- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
So some of you may have read bits and pieces of my story before.
Husband lost his job 2 years ago, and my salary was reduced. This was just as he was planning to propose, and due to a divorce a few years before we met, he had no savings. So we decided that it was more important to have a ring, than to have it be real – yes we decided this together.
So he got me a beautiful CZ & sterling silver 3-stone engagement ring. I love it.. still do.
So we went together and got my wedding ring. 14K White Gold band, 12 princess cut diamonds – 1 cttw… it’s beautiful. I had planned to just wear it alone.
However, I LOVE the way that they look together. This brings me to my issue.
I have lost weight, so the wedding ring is a big large, no big deal, could have it sized. The engagement ring is WAY too big. And it’s hard to wear it. I’m also concerned with the sterling silver, next to the white gold.. will this cause issues? So that leads me to my choices.
1. Wear the wedding ring alone and stop complaining. Then throw on the engagement ring for special occasions. We are going to have our vows read in the Catholic church in a year or so, and were thinking of getting another stackable ring to go with it. This is my number one option.
2. Splurge and buy the real ring to match the engagement. While this is an amazing option – this ring would run us about 6K-7K, and is NOT in our budget – so not really an option.
3. Buy the same ring as the engagement ring, just in the correct size – again issue with white gold and sterling.. how big of an issue is this?
4. Get a new ring with white gold setting & new cubic zirconia stones.
What would you guys do if you were me?