’s family.
Post # 13
@Arshim: I think it was worth everything. FH made a big deal out of finding my ring because e wanted something I thought was perfect, and I wanted something I loved that would match or contrast nicely with a scalloped wedding band. None of the more popular ring options were what I was looking for and we had to search pretty hard before we found a ring I felt was mine. I know I made the right decision because I have no regrets about it. I’m going to be wearing this ring for the rest of my life – why wouldn’t I make a big deal out of it?
Post # 14
I wanted a larger stone, after five and a half years, I went from a .52 carat to a 1.50, and changed the e-ring setting to rose gold…I love it! I can say, after wearing my original set, and looking at it, and realizing, I was never just going to wear my wedding band, it was worth the money to upgrade the stone and the setting to something I loved, because I do wear it all every day.
Post # 15
I have been engaged for 15 months and I still love my ring. We did not overspend (about 3K) and I’m glad we didn’t spend more.
Post # 16
I’ve been wearing my ring for almost half a year now. I wouldn’t change anything… I put a lot of thought into it. Yes, it’s a delicate setting with tons of pave, but I knew that going in. I don’t mind taking it off when I get home. I’m a big jewelry person so yes I still notice the details and stare and it multiple times a day.